UPPER DIVISION CURRICULUM

Our academic plan for students includes classes in the five major academic disciplines—English, social studies/history, mathematics, science, and world language.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Grade 7


  • English 7
  • U.S. History
  • Pre-Algebra (Regular and Advanced)
  • Life Science
  • French or Spanish I
  • Art/Music
  • Physical Education
  • Grade 8

  • English 8
  • Area Studies
  • Algebra I (Regular and Advanced)
  • Physical Science
  • French or Spanish II
  • Music/Art
  • Physical Education
  • HIGH SCHOOL

    Starting in grade 9, students are part of our detailed and targeted college planning program. Through the years, students follow a continuum of courses that prepares them for the college application process.

    Grade 9

  • English 9
  • Ancient and Medieval History
  • Geometry (Regular and Advanced)
  • Biology
  • French I or II, or Spanish I or II
  • Renaissance Art/Writing
  • Physical Education
  • Grade 10

  • English 10
  • European History or AP European History
  • Algebra II/Trigonometry (Regular and Advanced)
  • Chemistry
  • French II or III, or Spanish II or III
  • Impressionism
  • Physical Education
  • Grade 11

    English Electives (include, on a rotating basis)
  • Shakespeare
  • The English Novel
  • The American Novel
  • Poetry
  • Science Fiction
  • Modern Drama
  • American Identity through American Literature
  • The Epic Hero
  • Bible as in Literature
  • Greek Mythology
  • Drama to the Renaissance
  • Comedy
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Social Studies

    U.S. History or AP U.S. History

    Social Studies Electives include:
  • Revolution and Terrorism
  • Current Events
  • Political Philosophy (Advanced)
  • Macro/Micro Economics
  • Mathematics

  • Pre-calculus (Regular or Advanced)
  • Science

    Science Electives include:
  • AP Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Bioethics
  • Physics
  • World Languages

  • French III or IV
  • Spanish III or IV
  • Additional Courses

  • Web Design
  • Art Elective
  • Physical Education
  • Grade 12

    English Electives (include, on a rotating basis)
  • Shakespeare
  • The English Novel
  • The American Novel
  • Poetry
  • Science Fiction
  • Modern Drama
  • American Identity through American Literature
  • The Epic Hero
  • Bible as in Literature
  • Greek Mythology
  • Drama to the Renaissance
  • Comedy
  • Creative Writing
  • Journalism
  • Social Studies

    U.S. History or AP U.S. History

    Social Studies Electives include:
  • Revolution and Terrorism
  • Current Events
  • Political Philosophy (Advanced)
  • Macro/Micro Economics
  • Mathematics

  • Pre-calculus (Regular or Advanced)
  • Science

    Science Electives include:
  • AP Biology
  • Forensic Science
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Engineering
  • Marine Biology
  • Bioethics
  • Physics
  • World Languages

  • French III or IV
  • Spanish III or IV
  • Additional Courses

  • Web Design
  • Art Elective
  • Physical Education
  • Graduation requirements, Grades 9—12

  • English (4 years)
  • Mathematics (4 years)
  • History/Social Science (4 years)
  • Science (3 years)
  • Foreign Language (3 years)
  • Physical Education (4 years)
  • Advanced Placement Courses (AP)

  • European History
  • U.S. History
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish