A typical high school schedule consists of five academic blocks, one extended majors class, one lunch period, and one advisory / mentoring period.
High school courses typically fall into one of four categories:
- College Prep — for average students who will be college and career ready at the conclusion of grade twelve;
- Honors — for students who are able to pursue in-depth study and who are willing to spend extra time outside of class working independently to complete require additional reading and writing assignments;
- Advanced Placement — utilizing College Board Advanced Placement curriculum, receive college credit on the completion of a mandatory exam;
- College courses — begins in tenth grade.
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High School (Grades 9-12)
Head of School
High School Graduation Requirements
Major: 8 credits
English: 4 credits
Social Studies: 3 credits
Math: 3 credits
Science: 3 credits
Additional Math/Science: 1 credit
French: 2 credits
Health/PE: 1 credit
College programs exist for students beginning in tenth grade, and qualifying students are able to attend local universities for one course per term, in addition to the regular in-school program. Various schools, such as Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania, offer programs for high school students. Visit our College Corner page to learn more.