Students must pass four years of English courses, including English Core I, Core II, and at least four additional semester Electives. (4)
Students must pass three years of high school level math, including Geometry and Algebra II/Trigonometry or Algebra II. (3)Science
Students must pass one credit of Biology, one credit of Chemistry, one-half credit of Physics, and one-half credit of an elective science course. (3)Language
Students must pass three or four Upper School credits of modern or classical language, either three credits in one language or two credits in two different languages. (3 or 4)History
The history sequence (World History and United States History)is required of all students. Students must pass one additional year-long course or two additional semester electives. (3)Arts
The total of 1.5 credits required may be accumulated by passing three semester courses, or one year- long course and one semester course. Please note that each student is required to complete the distribution requirement by taking and passing courses in at least two different areas (drama, music, art history and visual art). Students who take and pass four complete years (eight consecutive semesters) in any one arts area are exempt from the distribution requirement.
ACADEMIC RESEARCH PROJECT
All 9th grade students take ARP 9, a full year introductory course in research skills and dispositions, which supports projects students are completing in other disciplines.
All students in the classes of 2016 and following will take a three semester sequence to complete the Academic Research Project. As second-semester juniors in ARP 11, students will select topics, articulate meaningful questions, and create prospectuses. As seniors in the year-long ARP 12,
they will complete the research project outlined in their prospectuses, each writing a significant academic paper and creating a unique public demonstration of his or her work. These projects are highlighted during the Celebration of Research in May.
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