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Grade 9-12 (high school) students are required to take classes in the following curriculum areas:

  • English Language Arts (4 credits)
  • Social Studies (4 credits)
  • Science (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Health and Life Skills (1/2 credit)
  • Physical Education (2 credits)

Art Courses

  • 3 credits for academic track students
  • 10 credits for arts track (fine arts, dance, or music track) students

Specifically:

  • Academic track students are required to take 1 credit of fine arts courses, 1 credit of music courses, and 1 credit of fine arts, music, dance or theater courses.
  • Arts track students are required to take at least 8 credits in courses of their own track.

In addition,

  • Fine Arts track students are required to take 1 credit of music courses and 1 credit of music, dance or theater courses.
  • Dance track students are required to take 1 credit of music courses and 1 credit of music, fine arts, or theater courses.
  • Music track students are required to take 1 credit of fine arts courses and 1 credit of fine arts, dance or theater courses.

Academic Electives

  • 9 credits (including world languages) for academic track
  • 5 credits (including world languages) for arts track

Specifically, the requirements for world languages are:

  • 3 credits of one world language, and
  • 1 credit of Chinese language

(Optional: Students may obtain credits by exam. Students must pass the AP exam in a world language in order to meet the requirements of taking the 3 credit course in that world language.)

Other Electives (Art or Academic)

  • 4 credits for academic track
  • 1 credit for arts track

The total number of credits required for high school graduation is 32.5.

For High School ENL (English as a New Language) Students

ENL I classes are counted as 1 credit of ELA course and 2 credits of academic electives.

ENL II classes are counted as 1 credit of ELA course and 1 credit of academic electives.

ENL III class is counted as 1 credit of academic electives.

ELA-Bridge is counted as 1 credit of ELA course or 1 credit of academic electives.

All high school ENL students are required to complete at least one year of ELA courses at grade level and pass a specified English Language exam.

Other Requirements

All students are required to participate in the weekly student assembly and school cleaning. Students are required to take Ethics and Etiquette courses, which are offered on a rotating basis.