Program Of Studies

Program of Studies Handbook  

Core Curriculum

Students in Grades 6-10 take foundational classes to prepare for advanced electives. Working with a faculty advisor, students plan their two-year Program of Study before beginning the eleventh grade. In Grades 11 and 12, students can choose their math and science programs from an extensive list of electives.

Course placement for incoming students is based on placement testing. All incoming students are required to take a placement test that includes a math placement test and a Degrees of Reading Power test.

The High School Curriculum Map below is provided to give a general program of studies by grade level. Students’ actual course of studies will vary based on individual student needs and successful advancement towards graduation.

Graduation Requirements 

Cluster 1: Humanities


4 credits

Total: 9 credits

Social Studies

3 credits

  • .5 Civics required
  • 1 U.S. History
  • 1 African-American/Black & Puerto Rican/LatinX studies

Fine Art

1 credit

Humanities Elective

1 credit

Cluster 2: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)


4 credits

Total: 10 credits

Laboratory Sciences

4 credits

STEM Elective

2 credit

Cluster 3: Fitness, Health, and Safety

Physical Education & Wellness

1 credit

Total: 2 credits

Health & Safety Education

1 credit

Cluster 4: World Language

Foreign Language

2 credits

Total: 2 credits

Cluster 5: Capstone


1 credit

Total: 1 credit

Open Electives

2 credits

Total: 2 credits

Total Credits

26 Credits