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Course Requirements

Each year, all students must complete six full-credit courses plus partial-credit requirements. Juniors and seniors may carry seven full-credit courses with departmental approval. Honor and Advanced level courses are offered as well as AP Exams.

7th Grade

  • Religious Studies- Discovering Faith
  • English Foundations in Literature & Learning
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Geography/Civics
  • Integrated Science
  • World Language Exploration
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Guidance Seminar
  • Creative Arts
  • Technology/Project based learning


8th Grade

  • Religious Studies- The Living Church
  • English Foundations in Literature & Language
  • Math 8 or Algebra 1
  • Classical World History
  • Integrated Science
  • French or Spanish
  • Mandarin Studies
  • Physical Education & Health/Wellness
  • Guidance Seminar
  • Creative Arts
  • Technology/Project Based Learning

9th Grade

  • Religious Studies 1
  • English 1
  • Algebra 1 or 2 (Based on successful completion of Algebra 1 and demonstrated proficiency on NDA Placement Test)
  • Modern World History
  • Biology 1
  • French 1 or 2; Spanish 1 or 2 (Based on successful completion of first year of language and demonstrated proficiency on NDA Placement Test); or Mandarin
  • Physical Education
  • Latin Studies 1
  • Technology/Project Based Learning
  • Creative Arts
  • Freshman Seminar (one semester)

10th Grade

  • Religious Studies 2
  • English 2
  • Geometry
  • U.S. History 1
  • Chemistry 1
  • French or Spanish
  • Physical Education
  • Mandarin 2 or Latin Studies 2
  • Health Education
  • Creative Arts
  • Sophomore Seminar (one quarter)

11th Grade

  • Religious Studies 3 (including Love in Action)
  • English 3: American Literature
  • Algebra 2, or Pre-calculus
  • U.S. History 2
  • Anatomy and Physiology, or Bio II/Biotechnology, or Chemistry 2
  • Elective
  • Physical Education
  • Communication
  • Junior Seminar (one quarter)

12th Grade

  • Religious Studies 4 (including Love in Action)
  • English 4: World Literature
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Physical Education
  • Senior Seminar (one quarter)
  • Senior Project