College Prep is a home for ideas, discovery, and engagement—intellectual pursuits that our students treasure. Our academic offerings are buoyed by our warm culture and inspiring location adjacent to the city, nestled in a verdant valley campus.
Led by exceptional and caring teachers, mentors, and coaches, students explore and extend their abilities, test their ideas, question assumptions, grapple with ethical issues, and acquire the skills to be positive and productive citizens. College Prep has crafted a curriculum that is strong and pliant. Students acquire foundational knowledge while enjoying myriad learning opportunities. This guide outlines the features and design of College Prep’s program, and our more than 100 course offerings. College Prep’s block schedule features 75 minute classes that meet five times over a two-week period. Time is also designated for inclusive, ungraded, and exploratory learning opportunities and community building.

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  • GRADING SYSTEM AND REPORTS

    College Prep is on a semester system. Students receive progress reports at the midterm; semester grades and grade reports are provided at the end of each semester. In order to give our newest students time to adjust to high school, the final grade for each yearlong ninth grade course is given at the end of the year rather than at the semester break. All grade reports feature teachers’ observations and guidance, both of which are individualized for each student, as well as letter grades. 

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  • CREDIT & NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

    CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
    Arts
    : Minimum requirement is 2 years
    English: Minimum requirement is 4 years (English I, English II, English Seminars)
    History: Minimum requirement is 3 years (Asian Worlds, The Atlantic World, The U.S. and the World)
    Math: Minimum requirement is through Level 3
    Science: Minimum requirement is 3 years (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
    World Language: Minimum requirement is through Level III

    NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
    Connections and Advisory Program (CAP): 9th Grade
    Wellness and Decision Making: 10th Grade
    Life Prep: 11th and 12th Grades
    Recreation, Health, and Fitness (RHF): 3 years or 4 seasons of sports, or 3 years of dance
    Intraterm: 4 years

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right