Academics

Course Offerings

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, but nestled in a verdant valley campus.
In and out of the classroom, 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. Led by exceptional and caring teachers, mentors, and coaches, our students are encouraged to grow into their true selves.

College Prep has crafted a curriculum that is strong and pliant. Students acquire foundational knowledge while enjoying a myriad of learning opportunities. This guide outlines the features and design of College Prep’s program, and more than 100 course offerings.

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. 

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, Atlantic Worlds, U.S. and the World)

Math: Minimum requirement is through Level 3

Science: Minimum requirement is 3 years (Physics, Chemistry, Honors Biology or AP 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

The College Preparatory School

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right
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