Graduation Requirements by Subject

English

Four years, four full-credit courses, one course per year.

Mathematics

Four years, four full-credit courses, one course per year.

Science

Three years, one yearlong, full-credit course in each of the following three disciplines: biology, physics, and chemistry.

History

Two years plus one semester, one year-long U.S. history course; two semester-long AS History courses; one AS Research Seminar taken in the junior or senior year.

Religious Studies

Two years, one full-credit course in the IV Form year, one half-credit elective in the V or VI Form year.

Classical or Modern Languages

Two years or three credits in the same language (whichever is more advanced), one full-credit course per year; at least three consecutive years strongly recommended.

Visual & Performing Arts

The School requires all students to participate in some aspect of the arts program before graduation. Students can complete their arts requirement in a variety of ways:

  • successful completion of any of our for-credit courses int he arts
  • participation in the School Orchestra or Noxontones for a full-academic year
  • participation in the Theatre or Afternoon Dance programs for at least two terms (not necessarily consecutively)

In addition, all III Formers must take one semester-long course in the arts, but this course alone does not satisfy the School’s arts requirement.

Health & Wellness

One half-credit course in the IV Form year.

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Maximum & Minimum Courseloads Per Year

The maximum courseload for students in any Form is five yearlong, full-credit courses and two semester-long, half-credit courses. This translates to a maximum of six courses in a single semester. Please contact Dean of Studies Gretchen Hurtt (ghurtt@standrews-de.org) with questions or for permission concerning additional electives.

The minimum courseload for each Form is as follows:

III Form: five and a half creditsfive yearlong, full-credit courses + one semester-long, half-credit arts elective (+ Intro to Community Life)

IV Form: five and a half credits—five yearlong, full-credit courses (including History of Religious Thought) + Health & Wellness (half-credit)

V Form: five creditsfive yearlong, full-credit courses or four yearlong, full-credit courses and two semester-long, half-credit courses

VI Form: five credits—five yearlong, full-credit courses, or four yearlong, full-credit courses and two semester-long, half-credit courses, or three yearlong, full-credit courses and four semester-long, half-credit courses