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 yearlong U.S. History course taken in the student's first year at SAS, 3 semester-long courses, one of which must be AS Research Seminar taken in the junior or senior year.

Religious Studies

One year plus one semester; one year-long, full-credit course in the IV Form year, one semester-long, 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 earn two half-credits in the arts before graduation. All III Formers must take one semester-long course in the arts. Students can complete their other arts requirement in a variety of ways:

  • successful completion of any of our for-credit courses in the 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)

Health & Wellness

One semester-long, 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

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