Academics

Graduation Requirements

Requirements by Class

Freshmen
Five majors—one course each from English, mathematics, history, science and languages
Freshman Arts
Chapter One—built around the School’s core values, this course gives freshmen a solid foundation for high school success

Sophomores
Five majors—one course each from English, mathematics, history, science and languages
One arts elective 

Juniors
Five majors—Each semester, juniors must take a major course in English and at least three other major courses in the following academic areas: history, science, mathematics and languages. Arts and technology major courses may be taken as a fifth major.

Seniors
Five majors—Fall semester: Seniors must take English and at least three other major courses in the following academic areas: history, mathematics, science and languages. Arts and technology major courses may be taken as a fifth major.

Five majors—Spring semester: Seniors take English and at least two other major courses in two different non-arts and non-technology disciplines: history, mathematics, science and languages. Arts and technology major courses may be taken as the fourth and fifth majors.

Credits
Twenty major course credits are required to graduate.

Requirements by Department

English
Four credits

History
Three-and-a-half credits, including Global Studies for entering freshmen or a non-Western history course for students entering after the freshman year, World Societies, U.S. History and one senior history elective. 

Science
Three credits, including one year of biology

Mathematics
Three years of high school math. All students must complete Algebra II.

Languages
Completion of the third level of one language 

Arts
In addition to Freshman Arts, one credit in the arts distributed across both visual and performing arts is required.

Other Requirements
Afternoon activities
Interim–every year
Community service–every year
Chapter One–freshmen only
Self Assessment: College and Career Development for sophomores
College Workshop–juniors
6155 Fountain Valley School Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80911