High school students can create a course of study personalized for their interests and goals. To earn a college prep academic diploma, students must complete 23.5 credits of academic and elective courses. Students earn 1 credit (one year) of for each 36-week course.
Full-Time Student Status
Full-time students must carry at least 4 courses per year, with 3 of those in core courses. Semester students must carry at least 2 credits per semester, with 1.5 of those in core courses. The remaining credits may be earned as elective courses. In order to graduate in four years, students must take an average of six courses per year.
The recommendations shown below provide a foundation from which students may begin planning for college admission. College admissions policies and academic requirements vary widely. The sample course requirements and recommendations are not specific to any particular college or university. Our school counselors help tailor the course list to match a student’s specific goals.
- Math must include, at a minimum, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 or higher-level math.
- World language must be two years of the same language.
- Grade-level specific high school seminars (.5 credits) are required for each year of enrollment and will be given elective credit upon completion.
- Personal Project Portfolios are available to earn elective credit.
Laurel Springs students work closely with our expert college counselors in order to ensure that graduation requirements are met.