At Latin, we strive to create the best conditions for the growth, wellness and achievement in every learner in the community. Our research-based approach to teaching and learning is evident at every level and in all areas of school life. Truly knowing students for who they are and how they learn best allows teachers to create connections that last long after graduation. And Latin’s unique learning experiences allow students to develop critical skills that will serve them for a lifetime.
To graduate an upper school student must earn a minimum of 24 credits, distributed as follows:
4 credits, including one credit for English 9, one credit for English 10, one credit for English 11, and one English course in each subsequent semester.
3 credits; one credit is met by Global Studies (Cities) and the remaining credits must include at least one year of U.S. History.
3 credits, in a three-year sequence of a single language (Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Latin). A student may not satisfy the language requirement through the study of a language that is spoken in the student’s home, even if it is not the primary language spoken.
3 credits, including one year each of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
2 credits, including one half-credit in the performing arts. Ninth grade Global Studies Visual Arts counts as half a credit.
2 credits, 1 credit is earned for grade 9 Wellness and 1 credit is to be earned over grades 10-12. Latin Athletics participation is approved for PE credit granted expectations are met.
3 credits, including Algebra 2 and Geometry.
1/2 credit earned over grades 9-11.