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 one credit (one year) for each 36-week course.
School of Record Status
Laurel Springs serves as the School of Record for students who are enrolled full-time. As a private school with the mission of ensuring students graduate from high school and enter the college of their choice, it is highly recommended that student take a 6 or 7 course case load each year to stay on track for graduation. Laurel Springs students work closely with our school counselors in order to ensure that graduation requirements are met.
The recommendations shown below provide a foundation from which students may begin planning for their high school course selection. 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 and interests.
- 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.
- Personal Project Portfolios are available to earn elective credit.
- Elective credit may include additional core courses taken beyond the minimum requirements.
Laurel Springs students work closely with our expert college counselors in order to ensure that graduation requirements are met.