The School year is divided into two semesters. All courses are included in the Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA).  Advanced Placement (AP), Honors (H) and College Prep courses are designated on the transcript.  All of our courses are college-preparatory with Honors courses taught at a deeper level and a faster pace than College Prep courses. Students must be invited into our AP classes. All academic courses meet 7 times over every 10 days of school. The schedule is a block scheduling enabling students to better prepare for course requirements and homework.Flex and study halls are built into the schedule to enable students and faculty to meet when necessary or desired for additional guidance. 

Students must complete a minimum of 25 credits to graduate. Students who transfer may be exempt from certain requirements. 

Academic Offerings: 


Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Applied Math, Calculus III (Multivariable Math)

Advanced Sections: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics


Physics 9, Chemistry 10, Biology 11, Environmental Science

Advanced Sections: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology


Genre 9, European Literature 10, United States Literature 11, World Literature 12

Advanced Sections: AP Literature


World Civilizations 9, European History 10, American History and Government 11

Advanced Sections: AP US History, AP European History, AP US Government and Politics

Hebrew Language

Hebrew levels 1 – 6 ranging from beginners to fluent speakers

Advanced Sections: Hebrew Literature 1 and Hebrew Literature 2 are offered to students who have a prerequisite of Hebrew 6 or have placed out of Hebrew 6

Jewish Studies  

Beit Midrash 1,2 and 3. 

Additional Offerings: Comparative Religion, Advanced Judaic Studies, Gender Issues, Zionism and the Modern Jewish State, Jewish Philosophy and Thought, American Jewish History, Women in Judaism, Anti-Semitism: Process of Hate and the Holocaust, War and Tanach, Torah and Haftorah, Advanced Judaic Studies, Medical Ethics, Modern Midrash, Jewish Philosophy and Thought, and Zionism and the Modern Jewish State.

Visual and Performing Arts

Jazz and Rock Ensemble, AP Music Theory, Independent Study, Drama Workshop, Mixed Media, Drawing & Painting, Digital Photography, Videography, and Theater


Engineering, Theoretical Math, AP Computer Science, AP Economics, Business and Personal Law, Forensic Science, Oceanography, Computer Animation, Psychology of Crime, World Religions, Power in Society, Screenwriting Fundamentals, Playwriting, Shakespeare in Films, 101 Ways to Write a Short Story, Creative Writing, and Poetry Writing


AP subjects, Jewish Studies Additional Offerings, and Electives are offered based on student interest. 

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