The upper school academic program is rigorous and it prepares our students for competitive colleges and conservatories. A minimum of 18 credits is required for graduation, but many of our students graduate with 22-25 credits.
All students take 4 years of English and at least 3 1/2 credits of History. Math courses may proceed through Calculus and Science courses proceed through Advanced Physics. Spanish and French go through level V. The rigor of each student’s program is determined by the expectations of the family in conjunction with the skills mastered by the student. We do not expect all students to take exactly the same courses or program.
PCS is committed to integrating technology into the classroom and the upper school program enables students to learn in part through online exchange of ideas, content and instruction. This opportunity offers an enhanced classroom-centered experience as well as an element of student control over time, place, path and/or place of learning.
Communication between student, parents, grade advisors, faculty and the administration, is encouraged. Since about one-third of our high school students live away from home, communication with the family is essential.