Grade 12 Courses

For detailed course descriptions, use the left-hand navigation to access department pages.

Required Courses

Twelfth grade students are required to take an English class both semesters: 

British Literature (Fall only) and an English elective (Spring only)

English 12 AP


Elective Courses

They complete their schedules by choosing from the listings below. At least three additional units must be from Group I.

Math & Science Courses: Although four years of math and science are recommended, only three years are required for graduation. These count as Group I courses. 

College Algebra & Trigonometry

Precalculus or Precalculus Honors

Statistics AP

Calculus, AP Calculus AB, or AP Calculus BC

Honors Multivariable Calculus (Fall only) / Honors Linear Algebra (Spring only)

Physics or AP Physics 1

Environmental Science


Genetics (Fall only)

Human Anatomy & Physiology (Spring only)

Marine Biology

Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics Honors

AP Environmental Science

AP Biology, AP Chemistry, or AP Physics (1.5 units each)

Full year academic (Group I) courses:

French II-VI, honors, and AP

Spanish I-VI, honors and AP

Chinese II-V, honors and AP

Latin II-V, honors and AP

AP Computer Science

Honors Computer Science Studies (Post-AP)

AP Statistics

AP Music Theory

AP Art History

One semester academic (Group I) courses:  


American Law & Government

AP U.S. Government & Politics (Spring only)

African Studies Honors

Latin American Studies Honors

History of American Nonviolence (Fall only)

History of Global Nonviolence (Spring only)

Holocaust & the History of Genocide Honors (Fall only)

Holocaust & the History of Genocide (Spring only)

Introduction to Economics (Spring only)

AP Macroeconomics (Fall only)

AP Microeconomics (Spring only)


History of American Nonviolence (Fall only)

History of Global Nonviolence (Spring only)

Old Testament

New Testament

World Religions


Genetics (Fall only)

Human Anatomy and Physiology (Spring only)

Computer Science

Computer Science II: Media Computation & App Development

Engineering II: Robotics


Creative Writing (Fall only)

Introduction to Psychology (Spring only)

One semester non-academic (Group II) courses:  

Computer Science

Digital Media and Interactive Design

Computer Science I: Foundations

Engineering I: Introduction to Engineering Design and Fabrication

Fine Arts



Ceramics I or II

Printmaking I or II

Introduction to Digital Photography

Photography I, II, or III

Visual Arts Honors

History of Film

Critical Approaches to Film

Motion Picture Production

Theater Arts I

Design & Production I (Fall only) or Design & Production I Advanced (Spring only)



Ethical Leadership (Fall only)

Good v. Evil - Religious and Moral Themes in the Movies (Spring only)

Human Development (Spring only)

Physical Education

Advanced Fitness


PAL (Fall only)

Debate & Public Speaking

Technology Aide, Student Aide, or Student Tutor

Independent Study

Study Period

Full year non-academic (Group II) courses: 


Band or Ellington Band Honors

Women’s Chorus, Men’s Chorus, or Lovett Singers Honors

Theater Arts I, II, III, or IV

Design & Production I, II, III, or IV

Screenwriting I or II

Newspaper Journalism or Yearbook Journalism

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