Lawrence Academy Diploma Requirements English
Complete a year of English for every year at Lawrence Academy.
Complete Math 3.
Incoming 9th grade students: Complete physics, chemistry, and biology. Students entering after the 9th grade: Complete chemistry and biology.
Incoming 9th grade students: Complete three years, one of which must be U.S. History. Students entering after the 9th grade: Complete two years, one of which must be U.S. History.
Complete two consecutive levels of any one language (French, Spanish, Latin, or Chinese), regardless of the level at which the student begins their freshman year.
Incoming 9th grade students: Complete two years of art, one of which must be Artistic Expression. Students entering after the 9th grade: Complete the equivalent of one term of art for each year attending Lawrence Academy (i.e., a term course each year they are enrolled).
Students entering Lawrence Academy in the English as a Second Language program are expected to spend only two years in the program. Non-native English speakers taking English as an additional language will satisfy their foreign language requirement. ESL Literature, World Literature, ESL Skills and Powers of Persuasion count as English credits; ESL Sociocultural Studies and History of Democracy count as history credits. After students are placed in the mainstream curriculum, they must meet diploma requirements. Non-native English speakers may not use courses taken in their native language to satisfy their foreign language requirement.
Complete a two-week Winterim for every year at Lawrence Academy.
Complete six hours of community service for every year at Lawrence Academy.
A minimum course load is generally five courses. Freshmen are enrolled in six year-long courses, while sophomores, juniors, and seniors will take five or six courses. Academic Oﬃce approval is required to take fewer than five year-long courses or more than six classes in one term.
Academic Course Guide 2019/2020
An annual description of the school year's academic course offerings.