The school year is divided into two semesters for academic courses and four quarters for exploratory and physical education courses. Interscholastic sports are offered in three seasons.
The daily schedule has periods of varying lengths, allowing each discipline to have the time that best serves the teaching and learning needs of that discipline. For example, humanities, math and science, and arts classes meet for longer blocks of time each day, whereas language classes are shorter in duration. Time is set aside each week for advisory meetings and office hours.
Some of our classes extend for the entire year, like World Languages, while others are for one semester. Due to the longer period of time allocated in each week for classes, semester classes earn one credit, equivalant to one year. This scheduling system allows our students to go deep and to achieve higher levels of certain academic courses. For example, over 60% of our students take Calculus or higher level math.
Our unique schedule has been designed to optimize learning, provide for both depth and breadth in the curriculum, and allow students to reach their academic potential.