Students must complete the following coursework and additional requirements in order to receive a diploma. Freshmen and sophomores must enroll in a minimum of five academic classes while juniors and seniors may take a minimum of four academic classes and an elective. Students may opt to take one academic course or two semesters of arts electives each year in a summer program at Viewpoint School.
||3 years in the Upper School
||3 1/2 years
||3 years of the same language taken in the Upper School
||3 years, including 2 years of laboratory science
||2 sequential semesters in the same discipline, chosen from Visual Arts, Film, Music, Theater Arts and Dance.
||8 trimesters (two seasons per year)
||Successful completion of Ninth Grade Technology
||45 hours (minimum) of volunteer work before graduation
|4 of the last 5 units must be completed on the Viewpoint Campus
Global Studies Recommendations
|Global Studies is an interdisciplinary and growing educational program woven from Kindergarten through Grade Twelve that prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and perspectives essential to thrive in the interconnected world which representative of the one they will encounter after graduation. This program is under development in the Upper School. The mission of Global Studies is:
- to provide students with a foundational knowledge of world history, geography, ecology, religions, cultures, and language.
- to teach students how to understand political, ecological, technological, and economic systems from multiple perspectives.
- to equip students with analytical thinking and creative problem solving skills so that they can research, discuss, and begin to understand the world’s pressing problems in order to collaborate with others toward solutions to those problems.
Viewpoint also requires all graduates to select at least one semester of Social Studies from the Global Core list. The School also encourages students to participate in Model United Nations, to take part in student travel and international hosting opportunities, and to exceed requirements in World Language study.