In order to graduate from Auldern Academy, a student must earn 25 credits as follows:
- 4 in English
- 3 in Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, & 1 of two additional offerings (4 Math credits are required by some major universities.)
- 3 in Social Studies (government/Economics, United States History and World Studies
- 5 in Health
- 1 in Physical Education
- 2 in the same Foreign Language (recommended)
The balance of credits are from Elective courses.
- Minimum of 30 hours of community service
- ACT or SAT testing
- College applications (at least 3 suggested)
A Word About Our Writing Curriculum
Writing at Auldern Academy is at the core of the school’s mission for college preparedness. The ability to write with clarity and grace is priceless to the college-bound student, since this skill is tested constantly in general education classes and beyond. In all English classes, students are routinely tasked with critical writing and reading as they investigate the themes and symbols of a given text.
During freshman and sophomore years, students regularly write expository essays that unearth a story’s themes and connections with other works. Starting in junior and continuing through the senior year, these types of assignments are given, but the closing semester at each grade level features a formal research paper that adheres strictly to MLA format (required usage at most colleges and universities). Students are working at each grade level to sharpen their rhetorical skills.