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Academic Requirements

A full program of college preparatory subjects is offered at Linsly. All current freshmen through junior students must carry a 5 1/2 credit course load (excluding P.E.).

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Twenty two credits are required for graduation and must include the following minimums:

  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of mathematics (minimum of Algebra II)
  • 3 credits of social studies
  • 3 credits of the same world language (or two credits of two different languages)
  • 3 credits of science
  • 0.5 credit of physical education
  • 1 credit of fine arts electives of the student's choice. Upper school fine arts classes are worth 0.5 credits each, except for Band and Chorus, which earn 1 full credit. With teacher approval, fine arts courses may be repeated.
  • 0.5 credit in computer science
  • Completion of Senior Research Essay

Note: Only those credits earned in grades 9-12 may be counted towards graduation.
Note: To be eligible for Valedictorian, a senior must have completed a minimum of three years at Linsly.