Upper School Program of Study

To obtain a degree from The Donoho School, a student must obtain 24.5 credits by the completion of the second semester of the fourth academic year of high school.  Below you will find the minimum credits required in the five key academic disciplines, along with a list of other required courses as well as available elective courses.  Please note that unless otherwise noted, all courses earn one (1) credit.

English (4 credits)
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • Honors British Literature  OR  AP Language and Composition
  • Honors American Literature  OR  English Composition (First Semester) and English Composition with World, American and British Literature (Second Semester)
History (4 credits)
  • Ancient and Modern World History (1.5)
  • Honors/AP United States History
  • Honors/AP United States Government (0.5)
  • Honors/AP Macroeconomics (0.5)
Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Honors College Algebra  OR  Honors Calculus  OR  AP Calculus
 Science (4 credits)
  • Biology
  • Physical Science  OR  Honors Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Physics  OR  Honors Physiology  OR  Honors/AP Biology II
 Foreign Language (3 credits)*
  • Spanish I  OR  French I
  • Spanish II  OR  French II
  • Spanish III  OR  French III
 *Students can meet this requirement by earning 2 credits in both languages.
Required Courses (2.5 credits)
  • Public Speaking (0.5)
  • Health and Wellness (0.5)
  • Physical Education (0.5)
  • Personal Finance (0.5)
  • Music Appreciation  OR  Art Appreciation (0.5)
Electives (3 credits)
  • Beginning/Advanced Band
  • Beginning/Advanced Choir
  • Beginning/Advanced Studio Art
  • Concepts of Theatrical Arts
  • Robotics and Engineering Design
  • Physical Education