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)
  • History 9 (1.0)
  • World History (1.0)
  • AP European History
  • Honors/AP United States History
  • Honors/AP United States Government (0.5)
  • Honors/AP Macroeconomics (0.5)
  • Honors Revolutionary Theory (0.5)
  • Honors Economic History (0.5)
Mathematics (4 credits)
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Honors College Algebra  OR  Honors Calculus  OR  AP Calculus OR Honors Statistics
 Science (4 credits)
  • Biology
  • Physical Science  OR  Honors Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Physics  OR  AP Biology OR Honors Forensic Science
 Foreign Language (3 credits)*
  • Spanish I  OR  French I
  • Spanish II  OR  French II
  • Spanish III  OR  French III
  • AP Spanish Language or AP French Language
 *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)
  • Fine Arts Credit (0.5)
Electives (3 credits)
  • Beginning/Advanced Band
  • Beginning/Advanced Choir
  • Studio Art
  • Intro to Computer Science
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • Theatre Concepts
  • Engineering and Design
  • Physical Education