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Academic Information

Graduation Requirements
All students will graduate from PCHS with at least 24 credits. Course requirements include:

CreditsSubject
4English
4Math (at least one course beyond Algebra II)
4Science (including Biology, Earth Science, and a Physical Science)
4Social Studies (including World History, Civics & Economics and US
History)
3World Language (at least 1 year of Latin)
1Fine Art
1Logic (10th grade)
1Rhetoric (12 grade)
1PE / Art
1Elective

Additionally, students can opt to take a Study Hall period during the day, which will not count toward credit or GPA.

Grading Scale
PCHS will use the following grading scale across all classes
GradeLowHigh
A90100
B8089
C7079
D6069
F<= 59

2016-2017 Projected Course Listing
The table below lists the courses that PCHS anticipates offering during the 2016-2017 school year. As we grow to grades 9-12, our course offerings will also grow.

SubjectStandardHonorsAP
English I (9th grade)YesYesNo
English II (10th grade)YesYesNo
English III (11th grade)YesYesYes
Algebra I YesYesNo
GeometryYesYesNo
Algebra IIYesYesNo
Discrete MathematicsYesNoNo
Pre-CalculusNoYesNo
AP Calculus ABNoNoYes
AP Calculus BCNoNoYes
AP StatisticsNoNoYes
BiologyYesYesYes
ChemistryYesYesYes
Physical ScienceYesNoNo
Earth / Environmental ScienceNoYesYes
World HistoryYesYesYes
Civics and EconomicsYesYesNo
American HistoryYesYesYes
AP Human GeographyNoNoYes
AP PsychologyNoNoYes
Latin IYesNoNo
Latin IIYesNoNo
Spanish IYesNoNo
Spanish IIYesNoNo
Spanish IIIYesNoNo
Health and Physical Education IYesNoNo
Advanced Physical EducationYesNoNo
Band (Beginning Level)YesNoNo
Orchestra (Beginning Level)YesNoNo
Mixed ChorusYesNoNo
DramaYesNoNo
PhotographyYesNoNo
Art IYesNoNo
Art IIYesNoNo
Art IIINoYesNo
AP Studio Art: DrawingNoNoYes
Yearbook YesNoNo
Journalism YesNoNo


2016-2017 Course Catalog