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Core Courses and Electives

英语, 数学, 语言, 历史, 科学, and the visual and performing arts have specific requirements for graduation. In choosing advanced courses beyond the required graduation level, it is advantageous to pursue a subject to the highest level possible. A student should attempt, 因此, to extend the study of 数学 through the Sixth Form and to establish the best background in 语言, 历史, 科学, and creative arts as talent and interest permit. Students should ascertain the special requirements of colleges and college 项目 of their choice.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements

For promotion from one form to the next, a student must have sufficient credits, including those the student expects to earn in the years ahead, to meet graduation requirements. The student must also meet the “Quality Requirement” described below.
 
For graduation with a diploma, a student must earn a minimum of 18 credits in approved college preparatory courses, 包括英语, 4 credits; 数学: Algebra 1, 几何, 和代数2, 3学分; U.S. 历史 and one other year of 历史, 2 credits; two years of Latin or a modern 语言, 2 credits; two years of 科学, 2 credits; and visual and performing arts, 1信用. Each student must also meet the “Quality Requirement” described below.
 
更典型, a graduate of Westminster has accumulated the following credits: 英语, 4 credits; 数学, 4 credits; 科学, 3学分; 历史, 3学分, 其中一个在美国。.S. 历史; Latin or a modern 语言, 3 or 4 credits; creative arts, 1信用; and electives, 3学分.
 
The “Quality Requirement” for promotion and graduation: In order to earn a diploma as a Sixth Former or promotion as an underformer, a student must pass four major courses each year 包括英语, and earn a general average of 70.0. As a general expectation, all students are required to be enrolled in five full-credit courses. Any deviation from this requirement is allowed only by recommendation and approval from the Academic Office.

Advanced Placement® Courses

All academic departments offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses and examinations. Enrollment in Advanced Placement courses requires departmental permission and an average of 90 or above in the course preceding the Advanced Placement level. Students who score successfully on the examination may become eligible for advanced standing in many colleges and universities.
 
All Fourth and Fifth Form students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the AP examination in that subject area. Sixth Form students, in consultation with their AP teacher, can opt out of taking the AP examination.


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出国留学

Students may choose to 出国留学 during their Fifth or Sixth Form years. Westminster students accepted by the prestigious 学年 Abroad program, experience yearlong study and travel in China, 法国, 意大利, 或西班牙. Another option for 出国留学 is available through the equally prestigious 英语 Speaking Union. Available to Westminster graduates in the year following graduation, the program allows a year of study and travel in the United Kingdom. Advice on these 项目 is offered through the Academic Office, and admission is gained solely through the 项目’ respective application processes.

Postgraduate Program

Students in the 12th grade who will graduate from their high schools but feel an extra year of academic, 运动, 艺术, and personal growth and preparation before heading to college would be beneficial may apply for a 研究生 year at Westminster. Typically there are eight to 10 研究生 openings each academic year.

The application process is the same as students applying for other grades except that candidates should submit the results of the SAT or ACT instead of the SSAT to fulfill the standardized testing requirement. Students who are accepted for a 研究生 (PG) year join Westminster’s Sixth Form and become members of the graduating class. They must take the Sixth Form 英语 class, but there are no other requirements or coursework specifically designed for 研究生 students. Postgraduate students are expected to contribute to the school community with their leadership, 参与, 和国籍.

If they meet our graduation requirements they will receive a Westminster Diploma at Commencement, otherwise they will receive a Certificate of Completion.

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