Most Hun School students earn a total of 24 credits by taking six courses each semester. Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits between 9th and 12th grade in order to graduate. Each full-year academic course earns one credit. A semester course earns one-half credit. Students are expected to take five full-year academic courses each year to earn a total of 20 credits. In some years a student might elect to take six courses in order to take electives. Seniors must pass at least four courses in order to graduate. High School level courses taken in middle school or junior high may not count toward the 20 graduation credits, but may help meet departmental requirements.
||English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4
|History and Global Studies
||World Studies, US History
||Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II
|Modern Languages and Classics
||Through level 2 in any language
||2 credits from a combinations of Visual and Performing Arts (beginning with the Class of 2015) 1 credit (Class of 2013 and 2014)
||Seminar 9, Seminar 10
||7 total credits
||9 total credits
||2 total credits
As most students graduate with 24 or more credits, students have a minimum of six credits that can be earned through their choice of multiple elective courses offered.
Each year students must earn a required number of extra-curricular activity points and community service hours in order to be promoted to the next grade or to graduate. Commitment to meeting these two requirements should be given the same priority as earning academic credits.
Participation in service activities provides opportunities for students to learn about the needs of individuals and communities, while instilling a sense of one’s responsibility to others. Freshmen and sophomore students must complete a minimum of twelve hours of community service each year. Juniors are required to complete fifteen hours of community service. Seniors are required to complete twenty hours of community service.