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Upper School

The Upper School consists of grades nine through twelve.

The philosophy of the Upper School program is to prepare students for admission to college and help students reach their full potential as productive members of society. Personal responsibility is fostered in a framework that allows for intellectual curiosity and the development of positive moral and social values.

Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for college, both to meet college entrance requirements and to provide the study skills and core knowledge for success in college programs. Multiple Advanced Placement courses are offered on campus, and the curriculum is supplemented by the North Carolina Association of Independent School's partnership with Aventa Learning, which provides 140 additional online courses, such as Advanced Placement.

Units Program Area

Minimum requirements for graduation are twenty-four units including the following:

English - 4 units

Mathematics - 4 units

Social Studies (including World History, U.S. History and Government/Economics) - 3 units

Science (through Chemistry) - 3 units

Foreign Language (in the same modern language) - 2 units

Health and Physical Education - 1 unit

Fine Arts - 1 unit

Computer Sciences - 1 unit

Additional units from among English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, or Foreign Language courses - 2 units

Electives - 3 units

Electives

Some electives are offered every year; others are offered according to student demand. The following is a list of elective courses that have been taught during the last several years:

Accounting

Advanced Computer Programming Techniques

Art History/Appreciation

Calculus

Chemistry II

Chorus

College Awareness

Computer Basic Applications

Computer Engineering I & II

Computer - C++/Visual Basic/JAVA

Consumer Economics

Creative Writing

Digital Publishing

Drama

Environmental Science

Film Appreciation

Graphic Design

Health & Physical Education

Music History/Appreciation

Music Theory I & II

Physics

Psychology I/Abnormal Psychology

Public Speaking & Debate

Robotics

Running & Conditioning

Spanish III & IV

Yearbook

 

Advanced Placement Courses
 

Students who are prepared for rigorous coursework, which is successfully completed with an acceptable grade on the Advanced Placement examination, can achieve college credit or advanced placement in college. The following Advanced Placement courses have been offered over the last several years:

Biology

Calculus

English Language

English Literature

Modern European History

Psychology

United States History

Extra-Curricular Activities
 
Students are encouraged to become involved in school affairs beyond academic or athletic interests. The following organizations are open to student participation either by election or on a voluntary basis:
 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
 
National Honor Society
 
Scholar Bowl
 
Science Olympiad
 
Student Government Association
 
Greenfield Ambassadors
 
Greenfield Mentor Programs
 
Student Against Destructive Decisions
 
Student Against Violence Everywhere
Community Service
 
As part of their social and moral development students are encouraged to become involved in the affairs of their community. It is strongly believed that service to others is an important part of becoming a caring and responsible adult. In order to graduate from Greenfield School, each student must accumulate a minimum of ten hours of community service per year in the Upper School.

Supplies and Summer Reading list for all Upper School students!