Academics

Northland Preparatory Academy is a nationally recognized public charter school located in Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

NPA High School Graduation Requirements

Students shall earn a minimum of 24 credits within Grades 9-12.

At least 20 of the 24 overall credits shall be core class credits.

  • 4 credits of English
  • 4 credits of Math, including one course beyond Algebra II
  • 4 credits of Social Studies (2 World History, 1 US History, 1 US Govt./Economics)
  • 3 credits of Foreign Language (consecutive years of same language)
  • 3 credits of Laboratory Science
  • 2 credits of Core Electives
  • 1 credit of a Fine Art
  • 3 credits of additional electives (any courses other than those listed above)

**Core Electives may consist of any of the following: a fourth year of a Foreign Language or Lab Science, the AP Capstone courses (AP Seminar and AP Research), Introduction to Psychology, AP Computer Science, AP Studio Art, Model United Nations, Creative Writing, Introduction to Engineering Design, or Sports Medicine and several others. College courses at either CCC or NAU, if logistically feasible given student schedule might also be considered upon approval.

Please note: course offerings are subject to change year-to-year and may be archived due to low numbers.

**All classes are yearlong courses and are worth ½ credit each semester equaling one full credit at the end of the year.

Typical Four-Year High School Plan

Typical 9th Grade Schedule

  • English 9: Humanities/Humanities Honors
  • Math: Algebra I
  • Social Studies 9: World Geography/AP Human Geography
  • Foreign Language: French or Spanish I
  • Science 9: Integrated Science/Chemistry
  • General or Core Elective
  • Integrated Learning Strategies

Typical 10th Grade Schedule

  • English 10: World Literature/World Literature Honors
  • Math: Geometry
  • Social Studies 10: World History/AP World History
  • Foreign Language: French or Spanish II
  • Science: Chemistry / Accelerated Chemistry
  • General or Core Elective
  • Integrated Learning Strategies

Typical 11th Grade Schedule

  • English 11: American Literature/AP Language and Composition
  • Math: Algebra II
  • Social Studies 11: US History/AP US History
  • Foreign Language: French or Spanish III
  • Science 11: Biology/AP Biology
  • General or Core Elective
  • Integrated Learning Strategies

Typical 12th Grade Schedule

  • English 12: English Literature/AP Literature and Composition
  • Foreign Language: French or Spanish IV
  • Math: Statistics & Applied Math/AP Statistics
  • Science 12: Anatomy & Physiology/Earth, Space & Environment
  • Social Studies 12: US Government & Economics/AP Gov & Econ
  • General or Core Elective
  • Integrated Learning Strategies

Typical Three-Year Middle School Plan

Typical 6th Grade Schedule

  • Language Arts 6 – Reading
  • Language Arts 6 – Writing
  • Math 6/Honors 6
  • Science 6
  • Social Studies 6
  • Elective (art, band, dance, or strings) **P.E. will rotate one day per week
  • Integrated Learning Strategies 6 (study hall)

Typical 7th Grade Schedule

  • English 7
  • Math7/Honors 7
  • Science 7
  • Social Studies 7
  • Elective (computer science or humanities)
  • Elective (art, band, strings, dance, or P.E.)
  • Integrated Learning Strategies

Typical 8th Grade Schedule

  • English 8
  • Math 8/Honors 8
  • Science 8
  • Social Studies 8
  • Elective (computer science or humanities)
  • Elective (art, band, strings, dance, P.E., drama, guitar)
  • Integrated Learning Strategies