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Academics
Each Porter's student is expected to prepare a full, balanced program with the help and approval of her advisor and the Academic Office. Appropriate programs reflect the student's needs and interests, represent her efforts and achievement in the college admissions process, and meet the school's graduation requirements.

The typical Porter's course load is five to six units of credit per semester. No student may take fewer than four one-unit courses in a semester or nine units of credit for the year.
Ninth Grade
Art
Foundations of Computer Principles and Media
English 9
Foundations of Western Civilization
Language (Chinese, Latin, French or Spanish)
Math (Algebra 1 or Algebra 2/Honors Algebra 2)
Physics or Conceptual Physics
Healthy Living
Terms
1 or 2 semesters
1 semester
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
Total Units
0.5 – 1 unit
0.5 unit
2 units
2 units
2 units
2 units
2 units
0 units
Tenth Grade
Art
Problem Solving through Programming 
English 10
Area-studies history course(s)
Language (Chinese, Latin, French or Spanish)
Math (
Algebra 2/Honors Algebra 2 or Geometry/Honors Geo)
Chemistry

1 or 2 semesters
1 semester
2 semesters
1 or 2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters

0.5–2 units
0.5 unit
2 units
1–2 units
2 units
2 units
2 units
Eleventh Grade
Art
English 11
U.S. History or AP U.S. History
Language (Chinese, Latin, French or Spanish)
Math (Geo/Hon. Geo or Fund. Precal/Precal/Hon Precal)
Biology

1 or 2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters

0.5 – 2 units
2 units
2 units
2 units
2 units
2 units
Twelfth Grade
English 12
History elective(s) or AP European History
Language (Chinese, Latin, French or Spanish)
Math (a level of Precalculus, Calculus, or Statistics)
Science elective(s) or an AP science
Other arts, computer science, and ethics electives

2 semesters
1 or 2 semesters
2 semesters
2 semesters
1 or 2 semesters
1 or 2 semesters

2 units
1 – 2 units
2 units
2 units
1 – 2 units
2 – 3 units
Note: In general, courses that earn one unit of credit per semester meet four times each week; half-unit courses meet twice per week.

Science courses and AP courses have an additional meeting each week; AP Science courses have two.
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A BOARDING AND DAY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS GRADES NINE THROUGH 12