Academic Advising in the Upper School begins in the Spring of a student’s 8th-grade year with a discussion surrounding high school coursework in Grade 9 and beyond. Each year, students and families will meet with their respective academic advisors to determine the best path to take for success.
In Grade 9, students will meet with their academic advisor during the first semester to assist with acclimation to the Upper School’s academic life and again in the second semester to discuss coursework for the following school year. In the second semester, Grade 10 students and families meet with the 11th and 12th grade Academic Advisor to discuss coursework for the Junior and Senior year. The conversation includes course progression from the 10th through the 12th grade, standardized testing, and graduation requirements.
While meeting graduation requirements is always a key component in the creation of a schedule, the choice of coursework to fulfill these requirements is an individual one. At Carrollton, students have the option of entering into full International Baccalaureate coursework, Advanced Placement or Advanced Topics coursework, or a blended curriculum that maximizes the individual student’s academic potential and interests.