The academic program at Carrollton is personalized to each student. Students have the option to pursue a wide variety of coursework across many types of offerings, including Advanced Placement, Advanced Topics, and International Baccalaureate courses.
Advanced courses develop skills to facilitate independence, collaboration, clear communication, responsibility, and perseverance in all content areas. AP and IB courses follow the curriculum set by the College Board or International Baccalaureate Organization, and students are expected to sit for the concomitant exam for the course at the end of the school year. Advanced Topics courses are taught at a level that meets or exceeds that of traditional prescriptive curriculums like the International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement Programs. Some of these courses will allow students to sit for an AP exam, but they are not confined only to the content required by the College Board. All advanced courses at Carrollton encourage students to think critically and search for creative solutions to problems while completing college level coursework.
As early as Grades 9 and 10, students have access to advanced coursework, and by Grade 11 students may choose to pursue an IB Diploma or create a blended course of study that includes courses of all three types. By combining different curricular approaches, students are able to construct schedules that highlight their interests and abilities. Crafting the right path for each student is a process that involves students, parents, subject area teachers and the Grades 9 and 10 and 11 and 12 academic counselors.