The minimum requirement for Trinity graduation is 23 academic credits in grades 9 through 12. Specific subject and course requirements are listed below. The regular course load is six credits per year. The maximum course load is six core academic courses. A senior must earn a minimum of five credits in the senior year, only one of which can be an elective course. Requests for an exception to an academic rule should be made in writing to the Associate Head of School.
One credit is given for successful completion of each year of study in a subject area. One-half credit is given for semester-length elective courses.
English (4 credits)
Students are required to take English each year.
Mathematics (4 credits)
Students are required to take Math each year. Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 are required.
Social Studies (4 credits)
Students are required to take Social Studies each year. Both U.S. History and Government are required.
Science (3 credits)
3 years of laboratory science are required. The 9th and 10th grade required sequence of semester courses, Conceptual Physics and Scientific Research for 9s and Biology and Chemistry for 10s, earn 2 laboratory credits.
World Languages (3 credits)
All students must complete level three of a language and be engaged in language studies for at least three years.
Fine Arts (1 credit)
One year-long or two semester courses are required in the visual, musical or performing arts.
Religion (.5 credit)
One semester course in religion is required.
All courses beyond the minimum graduation requirements are considered elective credits. Yearlong and semester classes designated as elective courses are intended to supplement a student’s regular program.