Upper School (9-12)

Curriculum Overview

Our Upper School curriculum is designed to provide students with the opportunity to test their talents and to develop their skills in a variety of academic disciplines.  We require students to take courses in English, Fine Arts or Communications, HIstory, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Physical Education, and Science.  We also offer students the opportunity to pursue their academic interests in depth either in elective courses in the various disciplines or in an independent study program.  Students may elect to take advanced courses at the University of New Mexico through our concurrent enrollment program.

Class Load and Promotion

A normal class load is six courses per year.  While the school makes no guarantee that additional classes may be scheduled, exceptions may be made.  A 2.00 grade point average (GPA) is the cutoff grade for promotion.  A student must have a 2.00 GPA at the end of each marking period and a cumulative 2.00 at the end of each school year to be asked to continue.

Graduation Requirements

Students must have 23 high school credits and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 to graduate.  See details regarding required classes and electives.


What I learned in my 3 years (10-12) has paid off more than my college degree, and the "grit" I developed at Prep is why I am excelling in my field. Keep helping kids learn, not just teaching them.

  Sam Ogren, in response to head of school steve Albert's Blog Post "Raising Grittier Children"