With our emphasis on a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum, the Upper School teachers of Lowcountry Preparatory School encourage intellectual rigor and critical thinking. Our small classes allow us to appreciate our students as individuals and celebrate their growth in and out of the classroom. We are a community of learners dedicated to expanding our knowledge and improving our instruction and teamwork. We challenge our students to become informed, bold, resourceful, and resilient students. We aim to provide the essentials to prepare them for the demands of college and the skills to be informed and engaged citizens of the world.
The Upper School curriculum is based on a course of study believed to give our students the tools and know-how to excel in college and life. In addition to the foundational courses in the sciences and humanities, the Upper School offers elective courses designed to broaden and deepen our students’ intellects. Lowcountry Preparatory School offers Advanced Placement (AP) courses starting in the ninth grade. AP courses are recognized throughout the United States and the world for preparing students academically for success at the collegiate level. AP courses enable students to dig deeper into areas of interest, expand higher level analytical skills, and improve students’ capacity to excel in their given course of study in college. Please see Advanced Placement (AP) link for more information.
The Upper School Day includes a homeroom period, six 50-minute classes, a mid-morning break, a lunch period, and a daily study hall/Club period. Courses are offered at various levels, including College Placement (CP), Honors (H), or Advanced Placement (AP).
|9th||English II, Geometry, Biology, Spanish II, French II
AP Courses: AP World History: Modern, AP Art & Design (2D)
|10th||English III, Algebra II, Chemistry, Spanish III, French III
AP Courses: AP Macroeconomics, AP Art & Design (3D)
|11th||AP English Language and Composition, Pre-Calculus, AP U.S. History, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Art & Design (Drawing), AP Spanish Language, AP French Language|
|12th||AP English Literature and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP Government, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Environmental Science, AP Art History|