2017-2018 Program of Studies

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This year’s Program of Studies is the guiding document for you and your student when making decisions in regards to their educational plan. Several changes have been implemented to provide more flexibility when developing your son or daughter's plan. These changes include but are not limited to:


        • Realignment of Graduation Requirements
            • 11th and 12th grade English electives meet graduation requirements
            • Trigonometry concepts were realigned into Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus to provide students the opportunity to take more advanced math courses during their four years of high school
            • Biology and Chemistry courses can be selected sophomore year
            • Health education graduation requirements are reduced to 0.5 credits
            • Fine Arts education graduation requirements are reduced to 0.5 credits
            • Information and Communication Technology graduation requirements are reduced to 0.5 credits
            • Social Studies graduation requirements are reduced to 3.0 credits
            • Personal Finance was added as a graduation requirement of 0.5 credits
            • Personal Choice electives were increased to facilitate more personalization of each student’s education plan.
        • Course prerequisites were reviewed
        • Some courses were changed from 1.0 credits to 0.5 credits
        • Some courses were changed from a 1.0 credit course to two (2) 0.5 credit courses
        • Several new courses were added throughout the document
        • Honors level courses were added as a stand-alone course

The move to an alternating block schedule at Pelham High School combined with the ultimate goal of having students take a more active role in developing and implementing their personal educational plan has allowed us to provide more flexibility to our students, which you will see in this Program of Studies document.


Thank you,


Gary Dempsey, Principal

Pelham High School