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The Required Course of Study establishes minimum course requirements for Peddie students, allowing students with particular academic interest(s) some flexibility in pursuing those interests. Peddie encourages students to take a broad range of foundational, core courses that will provide both a balanced academic program and vigorous preparation for college. The Recommended Course of Study suggests an academic program most Peddie students follow in practice.


Arts
3 terms* (Foundations)
2 terms (Grade 10-12)
*term = half credit (A full year of Chorus and Orchestra is one-half credit)
Chorus and Orchestra earn graduation credits in grade 9
English
Integrated 9th Grade Course
9 terms (10-12)
History
Integrated 9th Grade Course
6 Terms, including 3 terms of United States history (10-12)
Language
Level 2 Language
Mathematics
One full-year course beyond the Algebra 2 level
Science
3 terms in Chemistry
3 terms in Biology
Community Life
3 terms (2 in Grade 9; 1 in Grade 10)
Physical Activities (Team Sports/Drama/PA)
12 terms 

A student must document at least 20 hours of community service (5 hours for PG's and one year seniors.)

Senior Specific Requirements for Graduation

• A Senior must take a minimum of 4 full-credit courses each term.
• A Senior may not fail more than 1 term course during the Senior year and may not fail a course during the Spring Term.
• A Senior who fails 2 or 3 term courses during the year or 1 course in the spring term will not receive a diploma at Commencement, but may, with permission of the faculty, receive a diploma upon the successful repetition of failed courses in an approved summer school program.
• A Senior who fails 4 or more term courses in the Senior year is not eligible for a Peddie diploma.

PG Specific Requirements for a Peddie Diploma

• PGs must take a minimum of 4 full credit courses each term.
• PGs must take English all three terms and must take one course in the Arts Department, unless otherwise exempted.
• A PG may not fail more than one term course during the PG year.
• A PG who fails a Spring Term course will not receive a Peddie diploma.
Arts
3 terms* (Foundations)
2 terms (Grade 10-12)
*term = half credit (A full year of Chorus and Orchestra is one-half credit)
Chorus and Orchestra earn Graduation Credits in Grade 9
English
Integrated 9th Grade Course
9 Terms (10-12)
History
Integrated 9th Grade Course
6 terms, including 3 terms of United States history (10-12)
Language
Level 3 Language
Mathematics
One full-year course beyond the Algebra 2 level
Science
One full-year course beyond Chemistry and Biology
Community Life
3 terms (2 in Grade 9; 1 in Grade 10)
Physical Activities (Team Sports/Drama/PA)
12 Terms

 

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Cum Laude Distinction

Peddie does not ordinarily rank students. However, because we were among the first secondary schools to participate in the National Cum Laude Society and because we wish to remain part of that organization, we do rank by percentage in determining cum laude distinction. The national organization requires a percentage ranking. Therefore, students who earn a cumulative average in their junior and senior years that places them in the top 20 percent of the class will be awarded membership in the Cum Laude Society and will be recognized at Baccalaureate and in the graduation program. To earn cum laude distinction, a student must demonstrate both scholarship and strong character. Disciplinary infractions can be cause for not receiving cum laude recognition. Please note that Peddie does not weight grades for any purposes, including cum laude.
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