Academic Program High School

Students at CPA High School receive a world-class college-preparatory education. The schedule centers on the four core academic areas: English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Students take one core classes in all four areas per year during their four high school years. Language arts and Mathematics are year-long courses, while Science and Social Studies are semester-long block courses. A wide range of elective classes are offered across academic content areas, visual arts, drama, music, physical education, technology and Spanish.   

Peace and Ethics instruction is offered daily during a 45-minute Advisory period, as follows: 9th Grade Personal Ethics, 10th Grade World Religions; 11th Grade World Peacemakers, and 12th Grade Citizenship. Ethics courses are a graduation requirement at CPA High School.

College readiness is a hallmark of our secondary program. Students are afforded exceptional opportunity to earn college credit through one of seven College in the Schools classes offered at CPA High School in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, or through Post-Secondary Enrollment Options.   

Because we are preparing our students for success in an interconnected 21st century global community, state of the art technology enhances teaching and learning. Classrooms are SMARTBoard equipped, and students have access to iPads, laptops, netbooks and other technologies in the classroom, in addition to a state of the art computer lab.   

CPA High School Graduation Credit Requirements

A total of 25 credits are required for graduation.

  • English – 4 credits
  • Social Studies – 4 credits
  • Mathematics – 3 credits
  • Science – 3 credits
  • Ethics – 2 credits
  • Physical Education – 1 credit
  • Art – 1 credit
  • Science Elective – 1 credit
  • Math Elective – 1 credit
  • General Elective – 4 credits
  • World Language – 2 credits recommended