Academic Pathways

New for Fall 2023 – Academic Pathways

Why Join a Concordia Preparatory School Pathway?

Academically, Concordia Preparatory School offers a competitive college preparatory program. For students who enjoy increased rigor, the school encourages participation in pathways designed to prepare students for future careers in specific fields. Students enrolled in the CPS Pathways program will receive priority scheduling for courses and can participate in field-specific enrichment activities, including seminars, field trips, and/or internships. Students accepted into these programs will receive scholarships. Upon successful completion of intentional challenging coursework and pathway-specific extra-curricular opportunities, students will earn an endorsement and special designation at graduation.

General requirements for students enrolled in or applying to Pathway programs:

  • Completion of application separate from general admissions to Concordia Preparatory School
  • 9th grade students applying must take either the High School Placement Test (HSPT) or the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and submit scores to the admissions committee.
  • Must maintain 3.00+ unweighted cumulative GPA.
  • Attend a separate orientation for the Pathway program.
  • Continuous involvement in at least one extracurricular or co-curricular activity over the course of four years
  • Service hours dedicated to single cause or theme for four years.
  • Attendance at leadership seminars offered with guest speakers.
  • $300 initial fee, $200 annual fee after first year of enrollment (nonrefundable, the fee covers experiential learning opportunities and other needs associated with each program)
  • Students that don’t meet these requirements will be placed on probation and/or removed from the Pathway program.

Contact for More Info

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  • Photo of Melissa Weldon

    Ms. Melissa Weldon 

    Chairperson, Social Science – Instructor, German/Religion
  • Photo of Stephen Berger

    Mr. Stephen Berger 

    Director of Admissions, Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Coach

Advanced Mathematics Pathway

The Advanced Math Pathway is designed for students to cultivate their God-given talents in advanced math courses. Through foundational coursework, experiential learning opportunities, and professional enrichment experiences, this Pathway will inspire and prepare students for careers in Math, Physics, and/or Engineering.

Entry Requirements

  • Enrolled in Algebra 2 as a 9th grade student.
  • Required courses to complete while enrolled:

Honors Pre-Calc Honors Physics AP Calc AB
AP Physics C AP Calc BC AP Stats
Must be an active member of the Maryland Math League
At least 3 years of German AP Computer Science (Principles)

Health Sciences Pathway

Concordia Preparatory School has a long history of launching students into careers in the health sciences. Recognizing the ever-increasing need for healthcare professionals, Concordia Preparatory School provides essential and fundamental courses to further the student along the path to such careers as those in medicine, nursing, and physical/ occupational therapy.

Entry Requirements

  • Enrolled in Biology and minimally Algebra 1 as a 9th grade student.
  • Required courses to complete while enrolled:

Biology Anatomy Chemistry
Forensics AP Bio Pre-Calc
AP Chem At least 3 years of Latin or Spanish

Saints Honors Pathway

The Saints Honors pathway provides students with the opportunity to enroll in honors and Advanced Placement (AP) level courses across a broad spectrum of disciplines. AP and Dual-Credit courses are available during the sophomore, junior, and senior years and would enable students to receive college credit. There will be a variety of professional seminars that will give students in this pathway the opportunity to explore a variety of future careers.

Entry Requirements

  • Must enroll in at least one Honors level course as a 9th grader.
  • Required Courses to complete while enrolled – at least 10 honors or AP classes over 4 years from the following:

Honors Intro to Literature Honors Survey of World Literature AP English Language
AP English Literature Honors World History I AP European or World History
AP US History Honors Geometry Honors Algebra 2
Honors Pre-Calculus Honors Calculus AP Statistics
AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Physics
AP Physics C Anatomy & Physiology Honors Chemistry
AP Chemistry AP Computer Science A AP Music Theory
Level IV or V of a Foreign Language