Upper School Curriculum

Concordia Preparatory School offers a competitive college-preparatory program. Students may also elect to take Dual Credit courses enabling them to receive college credit as well as high school credit for their course. 

College Preparatory

The college preparatory courses at Concordia Prep are designed to prepare students for admission into four-year colleges or universities. The seven-year program from middle school into high school enables a seamless academic experience.

Course Catalog

Honors Program

An Honors program is offered at Concordia Prep for students seeking more rigorous coursework. Honors courses are offered in English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language. Placement into honors courses is based upon grades, placement testing, and teacher recommendation.

Advanced Placement Program

AP courses are offered in English, math, science, social studies, foreign language, and computer science. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors can challenge themselves and earn college credit. 

Dual Credit

The dual-credit program is available for accomplished upper school students who wish to pursue college credit during their high school years. Students receive credit through Concordia University, Nebraska.

Each student must successfully complete a minimum of 26.5 credits to graduate from Concordia Preparatory School. The 26.5 credit course of study prepares students for most colleges and universities and earns a high school diploma.

26.5 Credit Program

Subject Credit Units Notes
Religion 4 Units
English 4 Units
Math* 3 Units  4 Units is strongly recommended and encouraged*: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and higher-level courses
Social Studies 3.5 Units World History I/II, U.S. History, and American Government or the Honors
Science 3 Units Three lab sciences, to include Biology and Chemistry
Physical Education 1 Unit Including 1/2 unit in health
Technology 1/2 Unit
Fine Arts 1 Unit
World Language 2 Units Two years in the same language in grades 9-12. Special circumstances may preclude the requirement.
Electives 4.5 Units One of the four units must be in a core subject area: math, science, English, social studies.
It is recommended that students check the entrance requirements for institutions they desire to attend. More selective institutions may require three or more years of the same foreign language and four years in core curriculum subjects (e.g. math, social studies, and/or science).
*The University System of Maryland (USM) requires incoming freshman undergraduates to have completed four years of high school math. The coursework must include Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students who complete Algebra II before their senior year of high school must also complete the fourth year math requirement that is intensive in algebra and expands on algebra foundations developed during Algebra II. All Upper School students are strongly encouraged to take four years of mathematics based on USM requirements.