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Upper School

Upper School | Grades 9, 10, 11, 12

In line with the school’s mission, Brandon Hall provides a college preparatory curriculum that emphasizes rigorous core and electives courses as well as standardized test preparation.

Curriculum Units

Grading Scale with Grade Point Average Values

90 - 100 = A
80 - 89 = B
70 - 79 = C
60 - 69 = D
Below 60 = F

Honors Courses: an additional weighted point value of 0.5 for a “C” or higher.
AP Courses: an additional weighted point value of 0.7 for a “C” or higher.

Graduation Requirements

Graduation requirements are based on the state guidelines as well as generally understood criterion for college entrance. The minimum graduation requirement is 22 credits and 60 hours of community service over 4 years of high school.

Brandon Hall strongly recommends that students complete 15 hours of community service per school year as we believe that this is a manageable number and also significant enough to have an impact on each student as well as our community. We are looking forward to providing enough service opportunities through the school to meet this goal and also encourage students and families to explore service opportunities in their own community.

As our graduation requirement began during the 2014-2015 school year, required hours will be pro-rated for the current students and students with rolling admissions based on an expectation of 15 hours per year. Current student requirements are as follows:

Service hours must be approved and turned into the Counseling office in order to count. Click here to learn ways to earn service hours at and outside of Brandon Hall. 

Any questions about the Community Service Program, requirements, forms, etc. may be directed to Nicole Hopkins in the Counseling department.