Advanced Placement Pathway
The Advanced Placement program of study is an instructional program that engages students in advanced rigorous study in each of the core content areas as well as providing opportunities for students to enroll in elective AP courses. In this Pathway, students can explore a variety of areas of advanced study that fit their interests, ranging from AP Psychology to AP Music Theory or Art Studio to AP French. In 12th grade, students will learn critical independent research and evaluation skills and apply them to a self-selected topic, working collaboratively throughout the course to refine their thinking about the topic. This Pathway prepares students for coursework and success in higher education. Students in this Pathway are required to take AP level courses for each course throughout the Pathway.
The Humanities Pathway allows students to focus deeply on a range of courses directly related to English & Social Studies. The study of humanities provides students with historical perspective and cultural awareness which gives them the ability to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret ideas and actions. The aim is for students to develop knowledge, skills and values that will enable them to participate as ethical, active, and informed citizens in a democratic society within both the local and global community. Humanities students make connections amongst all disciplines and reflect critically on those connections. Successful completion of this Pathway requires that students engage in either AP courses or college level experiences in each targeted area.
Students choose a combination of four additional ELA and/or Social Studies courses.
World Language &
International Studies Pathway
The World Language and International Studies Pathway develops cultural competence and proficiency in one of our language course offerings. Students will gain greater appreciation of their first language and will learn to apply the target language skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking through coursework and experiences. This Pathway culminates in a capstone experience requiring students to demonstrate use of the target language in a variety of settings. Students will be eligible to earn the state’s Certificate of Multiliteracy (Gold and Diamond levels), which was established to honor and recognize DE high school students who have attained high levels of proficiency in one or more world languages in addition to English.
Students are required to take a total of 6 World Language credits to complete this Pathway.