Rosslyn Academy’s High School offers a full college preparatory curriculum in the American system. There are two sections of Grades 9 through 12 with a total of about 200 students and about 20 teachers. Students take seven classes, with the core curriculum being year-long and many electives being one semester in length.
Twenty-four Carnegie units are required for graduation including 4 English, 3 Math, 3 Social Studies, 3 Science, 1.5 Physical Education (including Health), 1.5 Fine Arts and 0.5 Technology Units. Students are required to take one semester of Religious Education each year of their attendance. The year-long Senior Social Studies class, required for seniors, includes study in Economics, Current Events and Comparative Government. The course culminates in “Senior Seminar,” comprised of a 10-12 page research paper and a thirty-minute multi-media presentation.
Advanced Placement (AP)
Rosslyn Academy is currently home to the largest AP program in Sub-Saharan Africa, and students consistently score well above the United States national averages on AP exams. AP courses offered at Rosslyn include Biology, Calculus AB, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, French, Physics B, Studio Art, U.S. History, and World History. Other academic courses include Model United Nations, Pre-Calculus, Statistics, and Environmental Science.
In May 2011, 61 Rosslyn students wrote 104 AP exams. Over all, 61% of the scores were 4 or higher and 81% of the scores were 3 or higher. A breakdown of the specific scores for each course can be found on the school profile.
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The G.P.A. of students is calculated at the end of each semester. There are three grading periods per semester.
Rosslyn students are not ranked because small class sizes can mean that small differences in G.PA make signiﬁcant differences in rank. Rosslyn’s curriculum is academically intensive and targets college preparation. Every student is expected to desire academic success; therefore, the student population at Rosslyn generally performs quite strongly. Typically, more than 96% of students who graduate from Rosslyn Academy attend university in the United States, Canada, Australia, Kenya, United Kingdom and Korea.
For graduation requirements and other information, please see the Rosslyn Academy High School Hand Book downloadable from our High School Documents page.