Course Requirements

Research clearly shows that rigorous coursework in junior high and high school is the best indicator of college and career success. Yet, upon high school graduation, few Arizona students have attempted a rigorous curriculum. Tempe Preparatory Academy and Junior Academy provides scholars with 4 years each of English, advanced math, and science, among other subjects to drive student success at the college level and beyond.

Tempe Preparatory has consistently surpassed district schools and top performing private schools across the United States in comprehensive course offerings and academic outcomes. The table below offers a grade-by-grade curriculum overview for Tempe Preparatory Academy and Junior Academy students.

Grade 6

Language Arts
Ancient History
Mathematics
Science
Fine Arts

Grade 7

Literature and Composition
American History I
Pre-Algebra
Life Science
Latin I
Fine Arts

Grade 8

Literature and Composition
American History II
Algebra
Earth Science
Latin II
Fine Arts

Grade 9

Humane Letters
Geometry
Biology
Poetry
Art
Latin III or Modern Language I

Grade 10

Humane Letters
Algebra II
Physics I
Music
Poetry
Advanced Latin or Modern Language II

Grade 11

Humane Letters
Pre-Calculus/Calculus
Physics II
Drama
Beginning Greek or Modern Language III
Music

Grade 12

Humane Letters
Calculus
Chemistry
Drama
Art
Intermediate Greek or Modern Language IV
Senior Thesis and Defense