Welcome to the academic challenge of the Upper School, where expectations are commensurate with strong preparation for college, leadership, and life. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, Advanced Placement, and Honors classes provide the additional challenges and rewards sought by many of our students. CCES aims to provide students at all levels with a rigorous curriculum that fits their needs, interests, and goals.
In addition to the curriculum described in this guide, CCES also has a rich co-curricular program that encompasses 39 athletic teams and numerous different clubs and organizations. Community service activities are required for all grade levels and are an integral part of what makes a CCES student responsive to the needs of our greater community.
This curriculum guide has been created to assist in the selection of classes. Please be advised that courses will be offered based on student interest and teacher availability. Students will be provided extensive recommendations and guidance from faculty, advisors, and administration. Students and parents should consider a variety of factors, including overall load, strengths and weaknesses, requirements for graduation, and goals for college and beyond, when selecting courses. To this end, examples of four-year plans are located in the section entitled “Course of Study” to assist in planning for the years ahead. Please feel free to contact the Upper School Director or Dean of Students with any questions regarding academic guidance.