Welcome to this year’s online Upper School Curriculum Guide. Read the course descriptions carefully and consider you interests and goals for your time at Severn School. Consider printing the Planning Template to use as a tool to chart your courses and track your progress through senior year.
Our required core courses, which are also offered at the honors level, are designed to provide a comprehensive college preparatory education. These core courses are complemented by interesting and relevant elective courses, including AP courses in every subject area, MSON (Malone Online School Network) options, and the opportunity for independent study if a student has gone beyond our offerings.
I hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to stretch yourself intellectually, try new classes and pursuits, and extend your areas of study beyond your comfort zone. As you go through your high school years, such an approach will not just help you uncover new talents and areas of interest; it will also make you a deeper and more nimble thinker.
Each student’s path is unique, and so you will ultimately discuss your course choices with your advisor, grade dean, and college counselor. I encourage you to start those conversations early as you consider your interests and goals. Be sure to take advantage of the many resources you have available to you!
Upper School Head