In choosing courses, students should follow the academic policies listed below:
  1. Students are expected to carry five academic courses each semester selected from at least four different departments. Any change in this program requires permission from parent, advisor, appropriate Academic Dean, and (in the case of seniors) college counselor. An additional course may be selected from the Performing Arts, Fine Arts, or Computer departments.
  2. Any student who wishes to take six academic courses must write a petition and obtain approval from the Educational Policies Committee, after first meeting with his/her academic dean.
  3. Credit is earned at the completion of a course; no partial credit is awarded for partial completion of a course unless approved by the department and Academic Dean and supported by the Educational Policies Committee. A student who withdraws from a course will not receive any credit for that course.
  4. A student must take and pass a minimum of four full credit classes each year to move on to the next grade.
Grades 9 and 10
It is highly recommended that all 9th and 10th grade students be in at least six courses. During the 9th and 10th grade years, students must earn the minimum number of credits by department as indicated below:

English - 2 credits
Mathematics - 2 credits
Foreign Language* - 2 credits
Science (normally Conceptual Physics) - 1 credit
History/Social Science - 1.5 credits
Religion and Humanities - .5 credit
Arts (Fine or Performing) - .5 credit

Grades 11 and 12
During the 11th and 12th grade years, a student must earn the minimum number of credits by department as indicated below:

English** - 2 credits
Mathematics*** - 1 credit
History/Social Science**** - 1 credit
Science - 1 credit
Religion and Humanities - .5 credit
Arts (Fine or Performing) - .5 credit

*These credits must include two successive years of sequential levels of the same language.
**These credits must include the Literary Traditions course.
***The mathematics sequence includes first-year algebra, geometry, and second-year algebra.
****This credit must include a course designated "American Studies" (AS) unless the student has already passed a course in United States History in high school above the ninth grade and has department head approval.

Cranbrook Schools

·39221 Woodward ·Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304
Cranbrook Educational Community admits students and makes its services, activities, and education programs available to students without regard to sex, race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected status as required by state or federal law.

Cranbrook Schools is a private college prep boarding school located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Detroit, consisting of three schools; an elementary school with a private preschool, a single gender middle school with a distinct boys middle school and girls middle school, along with a co-ed college prep private boarding high school. Cranbrook is regarded as one of the top private schools in Michigan. Many of Cranbrook’s students attend top universities and colleges.

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