As an accredited, college prep school, C/A has a rigorous but achievable set of academic standards. High school classes follow the Virginia Standards of Learning and parallel those offered at other independent schools as well as public schools. What’s different?
Constantly evolving, our curriculum is frequently enhanced to reflect the special talents of individual students. If a student needs more advanced challenges, we will develop coursework or a new class to keep him or her progressively engaged. We offer honors components in all English and history courses, most science and Spanish courses, and some math courses. Students who are interested in exploring a particular discipline in more depth can challenge themselves by earning a Diploma Certificate along with their Standard or Advanced Diploma.
In addition to core academic subjects, students participate in physical education, community service, J-Term, and a wide variety of electives through which they can sample new activities and explore their interests. We highly value success in all student endeavors—academic, artistic, and athletic—and celebrate students’ talents throughout the year.