Academic Program

Woodlands Academy utilizes a flexible level system. Students are not confined to a given level for all courses. The four levels are:

  • Advanced Placement
  • Honors,
  • College Prep Level 1, and
  • College Prep Level 2.

Placement in these levels is based upon demonstrated skill development and the intellectual maturity necessary to succeed.

Woodlands offers Advanced Placement courses in 17 subjects: Art, Art History, Biology, Physics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science A, English Literature, French Language, Music Theory, Physics I, Psychology, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics, World History, and U.S. History. The school requires that ALL students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses take the College Board exams in May. NoteThe College Board charges a fee for all Advanced Placement exams, including AP Art. The school bills families for this fee during the second semester of the school year.

Beginning the 2016-2017 school year, each student must take a minimum of seven (7) credits per year. Thus, a minimum of 25.75 credits is required for graduation for the members of the class of 2017, a minimum of 26.5 credits is required for graduation for the members of the class of 2018, a minimum of 27.25 credits is required for graduation for the members of the class of 2019, a minimum of 28 credits is required for graduation for the members of the class of 2020. 


Department Required Recommended
English 4 credits 4 credits
Fine Arts 2 credits 2 credits
International Languages 3 credits in one language 4 credits
Social Studies 3 credits 3–4 credits
Mathematics 3 credits 4 credits
Physical Education 4 years 4 credits
Theology 3 credits 3 credits
Science 3 credits 3–4 credits
Elective 3 credits  3 credits