High School

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	Radford students working on an engineering project.
    Radford students working on an engineering project.
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	High school students are expected to complete 26 credits of coursework in order to graduate.
    High school students are expected to complete 26 credits of coursework in order to graduate.
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	Radford offers opportunities for students to expand their horizons. Curriculum Plus is a program that explores other cultures and ideas. In 2015, students traveled to Europe.
    Radford offers opportunities for students to expand their horizons. Curriculum Plus is a program that explores other cultures and ideas. In 2015, students traveled to Europe.
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	Students chat in the locker room between classes.
    Students chat in the locker room between classes.
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	High school seniors work on their independent research projects in the library.
    High school seniors work on their independent research projects in the library.

The high school’s rigorous coursework, together with a supportive guidance program, prepares students for the challenges of higher education. Radford students consistently gain admission to the nation's most selective colleges and universities, including Harvard, Rice, MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Vanderbilt, the University of Chicago, Baylor and Colgate, to name a few. 


Sample High School Courses

Freshman Year
  • Pre-AP English I 
  • Pre-AP Biology 
  • Geometry
  • AP Human Geography 
  • Foreign Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Communication Applications (half credit) 
  • Electives
Sophomore Year
  • Pre-AP English II 
  • AP Chemistry 
  • Algebra II
  • AP World History 
  • Spanish
  • Technology Applications
  • Health (half credit) 
  • Physical Education (half credit) 
  • Electives
Junior Year
  • AP English III (dual credit) 
  • AP Biology II 
  • Spanish
  • AP US History (dual credit) 
  • Pre-Calculus 
  • Health 
  • Physical Education 
  • Electives
Senior Year
  • AP English IV (dual credit) 
  • Physics
  • AP Calculus
  • AP US Government (half credit) 
  • Economics (half credit) 
  • Fine Arts
  • Electives
Electives
  • Engineering Fundamentals
  • Statistics
  • Theatre / Drama 
  • Foreign Languages 
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Academic Decathlon
  • Journalism 
  • Critical Thinking
  • Band
  • Yearbook 
  • Physical Conditioning 
  • Creative Writing
  • SAT / PSAT Prep 
  • Speech / Debate
Graduation Requirements

Credits/Subject

  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics
  • 3.5 Social Sciences
  • 0.5 Economics
  • 4 Science
  • 3 Foreign Languages
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Fine Arts
  • 1 Communication Applications

Possible credits earned at Radford (including electives) total 26.

In addition, fifty (50) community service hours per year are required for graduation, for a total of 200.