Upper School Curriculum
Upper School Course Overview
The TMI academic year is divided into two semesters: from August to mid-December and from January to late May. The college preparatory curriculum consists of five core fields: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Foreign Language. This core is supplemented by course offerings in Religion, Fine Arts, an optional JROTC program, and Physical Education. A yearlong course equals one credit, and a one-semester course equals one-half credit (except in Physical Education).
All students must enroll in a minimum of six academic periods. All seniors must pass all courses in order to graduate.
A student must earn a course average of 60 to receive credit.
Study Hall and Office Aide are non-credit. Participation in these activities is encouraged and provisions will be made within the schedule to accommodate student interest. These students must strictly adhere to the TMI Dress Code and be a model for the other students in the school. While not performing assigned tasks, these students should be studying similar to a study hall.
Honors and Advanced Placement Courses
Honors courses will provide an expanded scope and sequence to that found in regular courses. Examinations, reading and writing assignments and projects may differ. Honors students are expected to progress more rapidly, and demonstrate the intellectual initiative necessary to accomplish more independent work. The honors courses will be available to those students who complete the application process and are approved by designated committees in appropriate subject areas. The following AP courses are usually available: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Physics B, Physics C, English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, European History, Government and Politics, Latin Catullus, Spanish, Statistics, U .S . History, Computer Programming and Studio Art.