Students typically take five academic courses per semester. Honors and AP courses represent both a challenge and a distinction for the exceptionally talented and motivated student. AP courses are college-level courses that terminate in an Advanced Placement Examination offered by the College Entrance Examination Board. Providence also offers two Dual Enrollment courses. Students may be awarded college credit or college course exemption on the basis of AP exam scores.
Skills in reading, writing, thinking and speaking are developed and strengthened through our English curriculum. In each year of study, our students are challenged by stimulating reading assignments, frequent writing projects, a comprehensive vocabulary program, and oral presentations. Our English Department encourages independent thinkers, critical readers, and capable writers. For those ready for a greater challenge, Advancement Placement English, and Dual Enrollment classes are available.
English I, II, III, IV
English I, II, III, IV Honors
Advanced Placement Language and Composition
English Composition/Dual Enrollment I, II
The Mathematics Department is committed to preparing our students for a world that will require them to solve complex problems and make critical decisions using mathematical reasoning. Students use technology to help visualize and solve problems, explore and experiment, and develop, enhance, and expand their understanding of mathematics. Graphing calculators (the Texas Instruments TI-Inspire or TI- 89) are used in all mathematics classes.
Algebra 1, II
Algebra 1, II Honors
Geometry, Geometry Honors
Math Analysis and Trigonometry Honors
Analysis of Functions Honors
Advanced Placement Statistics
Advanced Placement Calculus AB
Advanced Placement Calculus BC
Advanced Placement Statistics
The Science Department encourages curiosity and builds on the fundamental knowledge of science skills through observation, experimentation, and evaluation as students study subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology, anatomy, physiology, and engineering. Through our dynamic college preparatory curriculum, students learn to inquire purposefully, think critically, and judge wisely. They will also get the background needed for further scientific pursuit in college.
Biology 1 Honors
Chemistry I, Chemistry I Honors
Physics I Honors
AP Physics I, II
Anatomy and Physiology Honors
Marine Science Honors
Introduction to Engineering
History and social sciences curriculums are designed to help students appreciate and understand the global community in which we live, as well as the diversity of the American culture and heritage. Not only will students learn about the challenges and complexity of recording and interpreting history, but they will also learn to examine assumptions, biases, and hypotheses in their sources. By studying the past, they will be prepared to lead in the future.
World History Honors
Contemporary Western History Honors
Advanced Placement European History
US History Honors
Advanced Placement US History
American Government Honors
Economics with Financial Literacy Honors
Advanced Placement US Government & Politics
Advanced Placement Comparative Government & Politics
Advanced Placement Macroeconomics
Social Science Electives
Advanced Placement Psychology
The foreign language program equips students, linguistically and culturally, to communicate successfully in the global economy. Whether a student chooses to learn Spanish or French, they will be taught a solid foundation of grammar and vocabulary in both oral and written communication and will also study culture and history as part of their foreign language study.
French IV Honors/Advanced Placement French Language
At Providence School, an emphasis on spiritual development of our students is encouraged through daily Bible classes. These classes focus on the Old and New Testaments, finding our mission in Christ, and apologetics.
Fine arts courses offer students the opportunity to master technical skills in visual art, music, theatre, and public speaking. In addition, students develop abilities in the areas of critical thinking, discipline, self-confidence, and creativity.
Chorale I, II, III, IV
Drawing I, II
Drawing III Honors
Ceramics/Pottery I, II
Ceramics/Pottery III Honors
Two Dimensional Art
High School Band I, II, III, IV
Dance I, II, III, IV
Chapel Leadership Team
Musical Theater Techniques I, II, III, IV
AP Music Theory
Graphic Design I, II, III, IV
Yearbook I – Photojournalism
Yearbook II, III
Physical Education fosters an appreciation for a strong, healthy body and helps individuals realize the importance of maintaining an optimum level of fitness throughout life