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Graduate Profile, 2013-2014

Curriculum Overview
The average Greensboro Day School student graduates with 24 credits, having taken 4 years each of English, mathematics, social studies, science and foreign language, including at least 6 advanced and 2 AP courses. Students with the most demanding course load typically have taken 9 advanced and at least 7 AP courses, including 2 in English, 1 or 2 in foreign language and 1 each in mathematics, history, and science.

Discipline Area 

Minimum Graduation Requirements
one unit = one year
minimum required total: 20 units

# Advanced-Level
Courses Offered
    Advanced       AP/Post-                        Ap 

 English 4 credits, 1 each in grades 9-12, English 9 required


 Math 3 credits; Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II required



 Social Studies3 credits; Global Perspectives, US History, Sr US Government & Economics required



 Science 3 laboratory-course credits; Physics, Chemistry, Biology required



 World Languages 2 credits through at least Level II, at least two years in Upper School



 Arts (music, art, drama) 1 credit; an Exploration course (.5 credit) and any applied arts course (.5 credit), or three semesters of applied arts courses within one discipline



 Physical Education 1 credit, Health and Wellness required





Advanced Placement Results, 2010-2013
Students taking AP courses are required to sit for the AP exams.

Test 2-1 Total 
Art 14119539
Biology 13151214 54
Chemistry 715242066
English Language 409211879329
English Literature 38677745227
European History 302416575
French Language 2201739
Latin: Vergil 15410
Physics C 16105536
Calculus AB 618779
Calculus BC 4852
Spanish Language 65165279
Spanish Literature 13191942
Statistics 5448244130
US History54 715968252
TOTALS 3843774203491530
PERCENTS 25% 25% 27% 23%  


College Acceptance and Matriculation
Members of the Classes of 2011-2013 were offered admission to the following colleges and universities; Figures in parentheses indicate the number enrolled.

In North Carolina
Appalachian State University (6)
Davidson College (3)
Duke University (5)
East Carolina University (4)
Elon University (19)
Fayetteville State University
Guilford College
High Point University (4)
Lees-McRae College
Lenior Rhyne University (1)
Meredith College (1)
NC A&T State University (1)
NC Central University
NC State University (17)
UNC-Asheville (1)
UNC-Chapel Hill (55)
UNC-Charlotte (6)
UNC-Greensboro (6)
UNC School of the Arts (1)
UNC-Wilmington (7)
Wake Forest University (8)
Western Carolina University (2)
William Peace University
Wingate University

Outside North Carolina
American University
Arizona State University
Auburn University (1)
Averett University
Bates College
Baylor University
Belmont University (1)
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University (1)
Bridgewater College
Brown University (1)
Bucknell University (1)
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western University
Centre College
Charleston Southern University
Chestnut Hill College (1)
Chicago University of Art
Christopher Newport University
Clark University
Clarkson University
Clemson University (2)
Coastal Carolina University
Colgate University
College of Charleston (1)
College of William and Mary
Colorado College (1)
Columbia University (1)
Connecticut College
Cornell University
Curry College
Dartmouth College (3)
Denison University
Drexel University
Eastern Michigan State University (1)
Eckerd College (1)
Emory and Henry College (1)
Emory University (2)
Emory at Oxford (1)
Ferrum College
Flagler College (1)
Florida State University (1)
Franklin & Marshall University (1)
Furman University (8)
Gardner-Webb University
George Mason University (1)
George Washington University (2)
Georgetown University (1)
Georgia Institute of Technology
Goucher College
Hamilton College
Hampden-Sydney College
Haverford College (2)
Hiram College
Hobart and Smith College (1)
Howard University
Ithaca College
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University (1)
Kenyon College
Lawrence College
Lipscomb University (1)
Louisiana State University

Longwood University
Lynchburg College
Lynn University
Mary Baldwin College
Maryland Institute College of Arts
Marymount Manhattan
McGill University (Canada)
Mercer University
Messiah College
Miami University (OH)
Michigan State University (1)
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
New York University (2)
North Park University
Northeastern University
Northwestern University (1)
Oberlin College
Paul Smith’s College
Pennsylvania State University (1)
Pomona College
Pratt Institute
Presbyterian College
Purdue University (1)
Radford University
Randolph College
Randolph Macon College
Reed College
Rhode Island School of Design
Rhodes University
Rollins College (2)
Rutgers University
Savannah College of Art and Design (1)
School of Visual Arts (1)
Southern Methodist University (1)
St. Edward’s College (United Kingdom)
St. Olaf College
Stanford University (1)
SUNY-Stony Brook
Syracuse University (1)
Texas Christian University (1)
The Citadel (2)
Trinity College
Tufts University
Tulane University (1)
United State Military Academy (2)
University of Alabama (1)
University of Arizona (1)
University of California-Irvine (1)
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-Riverside
University of California-San Diego
University of California-Santa Barbara
University of Colorado-Boulder (2)
University of Delaware
University of Denver
University of Georgia (3)
University of Illinois-Urbana (1)
University of Indiana
University of Kentucky (1)
University of Maryland
University of Massachusetts
University of Miami (FL) (1)
University of Michigan (1)
University of Mississippi (4)
University of New Hampshire
University of Pennsylvania (2)
University of Pittsburg
University of Richmond (3)
University of South Carolina (10)
University of the Pacific
University of the South
University of Tampa (1)
University of Tennessee (1)
University of Texas
University of Vermont
University of Virginia (1)
University of Washington (1)
University of Wisconsin
Vanderbilt University (2)
Vassar College (1)
Villinova University
Virginia Commonwealth University (1)
Virginia Military Academy
Virginia Polytechnic Institute (2)
Washington and Lee University (5)
Washington College (1)
Washington University (3)
Wells College (1)
Wheaton College (1)
Williams College
Winthrop University (1)
Wofford College (1)


Upper School Fast Facts 

Enrollment in Grades 9-12: 356
Average class size:  12.8

Faculty and staff
39 full-time equivalent
Full-time guidance counselor, learning resource specialist, technology specialist, director of college guidance
Average 20 years experience
Nationally Recruited
28 with master’s degrees, 3 with doctorates

108 courses
23 advanced
17 AP courses
1 post-AP level
Opportunities for independent study and approved online courses through Aventa Learning.

Achievement DataClasses of 2010-2013 (356 students)
Median SAT scores: Reading - 610, Math - 640 (best Reading, best Math for each graduate)
93% took between 1 and 10 AP exams, median number 4
78% of scores 3, 4, 5; 265 earned recognition as AP Scholars
6 National AP Scholars
13 National Merit Scholars

Performing Arts
Over 40% involved in music and/or drama performances

80% of students participate in at least one team sport
12 varsity girls' and  11 varsity boys' teams

College Guidance
5-person staff
Dean assigned in freshman year
Counseling programs beginning in Grade 9
Coordinated standardized testing program beginning in Grade 9, including preparation and review

Special program features
Honor Code:  Student/faculty initiated and maintained program central to school's culture
Laptop program:  All students in grades 6-12 use laptops throughout the curriculum
Academic advising system with 1:9 teacher/student ratio
Integrated experiential education component:  Week-long service/activities for Grades 9-11; 5-week senior project
Comprehensive Student Support Services program with learning resource specialist, math and written-language resource specialists; faculty trained in learning differences
Student leadership/teamwork/community service opportunities through involvement in 18 clubs, student government and service-learning projects

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