The privilege of requesting 6 graded courses is available to returning students only.
In order to petition to be considered for a sixth graded class in English, Foreign Language, History, Math, Phil/Rel or Science, students must have maintained an average of 90% or higher for the 3 previous terms at Deerfield.
In order to petition to be considered for a Visual & Performing Arts course as a sixth graded class, students must have fulfilled their two-term Visual & Performing Arts diploma requirement. Students can fulfill the requirement by:
- Entering Deerfield with two terms of qualifying incoming credit earned at a previous school
- Taking two entry-level term courses at Deerfield
- Entering with one term of incoming credit and taking a one-term course at Deerfield
The sixth-course pass/fail option is still available to students who do not want to receive a numerical grade without having to submit a petition.