The privilege of requesting 6 graded courses is available to returning students only.
In order for the Curriculum Committee to consider a petition for a sixth graded class in Computer Science, English, Foreign Language, History and Social Science, Math, Philosophy and Religion or Science, students must have maintained an average of 90% or higher for the three previous terms at Deerfield. While a 90% average for those terms is necessary to petition for a sixth graded course, such averages do not guarantee approval. The Curriculum Committee will decide whether to permit students to take six courses based on their academic standing and their proposed course load.
In order to petition to be considered for enrollment in a Visual & Performing Arts course as a sixth graded class, students must have fulfilled their two-term Visual & Performing Arts diploma requirement. The Curriculum Committee will decide whether to permit students to take a sixth course in the Visual and Performing Arts based on the students’ academic standing and their proposed course load. Students may take a sixth course [in VPA] as a pass/fail option without having to submit a petition.