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Academic Requirements

MPH expects students to explore their potential and challenge themselves academically. They must take a minimum of five academic courses each semester, not including fine and performing arts and physical education. An exception may be made when a course load includes Advanced Placement courses.

With the many exciting electives available, students can plan stimulating schedules that expand their thinking and expose them to an array of academic disciplines.

Students must earn a minimum of 23 credits for graduation, distributed as follows:

English 4 credits *
Physical Education 4 credits **
Mathematics 3 credits
History 3 credits
Science 3 credits
World Language 3 credits
Fine and Performing Arts 1 credit
Computer Literacy 1/2 credit
Health (Grade 10) 1/2 credit
Elective 1 credit

View 2014-15 detailed academic requirements here

* All students must take one credit each year. 

Advanced Placement Courses

Over the last five years, 85 percent of Seniors have elected to take Advanced Placement (AP) coursework. Sixteen advanced placement (AP) courses are offered; roughly two-thirds of the MPH students taking an AP exam typically receive college credit or advanced standing for scores of "3" or better. View detailed AP course expectations.

In any given year, Advanced Placement courses may be offered in the following subjects:

  • English Literature and Composition
  • English Language and Composition
  • French Language
  • Spanish Language
  • Latin
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics C
  • Modern European History
  • United States History
  • Economics
  • Statistics


Contact Us

For more information, please contact:

John Stegeman
Head of Upper School
315/446-2452, ext. 126
jstegeman@mph.net