Students at Miss Hall’s School spend much of their time on academic pursuits. Because academic performance has a significant impact on choices for college, it is important that students devote themselves to learning with the same interest, dedication, and perseverance that their teachers devote to teaching. Faculty members are eager to help students in every way possible, whether with extra help, with advice and suggestions, or with encouragement and support.
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Engineering and Technology Innovation
Successful completion of one (1) year-long course or two (2) semester-long courses (starting with the class of 2020)
All students must take at least one year’s credit, selecting one or more of the expressive arts courses. Students may select two semester-long courses or one year-long course. In lieu of selecting courses, students may fulfill this requirement either by two full years of participation in a music ensemble or by participation in two theater productions.
In addition, eligible students who take private music lessons earn 1/4 credit for each semester.
Entrance into AP art classes is only by permission of the instructor.
The history course for ninth-grade students is World History.
Students who enroll at Miss Hall’s School after completing ninth grade elsewhere may count their ninth-grade history course toward the three-credit graduation requirement in history, as long as their ninth-grade course was not US History.
The standard MHS tenth-grade history offering is US History; however, newly enrolled sophomores who are taking English as a Second Language should take World History and delay US History until their junior year.
Newly enrolled juniors must satisfactorily complete US History and one more semester of history to graduate.
AP courses may be taken with the permission of the History Department chair. AP European History is the only AP history course available to sophomores; juniors and seniors may choose from any of the three AP courses offered by the department.
Successful completion of courses through the third level in one language
Although Miss Hall’s School requires students to have satisfactorily completed the third level of a language, students with documented learning differences may be allowed to waive the language requirement.
Students who are enrolled in English as a Second Language and who have satisfactorily completed English Language and Culture (the third level of ESL at the School) are regarded as having completed their language requirement. Nevertheless, they are encouraged to explore another language.
Students wishing to take Chinese Language and Culture must have completed their three-year requirement in another language.
The MHS graduation requirement in mathematics is three years of math courses, but students are encouraged to enroll in four years of mathematics.
In order to graduate, all Miss Hall’s School students must have satisfactorily completed Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. Students currently in Algebra I should request Geometry as their next course, and those in Geometry should request Algebra II as their next course.
In order to take AP Calculus AB, students must have successfully completed Precalculus Honors or Differential Calculus. Students who would like to request AP Calculus BC must have successfully completed AP Calculus AB.
The graduation requirement in science is three credits, two of which must be in chemistry and biology courses. Students are strongly encouraged to enroll in four years of science.
Freshwomen are enrolled in Introductory Physics.
Successful completion of Algebra I is a prerequisite for enrollment in Chemistry. Biology courses are open only to those students who have successfully completed Chemistry.
In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to successfully complete the requirements of the Athletics Department, the Girls’ Leadership Project, and the Horizons Program.
“Find a need you can fill today, one that is within your power, and do it. As you contemplate the options before you — tomorrow, next year, and ten years from now — remember that there often is no right answer, so don’t be paralyzed trying to figure it out.” – 2017 Commencement Speaker Christina Lowery, CEO of Girl Rising