4 Year Plan

  

The 4 Year Plan is an Excel-based form that we have our students fill out as Freshmen and update annually. Please click HERE to download a blank 4 Year Plan.

Please look over your daughter's plan with her before registration so you are aware of her intended course selections.  We strive to help them create a plan that will meet their interests and college/career aspirations. 

The credit requirements for graduation are listed in the left hand column, next to the subject name.  We tell our students the expectation at IWA (and any college prep school) is "4 Years in the 4 Core", core subjects being English, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  So, while three years of Science is all that is needed to earn an IWA diploma, the expectation is every student will take four years of Science. Additionally, we require four years of Theology, one semester of Speech, one semester of Personal Finance, two semesters of a Practical Art, three semesters of a Fine Art, and four semesters of PE (one semester per year). Freshman automatically take Freshman Seminar and Sophomores and Juniors are automatically enrolled in a Guidance class that only meets once per cycle and is considered .125 credits.  All other courses earn .5 credits per semester. Students must meet the minimum required amount of credits per semester which is listed in parenthesis at the bottom of each column, although many students choose to exceed the minimum by .5 credit so they can take an extra elective. The maximum number of credits allowed per year is 8 with Administrator approval.

Please contact counselors Karen Banks or Cabrina Noonan with questions about your daughter's 4 Year Plan.