AP Courses and Senior Symposium
As part of our rigorous academic curriculum, students must complete at least three AP (Advanced Placement) courses and a year-long research and writing course on a justice-related problem. Requiring these courses helps to ensure that our students are prepared and confident as they look forward to pursuing their academic goals in college.
AP (Advanced Placement) courses are college-level classes that students can take in high school. Students at Boston Trinity Academy must take at least three AP courses, usually beginning in the junior year, in order to graduate. These courses prepare students for the rigors of college coursework and demonstrate an ability to succeed at a collegiate level. Boston Trinity offers thirteen AP courses:
- AP Biology
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- AP Computer Science A
- AP English Literature and Composition
- AP European History
- AP French Language and Culture
- AP Physics 1
- AP Psychology
- AP Spanish Language and Culture
- AP Studio Art: Drawing
- AP Studio Art: 2D Design
- AP Studio Art: 3D Design
A Boston Trinity Academy education culminates with Senior Honors Symposium. This course requires students to spend the year researching a justice-related problem they choose themselves and analyzing it through two lenses: moral philosophy and Christian ethics. Seniors write a 25 page paper addressing the problem and at the end of the year present and defend their work before an invited panel of judges from the Boston academic and professional communities.
Senior Symposium is a collegiate level seminar. This is not a research course for the sake of research, but rather a key opportunity in the school to allow our greatest ideas and deepest joys to meet the world’s greatest needs.