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 Statistics
- AP Studio Art: Drawing
- AP Studio Art: 2D Design
A Boston Trinity Academy education culminates with Senior Honors Symposium. Encapsulating the interdisciplinary nature of a liberal arts education, Senior Symposium requires students to analyze a topic of social relevance through two lenses: moral philosophy and Christian ethics. Seniors spend the year researching and writing a 20-25 page research paper on their topic which they then present and defend before a panel of invited judges. The course prepares students for the rigors of college-level research, which numerous alumni have said they felt more than equipped to handle.
Senior Symposium operates as a collegiate level research seminar, built on the Boston Trinity mission to educate students from diverse backgrounds in an academically demanding Christ-centered community, and to inspire them to lead lives of faith, integrity and service. 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.