Non-shaded areas represent graduation requirements, while the shaded boxes represent disciplines in which students can choose elective courses from either the BUA or the University.
- All Boston University Academy courses are honors level and there is no tracking.
- Math and language placement is determined by a placement exam (not by grade level).
- BUA classes are 50 minutes long (with the exception of 75-minute blocks for labs/art/gym) with a 10- or 15-minute passing time in between periods.
- One period of every day is reserved for Academic Block; students may use this time as a study hall and meet with teachers.
|9th Grade||10th Grade||11th Grade||12th Grade|
|English||Classical Themes in Literature||English Language & Composition||American Literature||Senior Seminar at BUA or an English course at BU|
|History||Ancient History||Development of Modern Europe||American History|
|Language||Latin or Ancient Greek||Latin or Ancient Greek||20+ languages offered at BU; placement is determined by exam (not grade level)|
|Science||Physics||Chemistry||CAS BI 107 & 108: Biology I & II|
|Math||Typical course progression: Advanced Algebra, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus.
Placement is determined by ability and exposure, not grade level; completion of Calculus is a graduation requirement.
Students can take up to Multivariable Calculus at BUA, after which higher level math courses are available at BU.
|Arts||Chamber Ensemble, Chorus, Jazz Band, Drama, or Visual Art||Advanced seminars available at BUA and BU|
|Additional Coursework||Foundations in Language & Logic
|Physical Education||Junior Research Seminar (1/2 credit elective)||Senior Thesis|
|Students are required to complete 20 hours of community service for each year that they are enrolled at BUA.|