Grade 12 Overview

One of our goals in Grade 12 is to provide opportunities for students to build the skills needed to live and thrive in a world that is dynamic and uncertain. Faculty work collaboratively to support students in becoming confident and resilient decision makers with the ability to adapt in a variety of environments. We ensure students understand actions, issues and perspectives from beyond their own lived experiences. They are encouraged to be creative and to thoughtfully and honestly examine their interests and capacities when considering their next steps beyond the ivy walls of Havergal.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the concepts related to lifelong learning, interpersonal relationships (including responsible citizenship) and career planning.
  • Reflect critically upon progress and make adjustments as needed.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take a different approach or adopt a different perspective.
  • Recognizes and advocates appropriately for the rights of self and others.
  • Take responsibility for their actions, with a focus on living Havergal’s values, and striving to contribute positively to their community.
  • Develop a deep understanding of key disciplinary concepts and ideas.

Curriculum at a Glance

All Grade 12 courses are advanced and college-preparatory, running the gamut from business studies, career prep and health, to languages, advanced math, technology and the arts. By Grade 12, their education plan is also largely self-directed, as students customize their course options to meet their personal goals. Our Senior School teachers are specialists in their areas, and they find innovative ways to engage students in rigorous academics through collaboration, networking, research, inquiry and dialogue.

The school offers timetabled Advanced Placement (AP) courses in some subjects. These are Grade 12 University Preparation Courses, which also provide the extra content needed to prepare students to write AP exams. Students in AP courses will earn the related Grade 12 University Preparation course credit.