Cumberland Academy High is fully accredited and meets all state standards and annual expectations. We pride ourselves on having the most knowledgeable and caring teachers who teach the whole child. With student to teacher ratios lower than the state average, our teachers are able to get to know your child and forge a partnership with your family. Like you, we want your student to be successful!
Our curriculum includes core classes such as English language arts, reading, math, science, and social studies. Students are also able to explore their passions in elective classes such as graphic design, American Sign Language, theatre, and business information management.
Students are required to declare an endorsement in writing and will be able to change their endorsement with written notification. Cumberland Academy High offers five endorsement options, giving students flexibility based on individual interests and career goals. Each endorsement category is designed to prepare students to successfully enter post-secondary education or the workforce upon graduation from high school.
The endorsement and specialization areas offered are listed below.
A student pursuing a STEM endorsement must complete Algebra I, Chemistry, Physics, and all other graduation requirements.
Math: 5 Credits of Math
Must have Algebra 1 or Pre-AP Algebra 1 and Geometry or Pre-AP Geometry; and pick three of the following: Pre-AP Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, other advanced math beyond Algebra 1 or independent study in Math.
Science: 5 Credits of Science
Must have Biology or Pre-AP Biology, Chemistry or Pre-AP Chemistry, Physics or Pre-AP Physics, Astronomy, and Anatomy and Physiology.
Arts / AV Technology & Communication
Must include Professional Communication, Graphic Design 1, Graphic Design 2, and two other technology classes.
Must include Principles of Business, Marketing, Finance, and three of the following: BIM 1, BIM 1, Business Law, Business English, or Accounting.
Must include four of the following: Principles of Business, Marketing, Finance, Financial Mathematics, Accounting 1, Accounting 2, or other advanced finance class.
Must include three credits from the following: Health Science Theory, Human Growth & Development, Psychology (1/2 credit), Sociology (1/2 credit), and Anatomy and Physiology.
Education & Training
Must include three credits from the following: Psychology (1/2 credit), Sociology (1/2 credit), Human Growth and Development, Instructional Practices, or other approved course.
Band 1, Band 2, Band 3, and Band 4
Orchestra 1, Orchestra 2, Orchestra 3, and Orchestra 4
Choir 1, Choir 2, Choir 3, and Choir 4
Theater 1, Theater 2, Theater 3, and Theater 4
Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and Spanish 4
ASL 1, ASL 2, ASL 3, ASL 4
a combination of two consecutive classes from each of the above
English 1, English 2, English 3, and an additional advanced English class
Art 1, Art 2, Art 3, and Art 4
AP or Dual Credit
Four credits in Advanced Placement (AP) or four credits of dual credit from English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Economics, or Fine Arts.
FOUR by FOUR
Four credits in each of the four foundation subject areas to include English 4, Chemistry or Physics, and Algebra 2.