Your advisor will work with you to establish a prescribed program for graduation. The program will vary, depending upon such factors as the student’s previous course of study, academic achievement and ability, and future plans.  When all essential information is received, the staff will recommend a course of study and a diploma program. This program will be presented for approval to the parents. The following are types of diploma programs: Technical, Academic, College Preparatory, NCAA, and Honors.



TechnicalAcademicCollege PrepNCAAHonorsAssociates Degree College Now ProgramNotes
Math3 credits required3 credits required - must include 
Algebra I
3 credits required including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II3 credits required, 
Algebra I or higher
4 credits required including 
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Advanced math
Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II needed before 11th grade. 11th & 12th Grade 3 DE credits Math/ScienceAvailable AP Courses:
AP Calculus AB*
AP Statistics*
English Language Arts4 credits required4 credits required4 credits required4 credits required
4 credits required. Must include either Brit or America Lit and College Comp or AP Lang/Lit & Comp. 2 credits, preferably Honors level required before 11th grade. 11th and 12th 3 DE credits, Communication
Available AP Courses:
AP English Language and Composition*
AP English Literature and Composition*
Social Studies4 credits required - must consist of US History, W. Geography, W. History and US Government4 credits required - must consist of US History, W. Geography, W. History and US Government4 credits required - must consist of US History, W. Geography, W. History and US Government4 credits required - must consist of US History, W. Geography, W. History and US Government (Meets NCAA requirements for 2 social Science + 2 additional core courses)4 credits required - must consist of US History, W. Geography, W. History and US Government
World Geo required before 11th grade. Must cover US History, W. History and US Government while earning 2 DE credits in Social/Behavioral Sciences and 1 DE credit in HumanitiesSee chart below for list of History and Humanities courses.
Science3 credits required3 credits required3 credits required. Must include Biology and either Chemistry or Physics3 credits required (NCAA only requires 2 but Bridgeway requires 3- 3rd science course meets requirement for extra English, Science or Math Core course), 1 Science lab4 credits required. Must include Biology, either Chemistry or Physics, plus Advanced ScienceBiology and Chemistry before 11th grade. 3 DE credits Math/Science. 
Includes courses in Biological Science (Biochemistry, Biology, Ecology), Physical Science (Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics) and Technology

General Electives4 credits required 4 credits required 4 credits required


4 credits required
4 credits required
8 multi-disciplinary studies credits (need to finish out high school requirements plus electives)Required courses: Personal Finance, Health, Fine Arts, Technology, State History and Speech can meet these elective requirements.
Humanities courses include cultural studies such as art and music history, world geography, language studies, apologetics and theology
Human-ities Electives
(these are in addition to the Social Studies - Human-ities Reguire-ment)
2 Credits Required. Must include one course in religious studies.2 Credits Required. Must include one course in religious studies.2 Credits Required. Must include one course in religious studies.4 credits of extra Core courses (from English, Science, Math, or SS or foreign language).  Must include one course in religious studies.2 Credits Required. Must include one course in religious studies.3 DE credits Bible/Religion includes courses in Bible, theology, church history, and religion.Available AP Course:
AP Psychology*
Foreign Languagenot required, but can be used to meet humanities requirementnot required, but can be used to meet humanities requirement2 credits required, preferably of the same language2 credits required, preferably of the same language (not required by NCAA, but required by Bridgeway and meets Core Elective Requirement above)3 credits required preferably of the same language2 credits required before 11th grade.Available AP courses:
AP French Language and Culture*
AP Spanish Language and Culture*

(NCAA students: must complete textbook foreign language, or Elite pkg foreign language. Rosetta Stone is not approved.)
Required CoursesHealth, Speech, Fine Arts, Personal Finance, State History, and TechnologyHealth, Speech, Fine Arts, Personal Finance, State History, and TechnologyHealth, Speech, Fine Arts, Personal Finance, State History, and TechnologyHealth, Speech, Fine Arts, Personal Finance, State History, and TechnologyHealth, Speech, Fine Arts, Personal Finance, State History, and TechnologyHealth, Speech, Fine Arts, Personal Finance, State History, and Technology (Personal Finance before 11th grade)
PE1 credit required1 credit required1 credit required1 credit required1 credit required1 credit required120 hours of logged PE is required- PE is recommended every year of High School
Notes21 credits - for students seeking a career path rather than college21 credits - for students planning to attend community college or vocational school23 credits - for students planning to attend a moderately selective college23 credits - for students planning to meet NCAA eligibility requirements. Students must earn the NCAA minimum GPA and corresponding SAT/ACT score for eligibility26 credits - for students applying to more selective colleges - recommended that Honors students take at least 2 AP coursesFor students who want to earn their Associates Degree while completing High School. Associates Degree Candidates take 10 college courses per school year. This includes high school credits and translates to 60 college credits. Students must be on the College Prep or Honors track from 9th grade.Dual Enrollment courses are also available through Ohio Christian University for any high school student that is academically ready . DE courses count toward high school requirements as well as earn college credit.

*Additional fee required for AP level courses.


History CoursesHumanities Courses
  • US History I
  • US History II
  • World History
  • AP US History*
  • AP World History*
  • US Government
  • World Geography
  • Economics
  • Constitution
  • Collectivism
  • AP Human Geography*
  • AP US Government & Politics*

Students who are capable should follow the College Preparatory course of study. Some qualified students will choose to pursue a less demanding program, insisting they have no plans to enroll in college. However, these students frequently change their minds, and then regret not having prepared themselves better for college. A Bridgeway Academy academic advisor will prepare a projection toward graduation when your student enters High School. A sample projection is shown below:



Bridgeway Academy is happy to be able to offer a diploma as tangible evidence of completion of high school training. You, too, can join alumni who have gone on to college or vocational activities. Diplomas are awarded only to those students who successfully complete the required high school courses for graduation through Bridgeway Academy. The National Association of Private Schools accredits Bridgeway Academy. Our CEEB Code is 390031. We are recognized by the Department of Education of Pennsylvania to issue a diploma. We are also accredited by Cognia.