Advanced Placement: The American College Prep Curriculum
NCPA uses an American curriculum culminating in rigorous Advanced Placement courses in all subject areas except for Performing Arts and Chinese. AP courses are taught at a college level, preparing our students for university and often earning them college credit - enabling them to graduate early or take a more diverse course load once in college.
Research-Based Assessment Model
All courses are graded using standards-based grading, a method of reporting student achievement based on research-based best practices. Under standards-based grading, students are graded separately for academic knowledge and habits of learning. This separation allows our teachers to more effectively adapt their instruction to each individual's needs and helps students focus on what they need to learn in order to improve rather than simply earning a few extra percentage points on their grade.