Core Curriculum

Every student takes a college preparatory core curriculum which includes two classes of English a day; one in Literature the other in Language Arts, Mathematics, History, Laboratory Science and Foreign Language. Foreign Languages offered include Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish.


Supplemental and Elective Courses

AP Courses

The core curriculum is supplemented by courses in the Fine and Performing Arts, Computer Science, Physical Education and Health, SAT and TOEFL Preparation and elective courses such as Environmental Science, Marine Science, Astronomy, Genetics, World Religions, Psychology, Sociology, Film as Literature, and Creative Writing.

This year, ICA’s advanced courses include Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language and Culture, Comparative Government and Politics, Human Geography, Japanese, Music Theory, Psychology, Physics 1 and 2, Studio Art-2D, Studio Art-Drawing and World History.

Senior Seminar(Leadership and Citizenship) is required of all seniors. It includes a community service component.

Grade 7

Literature 7

Language Arts 7

Life Science

Pre Algebra

Mental Math

World Cultures

Chinese 7

Choice of French / German
Japanese / Spanish / ESL 7

Art / Music / PE / Health


Grade 8

Literature 8

Physical Science

Algebra 1 / Mental Math

Human Geography

Language Arts 8

Chinese 8

Choice of French / German
Japanese / Spanish / ESL 8

Art / Music / PE


(PBL) Humanities: Problem Based Learning

Grade 9

Literature 9

Language Arts 9


Geometry / Mental Math

Ancient History

Chinese 9

Choice of French / German
Japanese / Spanish / ESL 9

Art / Music / PE


Stem Science

Grade 10

World Literature 10

Language Arts 10

Chemistry or Biology

Algebra II or Geometry

Mental Math

Chinese 10

Choice of French / German 2
Japanese / Spanish / ESL 10


Art / Music / PE / TOEFL


Honors History of Art

AP Human Geography

Grade 11

American Literature 11

Language Arts 11

Physics or Chemistry

Pre Calculus or Algebra II

American Studies

United States History

Chinese 11

Choice of French / German 3
Japanese / Spanish / ESL 11

Global Studies


Electives – TOEFL , SAT

Grade 12

English Literature –
Chaucer, Shakespeare,
Milton, Wolfe (1st Semester)

Introduction to Poetry

Heroes in Literature


Post Modernism

Women in Literature (2nd Semester)

Creative Writing




Grade 12

Enviromental Science

Anatomy and Physiology

Exploring the Cosmos


Problems in Physics


Chinese 3, 4

French 3, 4

Japanese 3, 4

Spanish 3, 4

German 4

11th and 12th Grade Electives 

Advanced Computer


Environmental Science


Chamber Music



Studio Art

World Religions