Curriculum & Electives
Take a look at Auburn's class requirements and extra classes you may take!
Auburn Adventist Academy Accreditation
Auburn Adventist Academy is accredited with the Association of Seventh-day Adventist Secondary Schools and Colleges, the National Council for Private School Accreditation, and the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools and is approved by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Diploma Options: Standard or Enriched Academic Program
Both the Standard and Enriched diploma provide academic preparation for admission to most colleges and universities. The Standard Diploma exceeds the minimum requirements listed for graduation, as set forth by the State of Washington and the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. The Enriched Diploma, while also exceeding minimum requirements, provides for considerable flexibility for individual planning based on the student’s higher educational goals.
Course Load Requirements
A student must take a minimum of five courses per semester. Students wishing to take more than seven courses per semester must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and fill out an overload request form for approval by Curriculum Committee. Students desiring to take any coursework outside of AAA after initial enrollment must secure the approval of the Curriculum Committee.
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College Credit Classes
|Grade 9: Freshmen Year
Algebra 1*, Pre-Algebra, or Geometry
Health & Basic PE
WA State History
(if not taken in grade 7 or 8)
Grade 10: Sophomore Year
Algebra 1* or Geometry*
Grade 11: Junior Year
Algebra 2*or Pre-Calculus
Spanish I*, II*, III
|Grade 12: Senior Year
English: (2 semesters)
Government, Personal Law* or Psychology‡
Spanish II* or III
|* Enriched Diploma Requirement
‡ High School & College Credit
AAA offers several Walla Walla University (WWU) courses to qualified seniors.
» College Writing
Our college-level classes qualify for high school and college credit. Engineering and Psychology can be taken as high school credit only, with no additional fee. The college credit requires a cumulative GPA of between 2.5 and 3.0. If college credit is earned, the student will receive their official grade and transcript from WWU at the completion of the class, which can then be transferred to the college or university of their choice. Teachers of dual credit classes are directly supervised by WWU and their curriculum is approved by WWU. With dual credit classes, a student’s final grade is based on an entire semester of study versus one final test.
Auburn is an ACT, ITED, PLAN, PSAT & SAT Testing Center. The PLAN test is required for all Sophomores. The PSAT is required for all Juniors. Please see our "Current Students" page for a schedule of testing dates.
Key: +Senior Class ◊Junior or Senior Class ‡High School & College Credit #Alternate Years
Anatomy & Physiology ◊
Architectural Drafting & CADD ◊
(Computer Aided Drafting & Design)
Biblical Literature +
College Writing +‡
Post War American History ◊ #
Research Physics +
Spanish (year 1, 2, 3)
Earth Science ◊
World Literature +
Ski & Snowboard Program
Swimming & Lifeguarding
Varsity Basketball & Volleyball
Varsity Soccer & Cross Country
Varsity Track & Field
Art & Music
Graphic Design #
Print Making #