#KEYLife

The Key School has officially earned Maryland Green School Certification by the Maryland Association of Environmental & Outdoor Education. This designation comes after a lengthy application process that required an in-depth review of the School's programs and philosophy as well as substantiation of a sustained dedication to environmental initiatives.

A student leader in the school's Upper School, Jayda is active with several student groups and has competed in pageant contests since she was 5 years old. She organized the Students for Social Change's annual Diversity Day, held Feb 3. Jayda arranged two seminars for her schoolmates. One incorporated interactive activities designed to encourage the students' awareness of their own privileges, and a second session included a discussion based on what happened during the interactive sessions and how the students could be more inclusive.

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Academic Requirements

The academic year at Key is divided into semesters. Classes meet on a block system. Each class meets for two seventy-minute periods and two forty-five minute periods per week. Students take a minimum of five courses each semester, with each full year course being equal to one credit. In order to graduate, students must earn at least 19 credits and present as a minimum:

Minimum Academic Requirements
Arts2 credits
English4 credits
History3 credits
Foreign Language3 credits
Mathematics3 credits
Physical Education1 credit
Science3 credits

Advanced Placement

The following courses are wholly dedicated to A.P. preparation: French VI (French Literature); Spanish V (Spanish Language); Latin IV (Virgil); Calculus (AB and BC); Biology; Chemistry; Studio Art. The following A.P. opportunities are also available: Physics; Statistics; English Composition and Literature (English 12); American History (American Civilization); French Language (French V).