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.
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|
|Foreign Language||3 credits|
|Physical Education||1 credit|
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).