Upper School

Advanced Diploma Programs

Distinguished Scholars Program

The Distinguished Scholars Program is a program for students who have applied and been selected, who participate in opportunities for intellectual rigor and stimulation both in and out of the classroom throughout high school in further preparation to pursue matriculation to the most competitive colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.

These students have completed the classroom coursework, field trips, and seminars which support and encourage an enriched intellectual atmosphere. Distinguished Scholars dedicated themselves to the highest level of scholastic pursuit to successfully complete the program.

Advanced Placement International Diploma

The Advanced Placement International Diploma (APID) is a globally recognized certificate for students with an international outlook. The APID challenges a student to display exceptional achievement on Advanced Placement (AP) exams across several disciplines.

Universities worldwide utilize the APID in admissions but it is not a substitute for a high school diploma. Rather, it provides additional certification of outstanding academic excellence.

To earn an APID, a student attending school within the United States must indicate on at least one AP Exam answer sheet that the results should be sent to a university outside the United States.

Study Area Concentration Diploma

The Study Area Concentration (SAC) diploma program has been developed for the student who has already identified a concentrated study area of interest that could lead to determining their major field of study in college or future career path. Montverde Academy has developed a comprehensive study plan and curriculum in six major concentrations that teaches important college-preparatory courses over the four years of high school beginning with Grade 9 that will lead to a specialized diploma in the following areas:

List of 6 items.

  • STEM

    (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

    For those who seek careers in physical sciences such as Chemistry and Physics, Computer Science and Graphics, Architecture, Engineering and fields involving high competency in mathematics.
  • PHS

    (Pre-Professional Health Sciences)

    For those who are interested in Pre-Med, Pre-Vet and Pre-Dental as well as careers in Wellness, Health or life sciences such as Biology, Anatomy and Ecology.
  • VA

    (Visual Arts)

    For those who wish to showcase their talent, mastery and experience in vocal arts, piano, instrumental music, theater or the visual and creative arts.
  • BIED

    (Business Innovation and Entrepreneurial Development)

    For those who plan on entering the business and financial world seeking to become global entrepreneurs, corporate and government leaders, as well as business and societal problem solvers.
  • GP

    (Global Perspectives)

    For those who are interested in pursuing careers in Education, Pre-Law, Social and Public Services, Government, Real Estate, and Journalism.
  • COM


    For those who want to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, Print Journalism, Video Production, Public Relations, Radio Broadcasting, Web Design and Sports Announcing.
For more information on these programs, please download the SAC Program detail brochure.
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