High School

In High School at TCA ADS, students spend their time rigorously studying UC aligned courses in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, in addition to Armenian Language, Literature, and History. Ninth grade students are taught Health & Fitness, tenth grade students study Sports Medicine, Eleventh grade students learn Emergency Medical Response, Business Law and Shakespeare, and seniors have a weekly workshop in College Counseling and Yearbook preparation.

Based on their overall performance, students are eligible to receive Advanced Placement to facilitate their admission to prestigious universities. Current standard AP courses offered at TCA ADS include U.S. History, Calculus, Art History, Government, Psychology and English Literature.

All high school students are required to enroll in elective courses which include Astronomy, International Relations, Beginning Architecture and Graphic Design. Students are required to complete 100 hours of community service and be involved in various extracurricular activities both inside and outside the school.

Every year the student body of TCA ADS is urged to fundraise and donate money to Armenia Fund to help our motherland; they volunteer at various campaign offices and bring awareness to various causes through walkathons and telethons. The school also offers academic counseling for students and assistance in securing scholarships and gaining admission to the universities of their choice.

At the end of every year, graduating students go on a trip to Armenia, accompanied with ADS teachers and volunteering parents. Visiting Armenia is a traditional activity for graduating students at TCA Arshag Dickranian School. The purpose of the trip is to give the students the opportunity to acquaint themselves with their homeland and strengthen their bond to their Armenian identity. In 2013, the ADS students stayed at Ani Plaza Hotel in Yerevan and visited Garni, the incredible Christian Monastery of Geghard, Ashtarak, Saghmosavank, the burial site of Mesrop Mashots, Amberd on the slopes of Mt. Aragats, Etchmiadzin Cathedral, Sardarapat and Khor Virap Monastery and Artsakh.