Academic Programs


    PRHS Vision: PRHS is committed to providing our students a rigorous educational opportunity in a learning environment where relationships and relevant models will allow them to graduate as lifelong learners who will make valuable contributions in a globally diverse society. 

    PRHS Mission: It is the mission of Porter Ridge High School to inspire civic responsibility through the positive personal leadership of a staff which prepares students for the 21st century. The development of critical thinking and problem solving skills through a focus on service learning will empower our graduates to be globally-aware life-long learners and sophisticated consumers.

    PRHS Core Values: Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships

    PR Pathways

     Career Pathways and Academies at Porter Ridge High School:

    PRHS has a host of career pathways that support students as they select their courses throughout their high school years. Each of these pathways includes careers students can explore and related courses offered at PR. These pathways assist students in choosing courses as they prepare for future studies and the work force. Future studies may include four year college, community college, military, technical schools, or on the job training. Porter Ridge HS believes that providing options for focused areas of study in high school students can best prepare themselves for both college and career options.  

    Pathways at Porter Ridge High School include: JROTC, Animal Science, Architect, Arts, Business Management, Culinary, Digital Media, Education, Engineering, Finance, Health Science, Information Technology, Law & Public Safety, and Liberal Arts.

    Please click here to see Porter Ridge Pathway Posters.  From these posters you can click on a link to a pathway to learn more about possible career choices.  

    Please click here for more information on courses listed.  This link will take you to a page where you can choose the UCPS Program of Studies which contains course descriptions.  

    Porter Ridge HS also offers Junior and Senior year Academies that are open to PRHS students and students from across UCPS. These Academies include:

    Porter Ridge High School is an AP Capstone School! 

    This unique program from the College Board allows students to take two additional AP Courses unique to the AP Capstone program. These courses are AP Seminar (available this year) and AP Research (available in 2020-21). Starting with the class of 2021, students may take these courses along with other AP Courses and be eligible to work towards an AP Capstone Diploma from the College Board. According to College Board, AP Capstone is built on the foundation of two AP® courses — AP Seminar and AP Research — and is designed to complement and enhance the in-depth, discipline-specific study experienced in other AP courses. More information can be found on the College Board website. If interested, please contact your counselor.

    New! PRHS is a Teaching as a Profession School

    Next Stop: TeachUCPS has three pathways for high school students. Students can begin taking classes in ninth grade, earn an associate’s degree from @SouthPiedmontCC and then enroll in the Road to @WingateUniv program to earn a college degree.

    Learn more:

    Academic Achievement

    Students can be recognized for academic achievement while in high school.  See the Program of Studies for details about academic recognition.  

    At PRHS students are recognized for A Honor Roll, A/B Honor Roll each of the first two grading terms in a semester.   The overall grade for a course is considered when recognizing students with an Academic Bar of Letter.

    Students can purchase a letterman jacket or frame to display their academic (or athletic) letter and bar(s) by clicking here: Neffco .