Academics

When a student is admitted, we utilize all available resources to maximize their chances of success.

We welcome individuals of all faiths and backgrounds, and we promote diversity and respect within our community.  

Click here for a detailed explanation of St. Catherine's Admissions Process.   

 

middle school course list (grades 6-8)

2016-17 Course Selection Guide (Grades 9-12)
 

Fast Facts about SC academics

Avg ACT composite for Class of 2015: 24.0 (National Avg: 21.0)

Avg ACT composite for students in top 50% of class: 26.4

2015 grads were offered $3.6 million in college/university scholarships

63% of HS students on Honor Roll

Avg cumulative GPA for Class of 2016: 3.2

HS GRADUATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Business Education..................0.5
Religious Studies..................... 4.0
Fine Arts................................... 0.5
English ......................................4.0
Mathematics............................. 3.0
Modern Language..................... 2.0
PhyEd/Health............................ 1.5
Science......................................3.0
Social Studies............................3.0
Electives....................................5.5

Required for Graduation ..... 27.0

 

2015-16 high school Class Offerings

BUSINESS EDUCATION
Keyboard, Computer Applications, Introduction to Business, Financial Planning

ENGLISH
Freshman English, Sophomore English, Advanced Composition, Classics in World Lit, Creative Writing, English Lit: 1800 to Present, Literature of Change, Speech, AP English

PERFORMING ARTS
Concert Band, Concert Choir, Theater Arts

FINE ARTS
Art Foundations, Drawing/Painting, Jewelry/Fiber/Stained Glass, Photo I & II, Sculpture/Ceramics, AP Studio

MATHEMATICS
Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Algebra III/Trigonometry, Geometry, Trig w / College Prep Math, Pre-Calculus, Intro to Calculus, AP Calculus

MODERN LANGUAGES
Chinese I, II, III, Advanced Chinese, Spanish I, II, III, IV, V

PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PE9, Health, Advanced PE, Weight Training

READING & STUDY SKILLS
Reading Skills, Resource

SCIENCE
Physical Science, Anatomy & Physiology, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Oceanography, Advanced Physical Science
AP Biology

SOCIAL STUDIES
World History, Government, World Geography, US History, Psychology, Economics, AP US History, AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics

RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Introduction to Theology, Hebrew Scriptures, New Testament, Justice & Peace, Personal Morality, World Religions, Preaching Practicum

ENRICHMENT
Art Assistant, Biology Assistant, Chemistry Assistant, Computer Assistant, English Assistant, Math Assistant, Physical Science Assistant
PE Assistant, Physics Assistant, Spanish Assistant, Technology Assistant, Oceanography Assistant
 

MARKING SYSTEM

Letter      % Equivalent      Grade Point*
A................93-100................ 4.00
A-...............91-92.................. 3.67
B+..............89-90.................. 3.33
B................86-88.................. 3.00
B-...............84-85.................. 2.67
C+..............82-83.................. 2.33
C................79-81.................. 2.00
C-...............77-78...................1.67
D+..............75-76.................. 1.33
D................72-74...................1.00
D-..............70-71....................0.67
F ≤..............69........................0.00

A student may also have one of the following marks on the transcript:

P Indicates a passing mark with credit earned but the grade is not included in the grade point average.
AUD The course is taken with no grade or credit earned.

* Grades are not weighted.

 

For additional Academic Information at St. Catherine's, please refer to Section Two of the Family Handbook.