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Academics /

Course Catalog 2017-18

DEPARTMENTS

Theology English Language Physical Education
Social Studies Mathematics Science Computer Science
  Fine Arts Community Service  

THEOLOGY DEPARTMENT [100]

The courses listed in this section comprise the four-credit Theology requirement. Senior theology will be comprised of 2 one-semester courses; seniors will choose two out of 3 courses.

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ENGLISH DEPARTMENT [200]

Four credits of English are required for graduation.

Criteria for English Pre-AP and AP Courses

Upperclassmen requesting Pre-AP or AP English courses must qualify according to the following criteria as established by the English Department:

To be considered as a potential candidate for Pre-AP or AP English, each student must have achieved, in both semesters an average of 80 in his present Pre-AP or AP English class or an average of 93 in his present regular English class. Students not meeting these criteria may be placed in Pre-AP or AP English based on extenuating circumstances as presented by the instructor in consultation with the Department Chair and Assistant Principal of Student Academics.

Recommendation of previous English teachers will be considered.

Each student wishing to move from a regular English class to a Pre-AP or AP class will be required to sit for a writing examination. The department will announce the times for these exams; a team of English instructors will evaluate these exams.

Students not maintaining an average above 80 in a Pre-AP or AP English class may be transferred to a regular section at the end of the first semester.

An application process is required for admission into Honors English Seminar. See the instructor for this course or your guidance counselor for an application, including deadlines.

Students must select one of the options below for second semester. This class meets four days a week.

SENIOR ENGLISH OPTIONS (CHOOSE 1)

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LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT [300]

Three full credits of the same Language are required for graduation.

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT [400]

The 1.0 credit Physical Education requirement is earned during the freshman year.

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SOCIAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT [500]

The four credit Social Studies requirements are World History, United States History, Social Justice and Public Policy, Government, Economics and one additional half credit (0.50) Social Studies choice course. In addition to the four Social Studies credits, all students are required the half credit (0.50) in Rhetoric and Civics.

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MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT [600]

The four year Math requirement may be fulfilled with courses listed in this section. All students must receive credit for Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. All courses require a graphing calculator. Incoming freshmen will be placed in honors or advanced level math classes based on their performance on the ISEE Admissions Exam and the Jesuit Algebra Skills Assessment Exam. Transfer students will be placed in an appropriate level math class based on their previous transcript and performance on the appropriate level placement exam.

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SCIENCE DEPARTMENT [700]

The four credit Science requirement must include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

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COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT [800]

One credit of Computer Science is required for graduation.

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FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT [900]

One credit (1.00) is required in the Fine Arts for graduation. A student enrolled in Band or Chamber Orchestra for at least two years fulfills the requirement. All students must complete their initial ½ credit before the beginning of their junior year. Students may complete these requirements in summer school, if the course is offered, before or after their sophomore year.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE [990]

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