Course Planning Guide

Course Planning: Ninth Grade (18 credits)

Eighteen credits required with a minimum of six credits each trimester. A credit is one course taken for one trimester.

Required classes for grade 9:

Trimester One

Trimester Two

Trimester Three

English 9 or Advanced English 9

English 9 or Advanced English 9

English 9 or Advanced English 9

World History

World History

World History

Jesus and the Christian Community

Bible I

Bible II

Math by teacher recommendation

Math

Math

Science by teacher recommendation

Science

Science

Physical Education 9--a one-trimester class to be placed in any of the three trimesters.

Health is an online course, integrated into the existing curriculum, grades 9-12.

Elective classes for grade 9: Ninth graders will take five one-trimester electives or three trimesters of a world language and two one-trimester electives. If electives are full, students will be assigned to a study hall. Music courses can be taken for one, two, or three credits. Ninth grade students who take band or choir will take it in conjunction with their ninth grade Physical Education class.

 


Course Planning: Tenth Grade (18 credits)

Eighteen credits required with a minimum of six credits each trimester. A credit is one course taken for one trimester.

Required classes for grade 10:

Trimester One

Trimester Two

Trimester Three

English 10 or Advanced English 10

English 10 or Advanced English 10

English 10 or Advanced English 10

The Church

Sacraments

Morality

Math (next sequential course)

Math

Math

Science (next sequential course)

Science

Science

Physical Education*

Fine Arts Elective

Physical Education*

*These two Physical Education classes may be taken in any trimester.

Health is an online course, integrated into the existing curriculum, grades 9-12.

Electives for grade 10: Students must choose three, and may choose up to six, additional credits from Fine Arts, Practical Arts, Social Studies, Technology, and World Language. World Language is a three-credit course. All other electives are one credit, except music courses which can be taken for one, two or three credits. A study hall will automatically be added each trimester if only six classes are selected in that trimester. Elective requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability.

 


Course Planning: Eleventh Grade (18 credits)

Eighteen credits required with a minimum of six credits each trimester. A credit is one course taken for one trimester.

Required classes for grade 11:

Trimester One

Trimester Two

Trimester Three

English 11 or  AP English Language and Composition

English 11 or AP English Language and Composition

English 11 or AP English Language and Composition

Church History

Catholic Social Action

Prayer and Spirituality

U. S. History or AP U. S. History

U. S. History or AP U. S. History

U. S. History or AP U. S. History

Math (next sequential course)

Math

Math

Science (next sequential course)

Science

Science

All juniors will complete a required one-day college and career planning course and portfolio. Students do not need to register for this class, as it will be integrated into the regular school curriculum.

Health is an online course, integrated into the existing curriculum, grades 9-12.

Electives for grade 11: Students must choose three, and may choose up to six, additional credits from Fine Arts, Physical Education and Health, Practical Arts, Technology and World Language. World Language is a three-credit course. All other electives are one credit, except Music courses which can be taken for one, two or three credits. A study hall will automatically be added each trimester if only six classes are selected in that trimester. Elective requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability

 


Course Planning: Twelfth Grade (18 credits)

Eighteen credits required with a minimum of six credits each trimester. A credit is one course taken for one trimester.

Required classes for grade 12:

Trimester One

Trimester Two

Trimester Three

English 12 or AP Literature and Composition

English 12 or AP Literature and Composition

English 12 or AP Literature and Composition

CMT or Moral Philosophy

CMT or Comparative Religions

CMT or Senior Theology Seminar

US Government

AP Psychology, Contemporary World Affairs, or Economics

Economics, AP Psychology, or Sociology

AP US Government (see option 3 below)

AP US Government (see option 3 below)

AP US Government (see option 3 below)

Senior year options for Social Studies.

  1. Trimester 1 of US Government plus a Trimester 2 Social Studies elective (Contemporary World Affairs or Economics, and a Trimester 3 Social Studies elective (Sociology or Economics), or
  2. Trimester 1 of US Government plus AP Psychology Trimester 2 and Trimester 3, or
  3. Trimesters 1, 2, and 3 of AP US Government and Politics. 

(Any of the Social Studies electives above taken during the junior year satisfies the requirement for senior year.)

Health is an online course, integrated into the existing curriculum, grades 9-12.

Electives for grade 12: Students must choose nine, and may choose up to twelve, additional credits from English, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, Fine Arts, Science, Technology and World Language. World Language is a three-credit course. Other electives are one credit, except music courses which can be taken for one, two or three credits. A study hall will be added each trimester if only six classes are selected in that trimester.

 

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