Holy Cross High School

Curriculum

The academic program is designed to prepare students to meet requirements for college admission or other types of professional preparation. It also includes offerings in the areas of business, computer science, music and art.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in twelve subjects: English Literature, English Language and Composition, United States History, World History, European History, Calculus, Statistics, Spanish, Biology, Psychology, Music Theory, French Early College Experience (ECE) and Studio Art.

In most academic courses, students are placed in levels appropriate to their scholastic potential. Difficulty levels have been established for each subject according to factors such as course content, nature of text, type of homework assignments and pace of the course. The AP level courses are considered the most difficult and those which require the most work from students followed by levels 1, 2 or 3.

A minimum of twenty-five credits are required of all students. These academic units include:

  • English (4 credits)
  • Social Studies/World History I/World History II/US History (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (3-4 credits)
  • World Language (3 credits)
  • Science (3 credits)
  • Religion (4 credits)
  • Physical Education (2 credits)
  • Arts (Performing, Visual, Expressive) (1 credit)
  • Electives: Courses which will complete the minimum 25 credits for graduation (+ credits)
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