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Special Academics Programs

Cathedral Prep has several special academic programs that are available to qualified students:


Prep-Gannon Scholar Program-Each year, academically talented seniors are selected to participate in this program. In the morning, these students take courses at Gannon University in English, physics, and social science. They then return to Cathedral Prep in the afternoon for AP calculus, theology, physical education, and health. Students in this program can earn 18-24 Gannon credits by the end of their senior year. All costs associated with the program are in addition to Prep tuition.

Dual Enrollment Program- Juniors and Seniors who meet Gannon University’s requirements of a 3.25 Grade Point Average and rank in the top quarter of their class are permitted to enroll in one college class per semester. All costs associated with this program are in addition to Prep tuition.

Articulation Program at Gannon University- All Cathedral Prep students who complete four years of study (including 3.5 years of language study) on the Honors or Advancement Placement level in Theology, English, Social Studies, Math, Science, and World Languages will receive upon attendance at Gannon University, three (3) college credits in each discipline at no charge to the student. The Gannon University Admissions Office will review the student’s transcript and grant those credits without any further action by the student.

College Credits with University of Pittsburgh- College in High School (CHS) is an accredited University of Pittsburgh program allowing qualified Cathedral Prep students to earn University of Pittsburgh credits at a fraction of the cost. University of Pittsburgh CHS courses cost just $125 per course, saving families thousands of
dollars. These college-level courses are taught during the regular school day by our own teachers who have received training and been
certified by the University of Pittsburgh.

College credit awarded for JROTC academic work completed:

  • College credit may be applied for and granted by Adams State University (CO) in conjunction with successful course completion of either Global and Cultural Studies 1 (AS-220 part 2) / Citizenship, Character, and Air Force Tradition (LE-100) or Global and Cultural Studies 2 (AS-220 part 2) / Communications, Awareness, and Leadership (LE-200). Adams State University LEAD 132 Cultural Understanding of Leadership Development through Global Studies (3 credits at $60/ credit).
  • Additionally, seniors enrolled in JROTC may receive college credit from Adams State University (CO) in conjunction with successful course completion of American Defense Policies and Leadership (LEAD-128) / Principles of Management (LE-400). Adams State University LEAD 128 American Defense Policies and Leadership (3 credits @ $60/credit).
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