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School Curriculum

Course Levels:

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are offered at Villa Maria Academy. The College Board's Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while still in high school. Based on their performance on rigorous AP Examinations, students may earn credit, advanced placement, or both, for college. This test is usually given in May.

Pre AP (PreAP) courses are prerequisite courses for AP courses. These rigorous classes receive the same quality points as AP courses.

Honors (H) courses are upper level college preparatory courses. The content of these courses is more demanding than Academic courses.

Academic (A) courses are college preparatory courses suitable for college and other post high school programs.

COURSES ARE IDENTIFIED ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP), PRE ADVANCED PLACEMENT (Pre AP) OR HONORS (H). ALL OTHER COURSES ARE ACADEMIC (A).

All courses are included in the QPA calculations. Quality points are different for each academic level. The following chart summarizes the quality points.

Grading Scale and Quality Points

Core academic subjects are weighted with Quality Point Values in respect to the three levels of study. This system provides an equitable method of
determining Scholastic Honors and class rank.

GPAABCDF
AP/Pre-AP65410
Honors54310
Academic43210

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements
UnitCourses
4Theology
4Language Arts
4Social Studies
4.5Mathematics
4Science
2World Language
1Phys Ed., Fitness,Pool
1Health
1Business, Computer and Information Technology
1Fine Arts
0.5Speech
3Non-Core Courses
30Total Credits

Freshman Course Outline

Freshmen
UnitCourses
1Revelation / Person of Chirst
1English I
1World History I
1Algebra I or Geometry
1Integrated Science
1Foreign Language or Skills
0.25Physical Education
0.25Health
0.5Digital Literacy
0.5Fine Arts Course
0.5Non Core Courses
8Total Credits

Sophomore Course Outline

Sophomore
UnitCourses
1Church/Mission
1Language Arts II
1World History II
1Geometry or Algebra II
1Biology
1World Language
0.25Health (Driver's Ed)
0.25Physical Education
0.5Statistics & SAT Prep
1Non-Core Courses
8Total Credits

Junior Course Outline

Junior
UnitCourses
1Morality/Sacraments
1Language Arts III
1US History
1Algebra 2, Alg 2/Trig or Prob & Stat
1Chemistry or Science
0.25Physical Education
0.25Health
0.5* Computer
0.5* Speech
0.5* Art Appreciation/Music or Movie History
Non-Core Courses
8Total Credits

* Required Grade 11 or 12

Senior Course Outline

Senior
UnitCourses
1Social Justice / Discipleship
1Language Arts IV
0.5Government
0.5Pysch or Child Psych
1Trig/Alg 3, Trig/ Stat or Calculus
1Science
0.25Physical Education or Pool
0.25Health
0.5* Computer
0.5* Art Appreciation/Music or Movie History
0.5Speech
Non-Core Courses
8Total Credits
* Required Grade 11 or 12
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