Cathedral Preparatory School
Villa Maria Academy
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Curriculum

Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy's curriculum is an integrated, four year program of study designed to provide a solid secondary education and to satisfy the most exacting requirements for entrance into colleges and universities across the globe. Cathedral Prep and Villa Maria Academy form a college preparatory school in that it prepares the students for the next step in a continuous educational process, but more importantly, it is a valuable experience in growth,-intellectual, physical, moral and most of all, spiritual. The academic side of the experience can be more clearly evaluated and is reported to the parents every nine weeks through progress reports. Grades in all courses are weighted according to difficulty of a course through the use of a quality point system. This provides an equitable method of determining scholastic honors. Honors Assemblies are held at the conclusion of the first three quarters of the academic year; all students who obtain a 93% and above are awarded a scholastic first honors card. Those students who attain grades of 85% and above in their core academic classes are awarded a scholastic second honors card.

Courses of Study

Advanced Placement

College level courses offered to able, ambitious students and designed to address the material covered in the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board, through which students can earn college credit while in high school.

Honors

College preparatory courses which require advanced work or in-depth study beyond regular academic requirements.

Academic

College preparatory courses which meet the average standards of college entrance requirements.

Graduation Requirements

Requirements

A full academic course taken for one year gives the student on unit of credit, and semester course gives one-half credit. Each student must satisfactorily complete the following for graduation:
  • A four year sequence in Theology, English, Math and Science
  • 3.5 credits in Social Studies
  • 2 credits in Foreign Language
  • 1 credit in Music, Visual, Performing Arts
  • 1 credit in Health and Physical Education
  • 3.5 credits in general electives
  • 25 service hours in each year of attendance

A minimum of 28 academic credits are required for graduation, but a maximum of 32 can be taken.