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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.

Advanced 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), ADVANCED (ADV) 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/Advanced65410
Honors54310
Academic43210

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 28.0 credits is required for graduation from Villa Maria Academy. These credits shall include:

Business, Computer, Information Technology: 1.0 credit

Health and Physical Education 1.0 credit

Language Arts 4.0 credits

Mathematics 4.0 credits

Music, Visual, Performing Arts 1.0 credits

Science 4.0 credits

Social Studies 3.5 credits

Theology 4.0 Credits

World Language 2.0 credits

General Electives 3.5 credits

TOTAL CREDITS: 28

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Twenty-Five (25) service hours each of the four years.

Students are required to take the SAT and/or the ACT exam.

Seniors are required to be accepted to a 4-year college.

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