Graduation Requirements

The following is a summary of the subjects and units of credit needed to earn a diploma from Saint Catherine of Siena Academy.

Total Required Credits: 26

Catholic Theology – 4 credits required

Grade 9 – Faith and Reason/Person of Jesus
Grade 10 – Old and New Testament
Grade 11 – The History of the Church
Grade 12 – Our Moral Life in Christ

English – 4 credits required

Grade 9 – Foundations of English
Grade 10 – American Literature
Grade 11 – British Literature
Grade 12 – World Literature

History – 3 credits required

Grade 9 – World History
Grade 10 – U.S. History
Grade 11 – Civics and Economics

Mathematics – 4 credits required

Grade 9 – Algebra I or Geometry
Grade 10 – Geometry or Algebra II
Grade 11 – Algebra II or Pre-Calculus
Grade 12 – Pre-Calculus or AP Calculus

Science – 3 credits required

Grade 9 – Biology
Grade 10 – Chemistry
Grade 11 – Physics or Physical Science

World Languages – 2 credits required

Latin I and Latin II

Philosophy – 1 credit required

Grades 11-12 – Introduction to Philosophy

Physical Education – 1 credit required

Grade 9 – Physical Education I and Health

Service Hour Requirements to Graduate:  To create a school culture which prizes the missionary work of the Gospel and introduces our young women to the world around them.  Students of St. Catherine’s will understand that what we do in service to others is as important to what we do in the classroom.

Hours to be Earned Per Year

Freshmen: 20 hours
Sophomores: 25 hours
Juniors: 30 hours
Seniors: 35 hours

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Student, Class of '19

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Katherine

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Leighanne

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“Karen Ervin is a remarkable principal! She is a good administrator, but even more importantly, she is an excellent role model for the students. She is strong, confident, and a woman of tremendous virtue. She is unafraid and doing everything in her power to raise strong, Catholic women who will go out and ‘set the world ablaze’!”

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Zina