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

“A crazy amount of extra curricular options-basically if you are passionate about it [SCA] will find a way to help you bring it to fruition!”

Leighanne

“An excellent school that brings the girls together more like sisters rather than friends.”

Zina

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“[SCA] builds upon your faith and strengthen you academically throughout the four years in high school so that you are more than ready when you move on to college.”

Zina

“I was among one of the very first classes SCA ever had. As a pioneer and a student to be a part of the foundation of clubs and classes that continue today, I am beyond proud of how far the school has come. There were many ups and downs during my four years but an amazing experience overall. Today at college I still look back on and cherish my times at SCA, thankful for the connections, education and sisterhood I acquired. I am looking forward to seeing many more young women carry on the traditions my class and recent classes have set for the future.”

Alumna, Class of '14

“My first day of freshman year was something I never expected, Saint Catherines just felt like home. The atmosphere, staff, and the student body were all so amazing. I knew from the second I came to the school that it was where I was meant to be. I am currently a senior and my experience so far has been one too remember I have grown mentally, physically, spiritually and my journey has been one to remember. I love Saint Catherine of Siena and all the girls I have met are truly going to be my sisters throughout my life, its an amazing school and is a place I will call home forever.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“Another thing I enjoyed about the school was the athletics. I played four different sports at this school and I had the same experience with all of them. The coaches really cared about me, not just how well I was performing and I was treated respectfully on and off the court. Further more, I felt that I was really being pushed physically and mentally during practice which I value in any activity.”

Alumna

“I loved every minute at St. Catherines! The friends I made there will always be a part of my family. This school taught me how to be a strong, intelligent, independent woman who is strong in her faith. I am blessed to say I got to experience SCA.”

Alumna, Class of '18

“SCA is authentically and unapologetically Catholic. It’s excellence in academics and athletics is rooted in its mission to pass on the beauty of the Catholic faith in a way that is relevant to the modern world. The result is a constant focus on the character and virtue of its students, challenging them to be the best version of themselves not just academically, but spiritually as well.”

SCA Parent

“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’!”

SCA Parent