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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

GRADES 9-12

SUBJECT CREDITS 25

  • Language Arts 4


  • Spanish 4

  • Mathematics 5

                            -Algebra I
                       -Algebra II

                       -Geometry

                       -Pre-Calculus

                       - College Algebra or Calculus 1

  • Science 4

                            -Physical Science

                       -Biology

                       -Chemistry

                        -Physics


  • Social Studies

                     - World History 1

                      -PR History 1

                      -US History 1

                      -American Government or Civics or Latin America History or Humanities 1

  • Physical Education 4  


Electives (minimum 8 credits)

  • Fine Arts/ Practical Arts: Art Appreciation, Paint, Music, Band, Drama, Dance, Choir, Handbell I, II and advance level. (one credit required)

  • Technology Education: Computer, Keyboarding Foreign (one credit required)

  • Foreign Language: French I & II, Italian I & II, Conversational English I & II, German I&II, Portuguese & Sign Language.


Open elective courses (5 minimum credits required to graduate)

  • Journalism

  • Newspaper
  • Health

  • Human development
  • Parenthood
  • Tennis

  • Speech

  • Forensics

  • College Guidance

  • Self-esteem

  • Teacher Aide

  • Office Clerk

  • Library Assistant

  • Ethics

  • Psychology

  • Leadership

  • Small Business 

  • Marketing
  • Accounting

TOTAL CREDITS 33


NOTE: One Credit is equal to one full year of a subject; one-half credit equals one-half year. To receive an academic diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies, the student must:

 

• Earn the minimum required credits in grades 9-12 as indicated 

• Have an unweighted grade point average (GPA) 2.5 for 9th-12th grades 

• Be in attendance on a full time basis for a minimum of 8 semesters in grades 9-12 

• Take the College Admittance Exam administered by the College Board

• Pass all the classes with a minimum average of 70%C, including elective courses and PE.

 

Check with your counselor for your requirements.

CLASSIFICATION OF STUDENTS 

FRESHMAN: 0 – 9 Credits 

SOPHOMORE: 10 – 18 Credits 

JUNIOR: 19 – 26 Credits 

SENIOR: 27 – 35 Credits or more

Students must also have a GPA of 2.8 to be promoted to the next grade. 

 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITES AND VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS 

Studies have shown that students who participate in more than just the academic portion of school life to become better-rounded adults and better citizens: 

Academics + Activities + Athletics = Success 

All Students, although not required at this time, it is strongly recommended that all students participate in at least one extra-curricular activity, sports, academic clubs or other after school organizations. 

 

Every Senior should work at least 20 hours of community/volunteer service.  Evidence should be presented to the school. 


STANDARDIZED TESTING 

Required Testing:

COLLEGE BOARD PEAU Test (Graduation Requirement) 

The College Placement Test is REQUIRED FOR GRADUATON. The exam should be taken at least once during the Senior Year.  Is recommended to take the test during the Junior year (11th grade) although is not required.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT- AP 

This test is given at the completion of an advanced placement course such as Spanish, Calculus, and English. The exam is administered in April and the results are mailed to the home, school and specified colleges. Most colleges accept AP credit, but the student should verify each school’s
policies. 
The advance placement test is required for all students registered on AP courses.

 

 The following are optional courses for AP Exams:


  • AP American Government

  • AP European History

  • AP American History

  • AP German Language

  • AP Art/General Portfolio

  • AP Latin Language

  • AP Art History

  • AP Macro Economics

  • AP Biology

  • AP Music Theory

  • AP Calculus BC

  • AP Physics

  • AP Chemistry

  • AP Psychology

 

Standarized Tests 

This test is required for all students from K-11.  The test will be administered during the months of March or April.


OPTIONAL TESTS

 

AMERICAN COLLEGE TEST- ACT 

The AmericanCollege Testing Program measures scholastic aptitude in English, mathematics, social studies, and natural sciences. This test is required for admission by some colleges and universities. Optimum test dates are in the spring of the junior year and again in the fall of the senior year if necessary. Results are mailed to the high school and colleges and universities designated by the student. 

 

ARMED SERVICES
VOCATIONAL APTITUDE BATTERY- ASVAB 

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is an optional test measuring mechanical, clerical verbal, and mathematical skills with a variety of short, timed multiple answer tests. It is administered to sophomores, juniors and seniors in the fall of the year. The test can identify occupations and skills for which students are best suited. There is no commitment to military service for students taking the test. 

 

SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TEST – SAT 

 

The SAT is an objective test designed to measure how well students have developed their verbal and math skills. It is administered on various dates during the year and fees are assessed. Optimum test dates are in the spring of the junior year; students may retest in the fall of the senior year if necessary. Results are mailed to the student’s home, high school, and specified colleges and universities. 

 

SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE SUBJECTS TEST  

 

SAT Subject Test is a one-hour test designed to measure a student’s level of achievement in a particular subject. They are given in such academic subjects as English, science, math, and foreign languages. Students should consult specific colleges to see whether these exams are required and which test date is preferred. The tests are given on the same dates as the SAT; however, both tests cannot be taken on the same day. Results are mailed to the home, high school, and specified colleges and universities. 



Leave it Home

Gum and candy are not permitted at Saint Francis School anytime! Ipods, headphones, skateboards, electronic games, MP3, and other games and cards of any kind should be left at home. This is not an exhaustive list. Anything your child uses as a toy or weapon or to disrupt learning environment may be included (i.e., paperclips, rubber bands, etc.). These items will be confiscated and held in the office for a parent to pick up. Tablets will be allowed to use in the math classroom, students are responsible for their electronic equipment.   Cell Phones can only be used after school hours.  (2:55 PM).


HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM