High School Curriculum

Our academic program consists of two semesters which are divided into four quarters.  A maximum load is 3.5 credits (7 classes) per semester.  Students attend seven 52-minute classes daily with a 30-minute lunch break.  The students also celebrate the Mass once a week.

A minimum of 27 credits is required for graduation.

 

Course Offerings

Course Offerings

Theology
  • Our Catholic Faith: Living What We Believe
  • The Church: The Continuation of Christ’s Work in the World Today
  • Life in Christ – Part I (Morality)
  • Sacraments as the Principal Manifestations of Christ
  • The Word of God (Old Testament)
  • Christ: The Eternal Truth (New Testament)
  • Life in Christ – Part II (Social Justice)
  • Sacraments of Service: Marriage and Orders
English
  • English Literature and Composition
  • American Literature and Composition
  • World Literature and Composition I
  • World Literature and Composition II
  • AP English Literature and Composition
Mathematics
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • AP Calculus
  • Math Essentials
Science
  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Biology
Social Studies
  • World History
  • US History
  • Government
  • Economics
  • AP US History
World Language
  • Spanish I, II, III
  • German I, II, III
Physical Education
  • Physical Education
  • Health
Other Required Courses
  • Art
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • Online Experience
  • Personal Finance
Electives
  • Yearbook
  • Career Development
  • Strength Conditioning and Training
  • Study Hall
  • Heartlands Institute of Technology (at Ionia High School)
  • Dual Enrollment
Advanced Placement Classes

Grade 12:

  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • English
  • History
Grading and Ranking
St. Patrick School assigns letter grades using a 4.0 system.  All credit classes are included in computing grade point average and class rank.  All members of the class are included in the class rank list.  Grades are recorded on the transcript, and class rank and grade point average are computed in January (end of 1st semester) and June (end of 2nd semester).
Additional information

Credits from a program outside St. Patrick High School must receive prior approval to be counted toward graduation. The current course offerings are available in the school counseling office.

At the conclusion of each year, students’ transcripts are reviewed to determine if they are on track for graduation requirements. If necessary, students must repeat classes they have failed in order to fulfill graduation requirements.