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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 – Jesus Christ: True God and True Man
Grade 10 – Church History
Grade 11 – Moral Theology
Grade 12 – (Select 2) Mariology, Prayer and Discernment, Apologetics, Sacred Scripture and Art

English – 4 credits required

Grade 9 – English 9, Honors English 9
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 Essentials, Algebra I, Honors Algebra II
Grade 10 – Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry | Honors Algebra II, Honors Geometry
Grade 11 – Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus | Honors Geometry, Honors Pre-Calculus
Grade 12 – Geometry, Pre-Calculus | 

Science – 3 credits required

Grade 9 – Biology, Honor Biology
Grade 10 – Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Con. Chemistry, Con. Physics
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: 25 hours
Sophomores: 30 hours
Juniors: 35 hours
Seniors: 40 hours

“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

“[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 LOVE this school. The teachers are excellent. Because the students are so friendly, it’s easy to fit in and make friends even if you have had a tough time at other schools. There is virtually no bullying and it is a very friendly, positive environment. Highly recommended.”

Alumna, Class of '17

“Even if there were 10 stars, I would still put 11!”

Katherine

“This school is not only college prep, it is life prep. I know that my daughter is being educated to go out and make a positive difference in the world. She will graduate with the confidence and courage to lead wherever she goes in life. I love the principal, the teachers, and the families. It is such a blessing to be a part of the SCA Family. I know the friends my daughter has made will be her sisters for life.”

SCA Parent

“An excellent community for families that want to stay involved! Everyone has a different opinion and all students, staff, and faculty are respectful of it. I have never been in an environment that was so inviting and welcoming. It is easy to find a home in this school because the staff genuinely care about you and want you to succeed. It really is a beautiful place and a great experience. I am very lucky to have gone through high school there.”

Alumna

“This school has a very strong faith atmosphere! The school is fairly new, but is starting to build a name for itself both spiritually and academically. The faculty and staff rock!”

Student, Class of '19

“SCA proves you can educate young women to both get into Heaven and Harvard!”

SCA Parent

“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

“I loved every minute at St. Catherine! 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

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