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Curriculum

St. Catherine’s curriculum is college-preparatory and aligned to rigorous standards above and beyond the Common Core.  Our Theology Program aligns to the standards of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops.  Within each curricular area, teachers work to incorporate the art of rhetoric, critical thinking, and real-world application.  Students are taught using lecture, Socratic Method, project-based learning, and technology.

At SCA all students are required to complete 26.0 academic credits and 110 service hours to graduate.

  • 4.0 credits of English
  • 4.0 credits of Mathematics
  • 3.0 credits of Science
  • 3.0 credits of Social Studies
  • 4.0 credits of Catholic Theology
  • 2.0 credits of Latin
  • 1.0 credit of Philosophy
  • 1.0 credit of Physical Education
  • 1.0 credit of Visual/Performing/Applied Arts
  • 3.0 credits of additional electives

Curriculum Resources

English

English 9: Foundations of Literature (Honors)
English 10: American Literature (Honors)
AP English Language and Composition
AP Literature and Composition
Women in Literature
Contemporary Literature
British Literature
Drama I, II
Creative Writing
Exploring Poetry
Yearbook

Foreign Language

Latin I, II
Latin III (Honors), IV (Honors)

The Ancient World
Classical Mythology
Ancient Religion
Spanish I, II, III

PE & Health

Health
Personal Fitness
Physical Education
Team Sports

Mathematics

Algebra Essentials
Algebra I
Algebra II (Honors)
Geometry (Honors)
Precalculus (Honors)
AP Calculus AB
STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Test Taking Math Prep Course
Probability and Statistics

Science

Biology (Honors)
Chemistry (Honors)
Conceptual Chemistry
Conceptual Physics
Physics (Honors)

AP Biology
AP Chemistry
AP Physics C
Anatomy and Physiology
Astronomy
Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Science
Organic-Chemistry of Fuels and Foods
Forensic Science
Health Sciences Internship

Social Studies

World History (Honors)
United States History
AP United States History
Civics
AP US Government and Politics
Economics
Law and Justice
Psychology
Current Events
Michigan History

Theology

Theology 9: Jesus Christ, True God & True Man
Theology 10: Church History
Theology 11: Moral Theology
Introduction to Philosophy
Sacred Scripture and Art
Prayer and Discernment
Mariology
Apologetics

Business

Accounting
Applied Computer Technology
Business Ethics/Law
Entrepreneurship/Intro to Business
Marketing
Personal Finance

Music

Treble (Choir I, II, III)
Ensemble Music
First Year Music
Second, Third, & Fourth Year Music

Praise & Worship Music
Music Technology & Composition
Beginning Piano
Intermediate Piano
Advanced Piano

Visual & Applied Art

Artworks
AP Studio Art
Drawing & Painting
Pottery I
Pottery II

Other Electives

Mastery Skills
Study Skills

Leadership Course
Online Learning Lab
AP Study Course

Dual Enrollment Available for Juniors and Seniors who meet the necessary requirements.

“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

“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

“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

“The school lives up to their mission statement by unlocking the feminine genius in the girls who go there and providing us with the opportunity to discover who we are meant to be.”

MaryKatherine

“Beautiful school!”

Rachel

“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

“This high school experience is like none other you can get anywhere. There is joy and comradery and the girls are happy and excel. They are being supported and encouraged by staff. You can watch a girl come in who had a bad experience elsewhere, bloom here and become a different girl in a short time. Can’t say enough good about it. Thank God the founders had this vision and followed through with it. Well needed and we are very thankful!”

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 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

“[Teachers] care about the success of each student. They come early to help students and stay after school if necessary. They are a super dedicated faculty.”

SCA Parent