Mission Statement

The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.

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One Schoolhouse/Online School for Girls

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The Academy of the Holy Cross is a member of One Schoolhouse and the Online School for Girls. A consortium that includes over 70 girls’ schools from across the country, our partnership with One Schoolhouse allows Holy Cross to expand course offerings and connect our students to over 35 different AP and STEM courses in a blended-learning environment.

Online education is the fastest growing segment of education today. More than three million high school students and more than six million college students took an online course last school year as part of their curriculum. We know that these numbers will only grow in the future and believe in the particular approach that One Schoolhouse takes, dedicating itself to:

  • Emphasizing connections among participants
  • Incorporating collaboration into the learning experience
  • Inspiring and rewarding creativity
  • Engaging in real-world problems and applications

One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Courses in Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Language have been approved by NCAA as core-courses. AP courses have been approved by the College Board.

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Courses offered includes

AP Courses

AP Art History (girls, co-ed)

AP Calculus AB (co-ed)

AP Calculus BC (girls, co-ed)

AP Chinese Language and Culture (co-ed)

AP Computer Science A (girls, co-ed)

AP Computer Science Principles (girls, co-ed)

AP English Literature and Composition (co-ed)

AP Environmental Science (girls, co-ed)

AP French Language and Culture (co-ed)

AP Human Geography (co-ed)

AP Latin (co-ed)

AP Macroeconomics (girls, co-ed)

AP Microeconomics (girls, co-ed)

AP Music Theory (girls, co-ed)

AP Physics 1 (girls)

AP Physics C - Mechanics (girls)

AP Psychology (girls, co-ed)

AP Spanish Literature & Culture (co-ed)

AP Statistics (girls, co-ed)

AP US Government & Politics and

AP Comparative Government & Politics (girls, co-ed)

Other courses:

Art History (girls, co-ed)

Chinese III/IV (co-ed)

Chinese V (co-ed)

Civics, Culture, and Intersectionality (co-ed)

Creating Tomorrow: Computer Science by Design (girls)

Gender and Sexual Identity in America (co-ed)

Engineering, Design, and Robotics (girls)

Forensic Science (girls)

French V (co-ed)

Independent Study (girls, co-ed, boys)

Introduction to Computer Science (girls, co-ed)

Latin I (co-ed)

Latin II (co-ed)

Latin III/IV (co-ed)

Linear Algebra (girls)

Marine Science (co-ed)

Multivariable Calculus & Differential Equations (girls, co-ed)

Neuroscience (girls, co-ed)

Psychology (girls, co-ed)

Spanish V: Literature & Culture (co-ed)

Statistics (girls, co-ed)