Curriculum

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Our educational program provides the opportunities and challenges necessary for our girls to achieve their full potential as women of faith in today's society. To achieve this goal, our curriculum offers girls a variety of learning experiences in liberal and creative arts, mathematics, science, and career education.

Graduation Requirements

A minimum of 24 credits is required for graduation.

English 4
Math 4
Science 3
History and Social Studies 3
Theology 4
World Languages 3
Health and Physical Education 1½
Visual Arts ½
Performing Arts ½
Technology ½

Explore Our Courses

Senior Project

All seniors participate in a 60-hour Senior Project internship.

 

Holy Cross Social Justice

Holy Cross girls complete service hours in Holy Cross Social Justice as part of their graduation requirements. Social Justice service hours are performed outside of the school day.

For additional information about our signature programs – STEM, Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment, Senior Project, and One Schoolhouse – see our Signature Programs here.

Advanced Placement - Our girls like to push themselves.

They discuss Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, debate stem cell research, form Calculus study groups. They research life in third world countries, discover the importance of art movements in history, and hold entire conversations in Spanish.

The Academy’s Advanced Placement program encourages our girls to challenge themselves in college-level classes, prepare for lifelong success, and discover global perspectives. Holy Cross allows students to take these courses early in their high school careers, and the majority of our girls complete at least one AP course before they graduate.

Holy Cross offers 12 AP courses across multiple academic disciplines. Our girls earn college credit every year, but they attain much more than that. In our AP classes, teachers provide individual attention, cultivate a thorough understanding of the subject material, and ensure each girl is prepared to excel in college-level courses. Our partnership with the One Schoolhouse/Online School for Girls provides the potential for expanded AP course offerings taught online.

Advanced Placement Courses

English:
AP English Language & Composition
AP Literature & Composition

Mathematics:
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics

Technology:
PLTW/AP Computer Science Principles

History and Social Studies:
AP Human Geography
AP US History 
AP Psychology


Alternating Years:
AP US Government (alternating years)
AP Comparative Government & Politics

Science:
AP Biology
AP Physics C Mechanics
AP Environmental Science
PLTW/AP Computer Science Principles

World Languages:

AP French Language and Culture
AP Latin
AP Spanish Language and Culture