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Credit Requirements

Credit Requirements

During the second semester of each year, students select courses for the subsequent school year as part of the registration process. Enrollment in any course is contingent upon the student’s fulfillment of prerequisites, departmental approval, and final authorization.
 
Parents, teachers, and guidance counselors are consulted during the registration process to ensure appropriate placement. Ordinarily, a student will not be permitted to change her course selections after the registration process has concluded. Permission to change either the course selection sheet or the student’s schedule will be granted on the recommendation of the guidance counselor/teacher after the student’s parent has submitted a written request specifically outlining the rationale for the change.
 
Diplomas are awarded those students who have successfully completed at least 135 credits of study in the following areas:
 
Subject Area Credits
English – 20
World Language – 10
Mathematics – 15
Physical Education – 10
Religious Studies – 20
Science – 15
Social Studies – 15
Electives – 27.5

Graduation Requirements

All students will register for no fewer than the designated credits for the respective year. Courses should be planned with the following considerations: fulfillment of basic requirements, academic strengths, future career, and preference. In addition to subject area curriculum, Immaculate Heart Academy requires students to be involved in Christian Service activities. Each student must complete a prescribed number of Christian Service hours each year.

Freshman Required Curriculum:

Subject Area – Course – Credits
Social Studies – World History – 5
English – English I – 5
World Language – French/Spanish/Mandarin – 5
Mathematics – Algebra/Geometry – 5
Physical Education – Physical Education I – 2.5
Religious Studies – Religious Studies I – 5
Science – Biology – 5
Electives – Required 5
TOTAL – 35

Sophomore Required Curriculum:

Subject Area – Course – Credits
English – English II – 5
World Language – French/Spanish/Mandarin – 5
Mathematics – Geometry or Alg II/Trig – 5
Physical Education – Physical Education II – 2.5
Religious Studies – Religious Studies II – 5
Science – Chemistry – 5
Social Studies – US History I – 5
Electives Required – 2.5
TOTAL – 35

Junior Required Curriculum:

Subject Area – Course – Credits
English – English III – 5
Mathematics – Algebra II/ Trig. or Pre-Calc – 5
Physical Education – Physical Education III – 2.5
Religious Studies – Religious Studies III – 5
Science – Science elective – 5
Social Studies– US History II – 5
Electives Required –5
TOTAL – 32.5

Senior Required Curriculum:

Subject Area – Course – Credits
English – English IV – 5
Physical Education – Phys. Education IV – 2.5
Religion – Religious Studies IV – 5
Electives Required – 15
TOTAL – 32.5