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Boys High School Program of Study

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Opportunities abound! Explore our complete course catalogue by looking through the academic departments listed to the left.

Course requirements for graduation from St. John's Prep are outlined below by year. All are full-year courses unless otherwise indicated. Full-year courses are worth 1 credit; semester courses are worth ½ credit. All students must take a ½ credit computer science, fine arts and physical education course before graduating. Specific information about fulfilling requirements in computer science and physical education are outlined on the department pages.

Freshman Year

English 1
Global Studies
World Language
Mathematics  
Biology
Physical Education ¼ credit
Religious Studies
Freshman Retreat   

Sophomore Year

English 2
Chemistry 1
World Language
Religious Studies
Modern World History
Fine Arts or Computer Science  [1 semester]
Mathematics
Sophomore Overnight Retreat

Junior Year

English 3
US History
Religious Studies
Mathematics
Physics 1
Physical Education ¼ credit
Electives [1½ credits]

Senior Year

English 4
Religious Studies
Mathematics
Electives [3 credits]

Course Levels and Placement

We use the placement test results to help ensure that students are placed in the appropriate level class during his freshman year. Class levels for freshman are College Preparatory, Accelerated, and Honors. Subjects offered at these levels are English, mathematics, world languages, science, and history. Religious studies and fine arts courses are not leveled in the freshmen year. We work with students in the first several weeks of the school year, and throughout his experience, to ensure that he is challenged but not overwhelmed as he makes the adjustment to life at St. John's Prep.
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