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Cor Jesu Academy

Curriculum

Four-year Curriculum Overview

Cor Jesu is a four-year high school primarily defined as a Catholic, private, girls' college preparatory school. Basic course and attendance requirements must be met by all students who attend Cor Jesu. These requirements are eight semesters of attendance in high school and the completion of 26.5 credits distributed as follows:

Subject Area Number of Credits
   
Business 1
English 4
Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre) 1
Mathematics 3
Physical Education 1 1/2
Science 3
Social Studies 3
Theology 4
World Languages 2
Electives  
   
Total Graduation Credits 26 1/2

 

Academic Program by Class Year

Download the 2021-2022 Curriculum Guide

AP, ACC, ACP & Honors Classes

Although the following are expected of all Cor Jesu Students, in order to be successful in AP/ACC/ACP or HONORS courses, students must CONSISTENTLY demonstrate:

  • Intellectual curiosity and a desire to learn
  • A cooperative and positive attitude
  • A strong work ethic
  • A responsible attitude towards assignments and homework
  • Consistent achievement in their work
  • Ability to work independently
  • The ability to seek out the resources needed to succeed
  • Higher order thinking skills reflected in writing, speaking and reading comprehension
  • Active participation in class
  • That they are part of a learning community.

Grading

Cor Jesu uses a weighted grading system. Each course is given a quality point (QP) rating of 4.8 for AP, ACC, and honors courses and a QP rating of 4.3 for college-preparatory courses.

 
Letter Grade
Honors / AP / ACC Quality Points
Quality Points
98%-100% 

A+

4.8

4.3

93%-97%

A

4.5

4.0

90%-92%

B+

4.0

3.5

85%-89%

B

3.5

3.0

81%-84%

C+

3.0

2.5

76%-80%

C

2.5

2.0

70%-75%

D

1.5

1.0

Below 70%

F

0

0