Curriculum

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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 credits distributed as follows:

 

Subject Area Number of Credits
     
Business

 

1

English

 

4

Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre)

 

1

Foreign Language

 

2

Mathematics

 

3

Physical Education

 

1 1/2

Science

 

3

Social Studies

 

3

Theology

 

4

Electives

 

4

Total Graduation Credits

 

26 1/2

 

Freshman Year

Courses / Credits

Algebra I or Geometry*  1.0
Biology  1.0
Computer Applications   0.5
Foreign Language I or II 1.0   (Chinese, French, Spanish or Latin)
Intro to Composition & Literature  1.0
Introduction to Fine Arts  0.5   (Art, Drama, Music)
Physical Education I   0.5
Study Skills   0.0
Theology I
   1.0
World History I   0.5

* Freshmen must test out of Algebra I and/or Foreign Language I in order to be eligible to register for Geometry or Foreign Language II, respectively.

Required Course Credits for Freshman Year: 7.0 

  

Sophomore Year

Courses / Credits

Chemistry  1.0
Foreign Language II  1.0  (Chinese, French, Spanish or Latin)
Geometry or Algebra II  1.0
Theology II  1.0
World History II  1.0
World Literature or Honors World Literature  1.0

Alternate Option: World Studies*   2.0

*Sophomores enrolled in the World Studies course will receive one credit for World Literature AND one credit for World History, totaling 2.0 credits.

Required Course Credits for Sophomore Year: 6.0
Elective Course Credits: up to 1.0

  

Junior Year

Courses / Credits

Algebra II or Algebra II-Trig  1.0
American Literature or ACP American Literature  1.0
Physics-Mechanics or Honors Physics Mechanics  0.5
Science Elective  0.5
Theology III  1.0
U.S. History  1.0
Alternate Option: American Studies*   2.0

*Juniors enrolled in the American Studies course will receive one credit for American Literature AND one credit for U.S. History, totaling 2.0 credits.

Required Course Credits for Junior Year: 5.0
Elective Course Credits: up to 2.0

  

Senior Year

Courses / Credits

British Literature or college-level senior English class   0.5
Theology IV  1.0

Required Course Credits for Senior Year: 1.5
Elective Course Credits: up to 5.5

  

Required Electives

Courses / Credits
(may be taken any time after freshman year)

Personal Finance   0.5
PE II  0.5

Health Education  0.5

Choice of English elective  0.5

Choice of Social Studies elective  0.5

Choice of Fine Arts elective  0.5

Other electives of choice  4.0



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.

You can find more information about ACC courses on the Student Learning Center web page.

 

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

 
 

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