Typical Four-Year Curriculum

Academic Calendar

Typical 4-Year Program

This is a typical four-year plan. Your courses may vary according to level placements (advanced placement, honors, college preparatory) and course offerings.

View the 2018-2019 Course Description Book.

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year


Course Levels

The curriculum is designed to prepare all students for postsecondary education. Course levels are weighted to determine grade point averages. Some courses are not offered at all levels. Please consult the course descriptions for each department in this catalog for information about course level offerings.

The placement of students in appropriate levels is a collaborative process that reflects our desire to create the best possible academic experience for each student. The goal of level placement is to have each student sufficiently challenged by a rigorous academic program while ensuring that he/she has the aptitude and skills to be successful in the classroom.

Courses are offered at the following levels of depth and pace to address the needs of students with varying aptitudes and learning styles.

Advanced Placement


College Preparatory

College Preparatory 1


Graduation Requirements

Theology *4.0
English 4.0
Mathematics **3.0
Science **3.0
Social Studies 3.0
World Language **3.0
Health .5
Fine Arts 1.0
Electives 4.5
Total Credits 26

*Unless transfer student

**Minimum required for graduation, however more are recommended for college preparation.

AP Capstone Program

St. John Paul II High School is one of approximately 1,000 schools worldwide selected to implement AP Capstone — an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success: research, collaboration, and communication.

The program consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. Developed in direct response to feedback from higher education faculty and college admission officers, AP Capstone complements the in-depth, subject-specific study of other Advanced Placement courses and exams.

Because the program is a result of feedback from education professionals, it is not surprising that several colleges and universities have confirmed their support of the program.

Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on AP Seminar and AP Research assessments and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing will earn the AP Capstone Diploma. This signifies their outstanding academic achievement and attainment of both college-level academic and research skills. Students who earn scores of 3 or higher on both AP Seminar and AP Research assessments only (but not on four additional AP Exams) will earn the AP Seminar and Research Certificate.

St. John Paul II High School will introduce AP Seminar in the fall of 2017.

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Intellectual Development

The Pope John Paul II High School graduate:

Thinks critically and creatively;

Analyzes and solves problems in a variety of disciplines and applies these skills in everyday life;

Searches for the truth through faith and reason;

Demonstrates integrity, character, creativity, and self-sufficiency in his or her academic pursuits;

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