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Academics Overview

There are many ways to develop your intellectual gifts at Ursuline. Learn to speak and write effectively. Take classes that encourage a love of subjects from English to math and beyond. Develop skills of research and scientific investigation. Use advanced technology as a learning tool in all areas. Become more aware of the responsibilities of global citizenship and ways you can have a positive impact on our global society.

Ursuline Academy’s outstanding college preparatory curriculum offers Honors and AP courses in every core subject area. Choose from a wide variety of interesting electives, from Mandarin Chinese and Economics to Contemporary Issues and advanced math and science courses.

Course work is designed to develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills. Classes nurture students’ intellectual curiosity and engage them in a learning process that will bring new ideas to life!

Ursuline faculty are talented teachers who care about each student and help them realize her individual academic potential. Highly educated and trained, these dedicated teachers are role models for the Ursuline mission. All faculty members participate in professional development programs throughout the year.
Graduation Requirements
To earn a diploma from Ursuline Academy, a student must meet the following requirements:
  • Obtain the last seven credits from Ursuline Academy while enrolled as a full-time student
  • Earn passing grades in all courses or remediate failures
  • Fulfill all community service requirements
  • Be enrolled in a minimum of seven courses in a given semester
  • Complete the required 28 credits listed below:
4 credits       Theology
4 credits       English
4 credits       Math
4 credits       Social Studies (Requirement is 4 credits to include Historical
                   Geography, World History, United States History, Macroeconomics,
                   and Government.)

4 credits       Science (Requirement is 4 credits to include Physics l, Chemistry l,
                   Biology l, and one additional Science course.)

3 credits       World Language (Same language in consecutive years beginning
                   with Freshman year.)

1½ credits    Electives
1 credit        Physical Education
1 credit        Fine Arts
1 credit        Computer Science
½ credit       Speech
28 credits     Total
Book List
View the Summer School/Frosh Start 2017 Book List and your daughter's schedule on My Backpack to determine which books to purchase. Follett Virtual Bookstores is Ursuline's online textbook provider.

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Elizabeth Smith
Dean of Academics

Tanya Hamilton
Personal Counseling Department Chair