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Curriculum

Ursuline Academy offers a rigorous college preparatory curriculum with additional opportunities for elective course work to support individual growth and development.

Ursuline has also partnered with One Schoolhouse, an online curriculum, to maximize course offerings and minimize scheduling conflicts. These innovative learning models help in our student-centered world of learning.

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 28 required credits listed below

Required Credits

SubjectCredits
Theology4
English4
Math4
Social Studies
Must include Historical Geography, World History, United States History, Macroeconomics, and Government.

4
Science
Must include Physics l, Chemistry l, Biology l, and one additional Science course.

4
World Language
Same language in consecutive years beginning with Freshman year.

3
Electives1.5
Physical Education1
Fine Arts1
Computer Science1
Speech.5
TOTAL28

Honors and AP Courses

Honors Courses

Enrollment in these classes is competitive. Students qualify on the basis of academic performance and potential as indicated by standardized tests as well as faculty recommendations.

English
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies*
World Language

*Social Studies honors courses are not available to Freshmen.

Advanced Placement (AP) Courses

Computer Science
Computer Science A
Computer Science Principles (online)

English
Language and Composition
Literature and Composition

Mathematics
Calculus AB and BC
Calculus BC (online)
Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations (online, post AP level)

Statistics
Statistics
Statistics (online)

Science
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Science (online)
Physics l (online)
Physics C: Mechanics

Social Studies
Comparative Government and Politics (online)
European History
Human Geography (online)
Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics (online)
Microeconomics (online)
Psychology
Psychology (online)
U.S. Government and Politics
U.S. Government and Politics (online)
U.S. History

Visual Arts
Art History (online)
Studio Art: 2-D Design
Studio Art: 3-D Design
Studio Art: Drawing

World Languages
Chinese Language and Culture (online)
French Language & Culture
Spanish Language & Culture
Spanish Literature & Culture

Note: Where (online) is indicated, the AP course is taken online.