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Academic Structure

BannerGroup01Holy Cross High School offers a multi-tiered curriculum designed to meet the needs of students at all levels.  By allowing students to take classes at various levels, the school is able to help the students take advantage of strengths and to build on areas that need improvement. The school offers Dual Credit, Advanced Placement, Honors College Preparatory, and College Preparatory courses of study. Holy Cross High School is fully accredited through AdvancED – SACS and the Kentucky Non-Public School Commission receiving a full five year certification.

Graduation Requirement

Candidates for graduation from Holy Cross High School must complete a minimum of 26 units of work in high school, including:

4       Language Arts
3       Social Studies
3       Mathematics  (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
3       Science
1        Physical Education/Health
4       Religion
1        Fine Arts
1/2    Geography
1/2    Computers (recommended)
6        Electives
26      Total

Pre-College Curriculum

4      Language Arts
3      Social Studies
3    ���� Mathematics    (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
3      Science
1      Physical Education/Health
4      Religion
1      Fine Arts
2      Foreign Language
5      Electives
26    Total

Classes Offered:

English

Social Studies

  • Geography
  • Ancient World Civilizations
  • World History
  • Thomas More World History
  • American History
  • Thomas More American History
  • U.S. Government/Modern American History
  • Thomas More Foreign Policy
  • Global Issues
  • War & Peace
  • Criminal Justice

Mathematics

  • Algebra I
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Accelerated Geometry (Freshmen)
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • Algebra III (Elements of Trigonometry)
  • Calculus
  • Thomas More Calculus
  • (By the State of Kentucky education standards, all students must take four years of mathematics and pass Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II in order to graduate)

Science

  • Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Chemistry in the Community
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Honors Anatomy and Physiology
  • Environmental Science/Advanced Topics in Biology
  • Astronomy and Geology
  • Physics
  • AP Physics
  • NKU Biology
  • NKU Anatomy and Physiology

Religion

  • Religion I-IV

Physical Education/Health

  • Health
  • Physical Education

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish I-IV
  • French I-IV
  • Thomas More Spanish IV

Fine Arts

  • Art I-IV
  • Art Appreciation
  • Visual Art
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Ensemble
  • Acting
  • Theatre Art
  • Music Theory/Beginning Instrumental
  • Photography

Computers/Technology

  • Computer Applications
  • Web Design
  • Mechanical Drawing (CAD)
  • Architectural Drawing (CAD)

Business Education

  • Accounting I & II
  • Business Communications
  • Economics
  • Personal Finance

Other

  • Psychology
  • Driver Safety