Academic Structure

Holy Cross High School offers a multi-tiered curriculum that revolves around the core subject areas of Theology, English, Technology, Fine Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

By allowing students to take classes at various levels, Holy Cross is able to allow students to 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. Six required credits of general electives provide students with the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest or to go into greater depth in core subjects. To receive a diploma from Holy Cross, students must earn 26 units of credit and complete 100 service hours.  Each student is enrolled in seven classes per semester.  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 must complete the following:

4       Credits English
4       Credits Religion
4       Credits Mathematics (Algebra I and Geometry Required)
3       Credits Social Studies
3       Credits Science
1       Credit Fine Art
1/2    Credit Health
1/2    Credit Physical Education
6       Credits Electives (Personal Finance Required)
 

*Two credits of Foreign Language and one credit of Algebra II are not required to graduate but are required for admission to most colleges and universities.

 

Classes Offered:

English Department

  • English I-IV
  • Honors English I-IV
  • AP English III & IV
  • Advanced Composition
  • American Literature
  • College Preparatory Writing
  • Composition
  • Contemporary Authors
  • Contemporary Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama
  • Elements of Literature
  • Expository Writing
  • Fundamentals of Writing
  • General Writing Skills
  • Introduction to Formal Writing
  • Novel
  • Plays
  • Print to Screen
  • Scapegoat in Literature
  • Science Fiction
  • Short Stories
  • Survival in Literature
  • World Literature
  • Writing IV
  • Writing and Revision/Reading Skills
  • Writing Workshop
  • 20th Century Authors

History Department

  • Ancient World Civilizations
  • Campbellsville World History
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • History and Film
  • History in Your Lifetime: 21st Century History
  • Psychology
  • Thomas More U.S. History I and U.S. Foreign Policy I
  • Thomas More U.S. History II and U.S. Foreign Policy II
  • United States History I
  • United States History II
  • War and Peace
  • World History

Mathematics Department

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra 2
  • Algebra 3
  • Campbellsville College Algebra
  • Campbellsville Statistics
  • Campbellsville Elementary Calculus
  • Geometry
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Algebra 2
  • Honors Calculus
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Precalculus
  • Math for the Trades
  • Pre-Algebra
  • Precalculus
  • Statistics

Science Department

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

Physical Education and Health Department

  • Advanced PE/Weightlifting
  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Nutrition and Lifestyle

Foreign Languages Department

  • Honors Spanish I
  • Honors Spanish II
  • Honors Spanish III
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish for Native and Heritage Speakers
  • 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

Business and Technology Departments

  • Accounting
  • Architectural Drawing
  • Business Communications
  • Computer Applications
  • Industrial Arts I
  • Mechanical Drawing
  • Personal Finance

Religion Department

  • Religion I
  • Religion II
  • Religion III
  • Religion IV

Visual and Performing Arts Department

  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Art I
  • Art II
  • Art III
  • Art IV
  • Art Appreciation
  • Art 3D/Exploratory Concepts in Design
  • Film Studies
  • Music Appreciation
  • Modern Music History
  • Piano
  • Theater Arts
  • Theatrical Design
  • Visual Art
  • 3D Design

Academic Enhancement Department

  • Academic Enhancement Program
  • Transition Program

Miscellaneous

  • Broadcasting
  • Driver Safety