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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

Credits    Subject

4           Theology (or .5 per semester at St. Pius)

4           English* +            

            Electives           Classics of Film and Literature

3           Social Studies*+

            Required - World History, United States History, Government/Economics


            Geography/Ancient Civilizations
            Current Issues and Political Speech
            AP European History
            Psychology or AP Psychology

            History and the Holocaust

4           Mathematics*+ 

4           Science*+
            Required: 1 – Biology CP, Biology CPA, Biology Honors, AP Biology
            1 - Chemistry, Chemistry CPA, Chemistry Honors
            1 - Physical Science, Physics CPA, Conceptual Physics,
            AP Physics, AP Physics 1
            1 – Science Elective:
            (AP classes not used for required fullfillment may be used as Science Electives)
            Anatomy and Physiology
            AP Chemistry
            Marine Biology
            AP Computer Science

2           Foreign Language (must be in one language)*+


           Foreign language beyond second year

            A second language

1           Physical Education

            Required - Personal Fitness, Health

.5         Computer Applications

1.5        Electives
24        TOTAL

* Denotes core academic area
+ AP Courses may be taken in place of equivalent required courses

Works of Mercy Requirement

Students are required to take part in the Works of Mercy Apostolic Program as part of their ongoing Catholic formation. Students are to complete their Works of Mercy service requirements outside of the regularly scheduled school day unless the project is a Campus Ministry/St. Pius sponsored event (ie; Mission trip and March for Life).
Students must complete 5 Apostolic Projects per year. Each project must be no less than 2 hours in length. Of the 5 projects at least 3 must be from the Works of Mercy list found on the spx.org web site. The remaining 2 projects are the choice of the student, but must be approved by Campus Ministry. Specific concerns about projects must be addressed by Campus Ministry prior to completion. Failure to meet the requirements of the program will be reflected in a 10 point deduction from the second semester Theology grade. In addition, seniors who do not complete the requirement will not be allowed to walk at the graduation ceremony. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors who do not complete the requirement will not be allowed to be out of uniform on any day for the following school year.
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