Graduation Requirements

A total of 28 credits are required for graduation from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School.  The list below shows the required courses (REQ) and the electives available to our students, including over 50 hours of college dual credit (see Extended Curriculum for details) courses:

Language Arts (minimum of 5 credits)

Social Studies (minimum of 4 credits)

  • REQ History 9
  • REQ History 10
  • REQ History 11 OR HST 230/231 – 6 hours dual credit
  • REQ History 12 OR HST 102/103 – 6 hours dual credit

Science (minimum of 4 credits)

  • REQ Physical Science
  • REQ Biology
  • REQ Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics (Pre-requisite:  Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus)
  • Advanced Biology – BIO 104/105 – 8 hours dual credit
  • STEM
  • Forensics
  • Environmental Science

Mathematics (minimum of 4 credits – 4 years)  Click here for our 2018 - 2019 Math Course Sequencing - 25 downloads.

If a student would like to take both Geometry and Algebra II in a single school year, he or she must have earned an A in Algebra I, pass a written entrance exam, and have a written recommendation from his or her Algebra I teacher.  See below:

Letter to Prospective Parents regarding Math Entrance Exam - 101 downloads
2018 Math Entrance Exam Study Guide - 98 downloads
Math Entrance Exam Teacher Recommendation Form - 163 downloads
2018 - 2019 Math Course Sequencing - 25 downloads

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry (Pre-requisite: Algebra I)
  • Algebra II (Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Geometry)
  • Advanced Algebra II(Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Geometry)
  • Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (Pre-requisite: Algebra II)
  • Advanced Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (Pre-requisite: Algebra II)
  • Concepts & Applications (College Algebra Prep) (Pre-requisite: Algebra II) – MTH 121B – 4 hours dual credit
  • College Algebra/Trigonometry – MTH 127/122 – 8 hours dual credit
  • AP Calculus –  AP Calculus Expectations - Letter to Parents - 32 downloads
    • AP Calculus AB (Pre-requisite: Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus)
    • AP Calculus BC(Pre-requisite: AP Calculus AB)

Theology (minimum of 4 credits)

  • REQ Theology A
  • REQ Theology B
  • REQ Theology C
  • REQ Theology D

Foreign Language (minimum of 3 credits)  Click here for our  Spanish Course Sequencing - 6 downloads.

  • Latin I
  • Latin II
  • Latin III
  • Latin IV
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV
  • AP Spanish: Language and Culture
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) – Required for all I-20 students

Health And Physical Education (minimum of 2 credits)

  • REQ Health and Physical Educacation

Fine Arts (minimum of 1 credit)

  • General Art
  • Band/Choral

Technology (minimum of 1 credit)

  • REQ Computer or MIS 200 – 3 hours dual credit

General Electives

  • Business Law
  • Study Skills
  • Yearbook/Photography
  • Sociology
  • Psychology or PSY 201/204 – 6 hours dual credit