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 35 hours of college dual credit (see Extended Curriculum for details) courses:

Language Arts (minimum of 5 credits)

  • REQ English 101
  • REQ English 202
  • REQ English 303 or Honors English 303
  • REQ English 404 or Honors English 404 – ENG 101/201 – 6 hours dual credit
  • REQ Speech/Public Speaking OR CMM 103/213 – 6 hours dual credit 

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
  • AP Government
  • AP Human Geography

Science (minimum of 4 credits)

  • REQ Physical Science
  • REQ Biology or AP Biology 
  • REQ Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Physics (Pre-requisite:  Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus)
  • Astronomy
  • Honors Engineering
  • Forensics

Mathematics (minimum of 4 credits – 4 years)  Click here for our  Math Department Information - 27 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 Parents - 70 downloads Teacher Recommendation Form - 64 downloads Math Entrance Exam Study Guide - 84 downloads
  • REQ Algebra I
  • REQ Geometry (Pre-requisite: Algebra I)
  • REQ Algebra II (Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Geometry) or Advanced Algebra II (Pre-requisite: Algebra I and Geometry)
  • Financial Algebra
  • Advanced Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus (Pre-requisite: Algebra II) – MTH 122 –  3 hours dual credit
  • Concepts & Applications  (Pre-requisite: Algebra II) – MTH 121B – 4 hours dual credit
  • College Algebra/Introductory Statistics(Pre-requisite: Algebra II) – MTH 127/STA 225 – 8 hours dual credit
  • AP Calculus
    • 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 - 432 downloads.

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

Health And Physical Education (minimum of 2 credits)

  • REQ Health
  • REQ Physical Education

Fine Arts (minimum of 1 credit)

  • General Art
  • Band/Choral
  • AP Art & Design

Technology (minimum of 1 credit)

  • REQ Computer Science

General Electives

  • Economics 
  • Intro to Theatre
  • Mythology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • VEX Robotics