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 101/102 – 6 hours dual credit
  • REQ Speech/Public Speaking OR CMM 103/213 – 6 hours dual credit 
  • Creative Writing

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
  • Current Events
  • AP Government

Science (minimum of 4 credits)

  • REQ Physical Science
  • REQ Biology
  • REQ Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics (Pre-requisite:  Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus)
  • AP Biology
  • STEM
  • Advanced Science
  • Astronomy

Mathematics (minimum of 4 credits – 4 years)  Click here for our 2020 - 2021 Math Course Sequencing - 287 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 - 151 downloads Teacher Recommendation Form - 104 downloads Math Entrance Exam Study Guide - 147 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) – MTH 122 –  3 hours dual credit
  • Concepts & Applications  (Pre-requisite: Algebra II) – MTH 121B – 4 hours dual credit
  • College Algebra/Introductory Statistics – MTH 127/STA 225 – 8 hours dual credit
  • AP Calculus –  AP Calculus Expectations - Letter to Parents - 344 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 - 335 downloads.

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

Health And Physical Education (minimum of 2 credits)

  • REQ Health and Physical Education
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Fine Arts (minimum of 1 credit)

  • General Art
  • Band/Choral

Technology (minimum of 1 credit)

  • REQ Computer Science

General Electives

  • Creative Writing
  • Yearbook/Photography
  • Sociology
  • Introduction to Audio Production
  • VEX Robotics