Academics

College and Career Ready Education

St. Augustine Prep’s elective course selection process strongly encourages students to align their present education choices with their future college and career plans. Acknowledging the value of certain academic skills, a student is required to complete a course in Public Speaking, Design of Emerging Technologies, Lifetime Fitness, and Fine Arts before beginning his elective choices. Each student selects an area of focus which aligns with his interests and potential college major. The five areas of focus include Fine Arts, Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics (STEM), World Languages and Cultures, Business/Technology, and Liberal Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences. This selection enables a student to enhance his high school curriculum by providing academic focus, thereby positioning him for an easier transition to college. In addition to on-campus offerings, St. Augustine Prep encourages students to actively engage in learning opportunities offered beyond the campus. The job shadow and mini-residency programs in professional fields including medicine, law, and business provide on-site learning opportunities as well as an additional focus for future careers. Hence, each graduate of St. Augustine Prep is planning his educational future and exploring that future before he selects his college major.

Course Requirements

• Religion – 4 courses, 20 credits                     • English – 4 courses, 20 credits

• Mathematics – 4 courses, 20 credits            • History – 3 courses, 15 credits

• Science (Lab) – 3 courses, 15 credits            • Foreign Language – 2 courses, 10 credits

• Third Semester – 3 courses, 7.5 credits       • Caritas – 2.5 credits

Course Sequence

Required Courses:

English (4 years required)
Grammar & Composition
Honors Composition & Literature (placement test)

Math (4 years required)
Algebra I
Honors Algebra I (placement test)
Geometry (placement test)
Honors Geometry (placement test)
Honors Algebra II (placement test)

World Language (2 years required; 3 years are strongly recommended)
Arabic I
Latin I
Spanish I
Honors Spanish I (placement test)
Honors Spanish II (placement test)

Science (3 years required)
Biology
Honors Biology (requested by student; 8th grade standardized test scores will determine acceptance)

Social Studies (3 years required)
World History

Theology (4 years required)
The Catholic Faith

Elective Opportunities:

Visual & Performing Arts (1 year required)
Art I
Men’s Chorus I
Guitar I
Introduction to Music Performance
Music Theory & Composition
Photojournalism I
Introduction to Theater and Film

Computer Science/Public Speaking (1 semester of each is required)
Computer Coding (1 semester)
Public Speaking (1 semester)

Wellness Education (1 Year)
Lifetime Fitness Skills

Required Programs:

College Guidance
Unitas Program – Assigned Advisor for Study Skills and Time Management Skills

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Freshman Orientation Overnight (2 days)
Freshman Retreat (1 day)

Required Courses:

English (4 years required)
American Literature
Honors American Literature

Math (4 years required)
Geometry
Honors Geometry
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Honors Pre-Calculus

World Language (2 years required; 3 years are strongly recommended)
Arabic II
Latin II
Spanish II
Honors Spanish II
Honors Spanish III

Science (3 years required)
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry

Social Studies (3 years required)
United States History I
Honors United States I

Theology (4 years required)
Sacred Scriptures

Elective Opportunities:

Visual & Performing Arts (1 year required)
Art I
Art II
Art III
Men’s Chorus I
Men’s Chorus II
Select Chorus II
Guitar I
Guitar Ensemble
Intermediate Stage Band
Advanced Stage Band
Introduction to Music Performance
Music Theory & Composition
AP Music Theory
Photojournalism I
Photojournalism II
Introduction to Theater and Film

Computer Science/Public Speaking
Computer Coding (1 semester)
Computer Science I
Public Speaking (1 semester)

Wellness Education (1 year required)
Lifetime Fitness Skills

Required Programs:

College Guidance
Leadership & Concentrations (accompanied by 2 days a week Study Hall)
Personality Assessments, Leadership Training, Exposure to the Elective Opportunities and the College Guidance Process

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Camden Retreat (3 days)


Required Courses:

English (4 years required)
World Literature
Honors World Literature

Math (4 years required)
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Pre-Calculus
Honors Pre-Calculus
Honors Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Statistics

World Language (2 years required; 3 years are strongly recommended)
Arabic III
Latin III
Honors Latin III
Spanish III
Honors Spanish III
Honors Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language

Science (3 years required)
Physics
AP Physics I
Honors Chemistry II
AP Chemistry
AP Biology
Environmental Science
Anatomy and Physiology
Honors Anatomy and Physiology
Marine Biology

Social Studies (3 years required)
United States History II
Honors United States II
AP United States History

Theology (4 years required)
The Moral and Sacramental Life

Elective Opportunities:

Social Sciences
Introduction to Psychology
AP Psychology

Social Studies
AP European History
Honors 20th Century Conflicts
Honors Holocaust and Genocide
Political Science
Criminal Justice
Honors Civil War (1 semester)
Honors American Presidency (1 semester)

Business Studies
Introduction to Business
Accounting
Marketing

Computer Science
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Auto CAD I
Auto CAD II
AP Computer Science

Visual & Performing Arts (1 year required)
Art I
Art II
Art III
Art IV
Men’s Chorus I
Men’s Chorus II
Men’s Chorus III
Select Chorus II
Select Chorus III
Guitar I
Guitar Ensemble
Intermediate Stage Band
Advanced Stage Band
Introduction to Music Performance
Music Theory & Composition
AP Music Theory
Photojournalism I
Photojournalism II
Introduction to Theater and Film

Computer Science
Computer Coding (1 semester)
Computer Science I
Public Speaking (1 semester)

Required Programs:

College Guidance
Logic & Comprehension (accompanied by 2 days a week Study Hall)
College Search and Résumé Building

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Cathedral Kitchen
Junior Retreat (3 days – optional)

Required Courses:

English (4 years required)
British Literature
Honors British Literature
AP Literature

Math (4 years required)
Principles of Math
Pre-Calculus
Honors Pre-Calculus
Honors Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics

World Language (2 years required; 3 years are strongly recommended)
Honors Arabic IV
Honors Latin IV
Spanish IV
Honors Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language
AP Spanish Literature

 

Theology (4 years required)
Religious Perspectives

Elective Opportunities:

Theology
Introduction to Philosophy

Science
Physics
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
Honors Engineering
Honors Chemistry II
AP Chemistry
AP Biology
Environmental Science
Anatomy and Physiology
Honors Anatomy and Physiology
Marine Biology

Social Sciences
Introduction to Psychology
AP Psychology

Social Studies
AP European History
AP US Government and Politics
Honors 20th Century Conflicts
Honors Holocaust and Genocide
Political Science
Criminal Justice
Honors Civil War (1 semester)
Honors American Presidency (1 semester)

Business Studies
Introduction to Business
Accounting
Marketing
Personal Finance
Honors Economics

Computer Science
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Auto CAD I
Auto CAD II

Visual & Performing Arts (1 year required)
Art I
Art II
Art III
Art IV
AP Studio Art (Art 2D, 3D, and Drawing)
Men’s Chorus I
Men’s Chorus II
Men’s Chorus III
Men’s Chorus IV
Select Chorus II
Select Chorus III
Select Chorus IV
Guitar I
Guitar Ensemble
Intermediate Stage Band
Advanced Stage Band
Introduction to Music Performance
Music Theory & Composition
AP Music Theory
Photojournalism I
Photojournalism II
Introduction to Theater and Film

Computer Science
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
AP Computer Principles
Auto CAD I
Auto CAD II

Required Programs:

College Guidance
Interview Skills and College Applications Process

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Caritas Project (Project-based 100 hours of service)
Senior Retreat (2 days)


Advised Course Selection Path

Freshman Year – 2 Electives
(Students who plan to take 3 or 4 years of a Fine Art should choose a Fine Art Course in place of Lifetime Fitness Skills)

  • Lifetime Fitness Skills
  • Public Speaking/Computer Coding

Sophomore Year – 2 Electives (declare concentration by end of the year)

  • Art Requirement
  • Leadership in Concentrations Course

Junior Year – 3 Electives

  • Third Year of a language (strongly advised) or Elective in Concentration
  • Elective in Concentration
  • Logic and Comprehension Course or Elective in Concentration

Senior Year – 5 Electives

  • Free Period or Elective in Concentration
  • Elective in Concentration
  • Elective in Concentration
  • Exploratory Elective Choice (if concentration credits are complete)
  • Exploratory Elective Choice (if concentration credits are complete)