Academics

Course Catalog

St. Augustine Preparatory School challenges students to integrate an evolving sense of self and the qualities of Unitas, Veritas, and Caritas with the demands of a rigorous course of study. Our challenging curriculum is designed to teach students at every level how to read critically, write effectively, listen discerningly, calculate logically, speak clearly, and think independently.

Dynamic academic programs such as Third Semester, job shadowing, and a host of AP courses allow students to become more deeply focused and more widely differentiated, while extracurricular activities hone collegial and leadership skills. Unitas Advisors, Counselors, Teachers, and Coaches help students set and meet their goals both on campus and beyond. Of equal importance are our principles of community which are grounded in integrity, curiosity, resilience, and empathy. St. Augustine Prep graduates are inspired and inspiring as they use their wisdom and talents to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and increasingly interconnected world.

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
English 8

Math
Pre-Algebra
Algebra I
Honors Algebra I
Geometry
Honors Geometry

World Language
World of Language

Science
Energy: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Interdisciplinary Studies
Logic and Civil Discourse

Theology
Igniting the Flame: A Faith Journey

Health and Wellness Education
Physical Education and Fine Arts

Free Period

History
Civics and Geography

Required Courses:

English (select one)
English I: Works & Wordcraft
English I: Honors Works & Wordcraft

Math (select one)
Algebra I
Honors Algebra I Geometry Honors Geometry Algebra II
Honors Algebra II

World Language (select one)
Arabic I
Latin I Spanish I
Honors Spanish I Spanish II
Honors Spanish II

Science (select one)
Physics First
Honors Physics First

Interdisciplinary Studies
Foundations of Public Speaking/Writing

Theology
The Catholic Faith

Health and Wellness Education
Lifetime Fitness Skills

Free Period

History
World History – An online requirement that begins in the second semester of freshman year

Elective Opportunities:

Available to students pursuing multiple years of study in Fine Arts or Computer Science.

Visual/Performing Arts (Lifetime Fitness will be waived if taken)
Art and Design I
Men’s Chorus
Guitar I
Intermediate Stage Band

Computer Science (Lifetime Fitness will be waived if taken)
Computer Science I – Introduction to Problem Solving with Python

Additional Program Requirements

Guidance
Unitas Program
– Freshmen are assigned to a faculty advisor.
– Unitas Advisors serve as a point of contact for students and families.

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Freshman Orientation Experience
Freshman Unitas Retreat

Required Courses:

English (select one)
English II: American Lens
English II: Honors American Lens

Math (select one)
Geometry Honors
Geometry Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Precalculus
Honors Precalculus

World Language (select one)
Arabic II
Latin II
Honors Latin II
Spanish II
Honors Spanish II
Spanish III
Honors Spanish III

Science (select one)
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry

History (select one)
Survey of the American Experience
Honors Survey of the American Experience

Theology (select one)
Sacred Scripture
Honors Sacred Scripture

Free Period

Visual/ Performing Arts (select one)
Art and Design I
Piano
Guitar I
Men’s Chorus
Broadcasting and Media Arts Production
Art and Design II
Graphic Design
Honors Select Chorus
Guitar Ensemble
Intermediate Stage Band
Advanced Stage Band
Music Theory & Composition

Elective Opportunities:

Available to students pursuing multiple years of study in Computer Science.

Computer Science (Free Period or Fine Arts requirement will be waived if taken)
Computer Science I- Introduction to Problem Solving with Python
Introduction to AutoCAD/3D Design and Rapid Prototyping
IT Fundamentals/Introduction to Web Design
AP Computer Science A

Health and Wellness Education
Lifetime Fitness Skills (if not taken as a freshman)

Additional Program Requirements

Guidance
Unitas Program
Sophomores are assigned to a faculty advisor.
Unitas Advisors serve as a point of contact for students and families.

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Sophomore Veritas Retreat (Three days in Camden, NJ)


Required Courses:

English (select one)
English III – Global Voices
English III – Honors Global Voices
AP English Language and Composition

Math (select one)
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Precalculus
Honors Precalculus
Applications in Calculus
Honors Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Statistics
AP Statistics

Science (select one)
Physics
AP Physics I
Honors Applied Chemistry
AP Chemistry
AP Biology
Anatomy and Physiology
Honors Anatomy and Physiology
Environmental Science

History (select one)
United States History II
Honors United States II
AP United States History II

Theology (select one)
The Moral and Sacramental Life
Honors Moral and Sacramental Life

World Language (select one)
Arabic III
Latin III
Honors Latin III
Spanish III
Honors Spanish III
Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language & Culture

Free Period

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Opportunities:

Science
Psychology
AP Psychology
Honors Fundamentals of Engineering

History
Honors Constitutional Law and Contemporary American Society
Constitutional Law and Contemporary American Society
The Other 337: African-American Studies
AP Modern European History
AP United States Government and Politics
Honors Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Honors Civil War/Honors American Presidency
The World Wars/Great Revolutions in History

Business
Accounting
Marketing (1 semester)/Business Management (1 semester)

Computer Science
Computer Science I – Introduction to Problem Solving with Python
Introduction to AutoCAD/3D Design and Rapid Prototyping
IT Fundamentals/Introduction to Web Design
AP Computer Science A

Visual/Performing Arts
Art & Design I
Art & Design II
2D and 3D Design: Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
AP Studio Art – 2D, 3D, or Drawing
Graphic Design
Men’s Chorus
Honors Select Chorus Guitar I
Guitar Ensemble
Piano
Intermediate Stage Band
Advanced Stage Band
Music Theory & Composition
AP Music Theory

Theology
Philosophy

Additional Program Requirements

College Guidance
College Search and Résumé Building

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Cathedral Kitchen Service Trip (required for juniors)

Required Courses:

English (select one)
English IV: Conflict of Wills
English IV: Honors Conflict of Wills
AP English Literature and Composition

Math (select one)
Precalculus
Honors Precalculus
Applications in Calculus
Honors Calculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC Statistics
AP Statistics

Theology (select one)
Religious Perspectives
Honors Religious Perspectives

Interdisciplinary Studies
Senior Seminar

Free Period

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Opportunities:

World Language
Honors Arabic IV
Honors Latin IV
Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language & Culture AP Spanish Literature & Culture

Science
Physics
AP Physics I
AP Physics C
Honors Applied Chemistry
AP Chemistry
AP Biology
Anatomy and Physiology Honors Anatomy and Physiology Environmental Science
Honors Fundamentals of Engineering
Psychology
AP Psychology

History
Honors Constitutional Law and Contemporary American Society
Constitutional Law and Contemporary American Society
The Other 337: African-American Studies
AP Modern European History
AP United States Government and Politics
Honors Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Honors Civil War/Honors American Presidency
The World Wars/Great Revolutions in History

Theology
Philosophy

Business
Business Management (1 semester)
Marketing (1 semester)
Honors Macroeconomics/Honors Microeconomics
Personal Finance

Computer Science
Computer Science I – Introduction to Problem Solving with Python
Introduction to AutoCAD/3D Design and Rapid Prototyping
IT Fundamentals/Introduction to Web Design
AP Computer Science A

Visual/Performing Arts
Art and Design I Art and Design II
2D and 3D Design: Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
AP Studio Art: Art 2D, 3D, and Drawing
Graphic Design
Men’s Chorus
Honors Select Chorus Guitar I
Guitar Ensemble
Piano
Intermediate Stage Band
Advanced Stage Band
Music Theory & Composition AP Music Theory

Additional Program Requirements

Spiritual Development: Caritas Community Service & Retreats
Caritas Project (Project-based 50 hours of service)
Kairos Senior Retreat (weekend)


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)