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DEPARTMENTS

Then the Lord will guide you always – Isaiah 58:11

ACADEMICS

CORE CLASSES

MATHEMATICS

OUR MISSION

The mission of mathematics education, while integrating the values and teachings of the Catholic Church, is to teach our students strategies to identify problems, organize information, devise plans, solve problems, and analyze solutions to communicate results.The 8th Grade Placement Test results are used to recommend the best math course sequence for each

The 8th Grade Placement Test results are used to recommend the best math course sequence for each student. If a student has a thorough understanding of concepts from Geometry classes, we will accept a transcript from for Geometry course and place the student in Honors Algebra II.

Note: Kansas State Board of Regents requires three units of math at or above the level of Algebra I. The Board and St. James Academy strongly encourages students to take a mathematics course every year of high school.

All college-bound students should take four years of math.

COURSES

Algebra I
Honors Algebra I
Pre-AP Honors Algebra I/Geometry
Applied Geometry
Geometry
Honors Geometry
Alegra II
Pre-AP Honors Algebra II
Pre-AP Honors Pre-Calculus
College Prep Math
College Algebra (JCCC Quick Step)
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Calculus AB-BC
AP Statistics
AP Computer Science Principles
General Math
Pre-Algebra
Intermediate Algebra
Math Assist – Algebra I

SCIENCE

OUR MISSION

The mission of science education is to utilize science as a vehicle to prepare all students to be lifelong learners who can use science as stewards of God’s creation, to make reasoned decisions, and to contribute to their local, state, and international communities. Science three credits must include Biology (1 credit), Chemistry or Physics (1 credit) and one other science course.

If you wish to be considered as a Kansas State Scholar, your curriculum must include at a minimum: Biology (1 credit), Chemistry (1 credit) and Physics (1 credit).

COURSES

Biology
Earth/Space Science
Pre-AP Honors Biology
Chemistry
Pre-AP Honors Chemistry
Physical Science
Physics
AP Physics I
Anatomy & Physiology
Honors Anatomy & Physiology
AP Chemistry
Meteorology
Astronomy
AP Biology
Exploring Health Professions

SOCIAL SCIENCE

COURSES

Current Events
US History Through Mass Media
WWII/Holocaust
Sociology
Psychology
Ancient Civilizations
History of the Cold War
Law and You
Economics
World Studies
US History
Pre-AP US History
AP US History
American Government
AP American Government

ENGLISH

OUR MISSION

The mission of communication arts (reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing) is to empower students to become effective communicators, lifelong learners, and faith-filled witnesses to the Catholic faith. By encouraging an appreciation of reading, our students will grow to cherish the Holy Scriptures as the Word of God and as a form of literature. Students will gain an understanding of other cultures and value literature as an expression of the human experience. Communication arts will be integrated into all disciplines and will reflect Catholic teachings and Christian values.

COURSES

English I
Pre-AP Honors English I
English II
Pre-AP Honors English II
AP Language and Composition
English IV
AP Literature and Composition
Creative Writing

THEOLOGY

 

COURSES

Salvation History
Christ’s Mission in the Church
Catholic Moral Life
Church History
Discipleship of Christ
Responding to Jesus
Apologetics

ELECTIVES

WORLD LANGUAGE

COURSES

Spanish I
Spanish II
Honors Spanish II
Honors Spanish III
Honors Spanish IV
Honors Spanish V
Latin I
Latin II
Honors Latin II
Honors Latin III
Honors Latin IV
Honors Latin V
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
American Sign Language III
American Sign Language IV

BUSINESS & TECHNOLOGY

BUSINESS COURSES

Introduction to Business
Personal Finance
Marketing
Entrepreneurship

TECHNOLOGY COURSES

Technology I
Technology II
Digital Imaging
Digital Imaging II
Web Design
Advanced Web Design
Technology Lab
Yearbook

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

COURSES

PE I
PE II
Weight Training I
Advanced Weight Training
Lifetime Fitness

ARTS

DRAMA

COURSES

Muscial

Winter Play

Improv Club

One Acts

INSTRUMENTAL

COURSES

Crimson Collective (.5)
Concert Band (1)
Intro to Music (.5)
Percussion 101 (.5)
Music Technology 1 (.5)
Music Theory and History (.5)
String Ensemble (1)
Thunder Drum Line (.5)
Thunder Pep Band (.5)

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ENSEMBLES

Advanced String Quartet
Brass Ensemble
Clarinet Ensemble
Flute Ensemble
Jazz Band
Musical Pit Orchestra
Full Orchestra
Percussion Ensemble
Saxophone Ensemble

HONOR SOCIETY

Tri – M Music Honors Society (Junior & Senior Year)

VISUAL ARTS

COURSES

Intro to Drawing
Advanced Drawing
Advanced Art
Design
Painting
Ceramics
Advanced Ceramics
Architecture and Interior Design
Intro to Sewing and Costuming
Advanced Sewing and Textiles

VOCAL MUSIC

COURSES

Thunderettes
Chorus Mulierum
Vocal Thunder
A Capella Choir
Bellissima
Intro to Music
Music Technology 1
Music Technology 2
Music Theory and History

Course catalog

Graduation RQMTS

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