Academic Programs

 

Be challenged. Be inspired.
Be prepared.

Students are individuals, not simply members of a class. That’s why Paraclete teachers and staff connect with each student on a personal level—and since we’re significantly smaller than the public schools in the area, those connections play a significant role in helping every student find success.

Where will the Spirit of Knowledge lead you?

Paraclete offers unlimited opportunities for students to reach their potential. With a wide variety of educational programs, our academic requirements are focused on preparing students for a 4-year college—and we work closely toward that goal each and every day.

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Programs of Study

English

English

From mastering grammar and vocabulary to developing a critical attitude toward literature, students receive well-rounded instruction in English and language arts. In addition to in-class assignments, summer and independent reading are required. Students may even choose to take beginning and advanced journalism courses. Four years of English are required for graduation.

Mathematics

Mathematics

All students are required to complete three years of mathematics at Paraclete, which must include Algebra and Geometry. Algebra II and Geometry are required for university admissions. For students who will pursue a career in Mathematics, Science, or Engineering, four years of mathematics, including Algebra II and Pre-Calculus, is recommended, and for selective colleges, may be required.

Laboratory Science

Laboratory Science

Two years of laboratory science are required for graduation. Courses include various levels of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Anatomy, including Honors and A.P. options. Students may even elect to take a hands-on approach with Robotics, a class that introduces basic concepts focusing on programming robots with real-world applications.

Visual/Performing Arts

Visual/Performing Arts

Each student is required to take at least one year of visual or performing arts in order to graduate. With the wide variety of creative classes to choose from, there is truly something that will appeal to everyone. Courses can be musical and performance-focused; hands-on such as studio art or photography; or concepts such as art history or film. Some courses require auditions before approval is granted.

Health/Phys. Ed.

Health/Phys. Ed.

Each student is required to take at least one year of physical education in order to graduate. At Paraclete, we provide a Physical Education/Health class for Freshmen that provides a healthy, physical, co-educational experience in a Christian environment of good sportsmanship and good citizenship. The health component explores basic knowledge of the human body, personal hygiene, environmental care, nutrition, and the causes, prevention and cures of various diseases.

Religion

Religion

A religion course is required during each semester at Paraclete. Out of respect for the diversity of the student body, Paraclete presents the Catholic perspective, but teaches critical thinking. We allow students to explore and take ownership of their own faith and beliefs in a moral and values-based environment. Religion courses explore Catholicism from the perspectives of scripture, Ecclesiology, morality, and living a Christian life. Learn More Here.

History

History

Three years of history/social studies are required for graduation. With both Honors and A.P. courses offered, the History curriculum at Paraclete explores World History, European History, and United States History. Our department also encompasses engaging social studies topics such as government, economics, psychology, sociology, and criminal justice.

Foreign Language

Foreign Language

All students are required to complete two years of the same language other than English. At Paraclete, students are offered language courses from basic to advanced in both Spanish and French. Also offered is an immersive Spanish Language and Culture class that emphasizes communication.

Academic Support: Reach your highest potential.

We’re here to challenge you—but you should never feel like you’re going it alone! Counselors are constantly monitoring students’ grades, and can coordinate tutoring if they identify that a student may be slipping. Paired with the support of Math and English teachers available for tutoring after school, and every student can find a plan that inspires them to succeed.

Our students are doing great things.

Our students are doing great things.

SAT & ACT

scores are higher than state and national averages.

63%

of AP exams earn scores of 3 or higher.

44%

of our upper division students participate in AP classes

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