Graduation Requirements

The following are the requirements for graduation.

Subject Area Required Credits
(1 semester = 1/2 credit)

  • English................................................4
  • Mathematics.......................................4
  • Theology:............................................4
  • Science...............................................3
  • Social Studies:....................................3
  • Classical & Modern Language............2
  • Communications...............................0.5
  • Humanities/Arts.................................0.5
  • Computer Science.............................0.5
  • Physical Education..............................1 (0.5 credit of Health, 0.5 credit of PE)
  • Electives............................................5.5

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 28

 

Yearly Requirements

Freshman - 7 classes Per semester

  • English 1 or Honors English 1
  • Math (based on HSPT and proficiency exams)
  • Biology or Honors Biology
  • Human Geography (1 semester)
  • Theology 1
  • Classical & Modern Language
  • Health (1 semester)
  • Electives (2 semesters)

Sophomore - 7 classes per semester

  • English 2 or Honors English 2
  • Math
  • Chemistry or Honors Chemistry
  • World History/Global Studies or AP World History (2 semesters)
  • Theology 2
  • Classical & Modern Language
  • Electives (2 semesters)

Junior - 7 classes per semester

  • US History or AP US History
  • American Literature or American Literature/AP English Language
  • Math
  • Physics or AP Physics 1
  • Theology 3
  • Electives (4 semesters)
  • Service Project (2 weeks)

Senior - 7 classes per semester

  • English electives (2 semester courses) or AP English Literature
  • Senior Social Studies elective (1 semester) or AP European History
  • Math (2 semesters)
  • Senior Theology
  • Electives (Up to 7 semesters)
  • Service Project (2 weeks)
  • Senior Capstone Project

For a full listing of courses offered, please review the BD Course Catalogue or the GD Course Catalogue.

Note: Students should consult their counselors and the admission requirements of the colleges of their choice when planning their high school courses. Three years of Classical & Modern Languages are strongly encouraged by many colleges. High school graduates must complete four years of mathematics before gaining admittance to any Colorado four-year institution.

Regis Jesuit High School is on an alternating block schedule. Students must be enrolled in a full complement of courses (seven classes) each semester. The eighth period is used for all students to participate in the required Advisory program, as well as scheduled pastoral, enrichment and student life activities. Additionally, all students participate in pastoral retreat programs each year and are required to complete service hours each year, including two-week service projects during the junior and senior years. Seniors are required to complete the Senior Capstone Project.