Academy Publishes Updated Requirements for Graduation

April 30, 2018
Source: Academy Phoenix

The following graduation requirements meet or exceed the minimum graduation requirements for the state of Arizona and fulfill the Core Competencies for Undergraduate Admission detailed by the Arizona Board of Regents

Our Lady of Sorrows Academy Graduation Requirements
 

Religion:

4 credits, including the following topics: Creed, Ten Commandments, Sacraments, Vocations, Mariology, Crisis in the Church

English Language Arts:

4 credits, including but not limited to: grammar, composition, American literature, European literature, and research methods in English; one credit must also include speech and debate

Social Studies:

5 credits, including: one credit of American history, including Arizona history; three credits of World history/geography; one-half credit of American government; and one-half credit of economics (To be fully implemented as a requirement by Fall, 2019)

Mathematics:

4 credits, including: Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, and one mathematics course for which Algebra II is a prerequisite

Science:

4 credits with labs, including: Chemistry, Physics, Biology, and Earth Science

Foreign Language:

4 credits in the same foreign language

Fine Arts:

2 credits from classes such as: music, art, theatre, poetry, dance, or film

Critical Thinking:

a minimum of 1 credit, including logic and the history of philosophy (To be fully implemented as a requirement by Fall, 2020)

Physical Education:

a minimum of 3 credits which may include: sports, dance, fitness training, and nutrition


Total Required Credits: 31
Minimum Credits Required for Graduation in the State of Arizona: 22 

Our Lady of Sorrows Academy Graduation Requirements

Graduation Policies:
 

  • Graduation eligibility ultimately will be determined by the headmaster, based on academic performance, effort, and conduct. Students who fulfill the Core Competencies for Undergraduate Admission detailed by the Arizona Board of Regents may be allowed to graduate, if in good faith they have done what they can to meet Academy requirements and are unable to do so for reasons beyond their control.
  • Seniors who fail required courses during their final year in high school may be denied graduation. In such cases, parents will be notified during the final quarter, except in cases where students have jeopardized their graduation by poor results in the final quarter or on final exams.

Additional Testing Requirements:

 

  • Students must pass a Civics test to fulfill graduation requirements in the state of Arizona. The civics test will be administered as part of the course in American Government and may be retaken until a passing score of 60/100 is earned.
  • Students must take either the ACT with Writing or SAT with Writing and submit their scores to the school. The test may be taken junior or senior year.

These tests are an important part of college readiness and give Our Lady of Sorrows Academy a benchmark for measuring the school’s academic performance.