COURSE Guide 2017-2018

Immaculate High School course offerings are designed to provide an opportunity to for students to pursue their interests as well as meet the requirements established by the Diocese of Bridgeport and the State of Connecticut.

The process for selecting courses includes students reviewing the course guide and meeting with his/her assigned counselor. Registration for courses should represent a firm commitment to enrollment in courses for the following year. However, a student may request a program change under the following conditions:

  1. Successful completion of an approved summer school course.
  2. Discovery of a clerical error.
  3. If a student’s educational objectives have changed, an individual interview with a counselor or administrator may result in a recommendation for a change.
  4. A course has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

All program changes and resolution of schedule conflicts must be made prior to the start of school. Counselors are available the week prior to the first day of school to discuss problem situations and to make necessary revisions in schedules. Schedule changes may be permitted when necessary by following a formal procedure involving the student, parents and staff.

Course Levels

All course levels are created to provide an opportunity for every student to be successful as they prepare for college and beyond. We develop the courses with the intent to support learning needs and abilities so that students may progress to more challenging coursework during their four years at Immaculate. Students matriculate each school year to not only a new school year but with the opportunity for being engaged in new academically challenging courses.

College Preparatory Courses

College Preparatory Courses

The College Preparatory program is designed to offer stringent scholastic requirements for entry into colleges and universities. Courses include a rigorous quantity of classwork, homework, and expectations to achieve and meet the content skills expected by diverse colleges and universities. This level offers extended student support to master content, organizational and study skills.

Honors College Preparatory Courses

Honors College Preparatory Courses

The rigor of a regular college preparatory course is extended and demands that a student be independent and have an ability to have more time for additional writing assignments, homework and classwork. The GPA weight per course is +0.3.

AP and ECE College Courses

AP and ECE College Courses

This level of coursework has a syllabus designed by affiliated colleges. Students must meet stringent prerequisites, are expected to engage in a college-level instruction model where the teacher facilitates instruction and the student is very independent. Students must take the required AP or ECE exam. The GPA weight for this level is +0.7. Please click here for a complete description of expectations and registration process.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

REQUIREMENTS FOR IMMACULATE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA CLASS 2021 AND BEYOND

To meet minimum credits for graduation, students are required to earn 25 credits. The below requirements for graduation reflect the minimum core course requirements. Please consult with your school counselor for the recommended distribution of courses and credits most suited to your educational and career plans.

Minimum Course Requirements

Minimum Course Requirements
Religion 4 Years 4.0
English 4 Years 4.0
Mathematics 4 Years 4.0
Science 3 Years 3.0
Social Studies 3 Years 3.0
Science 3 Years 3.0
World Languages 2 Years 2.0
Fine Arts 1 Years 1.0
Physical Education 2 Years 1.0
Senior Seminar 1 Years 1.0
Community Service (25 hrs/yr) 4 Years 1.0
Elective Credit Career & Technical Eduation 1 Years 1.0
Total Credits for Graduation 25.0

Freshman Year

Subject 7.75 Credits
Religion 1.0
English 1.0
Mathematics 1.0
Science (Biology) 1.0
Social Studies (World History) 1.0
World Languages 1.0
Physical Education 0.5
Elective 1.0
Community Service 25 hrs 0.25

Sophomore Year

Subject 7.75 Credits
Religion 1.0
English 1.0
Mathematics 1.0
Science 1.0
Social Studies (Gov/RegStudies) 1.0
World Languages 1.0
Physical Education 0.5
Elective 1.0
Community Service 25 hrs 0.25

Junior Year

Subject 7.75 Credits
Religion 1.0
English 1.0
Mathematics 1.0
Science (Biology) 1.0
Social Studies (US History) 1.0
World Languages (recommended) 1.0
Physical Education 0.5
Elective 1.0
Community Service 25 hrs 0.25

Senior Year

Subject 6.25 Credits
Religion 1.0
English 1.0
Senior Seminar (Health/Finance) 1.0
Electives:
- Mathematics (recommended)
- Science (recommended)
- World Languages (optional)
- Open Courses
3.0
Community Service 25 hrs 0.25

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