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Graduation Requirements

Curriculum Credit Requirements

The following credit and service hour requirements must be met by all students at St. Joseph's Academy:

Freshman 2022 Sophomore 2021 Junior 2020 Senior 2019 Graduation Requirements
English  1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0
Mathematics  1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0
Theology  1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0
Social Studies  0.5 1.0 1.0 0.5 3.0
Science  1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0
World Language  1.0 1.0 2.0
Business  0.5 1.0 1.0 0.5
Fine Arts  0.5 1.0
Physical Education  0.5 1.0
Computer Science and  Engineering  1.0 1.0
Electives  4 4.5 4.5 4.0
Freshman Experience  Yes required
Senior Celestine Reflection  Yes required
Total Credits  7 7 7 6.5 27.5

* Class of 2020 and 2021 have 1 Business credit, 0 Computer Science and Engineering credit and 4.5 credits of electives.

Service Requirements

Each student is required to participate in service projects every year.
 
Freshmen:             12 hours of service
Sophomores:          15 hours of service
Juniors:                 20 hours of service 
Seniors:                 20 hours of service and 84+ hours for Senior Service Project   

Grading Scale

Courses are classified as regular or honors. Honors courses carry an extra .5 weight in the grade point average calculation. Only courses taken at SJA are computed in the grade point average.
 
Grade
Scale
Regular
Honors
Comments
A+
98-100
4.5
5.0
 High Distinction/Excellent
 Considerable evidence of original thinking; demonstrated   outstanding capacity to analyze and synthesize;   outstanding grasp of subject matter; evidence of extensive   knowledge base that well exceeds expectations of the   course.

A
93-97
4.00
4.5
B+
90-92
3.5
4.0
 Above Average/Good
 Evidence of solid grasp of subject matter; evidence of   critical and analytical thinking capacity; reasonable   understanding of content; more than meets expectations of
 the course.

B
85-89
3.0
3.5
C+
81-84
2.5
3.0
 Average/Satisfactory
 Evidence of some understanding of the subject matter;   shows some ability to develop thinking solutions; meets   expectations; adequate preparation for college.

C
75-80
2.00
2.5
D
67-74
1.00
1.5
 Marginal Pass
 Evidence of minimally acceptable familiarity with the   subject matter; substantially below expected minimum.  

F
66
 .00
.00
 Failure to have reasonable command of the course   material.  
 

Honor Roll

Honor Roll is determined at the end of each semester in December and May. Students are notified of Honor Roll status via their report card on PowerSchool. Honor Roll designation is based on the semester grade point average as follows: 
 
     First Honors: 3.9 and above               
     Second Honors: 3.5 to 3.89 

Grade Postings

All student grades are posted on PowerSchool. Click here to log on to the PowerSchool portal.
St. Joseph’s Academy is a private, Catholic high school for girls in St. Louis, Missouri, sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission is to provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environment that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these young women to make a profound impact in the world.

St. Joseph's Academy

2307 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone: 314-394-4300
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