Academics

Program of Studies

In order to graduate from Saint Ignatius High School, students are required to complete a minimum number of 24.5 credits. These include state mandated units as well as additional courses required by the school in particular disciplines.

The distribution is as follows:

English 4 years   Theology 4 years   Public Speaking
1/2 year
Mathematics 4 years   Language 3 years   Fine Arts 1/2 year
Social Studies 3 years   Electives 1 year   Physical Education 1 year
Science (Lab) 3 years   Computer 1/2 year   Health 1/2 year

Theology

Theology I
  • The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture
  • Who is Jesus Christ?
Theology II
  • Jesus Christ's Mission in the Church
  • Sophomore Service*
Theology III
  • Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus
  • Morality: Life in Jesus Christ
Theology IV
  • The Mission of Jesus Christ
Theology IV Electives
  • Sacred Scripture
  • Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ
  • History of the Catholic Church

Languages

  • French I, II, III
  • Honors French I, II, III
  • Honors Greek I, II, III
  • Latin I, II, III
  • Honors Latin I, II, III
  • Spanish I, II, III
  • Honors Spanish I, II, III
  • Mandarin I, II, III

Electives:

  • French IV
  • Honors French IV
  • AP French - Language
  • Honors Greek IV
  • Latin IV
  • Honors Latin IV
  • AP Latin
  • Spanish IV
  • Honors Spanish IV
  • AP Spanish Language
  • Mandarin IV
  • Etymology
  • Mythology

Sciences

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Honors Biology
  • Honors Chemistry
  • Honors Physics

Electives:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Physics
  • Honors Anatomy & Physiology
  • Marine Science
  • Environmental Science

Health/Physical Education

  • Physical Education I, II
  • Health
*Sophomore Service

Saint Ignatius High School shows prime concern for the development of Christian values in all students. Thus, there is strong emphasis on the promotion of faith in the service of justice in the education of the Saint Ignatius student. As a Jesuit school, we try to alert students to heed the cries of the poor, the helpless and the oppressed; strive to prepare students to be respectful of others and of opposing views; and prepare students for subsequent leadership in building a society that is more just.

To this aim, a service component, Sophomore Service, has been inserted into the curriculum, which includes 45 hours of community service as part of sophomore year Theology. Service to the community is ongoing in the upperclass years under the auspices of the Christian Action Team (CAT).

Fine Arts

  • Computer Concepts/Applications
  • Public Speaking
  • Freshman Chorus
  • Chorus
  • Band
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Studio Art

Electives:

  • American Popular Music
  • Argumentation and Rhetoric
  • Clay and Sculpture
  • Drawing
  • Film Study
  • Graphic Design
  • Graphic Design II
  • Musical Arts
  • Persuasion and Propaganda
  • Rhetorical Arts
  • Theatre Arts
  • Three-Dimensional (3-D) Art
  • Visual Arts

Mathematics

  • Fundamentals of Algebra
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Algebra I
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry w/ Limits
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus: AB
  • AP Calculus: BC
  • Multivariable Calculus

Electives:

  • JAVA I, II, III
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Statistics

English

  • English I, II, III, IV
  • Honors English I, II, III, IV
  • AP English Language
  • AP English Literature
English IV Second Semester
  • Chaucer/Shakespeare
  • Creative Writing
  • Modern American Literature
  • Seminar in Irish Literature
  • Seminar in Poe
  • Baseball Literature
  • Cinema as Literature
  • Mythology in Literature

History

  • World History
  • Honors World History
  • U.S. History
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP European History
  • AP U.S. Government
  • AP Economics

Electives:

  • Cleaveland History
  • Contemporary World Studies
  • Economics
  • U.S. Government
  • Entrepreneur Studies
  • Psychology