Departments & Courses
Requirements for graduation from St. Xavier High School:
To be awarded a college preparatory diploma, a student must have earned a minimum of 23½ units of credit. A unit of credit is equivalent to a passing grade in a subject for two semesters; a half-credit is earned by completing a one-semester course; a quarter-credit is earned in Physical Education, Oral Communication, and Information Processing.
Specific credit requirements for graduation are listed below. Each student is required to take at least SIX courses in each of his eight semesters.
Foreign Language 3 units of the same language
Physical Educ. ½
Religious Educ. 4
Science 3 (1 may be a non-lab science)
Social Studies 3
Fine Arts 1 credit (½ in freshman sampler course + ½ in discipline of choice)
Information Processing ¼
Oral Communication ¼
TOTAL 23 ½