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Academic Affairs

Curriculum policy at Cardinal O'Hara High School is developed in the context of the school's philosophy and objectives, regulations of the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and directives of the Secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.


Academic requirements can be summarized as follows:


Freshmen    

 

are required to earn at least 7 credits, including both major and minor courses.

 

Sophomores    

 

are required to earn at least 7 credits, including both major and minor courses.

 

Juniors    

 

are required to earn at least 6 credits

 

Seniors    

 

are required to earn at least 6 credits, although college bound students are encouraged to

take 7 credits.


Vo-Tech Students    

 

are required to earn three credits at O'Hara and   three credits at Vo-Tech.


Class of 2016: A minimum of 24.5 credits are required for graduation.

Classof 2017 and after: A minimum of 26 credits are required for graduation:


Theology                  four credits

English                   four credits

Mathematics               three credits

Science                   three credits

Social Studies*           three credits

World Language            two credits

P.E./Health**             one half credit each

Electives                 four credits

Busines/Technology***     one half credit


* Beginning with the Class of 2017, four credits of Social Studies will be required

** Physical Education/Health must be fulfilled before graduation.

*** Beginning with the Class of 2017, it may be necessary to choose 5 electives in order to attain 26 credits required for graduation.