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:
are required to earn at least 6.5 credits, including both major and minor courses.
are required to earn at least 7 credits, including both major and minor courses.
are required to earn at least 6 credits
are required to earn at least 5 credits, although college bound students are encouraged to
take 6 credits.
are required to earn three credits at O'Hara and three credits at Vo-Tech.
A minimum of 24.5 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 credit
Electives four credits
Busines/Technology* one half credit
* may be waived if full-time in Band or Studio Art. If student leaves Band or Studio Art, the P.E./Health credit must be fulfilled before graduation.