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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 6.5 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 5 credits, although college bound students are encouraged to

take 6 credits.


Vo-Tech Students    

 

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.