XHS Course Catalog

XHS Graduation Requirements

To graduate from Xavier High School, a student must fulfill the following requirements:                       

Credits for Graduation

Theology 4.0 credits  
English 4.0 credits
Math 3.0 credits
Science 3.0 credits
Fine Arts 1.0 credit
Social Studies 3.0 credits
Physical Education     1.5 credits
Health 0.5 credit
Business & IT 0.5 credit
Electives 8.5 credits
Total 29.0 credits








Students must complete and document 80 hours of Christian Service as well as pass a civics test (required by state law) in order to graduate.

Required Courses                             

  • Freshman Seminar (beginning with the Class of 2026)
  • Business: Personal Finance
  • Math: Algebra and Geometry
  • Science: Lab Science Foundations, Biology and Chemistry
  • Social Studies: Early Civilizations, World History, US History and Government
  • Theology: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior Theology

in the freshman, sophomore, and junior years each student must carry eight credits. Seniors must carry a minimum of six credits, three classes per term.

Curriculum Plan

Grade 9 - Total Credits (8.0)

  • Health (.5), Theology (1.0), English (1.0), Math (1.0), Science (1.0), Early Civilizations (.5), Freshman Seminar (.5), Electives

Grade 10 - Total Credits (8.0)

  • Theology (1.0), English (1.0), Math (1.0), Science (1.0), World History (1.0), Electives 

Grade 11 - Total Credits (8.0)

  • Theology (1.0), English (1.0), Math (1.0), Science (1.0), US History (1.0), Personal Finance [Grade 11 or 12] (.5), Electives

Grade 12 - Total Credits (6.0-8.0)

  • Theology (1.0), English (1.0), Government (.5), Personal Finance [Grade 11 or 12] (.5), Electives

Besides the subjects listed above, a student would need to take one credit of fine arts, one and one-half credits of physical education and at least eight credits of electives.

Those planning to attend college are recommended to take at least two credits of world language.  University of Minnesota is requiring four math credits.  This is a requirement by some colleges for admissions.