Curriculum

2020-2021 Course Catalog 

To receive a diploma from Xavier High School, a student graduating 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 are awarded 0.5 credits when Christian Service is completed.

Required Credits:                                      

  • Business: Personal Finance
  • Math: Algebra and Geometry and one additional math credit
  • Science: Lab Science, Intro to Physics, Intro to Chemistry or Chemistry, Biology or AP Biology
  • Fine Arts: Choose 1.0 credit from Art, Music, Drama, Creative Writing, Yearbook, Journalism, Speech, Media Basics, and Media Production
  • Social Studies: Intro to Western Studies, World History, US History or APUSH and Government or College Credit Government 
  • Theology: While attending Xavier, each student (regardless of religious affiliation) is required to take theology, attend class retreats and fulfill the Christian Service requirement each of the four years

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), Intro to Western Studies (.5), Computer Applications (.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 Jr or Sr yr (.5), Electives

Grade 12 - Total Credits (6.0-8.0)

  • Theology (1.0), English (1.0), Government (.5), Personal Finance  Jr or Sr yr (0.5), 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.

One-half credit will be granted upon completion of 80-hours of Christian Service.

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.