Curriculum    

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Benedictine College Preparatory awards two diplomas: Standard and Advanced Studies. Minimum graduation requirements include those classes mandated by the Virginia Department of Education plus Leadership Education (JROTC) and Theology. Credit requirements are listed in the table below. 

Subject  Standard Diploma Advanced Studies Diploma
English 4 4
Theology 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
History 3 4
Foreign Language 0 3 or 4
Leadership (JROTC) 2 ( ½ credit each year) 2 ( ½ credit each year)
Physical Education 2 2
Fine or Practical Art 1 1
Electives 2 - 8 1 - 3
Total 24 - 30 29 - 30

 

Theology

Requirements for transfer students will be evaluated on an individual basis
Laboratory Science Standard Diploma: 3 credits must come a minimum of 2 disciplines: physics, chemistry, or biology Advanced Diploma: 4 credits must be earned from among each of the three disciplines physics, chemistry, or biology
Advanced Diploma: 3 credits must be earned from among physical science, biology, chemistry, or physics
History Standard Diploma: World History, US History, and US Government are required
Advanced Diploma: Geography, World History, US History and US Government are required; transfers will be evaluated on an individual basis
Foreign Language Standard Diploma: no foreign language credits are required but two years are recommended for those who wish to attend a 4-year college or university
Advanced Diploma: Three years of one language or two years each of two languages
Physical Education One full year of physical education class is required. Program completion for the second year is satisfied through military activities in grades 10 and 11 through LET.

Fine or Practical Art

Completion of any fine art class, journalism, photojournalism, Creative Writing or any computer class

 

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