Academic Requirements

Graduation Requirements (2016-17 School Year)

At Bellarmine, a total of 20 credits are specified as department requirements. A total of 26 credits will be required for graduation and a College Preparatory Diploma which fulfills admissions requirements for college.

Graduation Requirements.......26 credits

Department Requirements

The department requirements for graduation are:

1 Fine Arts
(.5 in Visual Arts is required)
(.5 in Music, Art, or Theater)

4 English

2 World Language

3 Mathematics

1.5 Health/Physical Education

3.5 Religion (Class of 2018 and beyond: 4.0)

2 Science (Class of 2019 and beyond: 3.0)

3 Social Studies

20 Credits Total in Required Subject Areas, class of 2017 (Classes of 2018: 20.5 and 2019: 21.5)

The four-year semester program provides opportunities for students to earn 28 credits.

Transfer Students

Students transferring into Bellarmine during their sophomore or junior year are required to fulfill Bellarmine's requirements from the time of their transfer.

Transfer student grades will be added to the Bellarmine transcript and 4.0 grading scale. Transfer grades will utilize the previous school's grading scale for the corresponding letter grade.

College Admissions Requirements

As a college preparatory school students, advisors, and counselors will plan the high school program carefully. The high school program should include meeting admission requirements specific to schools being considered. Generally academic admission requirements for two and four year colleges are as follows and include enrollment in an advanced mathematics or algebra based science course the senior year:

English.............................4 credits

World Language............2-3 credits

Social Science.................3 credits

Laboratory Science.......3-4 credits

Mathematics....................3-4 credits of college preparatory mathematics