Academic Requirements


Graduation Requirements (2018-2019 school year)
At Bellarmine, a total of 21 credits are specified as department requirements. A total of 26 credits will be required for graduation and a College Preparatory Diploma. 
 
Graduation Requirements: 26 credits
1.0 ...................Fine Arts 
(.5 in Visual Arts is required) 
(.5 in Music, Art, or Theater)
4.0 ..................English
2.0 ..................World Languages
3.0 ..................Mathematics
1.5 ..................Health/Physical Education
3.5 ..................Religion (Class of 2018 and beyond 4.0)
3.0...................Science
3.0 ..................Social Studies
21 Credits Total in Required Subject Areas
The four-year semester program provides opportunities for students to earn 28 credits. 


Transfer Students and International Students
Credit from coursework earned prior to entering Bellarmine Preparatory School is not added to the Bellarmine transcript. Credit and placement are evaluated prior to acceptance to verify Bellarmine graduation requirements from the time of enrollment. Final transcripts from the previous school will be requested by Bellarmine directly from schools within the United States. International students must provide final transcipts to Bellarmine from previous schools outside the United States. 

Transfer and international students need to provide additional official transcripts from their previous schools for college applications.


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 meetings 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:
 
4 credits..............English
2-3 credits..........World Language
3 credits..............Social Science
3-4 credits..........Laboratory Science
3-4 credits..........Mathematics*
*credits of college preparatory mathematics