Graduation Requirements and Grade Scale

Graduation Requirements

The minimum requirement for graduation at Holy Ghost Preparatory School is 26 credits. A credit is earned by completing assigned work satisfactorily. 

A senior who fails a course in his senior year may not graduate from Holy Ghost Prep. All students must fully participate in Christian Service and the following to fulfill our academic requirements for graduation:

Subject Area

Req. Semesters

Credits

English

8

4

Math

8

4

Religion

8

4

Science

6

3

Soc. Studies

6

3

World Language

6

3

Guidance*

7

1.25

Fine Arts**

2

.5

Engineering**

1

.25

Electives***

6

3

 

  • All students must take a minimum of 6 full-credit (for year-long courses) or half-credit (for semester courses) per semester during each year of their attendance at Holy Ghost Prep. 
  • All students must take Biology, Chemistry, and Physics to fulfill the Science requirement.
  • All students must complete 3 consecutive years of the same language to fulfill the World Language requirement.

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*All students take Digital Citizenship freshman year and one Guidance class per year. Each course is worth 1/4 credit, for a total of 1.25 Guidance credits.

**These requirements are fulfilled freshman year. All freshman students are required to choose one Fine Arts elective: Introduction to Studio Art, Intro to Theater, Performance Masterclass, or one of the Guitar classes. Additionally, all freshmen are required to take the Engineering elective Design Thinking in an effort to build the 21st Century learning skills of collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

***This requirement can be completed senior year if no other full- or half-credit electives are taken freshman, sophomore, or junior year.

Grade Scale for 2021-22

Grade

Point Range

Standard GPA

Honors GPA

     AP       GPA

Description

A

94-100

4

4.5

5

Superior

A-

92-93

3.75

4.25

4.75

Excellent

B+

89-91

3.5

4

4.5

Very Good

B

86-88

3

3.5

4

Good

B-

84-85

2.75

3.25

3.75

Good

C+

80-83

2.5

3

3.5

Above Aver.

C

77-79

2

2.5

3

Average

C-

75-76

1.75

2.25

2.75

Average

D+

73-74

1.5

2

2.5

Below Aver.

D

70-72

1

1.5

2

Poor

F

69 and below

0

0

0

Failing