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Graduation Requirements

Saint John Paul the Great offers one diploma which reflects successful completion of our rigorous college prep curriculum. Individual transcripts reflect Advanced, Honors and AP achievements.  A minimum of 28 credits across academic disciplines is required for graduation; however, most John Paul students will earn 32 credits over four years. This makes the John Paul diploma worth up to 5 credits more than diplomas from schools with similar academic goals, demonstrating to colleges and universities an uncommon level of preparation for higher education.
  • Religion: 4
  • Bioethics: 2.5
  • English: 4
  • Social Studies: 4
  • Mathematics: 3
  • Science (all labs): 3
  • World Language: 2
  • Fine Arts, Communication/Media Arts: 1
  • Physical Education/Health: 2
  • Other Electives: 3

HONOR ROLL: Students who excel academically are recognized each quarter in the following ways:

  • Principal’s Honor Roll: All A’s
  • First Honors: 3.7 GPA and above, no less than a B in any class
  • Second Honors: 3.5 GPA and above, no more than 2 C’s, no D’s or F’s