Graduation Requirements

The hallmark of Saint James School’s academic program is our liberal arts approach, which is designed to provide a sound foundation in all disciplines and to prepare our students for further study at a four-year college. Both rigorous and supportive, the academic program stimulates and challenges students to develop their strengths and to cultivate and improve skills in other disciplines.

Graduation Requirements

21 credits are required; 18 of which must be academic.

DisciplineRequired Credits
Math3 Must include Algebra I, II & Geometry
History3 Must include United States History
Science3 Must include Biology
Foreign Language3 Through 3rd level of one language
Academic Electives2
Athletics1 per year
Service Learning15 hours per year enrolled at Saint James
Fine Arts1 Credit to be completed by the end of the fifth form (please see the Handbook for credit options)

Grading System

A = 4.00 (93-100)C = 2.00 (73-76)
A- = 3.67 (90-92)C- = 1.67 (70-72)
B+ = 3.33 (87-89)D+ = 1.33 (67-69)
B = 3.00 (83-86)D = 1.00 (63-66)
B- = 2.67 (80-82)D- = 0.67 (60-62)
C+ = 2.33 (77-79)F = 0.00 (0-59)