St. John School provides a disciplined, nurturing environment guided by Catholic values, where students grow through rigorous academic experiences, faith and moral formation, and opportunities for service and leadership.

St. John Interparochial School challenges all students to reach their academic potential.  In grades 9-12, the college-preparatory curriculum is rooted in academic achievement, spiritual formation and the pursuit of knowledge. Instruction emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving, as well as leadership and professional skills.

To earn a diploma from St. John School, students must successfully complete 28 academic credits, including all units in the state of Louisiana TOPS University course requirements and four credits of religion; succesfully complete all service requirements; participate in all required retreats; and submit all necessary records and meet all financial obligations to the school by the stated deadlines.

The typical course progression includes options for honors and dual enrollment credits.  Enrollment in dual enrollment courses is dependent on meeting the requirements set forth by the Louisiana Board of Regents, which include a minimum GPA and ACT (or equivalent) score.  Additional adjustments to this progression can be made for transfer students or students with other considerations, but all course requirements must be met.

Academic Track

Honors Track

Freshman Year

Religion I
English I
Algebra I
World Geography
Physical Science
Spanish I
PE I/Atheltic PE I

 

Religion I
English I Honors
Algebra I Honors/Geometry Honors
World Geography
Physical Science
Spanish I
PE I/Athletic PE I

Sophomore Year

Religion II
English II
Geometry
Civics
Biology I
Spanish II
PE II/Athletic PE II

 

Religion II
English II Honors
Geometry Honors/Algebra II Honors
Civics
Biology I Honors
Spanish II
PE II/Athletic PE II

Junior Year

Religion III
English III: American Literature
Algebra II
U.S. History
Chemistry
Elective (x2)

 

Religion III
English III AP: Language and Composition
Algebra II Honors/Advanced Math
U.S. History or History Dual Enrollment
Chemistry Honors
Elective (x2)

Senior Year

Religion IV
English IV: British Literature
Algebra III/Advanced Math
Biology II/Physics/Environmental Science
Elective (x3)

 

Religion IV
English Dual Enrollment
Advanced Math/Algebra Dual Enrollment
Biology II/Physics/Environmental Science
Elective (x3)

*Students who take Algebra I Honors during the 8th grade year and remain in the honors track through freshman year will enroll in Algebra II Honors as sophomores.  Students who did not choose the math honors track as freshmen, or choose not to stay in the honors track as sophomores, will be placed into the academic section of Algebra II as sophomores.

Elective courses vary year by year based on student interest, teaching assignments, and applicable state requirements.  The following courses are the most commonly offered electives at St. John.

  • PE III/Athletic PE III
  • PE IV/Athletic PE IV
  • Art I/II
  • Theater
  • Fine Arts Survey
  • Media Arts
  • Psychology/Sociology Dual Enrollment
  • World History Dual Enrollment
  • Sports Medicine
  • Speech
  • Financial Literacy
  • ACT Prep

Contact Us

For questions regarding high school academics and graduation requirements, please contact our high school counselor:

High School Office
(225) 687-3056