St. Dominic Savio has only one course of study – college preparatory. In order to provide a quality educational experience, Savio has developed three different academic course levels – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Pre-AP, and Accelerated. These course levels differ in the courses offered, and the speed and depth to which the material is covered. The different course levels allow us to tailor our curriculum to the abilities and interests of our students.
Students are placed in one of these course levels based on the composite score of their placement test and his/her academic transcript. However, we also consider teacher recommendations and information gained from student interviews. By placing students in an appropriate course level, students in all levels are able to develop, to the best of their ability, the gifts God has given to them. All students are eligible for academic awards, and students throughout each level are eligible for membership in the National Honor Society.
All students need 28 credits to graduate from St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School. Listed below are requirements for graduation:
- English (4) credits
- Fine Arts (1) credit
- Health (.5) credit
- Mathematics (4) credits
- Physical Education (1) credit
- Science (4) credits
- Social Studies (4) credits
- Speech (.5) credit
- Theology (4) credits
- World Languages (3) credits of same language
- Elective (2) credits
St. Dominic Savio offers Advanced Placement courses in addition to other electives. As a prerequisite to Advanced Placement courses, students must take a Pre-AP level course. For example, a student hoping to take AP English as a junior, must earn good grades in Pre-AP English II. See the AP page for more information.