Academic Program

Grade Nine

World Cultures
French or Spanish
Topics in Technology
Music For Worship
Physical Education I

Grade Ten

American Literature
Physical Science or Introduction to Physics (Honors)
American Government/U.S. History to WWI
French or Spanish
Introduction to Art or Basic Design
Physical Education II

Grade Eleven

Religion/Social Service
English Literature
20th Century U.S. History
Elective #1
Elective #2

Grade Twelve

World Literature
Elective #1
Elective #2
Elective #3

McAuley Scholars Program:

The acceptance of an invitation into the McAuley Scholars Program demonstrates a student's desire for rigorous academic challenge and the confidence to achieve as a thinker and a scholar. McAuley Scholars achieve mastery beyond essentials in a learning environment that will excite them. In freshman year McAuley Scholars take the honors sections of the regular curriculum with their math courses determined by placement testing. At the end of freshman year they are given the opportunity to choose honors study in at least two disciplines to be continued over the next three years.

The following are requirements of the Program:

● achieve an overall average of "B" or better in final grades each year;

● participate in one co-curriculuar or extra-curricular activity each year;

● enroll in seven courses in their junior year;

● complete and present a research project in senior year.


Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement is offered in the following courses: World Literature, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, U.S. History, Introduction to Psychology and Biology.

Advanced Placement (AP) offers the highly motivated student the opportunity to take college level courses that will prepare her for the rigors of the Advanced Placement Examinations. Students may earn college credit in this way. Although the best preparation for an AP examination is the AP course, AP courses are not a requirement for sitting for the AP exams. AP exams have been taken, for example, in U.S. Government, French, Spanish, Statistics and Studio Art.

Elective Courses

Grades 11 and 12

  • Calculus AB(Honors) (AP)
  • Calculus BC (Honors) (AP)**
  • Financial Literacy
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Mathematical Concepts and Applications
  • Pre-Calculus (Honors)
  • Statistics (Honors)
  • Trigonometry & Advanced Topics
  • Introduction to Bioethics**
  • Life Choices for Christian Women
  • People of the Book: Judaism, Christianity and Islam**
  • Women in the Church**
  • French III, IV , V
  • Spanish III, IV, V
  • Latin I (online)
  • Latin II (online)
  • AP Biology (Honors)
  • Biology II (Honors)
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry (Honors)
  • Exploring the Environment
  • Marine Biology**
  • Physics (Honors)
  • Topics in Biotechnology**
  • Future Studies (Honors)
  • History vs. Hollywood**
  • Introduction to Anthropology**
  • Introduction to Economics**
  • Introduction to Psychology (Honors) (AP)
  • Introduction to Sociology**
  • Global Issues I
  • Global Issues II
  • Latin American Cultures**
  • Politics of Poverty**
  • Art I
  • Art II
  • Art II Studio
  • Ceramics
  • Digital Photography
  • Introductory Music Theory**
  • Advanced Music Theory**
  • Introduction to Theatre**
  • Introduction to Acting**
  • Search for the American Character in Film**
  • Women in Film**
  • Women in Theatre**
  • Business Technology
  • Computer Graphics & Design**
  • Digital Storytelling**
  • Introduction to Programming**
  • Programming for the iPad
  • Web Site Design & Development**
  • The Mentor Program
  • Introduction to Philosophical Thinking (Honors)**
  • Creative Non-Fiction
  • Creative Writing
  • Yearbook I**
  • Yearbook II**
  • Women & Health**
  • Women & Health: Special Topics**

Courses through Anne Arundel Community College for college credit:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology**

**Course may not be offered each year.