See the Student/Parent Handbook for a complete list of all Academic Policies.
Central Catholic High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the Pennsylvania Department of Education, and the Diocese of Pittsburgh. The U.S. Department of Education has designated Central Catholic an “Outstanding Secondary School.”
(1) Each student is required to take a minimum number of credits each year (6.5 or 7) based on their current grade level:
Freshmen and Sophomores: 7 credits
Juniors and Seniors: 6.5 Credits
All students can take a maximum of 8 full credits each year.
(2) The academic schedule that a student receives at the beginning of the academic year will be considered final. Dropping or adding courses after the start of the academic year is permitted only under the following circumstances:
- Student is misplaced
- Lacks necessary pre-requisites for the class
- School/computer error
- Extenuating circumstances (i.e. medical, family)
Course change requests can be initiated by the teacher, student, parent, or school counselor within the first (9) full weeks of the year for full credit courses and within the first (5) full weeks of the semester for half credit courses. Students must complete a schedule change request form and submit it to their assigned counselor. Any course change requests received after these deadlines will not be accepted. Questions regarding a student’s academic placement should be directed to the Assistant Principal for Academic A airs or the assigned counselor.
(3) To be eligible for graduation, each student must meet the following requirements:
Course Requirements Course Selection Graduation requirements Report Cards Grades Honor Roll
Religion - 4 Credits
English - 4 Credits
Foreign Language - 2 Credits
Health and Physical Education - 1 Credit
Mathematics - 3 Credits
Science - 3 Credits
Social Studies - 3 Credits
Electives - 5 Credits
Creative Arts - .5 Credits
Technology - .5 Credits
(4) In extraordinary circumstances, exceptions to the above policies may be granted by the Assistant Principal for Academic Afairs.
(5) Report cards are issued at the end of each quarter.
(6) Grades issued at the end of the first and third quarters indicate the quality of the student’s work at that point in the semester. These mid-semester grades do not appear on the student’s permanent record.
(7) Grades issued at the end of the first and second semesters appear in the Semester column of the report card. This grade is an evaluation of the student’s work for the entire semester.
(8) At the end of a full-year course, the final grade is the exact mathematical average of the first and second-semester grades.
(9) A final grade of 69% will be raised one point.
(10) All grades, once submitted, are final. A grade will be changed ONLY upon demonstration of a computation error.