Departments

Required courses and the number of credit hours for graduation follow:

THEOLOGY – 4 credits are required, or .5 credit for every semester enrolled at Blessed Trinity.

ENGLISH – 4 credits are required, including English 1, World Literature, American Literature (or AP English Language), and British Literature (or AP English Literature). Elective courses do not count toward the English requirement.

SOCIAL STUDIES – 4 credits are required, including Fundamentals of Geography and Government/Ancient Civilizations or AP Human Geography, plus World History, American History, Government, and Economics.

MATHEMATICS – 4 credits are required including Algebra 1, Geometry (or Extensions of Algebra and Geometry), Algebra 2, and one or two additional courses that have these courses as prerequisites. Students who complete Algebra 1 and/or Geometry in middle school must still take four credits at Blessed Trinity.

SCIENCE – 4 credits are required and must include Biology, Chemistry, and either Physics or Principles of Physics/Introduction to Chemistry.

WORLD LANGUAGE – 2 credits are required from the same language. Students who complete one or two years of a foreign language in middle school must still take two credits at Blessed Trinity.

FINE ARTS – 1.5 credits are required from the areas of dance, drama, art, or music. Journalism courses offered through the English Department may be taken to fulfill the Fine Arts requirement.

BUSINESS EDUCATION – 1.5 credits are required and must include a semester of one of the two introductory courses (for students who first enroll as a freshman). Personal Finance is also required of all students.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION – 1.5 credits are required and must include General PE or Introduction to Strength and Conditioning, Health, and one additional semester of physical education. Dance courses offered through the Fine Arts Department may be taken along with a Health class to fulfill the PE requirement.

ELECTIVES – 1.5 additional credits are required. These may be chosen from any courses designated as electives or from courses not specifically listed as electives but which exceed the number of courses required within a department. For example, a student who takes Spanish 3 after completing Spanish 1 in the eighth grade and Spanish 2 at Blessed Trinity, receives credit for the course in fulfillment of the requirement of “two years of the same foreign language at BT.” A student who takes Spanish 3 after completing both Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 at Blessed Trinity receives elective credit for the course.