The Mission of Catholic High School is to provide a college preparatory education that nurtures the intellect, shapes character, and forms Christian values. Catholic High School is a community that reveals God’s presence in the world by affirming the Gospel message and challenging, when necessary, the views of a secular society.
- School and Community
- Faculty & Students
- Graduation Requirements
- Honors & Upper Level Core Courses
- GPA & Weighted Courses
Catholic High School was originally established under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Richmond as Norfolk Catholic High School in 1949. In 1993, the school relocated to Virginia Beach and opened as Catholic High School. In the fall of 2003, the school was renamed Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School. The name reverted to Catholic High School in June 2019. Based firmly on Catholic tradition, the school is dedicated to nurturing the intellect, shaping character and forming Christian values. The student body is composed of young men and women from varied socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. Students represent the major cities of southside Hampton Roads—Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk.
A minimum of 24 credits in grades 9 - 12 are required for graduation. Students are also expected to complete a community service requirement for graduation.
*Students are encouraged to take four credits in these areas. In the Class of 2020, 89 seniors are enrolled in math and 89 are enrolled in science; 37 will have completed foreign language through the fourth year.
The academic year is divided into two semesters, totaling 180 days. Midterm exams are held in December. The schedule consists of seven academic periods each day. Each student is required to take six classes per semester, one of which must be theology. The entire curriculum is rigorous and complex, in preparation for college entrance.
|Theology||Theology III: History of the Catholic Church/ Sacraments, Theology IV: Catholic Apologetics|
*Honors English 10, English 11, *AP English Language and Composition, English 12, *AP English Literature and Composition
*AP World History: Modern, United States History, *AP United States History, American Government, *AP Government and Politics (US) *AP Comparative Government and Politics
Algebra II, *Honors Algebra II, *College Algebra, *Trigonometry, *Pre-Calculus, *Statistics, *AP Calculus AB, *AP Calculus BC, *Multivariate Calculus and Linear Algebra, *AP Computer Science A
*Honors Biology, *AP Biology, Environmental Science, *AP Environmental Science, Chemistry, *Honors Chemistry, *AP Chemistry, Physics, *AP Physics 1, *AP Physics 2, Anatomy and Physiology, Forensic Science, *Marine Biology, Independent Study
German *III, *IV, *AP German; Latin *III, *AP Latin; Spanish *III, *IV, *AP Spanish
|Arts/Technology||*AP 2-D Art & Design, AP 3-D Art & Design, Drawing, *AP Computer Science Principles|
Through the Class of 2021, GPA is determined by using a 4.0 system with additional weighting of .0208 per semester for accelerated and honors courses; Advanced Placement courses are weighted .03 per semester.
Starting with the Class of 2022, GPA is determined using a 4.3 (A+) system for regular courses, a 4.8 (A+) system for weighting Honors courses and a 5.3 (A+) system for weighting AP courses.(see grading scale section, below) All courses are included in the calculation of the GPA.
AP, Honors, and accelerated courses are indicated on the transcript with an asterisk (*). All students in Advanced Placement and Honors courses are selected based on a competitive process that includes examinations, recommendations and standardized test scores. Students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP exams.
- Class Rank
- Grading Scale
- SAT Summary Class of 2019
- Advanced Placement Results
- Distribution of Cumulative Six-Semester GPA
- College Placement
- Achievements Class of 2019