College Prep Core Curriculum
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE PREPARES STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE...AND LIFE
We focus on providing an engaging and challenging curriculum to prepare our graduates to enter the school of their choice and ensure that we pair that challenge with the support they need to master their subjects. Our graduates go on to excel at top universities across the country and Europe and in careers with real impact. As non-profit leaders. Attorneys. Women in medicine. Artists. Community leaders and role models.
At Holy Names, we believe young women can choose their own trajectory free of constraints based on gender, gender identity, race, culture, or economic circumstances.
AT HOLY NAMES, STUDENTS THRIVE.
Health & Physical Education
Physical Education/Health – Graduation Requirements: 15 credits
Graduation requirement: PE 1 and Health during the 9th grade year and a semester of PE 2 during 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. All courses are semester courses.
Graduation requirement: three years of mathematics.
All courses are certified as meeting the requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems.
Science & Engineering
Project Lead the Way is an exciting and engaging series of courses designed to offer hands-on experience with real world applications. The continually expanding offerings include Computer Science, Introduction to Engineering and Human Body Systems. Holy Names is proud to be the only all-girls school in the Bay Area to offer this program.
Science – Graduation Requirements: 20 credits
All Holy Names High School Science courses are certified as meeting the requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems.
Social Studies – Graduation Requirements: 30 credits
Certified as meeting the requirements for admission to the University of California and California State University systems