Academics

“I view the academics at Venango Catholic as the crucible with which we forge the minds of our students in order to prepare them for whatever life may hold. Along with academics, the immense camaraderie of the Venango Catholic community – whether it’s the students and families, the faculty and staff, or all those whom we touch when we leave the school – is truly an experience unique to our school.”

Brian Slider
VCHS Teacher, Academic Dean


Graduation Requirements

Full credit courses meet five times per week for an average of 80 minutes. A minimum of 28 credits in the following subject areas is required to graduate:

Units Subject Area
4 THEOLOGY
4 ENGLISH
4 SOCIAL SCIENCES
4 MATHEMATICS
3 SCIENCE
1 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
½ HEALTH
½ FINE ARTS
2 FOREIGN LANGUAGE
5 ELECTIVES

Grading Matrix

The school year at VCHS is divided into two semesters, and each semester is divided into two quarters. At the midpoint of each quarter, narrative reports are issued for each student, along with the grade earned as of that date and a comment from each teacher regarding the student’s performance in that class.

All student work is graded on a percentage basis, and grades in all courses are used to calculate the Quality Point Average. QPA’s are awarded according to the following scale:

Academic Courses

Letter
Grade
Point
Grade
A 93 – 100
B 85 – 92
C 77 – 84
D 70 – 76
F 0 – 69

Advanced Placement / Honors Courses

Letter
Grade
Point
Grade
A 90 – 100
B 80 – 89
C 70 – 79
F 0 – 69