Academics

Academics at Saints Peter & Paul High SchoolThe course of study is exclusively college preparatory. A tracking system for ability is used, consisting of three levels: Academic, Honors and Advanced Placement. Advanced Placement courses are offered in English Composition & Literature, English Language & Composition, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, United States Government & Politics, United States History, Biology, European History, Studio Art, and Chemistry. An Academic Catalog is published annually with more detailed information.

Grading Policy

Grades are reported on quarterly reports as the unweighted, numeric average. The GPA is reported on transcripts as weighted according to the difficulty level of the course. The GPA is based on a 4.0 scale. Advanced Placement and Honors courses are given additional GPA weight.

Grading Scale

Grading Scape

Accreditation & Memberships

The school is accredited or recognized by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, The College Board, and by the Maryland State Department of Education and holds membership in the National Catholic Education Association and the National Association of Independent Schools.

Going Global at Saints Peter & Paul School

Saints Peter & Paul School offers enhanced learning opportunities through online classes for high school students, adding to an already robust and challenging curriculum. With the advances in technology, these opportunities continue to grow as students become more advanced and integrated into the digital world. Through its Global Learning Program, the high school continues to foster options for learning that meet student interest and needs. Saints Peter & Paul students have harnessed the benefits of this online learning experience to differentiate themselves in the competitive college application process.

Saints Peter & Paul School students have been taking online courses in French, German, Geometry, Latin, AP Biology, AP Psychology, AP Calculus, AP Environmental Science, Sailing, Criminal Justice, Entrepreneurship and Video Game Design. These classes have been taken through a number of high school and higher education venues, including Johns Hopkins University Gifted and Talented Program, University of Maryland, Oklahoma State University, Chesapeake College, Keystone National High School, and the internationally recognized Virtual High School. Not only is online learning beneficial to our students, but it offers them an opportunity to expand their knowledge in areas that intrigue them.

To learn more about the program, click here.

Academic Catalog

Please check out our Academic Catalog for more information on our academic policies and curriculum by clicking it's cover graphic below.

Academic Catalog Cover