Academics

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Explore our Academics Programs

The Saint Francis curriculum provides a solid foundation in humanities, arts and sciences, and offers forward-thinking classes that give students the ability to stretch their knowledge in the arts, language, technology and religious studies.  Hear from our teachers and students about what they love about teaching and learning at Saint Francis and the classes that have inspired and impacted them the most.  

Academic Plan

Below you can hear from our educators and students about their experience in our academic programs.

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Saint Francis High School offers more than 160 courses, including 32 Honors or Advanced Placement classes as well as 90 electives spread over nine academic departments.

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Academic Electives
  • Advanced Speech & Rhetoric
  • AP Psychology
  • Argumentation & Debate
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Case Studies in Human Rights
  • Case Studies in Asia & Africa
  • Contemporary American Issues
  • Contemporary World Problems
  • Creative Writing
  • Ethnics Studies
  • Facing History
  • History & Politics of the Olympics
  • Irish Literature
  • Journalism
  • Leadership
  • Speech 1
  • Psychology 1
  • Western Tragedy & African Hope

English Selectives — Seniors

  • Contemporary American Authors

  • Culture and Voice

  • Film as Literature

  • Mystery & Detective Fiction

  • Science Fiction & Fantasy

World Languages

  • American Sign Language

  • Chinese

  • French

  • Spanish

Health & Fitness

  • Advanced Team Sports 1 & 2

  • Advanced Weight Training & Conditioning 1 & 2

  • Aquatic Fitness

  • Core Fitness

  • Fitness for Life

  • Mindfulness

  • Net Games

  • Speed & Agility

Religious Studies Selectives — Seniors

  • Christianity & Philosophy

  • Christian Spirituality

  • Design Thinking for Justice

  • Sports & Spirituality

  • World Religions

Technology & Design

  • AP Computer Science

  • Computer Programming

  • Bioprinting

  • Designing Systems for Gender Equity

  • Engineering

  • Entrepreneurship

  • History of Science

  • Robotics

Visual & Performing Arts

  • Acting for Musical Theater

  • Advanced Art

  • Advanced Dance

  • Advances Guitar

  • AP Music Theory

  • AP Studio Art

  • Art & Cultures of the World

  • Basic Design/Drawing 1

  • Beginning Classical Guitar

  • Ceramics 1 & 2

  • Concert Band 1

  • Concert Choir 1 - 4

  • Dance 1

  • Digital 2D Animation

  • Digital Music

  • Digital Photography

  • Drama 1 - 4

  • Drawing & Composition 2

  • Graphic Arts

  • Graphic Arts for iPad

  • Improvisational Theater

  • Jazz Band

  • Painting 1

  • Percussion Ensemble

  • Printmaking

  • Symphonic Band 2 - 5

  • Technical Drawing

  • Technical Theater

  • Technology & Design

  • Video Production

Math

Religion

Science

Social Studies

Visual & Performing Arts

World Language

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