|4 credits |
Students entering after
the 9th grade earn one
credit each year at
These include only English 9,
World Literature, and
|Social Studies||3 credits|
These include World History,
U.S. History, and
(4 credits are recommended)
|Computer Science||1/2 credit|
Computer language or
At least one fine arts class is required
|World Languages||3 credits|
2 credits required for students taking introduction to Spanish and
Studies in Spanish 2
Hours of Christian service required during Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year
Note: All students must earn a minimum of six credits per year while in attendance at DeMatha. Independent Study courses and repeated electives do NOT count toward this six credit minimum. Likewise, the extra ½ credit awarded for AP Biology, AP Chemistry and AP Calculus BC does NOT count toward this six credit minimum.
Diplomas with DistinctionBeginning the 2014-2015 School Year, DeMatha will offer Diplomas with Distinction in the Humanities, Science and Mathematics, and the Arts. A Diploma with Distinction exhibits a student’s commitment to and expertise in a subject area.
Humanities (English, Theology, Social Studies, and Languages)
Completion of 33 semesters of work with a GPA of 3.8 or above. (A semester could be added by being a member of the Mock Trial Team, the DeMatha Players, or some other club that the administration considers worthy of inclusion).
Science and Mathematics (Science, Math, and Computer Science)
Completion of 19 semesters of work with a GPA of 3.8 or above. (A semester could be added by being a member of the Science Scholars, Science Club, Robotics Club or the ACE/Ecology for one year)
Arts (Music and Fine Arts)
Completion of 11 semesters of academic work with a GPA of 3.8 or above. A student must take at least one academic semester in music and a fine art.