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High School Core & Elective Course Offerings

English

  • English I
  • Honors English I
  • English II
  • Honors English II
  • English III
  • AP English Language & Composition
  • English IV
  • AP English Literature & Composition

Mathematics

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Honors Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Honors Algebra II with Trigonometry
  • Algebra III with Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • AP Pre-Calculus
  • Honors Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC

History & Social Sciences

  • World History I
  • AP World History
  • World History II
  • AP European History
  • American History
  • AP United States History
  • US Government/Senior Economics
  • AP Government & Politics: U.S.
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP African American Studies

Science

  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Honors Biology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Honors Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry with Lab Class
  • AP Biology with Lab Class
  • AP Physics
  • Conceptual Physics

World Language

  • Spanish I, II
  • Honors Spanish II, III , IV
  • Latin I, II
  • Honors Latin II, III, IV

Technology

  • 21st Century Technology
  • Programming*/Networking
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • STEM/Computer Science Tech Innovation
  • Applied Digital Skills
  • Exploration of Information Technology

Physical & Health Education

  • Physical Education
  • Athletic Weight Training
  • Seventh Period Athletics
  • Cheerleading I, II, III, IV
  • Dance Team
  • Lifetime Health and Wellness

Fine & Performing Arts Electives

Additional Elective Offerings

Fine & Performing Arts Electives

  • Visual Arts I, II, III, IV
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing with Lab
  • Photography I, II
  • Graphic Design
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Chorus I, II, III, IV
  • Percussion
  • AP Music Theory
  • Performance Studies
  • Instrumental Music I, II, III, IV
  • Theater Arts I, II
  • Technical Theater Productions
  • Competitive Speech & Debate
  • Journalism: Newspaper
  • Journalism: Yearbook
  • Public Speaking
  • History of Rock & Roll
  • Music Industry
  • Performance Studies
  • Instrumental Music I, II, III, IV (Marching and Concert Band)
  • Theater Arts I, II
  • Technical Theater I, II
  • Technical Theater Productions
  • Competitive Speech & Debate
  • Journalism: Newspaper
  • Journalism: Yearbook
  • Public Speaking

Additional Elective Offerings

  • Survey of Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy & Related Professions
  • Introduction to Philosophy and World Religions
  • Leadership Seminar
  • AP Psychology

High School Information

For a general diploma, the student must pass 25 Carnegie units, including the following:

  • English: 4 units
  • Mathematics: 4 units (a minimum of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Algebra III/
    Trig)
  • Social Studies: 4 units
  • Science: 4 units
  • World Language: 2 units (at least two consecutive years of the same language
    is required)
  • Physical Education: 1 unit
  • Technology: 1 unit
  • Fine Arts: 1 unit
  • Electives: 4 units

Three levels of Honors Diplomas are available, requiring the following grade point averages (GPA): Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA; Magna Cum Laude, 3.9 GPA; and Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA.

To earn an Honors Diploma, students must also meet the following requirements in addition to those for the General Diploma:

  • Pass two additional Carnegie units
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.8
  • The student must complete six elective credits, one of which must be the third year of the same world language
  • The student must receive high school credit for a minimum of four of the following science courses: Physical Science,
    Honors Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, or AP Physics
  • Complete six semesters of Advanced Placement courses in at least two subject areas
  • Complete four semesters at Saint James School and satisfy all other requirements (transfer students only)
  • Complete eight hours of approved, documented volunteer service for each year of attendance at Saint James in grades nine through twelve

Honors Course Offerings

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English I
  • English II
  • Algebra II with Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Latin II, III, IV
  • Spanish II, III, IV

Advanced Placement Course Offerings

  • Art 2D Design
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Computer Science Principles
  • World History
  • European History
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Psychology
  • African American Studies

Saint James students taking AP exams consistently score higher than the global and state averages for those courses offered at Saint James School.

Total Number of AP Exams Taken in 2023: 234 in 19 subjects
89% of AP exam scores exceed the state and global average.

AP Scholar Designation: 11
AP Scholar with Honors Designation: 5
AP Scholar with Distinction Designation: 19

  • 2023-24: One Finalist
  • 2022-23: Six Finalists; Four Commended
  • 2021-22: One Commended
  • 2020-21: Two Finalists; Two Scholarship Winners
  • 2019-20: One Finalist; One Commended
  • 2017-18: Two Finalists; One Commended
  • 2016-17: Four Finalists; Four Commended
  • 2015-16: One Commended
  • 2014-15: Two Finalists; One National Achievement Finalist; One Commended
  • 2013-14: One Finalist; One National Achievement Finalist
  • 2012-13: One Finalist; Two Commended
  • 2023: Four Recipients
  • 2022: Five Recipients
  • 2021: Two Recipients

A = 100-90
B = 89-80
C = 79-70
D = 69-64
F = 63 and below

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$27.8 Million in scholarships awarded in the last five years.

ACT Composite Score Quintile Distribution

Sector of Class

Distribution

Top 20 percent

31-35

Second

27-31

Third

25-27

Fourth

20-24

Fifth

20 or below

Middle 50 percent scored between 22-29

SAT Score Distribution

Total: Middle 50 percent scored between 1220-1420
EBRW: Middle 50 percent scored between 550-720
Math: Middle 50 percent scored between 610-760

GPA Quintile Distribution

Sector of Class

Distribution

Top 20 percent

4.31 or higher

Second

4.0-4.3

Third

3.67-3.96

Fourth

3.08-3.59

Fifth

2.19-3.07

High School Information

For a general diploma, the student must pass 25 Carnegie units, including the following:

  • English: 4 units
  • Mathematics: 4 units (a minimum of Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Algebra III/
    Trig)
  • Social Studies: 4 units
  • Science: 4 units
  • World Language: 2 units (at least two consecutive years of the same language
    is required)
  • Physical Education: 1 unit
  • Technology: 1 unit
  • Fine Arts: 1 unit
  • Electives: 4 units

Three levels of Honors Diplomas are available, requiring the following grade point averages (GPA): Cum Laude, 3.8 GPA; Magna Cum Laude, 3.9 GPA; and Summa Cum Laude, 4.0 GPA.

To earn an Honors Diploma, students must also meet the following requirements in addition to those for the General Diploma:

  • Pass two additional Carnegie units
  • Earn a minimum GPA of 3.8
  • The student must complete six elective credits, one of which must be the third year of the same world language
  • The student must receive high school credit for a minimum of four of the following science courses: Physical Science,
    Honors Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Physics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, or AP Physics
  • Complete six semesters of Advanced Placement courses in at least two subject areas
  • Complete four semesters at Saint James School and satisfy all other requirements (transfer students only)
  • Complete eight hours of approved, documented volunteer service for each year of attendance at Saint James in grades nine through twelve

Honors Course Offerings

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English I
  • English II
  • Algebra II with Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Latin II, III, IV
  • Spanish II, III, IV

Advanced Placement Course Offerings

  • Art 2D Design
  • Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Computer Science Principles
  • World History
  • European History
  • Human Geography
  • Macroeconomics
  • Music Theory
  • Physics
  • Studio Art: Drawing
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government and Politics
  • Psychology
  • African American Studies

Saint James students taking AP exams consistently score higher than the global and state averages for those courses offered at Saint James School.

2017-2021 Saint James Students Scoring 3, 4, or 5: 75%

Total Number of AP Exams Taken in 2021: 194
61% scored 3, 4, or 5
26% scored 4 or 5

AP Scholar Designation: 11
AP Scholar with Honors Designation: 5
AP Scholar with Distinction Designation: 19

  • 2020-21: Two Finalists; Two Scholarship Winners
  • 2019-20: One Finalist; One Commended
  • 2017-18: Two Finalists; One Commended
  • 2016-17: Four Finalists; Four Commended
  • 2015-16: One Commended
  • 2014-15: Two Finalists; One National Achievement Finalist; One Commended
  • 2013-14: One Finalist; One National Achievement Finalist
  • 2012-13: One Finalist; Two Commended
  • 2023: Four Recipients
  • 2022: Five Recipients
  • 2021: Two Recipients

A = 100-90
B = 89-80
C = 79-70
D = 69-64
F = 63 and below

  • Air Force Academy
  • Agnes Scott College
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville
  • University of Alabama
  • American University
  • Appalachian State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Auburn University
  • Auburn University at Montgomery
  • Ball State University
  • Baylor University
  • Belmont University
  • Berry College
  • Binghamton University (SUNY)
  • Birmingham-Southern College
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brevard College
  • Brigham Young University
  • Brown University
  • Bryn Mawr College
  • University of California Irvine
  • California State Polytechnic Institute
  • Calvin University
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • University of Central Florida
  • Centre College
  • University of Chicago
  • The Citadel
  • Clemson University
  • College of Charleston
  • College of William & Mary
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • University of Colorado
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Davidson College
  • University of Denver
  • Dickinson College
  • Duke University
  • Elon University
  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Emory University
  • Emory & Henry University
  • Faulkner University
  • Florida A & M
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Florida
  • Furman University
  • George Mason University
  • Georgetown College
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • University of Georgia
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  • Georgia State University
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • University of Hartford
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  • Huntingdon College
  • Indiana University
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  • University of Kentucky
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  • Louisiana State University
    Loyola University
  • Marymount Manhattan College
  • University of Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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  • Millsaps College
  • Mercer University
  • University of Michigan
  • Middlebury College
  • Mississippi College
  • University of Mississippi
  • Mississippi State University
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Mobile
  • University of Montevallo
  • Morehouse College
  • University of Nebraska
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  • University of North Alabama
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  • North Carolina School for the Arts
  • Northeastern University
  • University of North Texas
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio State University
  • Oglethorpe University
  • University of Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Olin College
  • Oxford University, England
  • Pepperdine University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Portland
  • Presbyterian College
  • Princeton University
  • Providence College
  • Purdue University
  • Queens University, Canada
  • Regents College, London
  • Rhodes College
  • Rice University
  • Rollins College
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Samford University
  • San Diego State University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Seattle University
  • University of South Alabama
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  • University of Southern California
  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • University of the South: Sewanee
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of South Florida
  • Spring Hill College
  • Stanford University
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of Texas
  • Texas Christian University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Toronto
  • Troy University
  • Tufts University
  • Tulane University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of Virginia
  • United States Military Academy
  • United States Naval Academy
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wesleyan College of North Carolina
  • Wesleyan University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Wofford College
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ACT Composite Score Quintile Distribution

Sector of Class

Distribution

Top 20 percent33-28
Second28-26
Third25-23
Fourth23-20
Fifth20 or below

Middle 50 percent scored between 22-29.

SAT Score Quintile Distribution

Top 20 percent

Total1460-1210
EBRW780-660
Math750-590

Second

Total1200-1180
EBRW640-620
Math580-570

Third

Total1170-1110
EBRW610-580
Math560-530

Fourth

Total1100-1080
EBRW570-540
Math480-460

Fifth

Total1070-1000
EBRW530-520
Math480-460

Total: Middle 50 percent scored between 1220-1420
EBRW: Middle 50 percent scored between 550-720
Math: Middle 50 percent scored between 610-760

GPA Quintile Distribution

Sector of Class

Distribution

Top 20 percent4.31 or higher
Second4.00-4.3
Third3.67-3.96
Fourth3.08-3.59
Fifth2.19-3.07
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