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Full 2013-2014 School Profile (pdf, 181.74KB)

Mission Statement:

St. Joseph's Academy is a college preparatory high school sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Our mission at the Academy is provide quality Catholic education for young women in an environmnet that challenges them to grow in faith, knowledge, and respect for self and others. Our community expects these women to make a profound impact in the world.  

School:

  • Roman Catholic
  • All female enrollment of 560, grades 9-12
  • Admissions based on grades and test scores in elementary school
  • Modified block schedule

Faculty:

  • 54 Faculty
  • 65% hold Advanced Degrees
  • Student-teacher ratio: 11:1

 Governance:

  • Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet
  • Board of Directors

Accreditation:

  • State of Missouri
  • Advanc-Ed Association
  • Missouri State High School Activities Association. 

Memberships:

  • National Catholic Education Association
  • National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • The Porfessional Learning Association
  • National Staff Development Council
  • International Society for Technology in Education
  • Each academic department holds membership in State and National Associations.
  • Independent Schools of St. Louis

Minimum Graduation Requirements (27.5 units):

  • 4 credits each of English, Mathematics and Theology, respectively
  • 3 credits each of Social Studies and Lab Sciences, respectively
  • 2 credits of World Language
  • 1 credit each of Fine Arts, Practical Arts and Physical Education
  • 4.5 or more units of electives

Class of 20122013:

  • 161 Graduates
  • 99% attend colleges and universities
  • 3 National Merit Finalists
  • 1 National Merit Commended Students
  • 26 ACT average
  • 116 graduates received 447 academic scholarships
  • 9 received athletic scholarships
  • 5 received fine art scholarships

 

Honors Courses Offered: 

9th Grade
  • Freshman Geometry
  • Geography & World History/Global Literacy
  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Introduction to Physics
10th Grade
  • Algebra II
  • Biology
  • English II
  • Geography & World History II and II/World History
  • Geometry
11th Grade
  • ACC American History
  • AP American History
  • English III
  • Algebra II
  • Chemistry
11th or 12th Grade
  • ACC Theological Foundations
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Trigonometry
  • American Government & Politics
  • French Literature & Conversation
  • Spanish Culture & Composition
  • ACC/AP Spanish
12th Grade
  • ACC/AP College Literature & Composition
  • ACC/AP Calculus
  • Physics
  • ACC/AP European History
  • AP Biology
  • ACC Forensic Science
  • ACC Art History
  • Global Issues
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Portfolio
  • Psychology

 

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