Academics

Curriculum

A typical four-year sequence of courses at St. Michael’s Prep might include the following:

  FRESHMAN SOPHOMORE JUNIOR SENIOR HIGHER
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RELIGION Christ & His Mission Scripture & Paschal Mystery Intro to Philosophy Ethics / Introduction to Patristics  
ENGLISH Literature & Composition World Literature American Literature British Literature;
Senior Humanities
AP English Literature & Composition
MATH Algebra;
Geometry
Geometry;
Algebra II
Algebra II;
Honors Precalculus
Adv. Math;
Honors Precalculus;
AP Calculus (AB)
AP Calculus (BC)
SCIENCE Biology Anatomy and Physiology Chemistry Physics;
Marine Biology
Physics;
AP Physics;
AP Biology
LANGUAGE Latin I Latin II Latin III;
Honors Latin III
AP Latin Honors Ancient Greek
HISTORY Ancient & Medieval History Modern History US History;
Honors US History;
AP US History
US Government;
Economics
AP European History;
AP Macro-Economics
FINE ARTS Chorus;
Drawing
Intermediate Chorus Honors Chorus Advanced Chorus AP Music Theory
ATHLETICS P.E.;
Cross Country;
Football;
Soccer;
Baseball;
Basketball
P.E.;
Cross Country;
Football;
Soccer;
Baseball;
Basketball
Cross Country;
Football;
Soccer;
Baseball;
Basketball
Cross Country;
Football;
Soccer;
Baseball;
Basketball
 


College Counseling

All St. Michael’s students plan on going to college. College counseling at St. Michael’s, therefore, focuses on college-readiness (in terms of standardized testing), individual and group advisement regarding college choice, and financial aid support for both the student and his family throughout the college decision-making and application process.

Individual student appointments during the junior and senior years assist students in doing online college searches and in determining which colleges the student will apply. Juniors and seniors go on a formal tour of a local college, attend a College Fair Night, and hear presentations by college reps who visit St. Michael’s during the school year. Students may research individual colleges by viewing the college file and scholarship notebook available in the school library.

St. Michael’s College Counselor is available by email (collegecounselor@stmichaelsprep.org), voicemail (949-858-0222 extension 272), or personal appointments with parents and students throughout all phases of the college-application and decision process. Two college counselor presentations are scheduled at parent meetings in fall (college decision-making and applications) and early winter (financial aid for college). While targeted at senior parents, parents of students at all grade levels are encouraged to attend.