Academics at WJ

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Walsh Jesuit’s academic excellence reflects a Jesuit emphasis on scholastic achievement. WJ offers a dynamic blend of required and elective courses, presented by faculty members who will engage students to their full potential. The Walsh Jesuit classroom sets an ample foundation for lifelong learning. 

Walsh Jesuit operates on the semester system. The school day is from 8:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.. Classes meet for 40 minutes each day. Students are required to take a minimum of six major courses and complete at least 60 hours of volunteer service to graduate.

Walsh Jesuit, in keeping with the Jesuit values on education and cura personalis, has developed a Policy for Students with Documented Learning Differences and Special Needs. To learn more, please refer to the Academic Adjustments page.

Academic Honors

At the end of each semester, Walsh Jesuit recognizes students who earn a cumulative semester GPA of 3.75 or above with First Honors, and those who earn a cumulative semester GPA of 3.3 or above with Second Honors.

Grading Scale

% Range
Grade Point
A+ 100, 99, 98 4.3 4.55 4.8
A 97, 96, 95 4.0 4.25 4.5
A- 94, 93 3.7 3.95 4.2
B+ 92, 91, 90 3.3 3.55 3.8
B 89, 88, 87 3.0 3.25 3.5
B- 86, 85 2.7 2.95 3.2
C+ 84, 83, 82 2.3 2.55 2.8
C 81, 80, 79 2.0 2.25 2.5
C- 78, 77 1.7 1.95 2.2
D+ 76, 75 1.3 1.3 1.3
D 74, 73, 72 1.0 1.0 1.0
D- 71, 70 0.7 0.7 0.7
F 69-0 0.0 0.7 0.0

HONORS Courses

Walsh Jesuit offers many Honors Courses. The pace of these courses is faster & the curriculum is more in-depth. Enrollment is through academic performance, placement exams, interviews & teacher recommendations. The multiplier to determine weighted GPA in Honors Courses is +.25.

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  • Grading, Honors & Academic Probation

    Students are evaluated quarterly with the letter grades: A, B, C, D, (+/-) & F. Grade Point Averages are computed on a 4.0 scale. A system of weighted grades provides additional  credit to students in AP courses. Honor Roll Acheivements are awarded on the semester final grades. First Honors is a 3.75, and Second Honors is a 3.30 average.

    A student whose semester GPA is 1.6 or below is required to meet with the Assistant Principal, placed on academic probation, and advised that their GPA must be above 1.6 for the subsequent semester in order to continue at Walsh Jesuit. Any student who concludes a school year with a cumulative average of 1.6 or below will be required to withdraw.

The Principal's Office

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Sean Lynch

    Mr. Sean Lynch 94

    University of Notre Dame - Master of Arts
    University of Notre Dame - Master of Arts
    University of Notre Dame - Bachelor of Arts
  • Photo of Denise Tinfina

    Ms. Denise Tinfina 

    Assistant to the Principal
  • Photo of Jane Rafferty

    Mrs. Jane Rafferty 

    Walsh Jesuit High School
    Assistant Principal for Faculty and Student Formation
    University of Akron - B.A.
    University of Akron - M.A.
  • Photo of Megan Regan

    Mrs. Megan Regan 

    Assistant Principal - Academics
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