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Walsh Jesuit’s reputation for academic excellence reflects a Jesuit emphasis on scholastic achievement. The school offers a dynamic blend of required and elective courses developed and presented by faculty members who will not permit students to compromise their potential. The Walsh Jesuit classroom aims to set the foundation for students' lifelong learning. Walsh Jesuit's Program of Studies Guide explains requirements and courses offered.

COURSE OF STUDIES

Walsh Jesuit operates on the semester system. The school day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. Classes meet for 40 minutes each day. Students are required to take a minimum of six major courses and perform a minimum of 85 hours of Christian service to graduate.
Students are not ranked by cumulative averages relative to their classmates. No weighted points are assigned to grades below 77 in weighted courses. First Honors Achievement Level is a 3.75 weighted average, and Second Honors Achievement Level is a 3.30 weighted average.
 
Walsh Jesuit offers college level courses through the Advanced Placement Program and through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy. Enrollment in all Advanced Placement courses is through academic performance, testing, and teacher recommendations. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the College Board AP final exam. School policy limits students to a maximum of 3 AP courses each semester. During the 2014 - 2015 school year 317 students in grades in 10-12, took 574 exams.

HONORS SUMMARY

Walsh Jesuit offers 19 Honors Courses. The pace of Honors Courses is faster and the curriculum is more in-depth. Enrollment is through academic performance, placement exams, interviews, and teacher recommendations. The multiplier used to determine the weighted GPA in all Honors Courses is +.25.

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AP COURSES

Walsh Jesuit offers college level courses through the Advanced Placement Program and through the Jesuit Virtual Learning Academy. Enrollment in all Advanced Placement courses is through academic performance, testing, and teacher recommendations. All students enrolled in Advanced Placement courses are required to take the College Board AP final exam. School policy limits students to a maximum of 3 AP courses each semester. 

Senior Class 2015 AP Summary: 68.3% scored 3 or higher on at least one AP Exam.  Percent of all AP students who scored 3 or higher on at least one AP exam. 2015- 65% 2014- 68% 2013- 65% Walsh Jesuit High School AP Scholars 2015: 76 students; average score: 3.70 AP Scholar 34 AP Scholar with Honor 14 AP Scholar with Distinction 28 National AP Scholar 4
The multiplier used to determine the weighted GPA in all AP courses is +.50
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