Arlington Catholic Academics

Upper School

Upper School

Academic Requirements

Arlington Catholic High School's requirements for graduation prepare our students for success in college and beyond.
Students must take:

  • 4 years of English
  • ‚Äč4 years of Theology
  • 4 years of Math
  • 3 years of Science
  • 3 years of Social Studies
  • 2 consecutive years of the same World Language
  • 2 years of Physical Education
  • 1 credit Fine Arts/Humanities 
  • Additionally, students must complete required hours of Christian Service throughout their 4 years at AC. See the Ministry tab for more information


We are committed to small class sizes to personalize learning and increase the connections teachers have with their students. Our 1:11 teacher:student ratio makes our goal of class sizes of 19 or less in 90% of sections attainable. 


The 2022-2023 Program of Studies is available here.

Grade 9

9th Grade students must take:

English 1
Language (French, Italian, Latin or Spanish)
World History
Physical Education

1/2 Credit of Fine Arts (Chorus, Music Appreciation or Fine Arts Appreciation)

Plus one elective course (most students choose Biology)

A specific Program of Studies for 9th Grade is available here.  

Grade 10
In the 10th grade, students must take:
Biology (if not yet taken)
English 2
Language (French, Italian, Latin, or Spanish)
Theology 2
Physical Education
plus 1 or 2 elective courses for a full 6 credit load
Grade 11
In Grade 11, students must take:
Algebra 2
Chemistry (if needed)
English 3
Theology 3
United States History          
Plus elective courses for a minimum 6 credit load
Grade 12
Senior year, students must take:
English 4
Science (if needed)
Social Studies (if needed)
Plus elective courses for a minimum 6 credit load