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Academic Excellence in the Jesuit Tradition

All courses at Cheverus are college preparatory. Honors and Advanced Placement courses are offered as listed below. Enrollment in Honors and AP courses is determined by faculty recommendation and GPA.

Honors Courses are offered in Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry,  English II, English III, English IV, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, French II, French III, French IV, Latin II, Latin III, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, History II and History III.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in 12 subjects: Calculus (AB, BC), Computer Science, Statistics, English Language,  English Literature, Biology, Environmental Science, Spanish, Economics, United States History, United States Government. AP courses are usually only available to juniors and seniors. Students are required to take the AP exam.

Theology is an integral part of a Cheverus education. Students undertake a rigorous academic study of Christianity, moral issues, scripture and social justice. These courses draw upon authors and texts including Plato, Aristotle, St. Thomas Aquinas, Albert Camus, Dorothy Day, Papal Encyclicals. College admissions offices are encouraged to include Theology courses when re-calculating GPAs.

Cheverus offers a STEM endorsement on a student’s graduation diploma to recognize the coursework and co-curricular experiences for students to become college and career ready in science, technology, engineering, and math. This distinction, which highlights the STEM offerings at Cheverus, creates experiences for students where curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking thrive.

Cheverus Grading Scale

  • A (4.0) -- 94-100
  • A- (3.75) --91-93
  • B+ (3.5) -- 89-90
  • B (3.0) --87-88
  • B- (2.75) -- 85-86
  • C+ (2.5) -- 82-84
  • C (2.0) --79-81
  • C- (1.75) -- 76-78
  • D+ (1.5) -- 74-75
  • D (1.0) -- 72-73
  • D- (0.75) -- 70-71
  • F (0.0) -- 69 and below