Graduation Requirements

Catholic High School is a college-preparatory high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, founded in 1930 that strives to challenge boys academically while also teaching the truths of manhood – faith, integrity, and, as Father Tribou often stressed, duty.


Catholic High School requires 22 credits in order to graduate. Students are encouraged to take more than the minimum number of high school credits when they are eligible to do so.

English – 4 credits
Mathematics – 4 credits
Electives – 3 credits
Science – 3 credits
Social Studies – 3 credits
Religion – 2 credits
Communications – ½ credit
Computer Applications – ½ credit
Economics – ½ credit
Health – ½ credit
Physical Education – ½ credit
Survey of Art/Music – ½ credit

Special Academic Programs

4 Year Band Program
4 Year Marine Corps JROTC Program

Grade Scale/GPA

Report card and transcript grades are numbers, but the guide below identifies the equivalent letter grade. Colleges which request grades in terms of a 4-point scale will be notified after conversion. Grade Point Average (GPA) will be determined by converting the individual course grades for each semester based on the 4-point scale below and then averaged to give the student’s GPA.

90-100 = 4.0 82 = 3.2 74 = 2.4 66 = 1.6
89 = 3.9 81 = 3.1 73 = 2.3 65 = 1.5
88 = 3.8 80 = 3.0 72 = 2.2 64 = 1.4
87 = 3.7 79 = 2.9 71 = 2.1 63 = 1.3
86 = 3.6 78 = 2.8 70 = 2.0 62 = 1.2
85 = 3.5 77 = 2.7 69 = 1.9 61 = 1.1
84 = 3.4 76 = 2.6 68 = 1.8 60 = 1.0
83 = 3.3 75 = 2.5 67 = 1.7 0-59, no quality points

Policy Statement on Academics

Catholic High School, selective in admissions, offers only college-preparatory courses. None of these courses, no matter how advanced or difficult, is labeled “Honors” or “Advanced” because of our conviction that such labels promote an intellectual elitism, and because those students in courses not so labeled are disposed to believe they are inferior and that less is expected of them.

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