High School

The High school (Grades 9 through 12) students are guided to become spiritual, respectful and confident individuals and self-directed learners who are capable of effective communication, independent thought and determined action. Our graduates have learned to view all others as children of God and that we are indeed responsible for ourselves and also for each other. They will take their places in religious and civil communities and, as citizens of a global community, will strive to create a world of peace and justice.

The Honors/AP Program

The Honors/AP Program (Grades 10 through 12) leads to the designation of Honors Graduate. Students who are highly motivated and academically gifted enroll in this program. Classes are challenging at the Advanced Placement and Honors levels. The Advanced Placement (AP) courses taught at Saint Francis School are English Literature and Composition, English Language and Composition, U.S. History, U.S. Government and Politics, Spanish Language, Calculus AB, and Biology.

The College Prep Program

Students in the College Prep Program (Grades 7 through 12) take courses which prepare them for the rigorous curriculum of colleges and universities in Hawaii and abroad.

Curriculum

Programs of study available to students vary depending on when a student enrolls at Saint Francis School.

RELIGION, ENGLISH & SOCIAL STUDIES ARE CORRELATED

Grade
Courses
9
Morality & Scriptures/Grammar & Composition/World Environment & Ancient History
10
World Religions & Christology/World Literature/Medieval & Contemporary History
11
Church History & Peace & Justice/American Literature/US History
11 Honors
Church History & Justice and Peace/AP Language and Composition/AP US History
12
Catholic Social Teaching/British Literature/Economics Senior Project: What does it mean to be globally aware and a citizen of the world
12 Honors
Catholic Social Teaching &Global Ethics/AP Literature and Composition/AP Government

Mathematics and Science courses are aligned as follows:
For those entering Saint Francis School in the 7th grade

Grade
College Program
AP Program
7
Pre Algebra & Science Pre Algebra & Science
8
Algebra I & Physical Science Algebra I Honors & Physical Science
9
Geometry & Biology Geometry Honors & Biology
10
Algebra II & Chemistry Algebra II Honors & Chemistry
11
Applied Mathematics or Financial Algebra & Human Anatomy & Physiology Pre Calculus & AP Biology
12
Pre Calculus & Anatomy & Physiology AP Calculus & Physics Honors

For those entering Saint Francis School in the 9th grade

Grade
College Program
AP Program
9
Algebra I & Physics
Algebra I Honors & Physics
Summer School: Geometry Honors
10
Geometry & Biology Algebra Honors & Biology Geometry Honors & Biology
Summer School: Chemistry
11
Algebra II & Chemistry Pre Calculus & AP Biology Alg. II Honors & Chemistry
12
Applied Mathematics or Financial Algebra Anatomy & Physiology AP Calculus & Physics Honors Pre Calculus & Physics Honors

LANGUAGES
Beginning in 2013 both Chinese and Spanish will be offered in grades K through 12. Students may continue in an accelerated program or they may opt to study a third language in high school. 8th graders may take High School Level I language test to place into Level II language program for their freshmen year.

Grade
Courses
7
Introduction to Languages
8
American Sign Language I Chinese I Japanese I Spanish I
9
ASL II Chinese II Japanese II Spanish II
10
ASL III Chinese III Japanese III Spanish III
11
ASL IV Chinese IV Advanced Japanese I Spanish IV
12
ASL V Chinese V Advanced Japanese II AP Spanish

Those entering as 9th grade students:

Grade
Courses
9
American Sign Language I Chinese I Japanese I Spanish I
10
ASL II Chinese II Japanese II Spanish II
11
ASL III Chinese III Japanese III Spanish III
12
ASL IV Chinese IV Advanced Japanese I Spanish IV

FINE ARTS, TECHNOLOGY, & PHYSICAL EDUCATION ARE OFFERED IN GRADES K THROUGH 12.