College and universities base their acceptance of students on how well the student performs in high school and his program of studies. Historically, over 99% of Chaminade graduates go to college/university. Therefore, the Chaminade curriculum is designed to prepare our students not only for a positive and successful college experience but for the total formation of our young men as well. Chaminade’s sixth, seventh and eighth grade curriculum consists and reflects all nine academic disciplines. The coherent program of studies allows the middle school student a smooth transition into Chaminade’s secondary program.
Honors, Advanced College Credit and Advanced Placement Courses
Honors courses are for students who have demonstrated a high degree of skill, competency, and achievement in a given subject area. These courses are taught more intensely with emphasis on quantity and depth of material learned.
Advanced College Credit Courses and Advanced Placement Courses provide opportunity and academic excellence to the Chaminade sophomore/junior/senior with college credit. College credit courses fall into two different categories:
- Advanced College Credit (ACC) courses are taught in affiliation with St. Louis University’s 1818 program and the University of Missouri, St. Louis. Chaminade faculty are Adjunct Professors who are highly trained and accountable in maintaining college/university standards. Each college/university sets student grading assessments and evaluations. Chaminade students registering for ACC courses are rewarded with full access to UMSL and St. Louis University campus libraries.
- The Advanced Placement (AP) College Board curriculum is offered to sophomores, juniors and seniors. Advanced Placement courses are the equivalent of regular college courses. Students in these courses take the Advanced Placement Test in May of each year. Most universities accept a score of 3 or higher as credit.