Course Levels

Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School is committed to the highest academic standards of excellence. The academic program is designed to enhance the knowledge and critical thinking skills necessary for students to become life-long learners and contributing members of society. At CJ, each student is encouraged to continually strive for academic excellence at a level commensurate with his or her ability. Respecting the individual needs of each student, CJ offers courses at various academic levels.

Students are placed in courses based on standardized test scores, teacher recommendations, and past performance. It is possible for students to be enrolled in courses at different levels. For example, a student may have demonstrated superior abilities in English and be enrolled in an honors English course while at the same time be enrolled in a college preparatory math course.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT AND HONORS
Advanced Placement and Honors courses are designed for those students who have demonstrated superior skills in specific content areas. CJ offers AP courses to students in grades 10, 11 & 12 in English, social studies, calculus, biology, chemistry, computer programming, foreign languages, and art. Students enrolled in AP classes take the AP exam and have the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school. Honors courses offer opportunities for students to pursue more in-depth studies in specific content areas.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY
College Preparatory courses are designed for students who have demonstrated the ability and aptitude to pursue post high school studies at the university level.

GENERAL COURSES
General courses are designed for students entering college or the work force.

CUVILLY (SPECIAL EDUCATION)
Cuvilly is a full inclusion, educational program designed for students with special learning needs.  The program is named after the French hometown of St. Julie Billiart, the foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. CJ is the only Catholic high school in the Miami Valley to provide such a program.