Requirements & Graduation Outcomes
Queen of Peace High School offers a challenging college preparatory program for students of varying academic abilities. At Queen of Peace the bar is set high to prepare girls for both academic and career achievement. Our graduation requirements exceed those of most colleges and universities. Students are encouraged to exceed graduation requirements to demonstrate their ability to work at a college level.
Students may select from 94 courses and are enrolled in seven 46-minute class periods. Students receive .5 credits for each semester course taken.
1.0 Fine Arts
2.0 Language/Fine Arts/Reading
3.0 Lab Science
3.0 Social Studies
1.0 Physical Education/Health
21.5 core credits and 4.5 elective credits for a total of 26 credits required for graduation.
**A 60-hour service learning experience and participation in the Arts Without Borders Program is also required for graduation.**
Following a four-year course of study at Queen of Peace High School, a graduate will be able to demonstrate growth — as a God-centered person of faith and truth, as a creative and reflective learner, as a socially responsible global citizen and as a competent, confident and courageous Woman of Peace.
A. As a God-centered person of faith and truth, she will:
· Appreciate and understand the teachings of the Catholic Church and our Dominican heritage.
· Apply Gospel values and the counter-cultural message of Jesus when making life choices.
· Respect the dignity of all people rooted in the belief that all are created in the image and likeness of God.
· Develop a personal spirituality, centered in the Word, through prayer, contemplation, creative expression, and community worship.
· Preach through reconciliation, service and leadership.
· Cultivate awe, reverence and an understanding of the interconnectedness of all of creation.
· Demonstrate a joyful and hopeful outlook sustained by belief in the Resurrection.
B. As a creative, reflective learner, she will:
· Love learning and take pride in scholarship.
· Deepen self-knowledge through reflection, self-assessment and openness to growth.
· Exercise good judgment in decision-making.
· Think critically: apply, draw connections, analyze, problem-solve, synthesize and evaluate.
· Cultivate and appreciate imagination, creativity and aesthetic perception.
· Communicate effectively and appropriately through different media for a variety of purposes and audiences.
· Collaborate effectively and respectfully with others of diverse backgrounds, faiths and perspectives.
· Value the processes, skills and dispositions of inquiry and research.
· Acquire knowledge and derive meaning from multiple forms of literacy across disciplines.
C. As a socially responsible global citizen, she will:
· Demonstrate ethical behavior and accept responsibility for personal actions.
· Act from an inclusive and informed multi-cultural, anti-racist worldview.
· Respect differences with openness to divergent points of view.
· Appreciate interdependence and cooperate to promote the common good.
· Use her gifts to contribute and respond compassionately to the needs of society.
· Recognize the power of individual leadership to transform society.
· Advocate for justice and confront injustice.
· Work toward peace and peacemaking.
· Take responsibility for the stewardship of the earth and its resources.
D. As a competent, confident and courageous Woman of Peace, she will:
· Make choices that promote a healthy balance of spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical aspects of life.
· Act with integrity and humility.
· Develop self-respect and nurture loving relationships.
· Embrace challenge and persevere to achieve goals.
· Develop resilience and the ability to recreate her spirit.
· Demonstrate resourcefulness, flexibility and adaptability.
· Value a strong work ethic and take pride in all that she does.
· Demonstrate skills for organization and self-discipline.