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College Credit and Honors Program

 
College Credit
St. Mary’s High School has taken advantage of the academic excellence offered by Saint Louis University to area high school students for many years. The 1818 College Credit Program provides an introduction to college-level expectations for high school students by challenging students to attempt a rigorous academic curriculum, encouraging faculty to continue their academic endeavors and supporting administrators in enriching and extending the high school curriculum. Course offerings through 1818 Advanced College Credit (ACC) are offered primarily through the College of Arts and Sciences. All courses offered through 1818 ACC are also taught on campus at Saint Louis University and compare in course content, course prerequisites and student expectations to the equivalent on-campus course.

Unlike many high schools in the area, St. Mary's makes their 1818 courses available to every student who qualifies, even if it means adding an extra session or class. The school also offers college credit courses through Meramec Community College and Fontbonne University, making the total hours of credit offered at 61. Juniors and seniors who maintain a 3.0 GPA and who have received an endorsement from the principal are eligible to participate. 
1818 Program
Saint Louis University
Fontbonne University Meramec
Community College

English Composition 12 hrs

Public Speaking 3 hrs

General Psychology 3 hrs

Analysis/Calculus 4 hrs

 

Abnormal Psychology 3 hrs

Biology 4 hrs

   

Chemistry 8 hrs

   

US History 6 hrs

   
Western Civilization 6 hrs    

Spanish 9 hrs

   

Theology 3 hrs

   

For more information on the 1818 program: 1818 Advanced College Credit Program – Saint Louis University

Honors Program
St. Mary's High School offers honors courses at every grade level. Based on standard scores and previous report cards, freshmen may be placed in honors courses in Math, Science, English and Social Studies. Students who have taken a high school Algebra I course in elementary school are given the opportunity to test into Geometry as a freshman. Students who maintain a 3.0 G.P.A. may continue in the Honors Program with a teacher recommendation.