Academic Departments

Saint Joseph Catholic High School is dually accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NAAS) and the Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).   In addition, the school is an active member of the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA).

The strong foundational and college prep curriculum at Saint Joseph Catholic High School is designed to challenge students to reach their full spiritual, intellectual, physical and personal potential as well as to prepare them for success in higher education and life.

Students at Saint Joseph Catholic High School have achieved a high level of success through the advanced placement program, as well.  The school’s (nationally recognized) A.P. Challenge Index number is 1.3.  Only 5% of the nation’s high schools, private or public, score above a 1.0.

A broad range of extracurricular activities and athletics complement the high standards of learning, prayer, service, and personal growth in all areas of our students’ lives.

The solid curriculum at Saint Joseph Catholic High School is designed to challenge students to reach their full intellectual and personal potential as well as to prepare them for higher education.

You may browse all course descriptions by printing this Course Guide. (Please note that this guide is posted as a book that can be printed on your computer.  The best way to view it is to print it out, fold the pages in half, and read it as a book.)  You may also view each of the course descriptions by clicking on any of the drop down departments listed under "Academics" on the menu bar above.

SJCHS offers 65 course offerings with an extensive choice of electives and vocational classes, and 12 Advanced Placement courses.  And impressive selection while maintaining the benefits of a small school community.

Please click on any of the departments in the drop down menu bar above, under "Academics" to view descriptions on individual courses.  All AP courses are listed in their department of study.

Saint Joseph Catholic High School is accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools. Committed, caring & competent are choice words to describe our teachers, many of whom hold advanced degrees. Backed by a strong administration, these teachers guide their students to a path of lifetime success.

By fulfilling our academic requirements, including 4 years of math, our students will not only meet acceptance requirements at public or private colleges and universities throughout the United States, they will be well on their way to collegiate success.

A note about homework

By middle school, students have mastered the ability to work independently on homework assignments. In high school, students know how to find additional, not-readily-available resources to help them complete special projects. Teachers remain available before and after school to help with tutoring, study groups, and study halls.

Homework times at this age level vary greatly as students branch out and choose different courses and electives. We invite and encourage parents to remain a vital support in this area. If a parent feels that his child is taking too much, or not enough, time with homework on a regular basis, he should discuss his concerns with his child’s teachers. There are many resources available for students who struggle, need more challenge, and all those in between.