OVERVIEW

Our curriculum reinforces the critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, problem solving, and depth of understanding so necessary for 21st century learners. The links in this section provide an overview of our academic curriculum and policies.

At Pallotti, we strive to create an engaging and challenging curriculum for all of our students.

We offer three levels of academics with the addition of three specialized programs of study. Each student’s schedule is tailored to the individual’s talents. A student may be scheduled in Honors in one subject area but be placed in College Prep in another. Students are not locked into any track and may move up to College Prep or Honors depending on their performance.

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Honors and Advanced Placement (AP)
Honors and Advanced Placement (AP)

At Pallotti, we encourage students to take the highest level of a course in which they can succeed. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are the highest level courses we offer. Students can earn college credit through the successful completion of these courses and a passing grade on the national AP exam in May. AP courses are given a 25% higher weight on the student's GPA. For example, an "A" is worth 5.0 in an AP course (rather than the standard 4.0). Honors courses are also more challenging than the standard College Preparatory courses; Honors courses are weighted 12.5% above College Preparatory courses. 

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Accelerated Science at Pallotti (ASAP)
Accelerated Science at Pallotti (ASAP)

The Accelerated Science at Pallotti (ASAP) program is designed to allow students with a strong interest and aptitude in science and mathematics to complete the core science curriculum ahead of schedule and have the opportunity to take more elective and AP science courses as upperclassmen. The top 15% of incoming 9th graders in science and math are invited to apply to this program. ASAP students take a special Honors Biology course during their freshman year that includes designing and conducting an experiment throughout the length of the school year with the guidance mentors in the science department. ASAP students can begin taking AP Biology as early as their sophomore year and AP Chemistry as early as their junior year. ASAP students also have more room in their schedules to take a greater number of unique science electives offered at Pallotti such as Food Chemistry, Marine Biology, and Paleobiology.

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Arts Academy
Arts Academy

Our mission for the Arts Academy is to provide students, with exceptional skills in visual and performing arts, a personally supportive and intellectually challenging environment to pursue their interests at a level which is specifically directed toward entrance into college and university arts programs.

Pallotti provdes an intensive, pre-professional training in the areas of visual arts, music (vocal and instrumental), theatre, and dance combined with a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum. Our expansion of the curriculum and facilities provide students interaction and study with art professionals, participation in professionally-oriented productions, and the space in which to practice their craft to its fullest extent.

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Engineering
Engineering

This four year program uses curriculum from Project Lead the Way, a nationally recognized leader in innovative, high quality science, technology, and engineering experiences for K-12 schools. This rigorous program employs a hands-on approach that teaches students to think and approach problem solving as engineers. Students learn essential engineering skills such as drawing, 3D modeling in Autodesk Inventor, and statistics. The engineering design process is further explored through exciting projects in computer programming, circuit building, digital fabrication, robotics, and more. Students will also gain a strong foundation in the math and science principles they will need to pursure higher studies and/or career in engineering. The program is well-equipped with a full computer lab, a dedicated classroom, shop space, multiple 3D printers, and a CNC router.