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College Preparedness - IB, AP and More

Sacred Heart Academy places great value in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme and Advanced Placement (AP) courses as a means for enhanced college preparedness and possible college credit. There are strengths to both options, and each student can choose what fits her needs the best. 


SHA students have the option to choose from 38 college-level courses including IB, AP, and dual-credit courses. Fifty-six percent of juniors and seniors are enrolled in college-credit courses. 


The IB (college-credit) courses offered at SHA are the following:

  • IB English Literature
  • IB Spanish
  • IB French
  • IB Mandarin ab Initio
  • IB Global Politics
  • IB History
  • IB Psychology
  • IB Biology
  • IB Chemistry
  • IB Physics
  • IB Mathematics: Analysis & Approaches
  • IB Mathematics: Applications & Interpretation
  • IB Visual Art
  • IB Music
  • IB Theory of Knowledge


The AP courses offered at SHA are the following:


  • AP English Literature
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Psychology
  • AP U.S. Government
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture

All AP classes are one-year courses. Students taking AP subjects must take the AP exam at the end of the school year.