High School: 9th-12th Grades
St. Anne-Pacelli High School students are scheduled for seven class periods a day. As a college preparatory program, focus is on core courses and meaningful electives. Honors, Pre-AP, AP (Advanced Placement), and Dual Enrollment courses are available for students who need more challenge and are able to work at a faster pace.
Students are required to take Math, Science, English and Religion each year of high school. Social Studies, Foreign Language, Physical Education/Health, and Fine Arts units also are required for graduation.
Click here to view our high school course list.
All 9th-11th grade students take the PSAT (practice SAT test). Results of these tests help students prepare for the ACT and SAT. Eleventh grade students attend KIPP-Lovett-Westminster College Day each year and approximately 40 college representatives visit campus in each fall to recruit students. St. Anne-Pacelli also hosts the PROBE College Fair every three years, which brings over 80 colleges to our campus.
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School is partners with Columbus State University (CSU) and Georgia Military College in the Move on When Ready dual enrollment program that allows high school students to earn college credits while working on their high school diplomas. St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School 11th and 12th graders who apply and meet the requirements for these programs will now be able to combine dual enrollment course offerings, taking Social Studies with CSU and English and/or Math with GMC. Advanced Placement (AP) and Pre-AP courses are also available for students to increase their course rigor for college preparation.
Recognizing that we live in a digital world, all of our middle and high school students have their own Chromebooks and use them daily to build digital writing portfolios, post and submit class assignments through Google Classroom, and build knowledge and practice essential research skills.
St. Anne-Pacelli High School students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular and co-curricular activities to enhance the high school experience. Club meetings and activities take place before or after school or at lunch and are moderated by faculty members. Eligibility to participate varies depending on the activity. In addition to clubs and activities sponsored by the school, St. Anne-Pacelli students take part in various academic, service and leadership programs and competitions sponsored by community organizations such as United Way Youth Council, CSU Leadership Collaborative, Youth Leadership Columbus, etc.
Click here to view a list of extra- and co-curricular activities.
The High School Counseling Office assists students with personal, social, and academic needs. The counselor also works with students on college and career planning to help them with course selections, the college application process, resume building, scholarships and financial aid.
The counselor assists students in making educational and personal decisions through individual meetings, as well as small and large group sessions. Students are encouraged to visit the counselor to discuss personal and inter-personal issues, academic problems, career concerns, and college questions. College and career resource materials are presented and reviewed at each class level and to every junior and senior individually.
Many wonderful college representatives visit the high school in the fall. Students are strongly encouraged to attend informational sessions for colleges they find interesting. College representative visits are listed on InformationNOW.
Scholarships for St. Anne-Pacelli College-Bound Seniors
The Dylan Rose Dorchak Memorial Scholarship
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School 12th grade, college bound females may apply for a one-time $1,000 award towards tuition and college related expenses.
Because Dylan made such an impact on all those who knew her, applicants for this scholarship will be asked to write an essay describing how they intend to make an impact on the world. The selection of the recipient will be made by the sponsorship organization.
Brannan Memorial Scholarship
Nathan Rustin Memorial Scholarship
Mikey Jacobs Memorial Scholarship
Leigh Araguel Scholarship
St. Anne-Pacelli’s college preparatory curriculum goes above and beyond the requirements of the state of Georgia. For graduation, students are required to earn the following:
•4 units English (must include American Literature)
•4 units Math (must include Algebra I & II, Geometry; math must be taken each year)
•4 units Science (must include Biology, Chemistry, & Physics)
•3 units Social Studies (must include World History, US History, Economics & US Government)
•2 units Foreign Language (must have two years of the same language)
•1 unit Physical Education/Health
•1 unit Fine Arts
•4 units Religion (required each year of attendance)
•1 unit in an elective
TOTAL = 24 CREDITS (minimum)
Although 24 credits are required for graduation, students have the opportunity to earn 28 credits, leaving room for meaningful electives. All students are scheduled for seven class periods per day.
The Class of 2017 had 100 percent college acceptance rate and earned over $1.7 million in academic scholarships for college. Over the past five years, the graduating classes have averaged $1.9 million per year in academic scholarships.
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School
2020 Kay Circle
Columbus, GA 31907
Mission Statement: St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School, through Catholic formation and academic excellence, is committed to the spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of the students entrusted to our care.