High School: 9th-12th Grades
To be successful, students need the ability to think critically, solve problems creatively, and communicate confidently. St. Anne-Pacelli develops these skills in high school students using a college preparatory curriculum taught by experienced, supportive teachers.
Our AP Capstone & Global Competency Seal programs help students set themselves apart. St. Anne-Pacelli's Dual Enrollment program offers students the opportunity to take college level courses without leaving the safety and familiarity of our campus. Vikings aren't just prepared for college, they have a head start!
Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of clubs and activities to develop their interests and leadership skills. Over 85% of high school students participate at least one of 15 sports offered.
Our high school students learn in a safe, supportive environment where they can explore interests and develop talents. It is a place where meaningful relationships with others and with God are formed.
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. There are 95 different courses offered not including online classes. Click here to view our high school course list.
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 throughout the school year. Students are strongly encouraged to attend informational sessions for colleges they find interesting.
Scholarships for St. Anne-Pacelli College-Bound Seniors
In addition to the plethora of outside scholarships available to our students, our school's Advancement Office has developed several scholarship opportunities for college-bound seniors:
Brannan Memorial Scholarship Award: The Mike Brannan Memorial Scholarship was created by the Brannan family, all Viking alums, who present this award in honor of Mike each year to a graduating senior who has plans to attend college, lettered in two or more sports, demonstrates leadership on and off the field, is a good sportsman, and is respected by his or her peers and faculty. The recipient will receive a one-time up to $1,000 award towards tuition and college-related expenses. The selection of the recipient will be made by the faculty at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School based on the above-mentioned selective criteria.
Dylan Rose Dorchak Memorial Scholarship Award: 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.
Mikey Jacobs Memorial Scholarship Award: The Science National Honor Society Mikey Jacobs Memorial Scholarship recognizes a senior whose example of faith, courage, selfless service, and random acts of kindness remind us that “we can’t live our lives thinking about the bad things” and honors the memory of Mikey Jacobs. Recipients will receive a one-time up to $1,000 award towards tuition and college-related expenses. The selection of the recipient will be made by the faculty at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School and the members of the Science National Honor Society based on the above-mentioned selective criteria.
Nathan Rustin Memorial Scholarship Award: The Nathan Rustin Memorial Scholarship was created in memory of a beloved football and wrestling coach at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School. Nathan was a selfless, giving man who cared about the development and success of the person more so than a record of wins. The scholarship in his name is awarded annually to a graduating senior who is going to college. Recipients will receive a one-time award in the amount up to $1,000 towards tuition. The selection of the recipient will be made by the faculty at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School based on selective criteria.
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.