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. There are 95 different courses offered not including online classes. 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.
New AP Courses Coming to St. Anne-Pacelli High School
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School is one of approximately 1,800 schools worldwide to implement the AP Capstone Diploma program - an innovative program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for college success, such as research, collaboration, and communication. The program, coming to St. Anne-Pacelli in the fall of 2019, consists of two courses taken in sequence: AP Seminar and AP Research. The school is also adding AP Computer Science Principles to our high school course offerings for the 2019-2020 school year! The addition of these courses brings the number of Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered by St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School to 18.
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.
Scholarships for St. Anne-Pacelli 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.
Joseph McDaniel Memorial Scholarship Award: The Joseph McDaniel Memorial Award was created by family, friends, and former classmates in memory of and celebrating the life of a beloved Viking whiles a student at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School. The Joseph McDaniel Memorial Award is awarded annually to a 12th grade, college-bound senior with a strong character who is proud and loyal to their Viking family and is also a member of the National Honor Society (NHS). Recipients will receive a one-time up to $1,000 award towards tuition and college-related expenses. The selection of recipients will be made by the faculty at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School and the members of the National Honor Society based on the above-mentioned selective criteria.
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.
The Class of 2019 had a 100 percent college/military acceptance rate and earned over $1.4 million in academic and athletic scholarships for college. Over the past five years, the graduating classes have averaged $1.7 million per year in academic scholarships.
St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School
2020 Kay Circle
Columbus, GA 31907
Mission Statement: St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School forms knowledgeable, faithful and responsible Catholic citizens who compassionately serve others.