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    Pope John Paul II High School ::: Royersford, Pennsylvania ::: Northeast U.S.

    Pope John Paul II High School 

    • Small safe community 1 hour from Philadelphia
    • 830 students; average class size 30 students; student faculty ratio 18:1
    • Coeducational day school with religious affiliation - Catholic
    • Accelerated/Honors Program, Advance Placement Program, Dual Enrollment Agreement with Local Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • ESL 

    Founded

    2010

    Climate

    Four seasons, snow in winter

    Student Body

    830 students (grades 9-12); 10% international

    Average Class Size

    30 students

    Faculty

    47 Faculty; 51% with advanced degrees

    Student/Faculty Ratio

    18:1

    College Placement

    99% University Placements including Drexel University, Georgetown University, Pennsylvania State University, Temple University, West Chester University among others

    Honors & AP

    Advanced Placement: Art History, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Comparative Government & Politics, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, Human Geography, Macroeconomics, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, Statistics,US Government & Politics, U.S. History, World History

    Honors: Algebra I, Algebra II, American Government & Politics, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language Arts I, II, III, IV, Engineering Design, Foundations in Math, Geometry, ipad/iphone App Programming, Modern American History, Physics, Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry, Psychology, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4, Statistics, Sociology, Theology 1, 2, 3, 4, World History

    Special Programs

    Accelerated/Honors Program, Advanced Placement Program, Diocesan Scholars Program - Dual Enrollment Agreement with Local Catholic Colleges and Universities, PJPII Scholars Program - Dual Enrollment Agreements with Immaculata Univresity and River University, Micorsoft IT Academy, Vocational/Technical Program, STEM

    Marking System

    Numeric grades are reported four times a year, and a report is sent at the conclusion of each quarter. At the end of each semester the student's rank in class is calculated, based on the grade earned in each course. Semester grades reflect the student's performance at each of the two previous quarters and factors in the performance on the semester examination. At the end of the academic year, grades earned in each semester are averaged to create a final grade.

    PJPII utilizes the standard grading system: A=90-100; B=80-89; C=70-79; D=60-69; F=0-59.

    Programs of Study

    The minimum graduation requirements for grades 9 through 12 are as follows:

    Theology - 4 credits
    English - 4 credits
    Social Studies - 3 credits
    Mathematics - 3 credits
    Science - 3 credits
    Computer - 0.5 credits
    Health - 0.5 credits
    Physical Education - 0.5 credits
    Electives - 7.5 credits

    Senior One Day retreat: Those seniors who do not participate in the Kairos Retreat attend a one-day retreat within the school year. A senior retreat is mandatory for graduation

    Christian Service Hours: Freshman - 10 hours; Sophomores - 12 hours; Juniors - 16 hours; Seniors - 20 hours

    World Languages: Italian, Spanish

     

    SAT Scores: Average SAT score = 1139 (1600)

    Accreditation

    Pope John Paul II High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

    Athletics

    Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross-country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball, Wrestling

    Arts

    Studio Arts, Band, Ceramics, Dance Team, Drama, Instrumental Music, Liturgical Chorus, Performing Arts, Related Arts, Show Choir

    Extracurricular Activities

    Activites and Clubs: Band, Book Club, Community Service, Cultural Awareness Club, Dance Club, Drama Club, Games Club, Gardening Club, Mathletes, National Honor Society, Photo Club, PJPTV, Quiz Bowl, Robotics, Student Council, Yearbook

    Facilities

    Academic Building, Art Studio, 6 Athletic Fields, Auditorium, Band & Choral Suites, Cafeteria, Chapel, Fitness Center, Gymnasium, Library, Outdoor Track, Tennis Courts, Gymnasium, Tennis Courts, Track, Performance Stage

    ESL

    Yes