The high school academic program reflects the School’s commitment to the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education, particularly Goal II: “Schools of the Sacred educate to a deep respect for intellectual values.” Faculty engage in on-going professional development in order to create rigorous courses that incorporate all forms of critical thinking, while recognizing a variety of learning styles. Our goal is that our students graduate confident of their competence to pursue whatever disciplines interest them in college and that they develop a lifelong love of learning.
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart requires 26 credits in the required subject areas (see Course Descriptions at right) for high school graduation. Students typically take 7 classes during the school day in 9th and 10th grade, and a minimum of 6 classes during the school day in 11th and 12th grade.
All students also complete a service requirement and write an extended research paper completed in their senior year, which is determined by a student’s English class. Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart graduation requirements exceed the Washington state graduation requirements.