School Profile


Accreditation

Cathedral is accredited by the state of Indiana and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.

Enrollment

1,185 students in grades 9 through 12 from Marion County and nine other Central Indiana counties.  Students attended approximately 130 different schools before entering Cathedral.

Faculty

96 faculty members have an average of more than 18 years of teaching experience, with the majority holding master's degrees.  With a student-teacher ratio of 13:1, a highly personalized approach to learning is maintained.

Academics

There are 11 academic departments providing more than 188 course offerings.  Three instructional levels are offered-honors, academic and college preparatory-as well as honors-level independent study in nearly all disciplines.  A special emphasis is placed on technology in the classroom. 

The Learning Resource Center incorporating Cathedral's renowned Language Support Program, is available to meet the needs of students with diagnosed learning differences who are preparing for college. In this program, courses are taught at the academic level of instruction with appropriate accommodations.

Students in the class of 2017 are required to obtain the following 50 credits (one credit equals the successful completion of one semester of course work):

  • Biology 2
  • Composition 1
  • Economics 1
  • English 8
  • Fine Arts 2
  • Foreign Language 4
  • Government 1
  • Health Education 1
  • Mathematics 8
  • Modern Technology 1
  • Other Electives 1
  • Physical Education 2
  • Science Electives 4
  • Social Studies Electives 1
  • Speech or Debate 1
  • Theology 8
  • U.S. History 2
  • World History or Geography or History of the World 2

Post-Secondary Admission Testing Program

Test Data:
SAT Exam
  • Average Critical Reading: 537
  • Average Math: 544
  • Average Writing: 529

ACT Exam

  • Composite Average: 24.5

AP Exams   

  • 356 students took 616 Advanced Placement tests.  

IB Exams   

  • 74 exams were given to diploma and certified candidates - 84 percent scored a 4 or higher.

Courses Offered in Core Subjects

Students are encouraged to design coursework after Indiana's Core 40 or Academic Honors programs.
English

  • AP Language & Composition
  • AP Literature & Composition
  • Composition
  • Creative Writing
  • Debate
  • Debate (Advanced)
  • Drama in Literature
  • English (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • English Literature/Shakespeare
  • Ethnic Literature
  • Etymology
  • IB English (11, 12)
  • In Our Village
  • Journalism 1 (Introduction to Newspaper or Introduction to Yearbook)
  • Journalism 2 (Newspaper or Yearbook)
  • Speech
  • Speech (Advanced)
  • Themes in Sports Literature

World Languages

  • French (I, II, III (IB), IV (IB), AP French V)
  • German (I, II, III (IB), IV (IB), AP German V)
  • Latin (I, II, III (IB), IV (IB), AP Latin V)
  • Spanish (I, II, III (IB), IV (IB), AP Spanish V, AP Spanish VI)

Mathematics

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Statistics
  • Algebra (I, II)
  • Discrete Mathematics (I, II)
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Probability & Statistics
  • Trigonometry

Science

  • Advanced Physics (College Credit)
  • AP Biology
  • AP/IB Chemistry
  • Biology, IB
  • Physics, IB
  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry
  • Earth/Space Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Scientific Research
  • Zoology (Invertebrate & Vertebrate)

Social Studies

  • AP European History
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics -- We The People
  • AP World History
  • AP/IP Psychology
  • Geography, IB
  • History of the Americas, IB
  • International Relations
  • Drug & Alcohol Issues
  • Economics
  • Geography and History of the World
  • Government
  • Law Education
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Topics in Social Science
  • United States History
  • World History and Civilization

Grading Scale and GPA

The grade point average is computed by dividing the total grade points each semester by the number of classes taken which carry grade points. Courses not taken at Cathedral High School are not included in this computation.  Honors courses, which are significantly more demanding, are weighted (see below).

As of Fall 2005, Cathedral High School does NOT rank its students.

 Grade Scale  Honors Pts. Academic Pts.  College Prep Pts. 
 A  4.67  4.25  4.0
 B+  4.0  3.58  3.33
 B  3.67  3.25  3.0
 C+  3.0  2.58  2.33
 C  2.67  2.25  2.0
 D+  2.0  1.58  1.33
 D  1.67  1.25  1.0

 

College Selection

All students are accepted to colleges and universities across the country and throughout the world. Approximately 99% of the students from the class of 2016 matriculated to colleges and universities. 

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