Just as food is necessary to the life of the body, so good reading is necessary to the life of the soul.
- Pope St. John XXIII
The following twenty-eight (28) credits are required for graduation.

4         English
4         Mathematics
4         Science
4         Social Studies
4         Theology
2         Foreign Language
1         Fine Art
1         Physical Education
.5        Communications
.5        Health
3         Electives

Minimum community service hours through
Works of Mercy Program 100 hours

Pursuing Academic Excellence

To earn a St. John XXIII diploma, a student must earn a minimum of 28 credits consisting of required core classes, as well as a variety of elective classes. Students who transfer into St. John XXIII from a high school that does not require theology courses, will have one credit waived per year of high school outside of St. John XXIII. 

Courses taken prior to ninth grade for high school credit must be designated as such on the student’s incoming transcript. St. John XXIII will recognize these courses for placement only, but will not award St. John XXIII course credit towards the 28 graduation credit requirement. Courses taken prior to ninth grade will not be calculated into their St. John XXIII grade point average.

It is the responsibility of each St. John XXIII student to monitor his or her progress toward the completion of all graduation requirements.

List of 3 items.

  • Physical Education

    One Physical Education credit may be earned by participating in two or more seasons of TAPPS school sponsored athletics at St. John XXIII College Preparatory.  No credit will be given for private lessons, clubs, or athletic teams outside of St. John XXIII.
  • Foreign Language

    Two consecutive years of the same foreign language is required to graduate from St. John XXIII College Preparatory; however, the school strongly encourages students to take at least three years because many colleges and universities require three or four years for admittance.  Language classes must be taken in sequence; a student cannot take Spanish I his or her Freshman year and Spanish II during the Junior year.
  • Mathematics

    Four consecutive years of mathematics at St. John XXIII College Preparatory are required for graduation. A student must be enrolled in mathematics for every year that he or she attends St. John XXIII.

St. John XXIII College Preparatory

1800 W. Grand Parkway N. | Katy, Texas 77449
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Our Mission
St. John XXIII College Preparatory forms the hearts and minds of young men and women in a Christ-centered community dedicated to academic excellence, the pursuit of virtue, and service to others in the Tradition of the Catholic Church.