For graduation, Mount de Sales Academy requires 26 credits as follows:
|4||Religion (1 credit per year)|
|4||Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) (1 Math course every year)|
|3||Social Sciences (including Western Civilization, Government and U.S. History)|
|2||Foreign Language (2 consecutive years of the same language)|
|2 ||Philosophy (.5 credit per year)|
|1||Physical Education and Health|
Additionally, students must also complete the following:
Annual Class Retreat
75 Total Service Hours
*A credit is earned for successful completion of a year-long course. Half credit is awarded for successful completion of a semester-long course.
It should be noted that the following course distribution is required for entrance into colleges and universities in the State of Maryland:
|Lab Science||3 credits|
|Foreign Language||2 credits|
|Social Sciences||3 credits|
If a student is interested in a selective college, the recommended program is:
|Social Sciences||4 credits|
|Math||4 credits (through calculus)|
|Lab Science||4 credits (through physics)|
|Foreign Language||4 credits (one language for four years)|
All courses at Mount de Sales are college preparatory and are designed to be academically challenging. The following describes the requirements for Honors and Advanced Placement courses:
Honors courses are offered for students who have a proven record of strong academic achievement and who are willing to accept the challenges presented in a more accelerated course.
Advanced Placement courses are available for those junior and senior students who are willing to embrace a rigorous college level workload and have a proven record of strong academic achievement in Honors level courses.