Required Credits

In order for the student to receive an SSA diploma, SSA academic requirements must be met. In order for the student to participate in the school's commencement exercises, state academic requirements must be met, school financial obligations must be met, Campus Ministry service hours completed, and the student must be in acceptable disciplinary standing. All graduation practices are mandatory to participate in the ceremonies. Extraordinary circumstances requiring an exception to this rule must be petitioned to the Administration.
Each student must be enrolled in eight credits per year, plus complete an annual service requirement. The school reserves the right to design an individual learning program for students with a documented need. Extensive information on the SSA academic program is provided in the Academic Guide.
The college-preparatory course leads to a high school diploma conferred by the Louisiana State Department of Education and St. Scholastica Academy. Specifically, SSA requires that the following core units be obtained:
Social Studies
Foreign Language
Fine Arts Survey
Health/Phys Ed
Community Service

4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
2 credits
4 credits
1 credit
2 credit
20 hours annually
St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic, all-girls, college-preparatory high school located in Covington, Louisiana. Founded in 1903, SSA perpetuates the Benedictine tradition of balancing prayer, work, study, and community in developing adolescent girls into Christian women grounded in the Gospel values of the Catholic faith. St. Scholastica Academy is a Catholic girls high school of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. As such it admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities available to students at its schools. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, or athletic and other school-administered programs.