The course of studies at St. Joseph Hill Academy is primarily an academic one, designed to fulfill college entrance requirements. It conforms to the directives of the New York State Board of Regents. In accordance with a rigorous college preparatory course of studies, students are scheduled for and expected to earn a Regents diploma with advanced designation.

Religious Studies I,II,III,IV

English I,II,III,IV, A.P. English (Literature); A.P. English (Language)

Global Studies I & II, American History, Government/Economics

A.P European History, A.P. American History*, A.P. Government,/Economics

Algebra or Alg/Geo, Geometry or Geometry/Alg 2, Algebra 2/Trig or Trig/PreCalculus

A.P. Calculus, Honors Calculus, PreCalulus/College Algebra*

Biology, Science and Technology, Chemistry, Physics

A.P. Biology, College Physics*, Forensic Science*/Archeology*, Anatomy & Physiology

Modern Language I,II,III,IV (Spanish, French, Italian); A.P. Spanish

Music Appreciation

Computer Applications

Health and Physical Education


A.P. Art History, Intro to Business, Creative Writing, Introduction to Law, Sociology*, AP Psychology*, World Religions*, Theology*, Musical Theatre*/Opera*, *may also be taken for college credit.

Regents diploma with advanced designation is earned by scoring 65 or above on the following Regents Examinations: Math A, Global Studies, Living Environment, English, American History, Math B, Foreign Language and Physical Setting (Chemistry) and a minimum 22 credits. Students maintaining a 90% average in these exams will earn a Regents Diploma Advanced Designation with Honors.