Senior High

2019-2020 Senior High Program of Studies

Incoming 9th Grade Registration - Dr. Skinner's Video 


2019-2020 AP Exam and Portfolio Registration Timeline:

Hello BSM AP Students and Parents,

The College Board, the creator of the Advanced Placement program, recently announced significant changes to the AP exam ordering process. While AP exams will still take place in May, the deadline for ordering the exams is much earlier than in previous years. These changes are being mandated for all schools and all AP students in the 2019-2020 school year. 

This year, all AP students at BSM will need to decide whether or not to take AP exams or submit an art portfolio and register for these by Friday, October 11, 2019.  Exams/portfolios have to be ordered by BSM in November, so that is the reason for our October deadline. There will be a February ordering deadline for second semester only courses, and that information will be given out to students taking those courses at the beginning of semester two. 

The AP Coordinators will be meeting with all AP students at BSM in the theater during homeroom on Thursday, September 26, 2019.  Students will be given the AP Exam Registration Instructions as well as the 2020 AP Exam Schedule that tell the details of how to register and pay for AP exams and portfolios. Keep in mind that these changes are being mandated by the College Board and were not decided by BSM. Please contact Amanda Anderson or Vicky Haas with questions.


Requirements for Graduation

This Program of Studies has been designed to provide information for students and parents as they make informed decisions regarding course selection during their years at Benilde-St. Margaret’s. Students are strongly encouraged to discuss their course selections with their counselors, teachers and parents. Benilde-St. Margaret’s offers a variety of elective courses that enhance a college preparatory curriculum. With this philosophy in mind, we will not allow students to complete their studies after the first semester of senior year.

The following is a summary of the courses that are required for graduation. One credit equals one semester of satisfactory completion of coursework, with the exception of Physical Education 9, Wellness 10, Wellness 11, Wellness 12 College and Career Planning.

  • English: 8 credits
  • Theology: 8 credits
  • Fine Arts: 2 credits
  • Science: 6 credits
  • Guidance: 1 credit
  • Social Studies: 6 credits
  • Health: 1 credit
  • Wellness/PE: 2.25 credits
  • Mathematics: 6 credits
  • World Language: 4 credits
  • Electives: 7 credits

Total credits=51.25

The courses listed in this Program of Studies will not necessarily be the same as the final courses offered during the school year. The number of students registered for a course, scheduling priorities and personnel will determine final course offerings. Counselors are available to students and parents throughout the course selection process.

Please see the Program of Studies for the Following Information:

  • Advanced Placement and Honors Courses
  • Auditing a Class
  • BSM Hour
  • Course Change Policy
  • Post-Secondary Enrollment Options
  • Shortage of Credits
  • Study Abroad
  • Withdrawals from a Course
  • College Admission Requirements
  • NCAA Eligibility Requrements
  • Four-Year Plan
  • Sample Schedules