Nolan Catholic High School provides a rigorous college preparatory curriculum requiring 30 Carnegie units for graduation. A student’s coursework includes theology classes each of his/her four years and weekly attendance at Mass.

We offer Dual Credit, Advanced Placement and Honors courses in multiple disciplines. The school term is divided into two semesters, which are 18 to 20 weeks in length.

At the completion of each semester, credits are awarded for successfully completed course work. Successfully completed course work for one-semester courses earns one-half credit. Course work completed for courses lasting one year results in one full credit.


Ninth Grade

Tenth Grade

Eleventh Grade

Twelfth Grade

Advanced Placement Courses

Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer qualified 10th- 12th grade students an opportunity to do college-level work while in high school. Students enrolled in AP courses are encouraged to take the AP exam to potentially earn college credit. The following AP courses will be offered in the 2021-22 academic year:

  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Statistics
  • Biology: Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics I: Algebra-Based
  • Physics C: Mechanics
  • World History: Modern
  • US History
  • US Government
  • Macroeconomics
  • Government and Politics: Comparative
  • European History
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Spanish Literature and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • Latin
  • Computer Science Principles
  • Music Theory
  • Art History
  • Drawing
  • 2D Art & Design (Photography III)

Dual Credit Courses

Dual Credit courses offer qualified students the opportunity to simultaneously receive credit for a high school course while being officially enrolled in a college course. The following Dual Credit courses will be offered in the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • English III
  • British Literature II (0.5 credit)
  • American Literature II (0.5 credit)
  • US History
  • US Government
  • Engineering I (students must apply for Dual Credit status through the University of Texas)

Honors Diploma

Qualified students may earn an Honors Diploma with Honors designation on the transcript. An Honors Diploma includes a minimum cumulative average of 93.000 by the end of the fall semester of the senior year. The student must have taken biology, physics, and chemistry, as well as three consecutive years of the same foreign language. In addition, the student must successfully complete one full credit in six or more of the following courses:

  • Great Theological Controversies Honors
  • English I Honors
  • English II Honors
  • Pre-AP World Geography Studies
  • World History Honors
  • Geometry Honors
  • Algebra II Honors
  • Pre-Calculus Honors
  • Scientific Research & Design Honors (Ecology)
  • Biology Honors
  • Chemistry Honors
  • Anatomy and Physiology Honors
  • Spanish III or Spanish III Honors
  • French III Honors
  • German III Honors
  • Latin III Honors
  • Advanced Programming Honors ( JAVA)
  • All Advanced Placement and Dual Credit Course


I. Standard Diploma Program

II. Trivium Diploma Program