ACADEMIC curriculum

A rigorous curriculum and caring teachers prepare students for college and life
NCHS SAT and ACT scores are higher than state and national averages

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.

Nolan Catholic students learn in an environment nurtured by a dedicated and caring teaching staff who help young people develop their talents. The result is a record of high achievement: on average, 99% of Nolan Catholic graduates attend the college of their choice.

Students graduate with either a Distinguished Diploma that includes endorsement, or an Honors Diploma. In keeping with the protocol of other faith-based, academically rigorous schools throughout the country, Nolan does not publicly rank. However, rankings are furnished to colleges and universities upon request. Instead, we use grade and performance data that satisfy college and university admission applications, and meet Texas state law in reporting our top 10 percent.


NCHS integrates Faith and Spirit into daily student life

Nolan Catholic integrates theology into its core curriculum. We are an active and caring community, grounded in the values of our Catholic faith.

Nolan Catholic is an educational ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Forth Worth and students receive religious instruction and participate in religious services. A student’s coursework includes theology classes each of his or her four years and weekly attendance at Mass. Students have prayer each morning before lunch and at the end of the day. Students attend assemblies and retreats to learn about morality, ethics and the challenges of maintaining a healthy spiritual life in today’s world.

Students also engage in outreach to the community, doing good works as part of their Christian Ministry curriculum requirement.