Academics

Overview

Academics

Jesuit High School is a fully-accredited, independent, college preparatory, Jesuit, Catholic, private high school that serves the greater Sacramento area by continuing the long tradition of Jesuit education aimed at educating the whole person – mind, body and spirit. With parents as our partners, we offer a challenging educational experience of academic excellence, co-curricular involvement, and spiritual and religious formation.

At Jesuit, opportunities abound for a student to explore his interests and develop his talents. It’s a place where students say they are known and cared for by our committed faculty and by their fellow students. In addition to the dedicated lay men and women on our faculty and staff, our students also benefit from the presence on campus of 14 Jesuit priests and seminarians. For all, education is more than a vocation. It is a mission.

Besides preparing students well for college, a Jesuit High School education prepares today’s students to become tomorrow’s leaders – men of competence, conscience and compassion. Our goal is to help them become “Men for Others” who seek to make the world a better place.

Supporting young men as they grow and develop has been the work of the entire Jesuit High School community since 1963. Here, students and parents work in community with educators, administrators, alumni, benefactors and the Jesuit community.

Come visit us and see why the educational tradition of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, is more compelling – and important – than ever.

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The Jesuit Curriculum

Jesuit High School is a college preparatory and, as such, students graduating from Jesuit will have completed a course of study which satisfies the minimum admissions requirements of most colleges and universities in the United States. Freshmen schedules are determined by reviewing current grades, teacher recommendations, and test scores (both the HSPT taken in January and department designed, curriculum-based placement tests taken in April).

Jesuit offers 24 Honors level and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Numerous other courses are offered as accelerated (XL) placements providing a faster pace of teaching and more in-depth coverage of the standard course material.

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Counseling

The philosophy of the Jesuit High School Counseling Department is rooted firmly in the Jesuit concept of cura personalis, that is, to address the needs of each individual. Therefore, this comprehensive counseling program seeks to meet the personal, academic, college and career needs of our students.

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Academic Support Center

Jesuit High School is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive academic learning environment. The Academic Support Center seeks to ensure that all students have full and equal access to this educational environment.  We recognize that every student is unique and in keeping with our commitment to Cura Personalis (care for the whole person), Jesuit High School offers programs and support for students with learning differences. Additionally, we assist faculty in their efforts to provide reasonable accommodations and equal access to learning.