The heart of a great school – true academic quality – resides in the daily work of talented teachers who love their subjects.

At Valley Catholic High School, the curriculum is rigorous and ambitious. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered in Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Biology, Chemistry, Physics I, II, and C, Computer Science A, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition and AP Music Theory. In addition to these AP classes, curriculum and instruction to prepare for AP exams are offered in U.S. History. As a result, AP scores for Valley Catholic students are well above the national average and are nearly 20 percent above the Oregon average.

Valley Catholic’s curriculum includes Religion, English, Social Studies, Math, Science, Technology, World Languages, Fine Arts and Health and Physical Education. The student/teacher ratio is 14:1.

Nearly 100 percent of Valley Catholic continue their education immediately after high school, attending outstanding colleges and universities throughout Oregon, across the United States and around the world.

Department
Classes

Art

Art I
Advanced Art

Computer Science

Intro to Computer Science
Advanced Intro to Computer Science
AP Computer Programming
Yearbook
Graphic Design
Advanced Graphic Design

Electives

American Sign Language
Creative Writing
Environmental Ethics
Mindful Practices
Production of Modern Television
Speech and Debate

English

English 9
English 10
English 11
AP English Language 11
English 12
AP English Literature 12
Creative Writing
English Conversation

Fine Arts – Art

Art
Advanced Art

Fine Arts – Drama

Drama I
Drama II

Fine Arts – Music

Band
Band/Choir
Band/Orchestra
Jazz Band
Choir
Choir/Band
Choir/Orchestra
Select Choir
Orchestra
Orchestra/Band
Orchestra/Choir
AP Music Theory

Health and Physical Education

Health I
Health II
Physical Education I
Physical Education II
Sports
Weight Training and Conditioning

Math

Algebra I
Algebra II
Advanced Algebra II
Geometry
Advanced Geometry
Pre-Calculus
Advanced Pre-Calculus
AP Calculus I
AP Calculus II

Religion

Introduction to Religious Studies
Catholic Social Teaching
Relationships
Advanced Theology and Ethics
Salvation History
World Religions

Science

Biology
AP Biology
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
AP Chemistry
Physics
AP Physics I
AP Physics II
AP Physics C
Anatomy & Physiology
Environmental Science A
Environmental Science B

Social Studies

American Government/Modern History
U.S. History
Honors U.S. History
History of the American West
Global Studies
Conflict Zones
Psychology
Sociology
Economics

World Language

French I
French II
French III
French IV
French V

Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
Spanish V

Special Classes

Leadership
Teaching Assistant