IHC Jr./Sr. High School Campus

High School Program

IHC Senior High School offers a rigorous and challenging academic program,
integrated fully with the Catholic school’s spiritual life.
Our student body is diverse, including international students
and students from military families at Fort Drum.
High school students at IHC are encouraged to develop their unique gifts and talents for their
personal growth and for the service of others.
IHC strives to call forth the holiness in each student, and to develop the whole person –
in spirit, mind, body, and soul. Our academic program is grounded in IHC’s Mission, Belief and Vision!

Advanced Placement Courses

The College Board publishes the curriculum, and teachers are accredited by the College Board to teach these courses. In May, students take an AP examination prepared by the College Board. Successful completion of these exams could provide a student with college credits or advanced placement in a particular college curriculum.

 

EDGE Courses

Students are able to take advantage of a collaborative arrangement between SUNY Jefferson Community College and IHC. The college offers these courses on our campus by approving IHC teachers as adjunct professors. Students and families benefit from a significant reduction in the regular tuition charged for SUNY college courses.

Levels of Diploma in New York State

For high school graduation, New York State grants 2 levels of diplomas:

  • Regents Diploma
  • Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation
  • Required Regents Exams for Regents Diploma

Regents Examinations are New York State standardized examinations in core high school subjects required for a Regents Diploma. The Regents system was established by the New York legislature in 1864.

Passing the following Regents exams with a score of 65 or better is required for a Regents Diploma:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics (Any one)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Science (Any one)

In addition to passing the above Regents exams, to earn a Regents diploma at IHC a student must earn 22 unit credits:

  • English – 4 units of credit
  • Social studies – 4 units of credit
  • Religion – 4 units of credit
  • Mathematics – 3 units of credit
  • Science – 3 units of credit
  • The Arts – 1 unit of credit
  • Health – ½ unit of credit
  • Languages other than English – 1 unit of credit
  • Physical Education – 2 units of credit

Required Regents Exams for Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation

Passing the following Regents exams with a score of 65 or better is required for a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation:

  • Comprehensive English
  • Mathematics (All three)
  • Global History
  • US History
  • Science (one physical and one life science)

In addition to passing the above Regents exams, to earn a Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation at IHC, a student must also earn 2 additional units of credit in a language other than English and pass the comprehensive Regents exam in the chosen language.

“With Honors” Designation

The “with honors” designation is added to either the Regents Diploma option for students with an average score of 90 or more on all required Regents exams.

 

Junior High School Program

IHC Junior High School prepares students for High School by challenging students, developing a sense of personal responsibility for their own work and achievement,
and developing organizational skills. Like the High School, courses in the Junior High are also rigorous and challenging and integrated fully with the school’s Spiritual Life.

IHC strives to call forth the holiness in each student, and to develop the whole person – in spirit, mind, body, and soul.

Students are encouraged to develop their unique gifts and talents for their personal growth and for the service of others!

Course Offerings for IHC Junior High School

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Religion
  • Computer Literacy (2 days/wk for 1/2 yr)
  • French
  • Latin
  • Music (2 days/wk for 1/2 yr)
  • Art (2 days/wk for 1/2 yr)
  • Health (2 days/wk for 1/2 yr)
  • Physical Education (2 days/wk all \year)
  • Chorus
  • Physical Setting – Physics

Full course descriptions are included in the Student/Parent Handbook