Carondelet High School, founded and sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides quality Catholic education in a caring environment. Carondelet educates, challenges, and enables young women to integrate gospel values, to intelligently apply these values to their lives, and to reflect these values through leadership and service to the greater community.
Carondelet High School is a four-year
Catholic high school that offers young women a transformative educational
experience in an encouraging and caring environment. Since its founding in
1965, Carondelet has combined academic excellence and a recognition of the
unique gifts of each of its students.
school’s focus is a woman-centered, comprehensive educational program designed
to help young women build confidence and prepare for leadership and service in
the 21st century. In 2013,
Carondelet implemented a one-to-one iPad program with the Class of 2017 and
have continued this program with the Class of 2018. At the junior and senior grade levels, the
combined course options of Carondelet and De La Salle, an adjacent Catholic
boys’ high school, offer opportunities for those who seek a co-educational
Co-curricular offerings include: Spiritual Life Council, Drama, Honor Societies, Community
Service, Photography, Student Government, Yearbook, Concert Choir, Band, Special
Interest Clubs, and Interscholastic & Intramural Sports. Trained peer
counselors assist with freshman orientation. Peer counselors and other student leaders assist with retreats, under the direction of Campus Ministry.
The campus is located 30 miles east of
San Francisco, making it accessible to many cultural highlights and experiences.
Students commute from within a 30-mile radius of the school, an area that
includes nearly 40 elementary / middle schools that count on Carondelet to provide
continuing Catholic education through the high school years. The school’s student
population of approximately 800 reflects the cultural, ethnic and
socio-economic diversity of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Serving the Community
One of the learning expectations for CHS students is “service to the dear neighbor.” From the class of 2012, eighty seniors received the President’s Lifetime Service Award for completing at least 100 hours of community service in their junior and senior years, even though community service is not a graduation requirement. Carondelet was honored in 2010 as National Recipient of the Silver Medallion for Outstanding School of Service, by the National Jefferson Award Selection Committee.
More than twenty-five percent of CHS students receive over one million dollars in tuition assistance. Carondelet funds both work grant programs and need-based scholarships.
Carondelet students must complete 240 credits for graduation. Requirements include: Religious Studies and English 40 credits, mathematics and social science 30 credits; laboratory science 30 credits; physical education/health 15 credits; visual and performing arts 15 credits.
For AP and honors classes students must meet GPA or course requirements and are limited to the number they take each year. Students are limited to the number taken each year.
Advanced placement classes are offered in the following subjects:
- Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC; Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition; Environmental Science; French, Government and Politics; Italian, Latin; Physics 1; Physics C; Psychology; Spanish; Statistics; Studio Art: Drawing, 2-D, 3D; U.S. History.
- Honors courses include:
- Algebra 1; Algebra 2 w/Trigonometry; Biology; Chemistry; Concert Choir; English 2; French 3, 4; Geometry; Italian 2, 3; Spanish 3.
GPA: Grades are weighted for honors and AP classes.
Class rank: Carondelet does not rank. A deciles system is used.
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