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XHS Course Descriptions

The faculty and staff of St. Francis Xavier High School take great pride in the academic program that we offer to our students. Generations of successful alumni offer living proof that the courses described in this education guide provide outstanding preparation for college and career. Each year, new courses are added and courses are updated to keep our education innovative and relevant. Xavier’s reputation as the most rigorous college-preparatory education in the area is earned by the quality of each and every course described in the pages ahead.

Take some time as you peruse this book to consider your plans for the four years of high school and beyond. The foundations for a successful future are laid according to the selection of courses you make each year. What will you bring to college with you? Will you be fluent in a second or third language? Will you have developed a passion for performing or creating? Will you be the most accomplished writer or speaker in your classes? All of these questions have their roots in the course offerings at Xavier High School.

There is a lot to consider when reviewing the Xavier curriculum. Start with your talents and interests. In what departments will you be most frequently learning? And how do you like to learn? Perhaps the project-based curriculum of our Project Lead the Way courses meets your learning style. Maybe you are dedicated to a career in computer science and want to experience every math, technology and engineering course we offer. Or are you the well-rounded student who wants to participate in the band, learn another language, take some college credit classes and still find time to explore journalism and writing classes? There are so many paths…

It is our hope that your Xavier career is filled with the discovery of new passions, the development of new skills, the stimulation of transformative ideas, and the experiences that will propel you to a life of servant leadership in your chosen vocation. We look forward to watching you make the most of the Xavier education.



Mike Mauthe 



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