Mount Michael provides the solid core curriculum that competitive colleges demand. All students are required to take four years of math, science, English, social studies, and theology. Although only two years of a foreign language are required at this time, students are strongly encouraged to take four. The majority of Mount Michael students earn college credits by taking Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Some graduates enter college with enough credit to be given sophomore status.
All students take at least 68 credit hours per year.
Junior/Senior College Planning is a required course at Mount Michael which aims to guide students and families through the college application and selection process through practical information and reflection. A large focus is the culmination of their spiritual, academic, and social growth as they move forward in their education and future career. (1 semester, 1 credit hour)
Advanced Placement Policy
Specific Advanced Placement Courses are offered in the following subjects: United States History, European History, Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Calculus, English Language, English Literature and Composition.
These Advanced Placement courses follow the program, syllabus, and procedures as designated by the College Board, which sponsors these Advanced Placement opportunities.
The College Board Advanced Placement Examination in the respective subject area is considered an integral part of the Advanced Placement Program. Thus, EVERY STUDENT REGISTERED FOR A SPECIFIC OR DESIGNATED ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSE IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT EXAMINATION FOR THAT COURSE, except by contrary recommendation initiated by the course instructor or Advanced Placement Coordinator.
Honors Classes are equivalent to Advanced Placement in content and preparation with the option to take the AP exam. The following honors classes are also offered as college credit by way of dual enrollment through either Creighton University, Nebraska Wesleyan, or University of Nebraska-Omaha: Honors Physics, AP English Literature, Honors French III & IV, AP United States History.
Spanish III & IV, Cyber Security, Calculus III and Academic Decathlon are also designated as Honors Courses.