Conwell-Egan Catholic High School offers a comprehensive, college-preparatory curriculum, with a majority of students opting to take Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses.
It is the purpose of the academic program at Conwell-Egan Catholic to develop students’ abilities and talents by preparing them for a challenging college career. The curriculum of Conwell-Egan Catholic High School is derived from the regulations of the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the directives of the secondary School System of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and the philosophy and objectives of the school itself.
Honors & Advanced Placement Courses
For incoming freshmen, enrollment in Honors courses is limited to those who have performed well on the Scholarship/Entrance Exam, on standardized tests, and have displayed high levels of performance in elementary school. For upperclassmen, Honors courses are limited to those students who have demonstrated excellence in academic achievement thus far. Specific placement decisions must be approved by department chairs.
Acceptance into an Advanced Placement (AP) Course is contingent on aptitude, standardized test results, previous performance, prior sequential courses, teacher recommendation and department chair approval.
Conwell-Egan Catholic High School offers a number of Advanced Placement Courses: AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP US History, AP Psychology, and AP Studio Art. Advanced Placement Courses consist of a structured program of college level courses and examinations for secondary school students. The program is administered by the Educational Testing Service (College Board Division). Over 90% of colleges nationwide award college credit to high school students who achieve an acceptable examination grade (a score of 3 or above).