Curriculum

College and Career Readiness

In 1975, the Archdiocese of Miami founded St. Brendan High School to foster both academic excellence and the holistic development of each student in a co-ed Catholic institution. 

 

Curriculum Design

The school’s college preparatory and academies based curriculum features an outstanding variety of options which enables students to achieve their full potential.

 

Alpha Program

The Alpha Program is an accelerated and rigorous academic program designed for intellectually gifted and highly motivated students. Students take the most challenging course offerings at St. Brendan High School, as well as participate in a great variety of enrichment activities.

 

Academies Program

Academies are designed to closely resemble college majors and tracks. Students are provided with an early and broad view of what opportunities are available in their future, while also preparing them for the rigors of college and beyond.

 

Honors Level Courses

The St. Brendan High School curriculum offers 46 courses at the honors level in all major academic areas, including English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, and Foreign Language.

 

Advanced Placement Program

Nationally recognized, the Advanced Placement (AP) courses are offered through the College Board Advanced Placement Program. “Success” on an AP exam is defined as an exam score of 3 or higher, which research finds predictive of college success and college graduation. In the last 5 years, St. Brendan High School has scored consistently above Florida and Global AP students with scores of 3 or higher. Enrollment in AP courses is determined by a student’s grades, teacher recommendations, and course availability.

Currently, 29 courses are offered as Advanced Placement:

Dual Enrollment Program

Students can earn college credits in designated courses through St. Thomas University. Admission to the program is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above, who are enrolled in classes designated as Dual Enrollment.


Currently, 21 courses are offered through the St. Thomas University Dual Enrollment Program: