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:

Click here to read about St. Brendan High School being awarded CollegeBoard's Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

Dual Enrollment Program

The Dual Enrollment Program allows students to earn college credits in specific courses granted by St. Thomas University.  Students can earn 3 or 4 college credits per semester per approved course. Credit is recognized within Florida by most colleges and universities, but may or may not be accepted outside of Florida. Each college or university has established policies regarding the acceptance of dual enrollment credits. Dual Enrollment for a course is dependent on the qualifications of the instructor and the regulations set forth by St. Thomas University. Dual enrollment course availability may change without prior notice. A student must receive a final grade of “C” or better to transfer credits.

Students are limited to a maximum of 29 credits at time of graduation. Dual enrollment courses are open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors with a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or above who register in any of the following courses: