Academic Profile

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses

Advanced Placement and Honors Courses

Over the past 5 years, Immaculata AP students scored impressive results across all AP exams:
  • 77% scored a 3 or higher
  • 57% scored a 4 or 5

Current AP Courses: History of Art and Civilization, Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Calculus, Chemistry, European History, English III (Language & Composition), English IV (Literature & Composition), French, Music Theory, Spanish and U.S.History. These courses are designated on the transcript by AP (Advanced Placement).

Additional accelerated and honors courses are offered in Art, English, Mathematics, Music, Science, Social Studies, and World Language with the option of AP testing. These courses are designated on the transcript by H (Honors).

College and University Acceptances

College and University Acceptances

Recent Immaculata graduates have attended the following colleges and universities, among others:

Air Force Academy, Alaska, Albright, American, Amherst, Annapolis, Arizona, Auburn, Bloomsburg, Boston College, Boston University, Brown, Bryant, Bryn Mawr, Bucknell, Cabrini, Cal (Berkeley), Canisius, Catholic, Centenary, Central Florida, Charleston, Chestnut Hill, Clarkson, Clemson, Colgate, Colorado, UCONN, Cornell, Culinary Institute, Dartmouth, Dayton, Delaware, Delaware Valley, DeSales, Drew, Drexel, Duquesne, Elon, Fairfield, Farleigh Dickinson, Felician, Flagler, Florida, Florida A & M, Florida State, Fordham, Franklin W. Olin, Georgetown, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Gettysburg, Hampton, Hartford, Harvey, Mudd, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Immaculata, Ithaca, Iona, James Madison, John Jay, Johns Hopkins, Johnson & Wales, Kean, Kentucky, Kings, Kutztown, Lafayette, LaSalle, Lehigh, Loyola, Maine, Manhattan, Marietta, Marist, Maryland, Marymont, Marywood, Miami, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Michigan State, MIT, Mount St. Mary's, Monmouth, Moravian, Mount St. Vincent, Muhlenburg, Nebraska, NJIT, Northeastern, Notre Dame, NYU, Ohio State, Pace, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Pratt, Princeton, Providence, Quinnipiac, Ramapo, Resselaer, Rhode Island, Rice, Richmond, Rider, Rochester Institute of Technology, Roger Williams, Rollins, Rowan, Rutgers, Sacred Heart, Saint Bonaventure, Saint John, Saint Joseph's, Saint Michael, Salve Regina, Savannah A&D, Scranton, Seton Hall, Siena, Smith, South Caroline, South Florida, Southern California, Stanford, Stevens Institute of Technology, Stockton, Stony Brook, Suffolk, SUNY, Susquehanna, Syracuse, Tampa, Temple, Tennessee, TCNJ, Towson, Tufts, UPENN, Ursinus, Vassar, Vermont, Villanova, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Wagner, Wake Forest, Washington & Lee, Wesley, Wesleyan, West Chester, West Point, West Virginia, Wheaton, Widener, Wilkes, William & Mary, Williams, William Paterson, WPI and Xavier.

Grading System

Immaculata's Grading Policy

The school year is divided into four marking periods and two semesters. Semester I is made up of marking periods one and two and the January examination. Semester II includes marking periods three and four and the June examination. The final grade for the year is the average of Semester I and II. The dates for the 4 academic quarters are posted on the school website. The school employs the following grading system:


97 – 100
93 – 96
90 – 92
87 – 89
83 – 86
80 – 82


77 – 79
74 – 76
72 – 73
70 – 71
69 & below

I=Incomplete, ME=Medical excuse (no credit earned), W=Withdrew (no credit earned)


The guidelines governing grade point average are based on the recommendations of the National Association of Secondary School Principals which are explained below. The grade point average for an Immaculata student is determined by these factors:

1. Quality Points based on the Weight of the class

2. Number of Credits

QP x Cr = Total QP
G.P.A. = Total QP ÷ Total Credits

GPA is cumulative and weighted. It is reflective of grades accrued at Immaculata and any previous high school. All subjects, except Physical Education, are included in GPA. Grades earned in each subject are assigned quality points in accordance with the level the course is assigned. Final grades are an average of semester grades.

The grading system calls for exact numerical grades. Seventy (70) is the passing grade. A final grade below 70 receives no academic credit for the course. If a student fails one or two courses at the end of the year, he/she may not be promoted to the next grade unless the failure is removed by successful completion of an approved credit recovery program, at which time the credit recovery course, will be added to their transcript and they will receive GPA credit for a grade of 70.

Graduate Honors and Awards

2016 Graduating Class

1 National Merit Finalist
5 National Merit Commended Scholars
42 Presidential Scholarships

1. Over 75% of the Class graduated with college scholarship offers
2. More than 50% of the Class earned full of half-tuition college scholarship offers
3. 70% of the Class earned college scholarships exceeded the cost of IHS four-year tuition
4. 25% of the Class plans to attend Catholic college or university

SAT and ACT Scores

SAT and ACT Scores

*Average in math and critical reading is calculated on highest individual scores for Immaculata students.

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