All students are encouraged to follow a college preparatory program of study, as this is the main academic focus of the school. In determining a program and selecting courses, a self appraisal of interests, attitudes, and career goals should be undertaken. Also, because college entrance requirements vary, students should investigate early on the specific entrance standards of prospective colleges. The School Counselor is available to assist in this process.
Students are accepted at Peninsula Catholic High School based on their academic potential to successfully complete graduation requirements. These include the basic credit requirements for graduation from a secondary school as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the specific credit requirements of Peninsula Catholic High School.
Each student must follow a full schedule (i.e. four courses) each term. Seniors who qualify may pursue one independent study option.