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Everything that we do in our classrooms must reflect our school's mission and vision. We desire to achieve excellence in faith formation, academics and service. We see continual school and student advancement. It is not just about students' SAT scores or grades; we are also concerned about their strength of character and depth of religious faith. Consistent and faithful study enables our students to discover the flow of divine providence in creation.

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 Course Registration

​Below, you can find a list of the course registration forms for students in ninth through twelfth grade. Class requirements, prerequisites and credit values are listed for each course.

Please note: There is a $25 non-refundable registration fee that must be submitted with the required Course Registration Form. This fee will be credited towards tuition upon enrollment. Please make checks payable to Geibel Catholic Junior-Senior High School. Also, students will not be permitted to schedule until the registration form is returned with a parent or guardian signature. 

 Ninth Grade

Contract Physical Education
Credit Value: 1/4 Credit
Graduation Requirement: 1 Credit
Required of all freshmen - Sports participation in Geibel program or individual contract approved by athletic department.
​Electives
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Students are required to take 3 credits of electives to be eligible for graduation.
​English
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
English 1 - G2030 - 1 Credit
Honors English 1 - G2035 - 1 Credit
​Mathematics
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
Pre-Algebra - G5010 - 1 Credit
Algebra 1 - G5020 - 1 Credit
Geometry - G5030 - 1 Credit
Religion
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
Religion 1 - 6010 - 1 Credit
Religion 1 is a required class for all freshmen.
Science
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Biology - G7030 - 1 Credit
Honors Biology - G7040 - 1 Credit
Social Studies
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Ancient History - G8010 - 1 Credit
Honors Ancient History - G8011 - 1 Credit
Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Introduction to Art - G3010 - 1 Credit
General Music 9 - G3060 - 1 Credit

World Languages
Graduation Requirement: 2 Credits
French 1 - G4010
Spanish 1 - G4020
French 2 - G4040
Spanish 2 - G4050
All language courses are 1 credit. The second year of a language requires a teacher recommendation. Level 4 of a language and a foreign language survey course may be taken concurrently.

 View the Ninth Grade Registration Form

 Eleventh Grade

Advanced Technology - Elective Courses
Graphic and Web Design - G1071
Autodesk Inventor - G1075 - 1 Credit
Contract Physical Education
Credit Value: 1/4 Credit
Graduation Requirement: 1 Credit
Required of all juniors - Sports participation in a Geibel program or individual contract approved by athletic department.
Electives
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Students are required to take 3 credits of electives to be eligible for graduation.
​English
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
Publications and Communications - G2060 - 1 Credit
Exploring Philosophy through Literature - G2075 - 1 Credit
Composition and Rhetoric - G2096 - 1 Credit
Honors Composition and Rhetoric - G2098 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
​Must choose one course. May take a second English course as an elective.
Mathematics
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Geometry - G5030 - 1 Credit
Algebra 2 - G5040 - 1 Credit
Pre-Calculus - G5080 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Algebra 3 - G5085 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Calculus 1 - G5100 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
​Religion
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
Religion 3 - G6040 - 1 Credit
Religion 3 is a required class for all juniors.
Science
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Biology 2 - G7031 - 1 Credit
Honors Biology 2 - G7041 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Chemistry 1 - G7050 - 1 Credit
Honors Chemistry 1 - G7045 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Chemistry 2 - G7055 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Honors Chemistry 2 - G7053 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Environmental Science - G7060 - 1 Credit
Anatomy/Physiology - G7080 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Social Studies
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
American History - G8040 - 1 Credit
Honors American History - G8041 - 1 Credit
Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
2-D Design - G3020 - 1 Credit
Honors 2-D Art - 3040 - 1 Credit
3-D Design - G3030 - 1 Credit
Honors 3-D Art - 3050 - 1 Credit
Music Theory 1 and 2 - G3077 - 1 Credit
Introduction to Theatre - G3079 - 1 Credit
Acting - G3081 - 1 Credit
Film Analysis - G3082 - 1 Credit
World Languages
Graduation Requirement: 2 Credits
French 1 - G4010
Spanish 1 - G4020
French 2 - G4040
Spanish 2 - G4050
French 3 - G4060
Spanish 3 - G4070
French 4 - G4080
Spanish 4 - G4090

All language courses are 1 credit. The second year of a language requires a teacher recommendation. Level 4 of a language and a foreign language survey course may be taken concurrently.

 View Eleventh Grade Registration Form

 Tenth Grade

Contract Physical Education
Credit Value: 1/4 Credit
Graduation Requirement: 1 Credit
Required of all sophomores - Sports participation in a Geibel program or individual contract approved by athletic department.
Electives
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Students are required to take 3 credits of electives to be eligible for graduation.
​English
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
English 2 - G2040 - 1 Credit
Honors English 2 - G2045 - 1 Credit
​Mathematics
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Geometry - G5030 - 1 Credit
Algebra 2 - G5040 - 1 Credit

​Religion
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
Religion 2 - G6030 - 1 Credit
Religion 2 is a required class for all sophomores.

​Science
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Biology 2 - G7031 - 1 Credit
Honors Biology 2 - G7041 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Chemistry 1 - G7050 - 1 Credit
Honors Chemistry 1 - G7045 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
​Social Studies
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
European History - G8020 - 1 Credit
Honors European History - G8025 - 1 Credit
Technology - Elective Courses
Graphic and Web Design - G1071 - 1 Credit
Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
2-D Design - G3020 - 1 Credit
3-D Design - G3030 - 1 Credit
Introduction to Theatre - G3079 - 1 Credit
​World Languages
Graduation Requirement: 2 Credits
French 1 - G4010
Spanish 1 - G4020
French 2 - G4040
Spanish 2 - G4050
French 3 - G4060
Spanish 3 - G4070

All language courses are 1 credit. The second year of a language requires a teacher recommendation. Level 4 of a language and a foreign language survey course may be taken concurrently.

 View Tenth Grade Registration Form

 Twelfth Grade

​Contract Physical Education
Credit Value: 1/4 Credit
Graduation Requirement: 1 Credit
Required of all seniors - Sports participation in Geibel program or individual contract approved by athletic department.
Electives
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Students are required to take 3 credits of electives to be eligible for graduation.
​English
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
Communications and Publications - G2060 - 1 Credit
Exploring Philosophy through Literature - G2075 - 1 Credit
Principles of Literature - G2095 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
​Must choose one course. May take a second English course as an elective.
​Mathematics
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Algebra 2 - G5040 - 1 Credit
Pre-Calculus - G5080 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Algebra 3 - G5085 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Calculus 1 - G5100 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Calculus 2 - G5102 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
​Religion
Graduation Requirement: 4 Credits
Religion 4 - 6050 - 1 Credit
Religion 4 is a required class for all seniors.
Science
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
Biology 2 - G7031 - 1 Credit
Honors Biology 2 - G7041 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Chemistry 1 - G7050 - 1 Credit
Honors Chemistry 1 - G7045 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Chemistry 2 - G7055 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Honors Chemistry 2 - G7053 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Environmental Science - G7060 - 1 Credit
Anatomy/Physiology - G7080 - 1 Credit - Teacher Recommendation Required
Physics - G7090 - 1 Credit -
​Social Studies
Graduation Requirement 3 Credits
Psychology - G8060 - 1/2 Credit
Economics - G8065 - 1/2 Credit
​Technology - Elective Courses
Graphic and Web Design - G1071 - 1 Credit
Autodesk Inventor - G1075 - 1 Credit
Visual & Performing Arts and Humanities
Graduation Requirement: 3 Credits
2-D Design - G3020 - 1 Credit
Honors 2-D Art - 3040 - 1 Credit
3-D Design - G3030 - 1 Credit
Honors 3-D Art - 3050 - 1 Credit
Black and White Photography - G3035 - 1 Credit
Music Theory 1 and 2 - G3077 - 1 Credit
Acting - G3081 - 1 Credit
Film Analysis - G3082 - 1 Credit
World Languages
Graduation Requirement: 2 Credits
French 1 - G4010
Spanish 1 - G4020
French 2 - G4040
Spanish 2 - G4050
French 3 - G4060
Spanish 3 - G4070
French 4 - G4080
Spanish 4 - G4090
Survey of French Literature - G4085
Survey of Spanish Literature - G4095

All language courses are 1 credit. The second year of a language requires a teacher recommendation. Level 4 of a language and a foreign language survey course may be taken concurrently.

View Twelfth Grade Registration Form

 Religion Curriculum

​The religion curriculum is broken down by grade level in the list below. The list contains the course number and name, as well as a course description and credit value. Notes may also be included with some courses descriptions.  

 Grade 9

​Religious Studies 1 - The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture
Course Number: 6010
Credit Value: 1 Credit
First Semester Course

The purpose of this first semester course is to give students a general knowledge of the sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course, they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. They will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.

​Who Is Jesus Christ?
Course Number: 6010
Credit Value: 1 Credit
Second Semester Course

The purpose of this second semester course is to introuduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living word of God, the second person of the blessed Trinity. In this course, students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate revelation to us from God. In learning about who he is the students will also learn who he calls them to be.

 

 Grade 11

​Religious Studies III - Catholic Morality
Course Number: 6040
Credit Value: 1 Credit
Required for all juniors

Catholic Morality focuses on the principles, values and practices of Catholic morality. It is designed to examine the formation of conscience, moral, decision-making processes and the effects of personal and social sin. Emphasis is placed on Catholic social teaching in regards to the formation of conscience and the application of these principles to human rights and reality based situations.

 

 Grade 10

​Religious Studies II - Christian Scriptures
Course Number: 6030
Credit Value: 1 Credit
Required for all sophomores

Hebrew Scriptures provide an introduction to salvation history through selected books and texts of the Hebrew Scriptures. The complexity and richness of scriptural development and methods of Catholic biblical interpretation are also addressed.

Christian testament focuses on the person and mission of the historical Jesus and living Christ of faith. Major themes are considered through the structure and development of the Christian Scriptures, the Gospels and other biblical texts.

 

 Grade 12

​Religious Studies IV - Christian Lifestyles
Course Number: 6050
Credit Value: 1 Credit
Required for all seniors

Christian Lifestyles examines the vocations of the single life, vowed religious life, marriage and priesthood. The changing roles of men and women in society, the dynamics of family life and the nature of Christian love and commitment are addressed together with skills necessary for developing healthy, loving, mature relationships in the areas of vocations, marriage, single and consecrated life.

​Religious Studies IV, Electives - Faith and Justice
Course Number: 6015
Credit Value: 1/2 Credit Each. Must take Both Classes.
Weighted Course

Faith and justice examines Catholic social teaching through the scriptures, relevant church documents and practical applications to contemporary social issues.

 

 English Department Suggested Reading

​Below you will find suggested reading pieces for students. Lists are broken down by genre and then by the author's last name.

 American Literature

Saul Bellow
Henderson the Rain King
Herzog
Humboldt's Gift
More Die of Heartbreak
Mr. Sammler's Planet
The Adventures of Augie March
The Dean's December
​Ambrose Bierce
Cobwebs from an Empty Shell
Pearl S. Buck
A House Divided
Fighting Angel
The Exile
The Good Earth
​Truman Capote
Breakfast at Tiffany's
In Cold Blood
Other Voices, Other Rooms
Willa Cather
Death Come for the Archbishop
My Antonia
O. Pioneers!
One of Ours
James Fenimore Cooper
Leatherstocking Tales
The Deerslayer
The Last of the Mohicans
The Pathfinder
The Pioneers
The Prairie
Stephen Crane
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
The Red Badge of Courage
​John Dos Pasos
Manhattan Transfer
U.S.A. (Trilogy)
Frederick Douglas
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglas
Ralph Ellison
The Invisible Man
William Faulkner
A Fable
Absalom, Absalom!
As I Lay Dying
Intruder in the Dust
Light in August
Soldier's Pay
The Hamlet
The Reivers
The Sound and the Fury
​F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night
The Beautiful and the Damned
The Great Gatsby
The Last Tycoon
This Side of Paradise
​Alex Haley
Roots
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The House of the Seven Gables
The Marble Faun
The Scarlet Letter
​Joseph Heller
Catch-22
Closing Time
God Knows
Good as Gold
Something Happened

Ernest Hemingway
A Farewell to Arms
For Whom the Bell Tolls
In Our Time
Intruder in the Dust
The Old Man and the Sea
The Sun Also Rises

Henry James
Daisy Miller
The Ambassadors
The Bostonians
The Golden Bowl
The Portrait of a Lady
The Spoils of Pynton
The Turn of the Screw
Washington Square
​Erica Jong
Fanny
Fear of Flying
How to Save Your Own Life
Parachutes and Kisses
​Ken Kesey
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
John Knowles
A Separate Piece
Peace Breaks Out
Phineas
​Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird
​Sinclair Lewis
Arrowsmith
Babbitt
Dodsworth
Elmer Gantry
Main Street

Jack London
Martin Eden
The Call of the Wild
The Road
The Seawolf
White Fang

Norman Mailer
Executioner's Song
The Naked and the Dead

Bernard Malamud
A New Life
God's Grace
The Assistant
The Natural
The Tenants

​Herman Melville
Benito Cereno
Billy Budd
Moby Dick
Omoo
Pierre
Typee
White-Jacket
Toni Morrison
Beloved
Sula
Tar Baby
The Bluest Eyes
​Vladimir Nabokov
Bend Sinister
Lolita
Pale Fire
The Real Life of Sebastian Knight

Joyce Carol Oates
A Bloodsmoor Romance
Childwold
Do with Me What You Will
Solstice
Unholy Love
Wonderland

Edgar Allen Poe
The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket

Ayn Rand
Atlas Shrugged
The Fountainhead

​J.D. Salinger
Carpenters
Franny and Zooey
Rise High the Roof Beam
Seymour: An Introduction
The Catcher in the Rye
Upton Sinclair
Dragon's Teeth
King Coal
Oil!
The Jungle
World's End
Gertrude Stein
Mrs. Reynolds
Things As They Are
John Steinbeck
Cannery Row
East of Eden
In Dubious Battle
Of Mice and Men
The Grapes of Wrath
The Pearl
The Winter of Our Discontent
Tortilla Flat
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Uncle Tom's Cabin
The Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin
Mark Twain
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Prince and the Pauper
The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

​John Updike
A Month of Sundays
Couples
Rabbit Is Rich
Rabbit Redux
Rabbit, Run
Roger's Version
Saint Maybe
The Centaur
The Coup
The Music School
The Witches of Eastwick
Too Far to Go

​Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Breakfast of Champions
Cat's Cradle
Galapagos
Piano Player
Slaughterhouse Five
​Alice Walker
The Color Purple
​Edith Wharton
Ethan Frome
The Age of Innocence
The House of Mirth

 British Literature

​Jane Austen
Emma
Pride and Prejudice
​Aphra Behn
Oroonoko, or The Royal Slave
​Ray Bradbury
Fahrenheit 451
​Anne Bronte
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Charlotte Bronte
Jane Eyre
Villette
​Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights
​Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales
Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Lord Jim
Daniel Defoe
Robinson Crusoe
Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities
Great Expectations
Hard Times
Oliver Twist
George Elliot
Adam Bede
Middlemarch
The Mill on the Floss
Henry Fielding
Joseph Andrews
Tom Jones
​C.S. Forester
The African Queen
​E.M. Forster
A Passage to India
A Room with a View
Howard's End
The Longest Journey
Where Angels Fear to Tread
​William Golding
The Lord of the Flies
​Thomas Hardy
Tess of the D'Urbervilles
The Return of the Native
Aldous Huxley
Brave New World
Geraldine Jewsbury
The Half Sisters

​James Joyce
Finnegan's Wake
The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Ulysses

​Rudyard Kipling
Captains Courageous
​William Langland
Piers Plowman
​D.H. Lawrence
Sons and Lovers
Women in Love
Matthew Lewis
The Monk
Christopeher Marlowe
The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus
W. Somerset Maugham
The Razor's Edge
​Flann O'Brien
The Poor Mouth
​George Orwell
1984
Animal Farm
Olive Schreiner
The Story of an African Farm
​Sir Walter Scott
Heart of Midlothian
Ivanhoe
​Mary Shelley
Frankenstein
Jonathan Swift
Gulliver's Travels
​William M. Thackeray
Vanity Fair
J.R.R. Tolkien
Lord of the Rings
The Hobbit
​Horace Walpole
The Castle of Otranto

​H.G. Wells
The Time Machine

​Oscar Wilde
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Virginia Woolf
Jacob's Room
Mrs. Dalloway
To the Lighthouse

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 Social Studies Summer Reading

​Below you will find suggested two summer reading pieces. One for sophomore students and one for junior students.

Tenth Grade European History
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Eleventh Grade American History
The United State Constitution