At Knoxville Catholic, we prepare our students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Graduates aren’t just ready for college, they’re equipped to meet real-world challenges and forge new paths. Catholic’s diverse curriculum delivers a comprehensive and progressive academic program.
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” ~ Proverbs 16:3
KCHS is a member of the National Catholic Education Association and accredited by:
Our graduation requirements exceed those recommended by the state of Tennessee.
MATH – 4 credits
ENGLISH – 4 credits
SCIENCE – 3 credits
RELIGION – 4 credits
SOCIAL STUDIES – 3 credits
FOREIGN LANGUAGE – 2 credits
FINE ARTS – 1 credit
HEALTH/WELLNESS – 1.5 credits
ELECTIVES – 2.5 credits
PERSONAL FINANCE – .5 credits
Course level placement for incoming freshman is determined by:
• Recommendations from eighth grade teachers
• Current course grades and past test scores
• Application essay
• Placement test administered by KCHS
Our curriculum is offered at the three instructional levels. Students may take classes from each academic level as appropriate to their skills and abilities.
|HONORS||These courses are designed to challenge gifted students to pursue their studies in greater depth and at an accelerated pace.|
|DUAL ENROLLMENT||This Honors level class is designed to give students credit in both English IV at KCHS and English 1010 and 1020 at Pellissippi State Technical Community College. The six hours of credit are transferable to all state colleges.|
|COLLEGE PREP||Some independent study and a fast-learning pace characterize this level.|
|ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP)||Courses structured on the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB), teachers and students operate on the assumption that many juniors and seniors can complete college level courses in secondary school.|
KCHS is on a semester system with students taking eight courses per semester. The daily schedule begins at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 3:15 p.m. Each student attends seven classes per day. KCHS uses a rotating schedule system for an optimum learning environment.
Student transcripts begin in high school; no credits earned in middle school will be applied to the high school transcript. Alumni may request transcripts by contacting Suzanne Judd, Registrar.
KCHS utilizes ParentsWeb to provide individual course information and assignments. Parents and students open separate ParentWeb accounts to view information and to contact instructors.
“Knoxville Catholic fosters creative thinking and problem-solving skills in our students. Small classes and devoted faculty provide the structure each student needs to succeed in our intellectually challenging environment. Our graduates aren’t just ready for college, they’re equipped to be leaders and forge new paths.” – Jane Walker, Academic Dean