Junior High Requirements

For 7th and 8th grade requirements, please refer to the chart below.

Course Requirements

Grade 7 Grade 8
Full year of Theology Full year of Theology
Full year of Mathematics Full year of Mathematics
Full year of Science Full year of Science
1/2 year of Art and  1/2 year of Music 1/2 year of Art and 1/2 year of Music
Physical Education every other day Physical Education every other day
1/2 year of Computer Applications 1/2 year of Computer Applications
May take Band or Chorus every day or every other day May take Band or Chorus every day or every other day
Full year of Foreign Language every day Full year of Foreign Language every day for High School Credit
1/2 year of  Health
Study Skills and transition to middle school topics presented throughout the year Students may accelerate and take 9th grade Math and Science for high school credit pending meeting certain criteria

Resource and/or AIS assistance available during the day for students who qualify for extra services in grades 7-12.

Students may challenge themselves in grades 7-12 by completing Honors Projects in subjects of their choice.

Required Service Hours

Finally, all students must complete a required number of service hours each year. Service hours are tracked by Theology Department members. It is a student’s responsibility to complete and keep track of his/her required hours. Service hours should be turned in using this sheet.

Grade Required Service Hours
7th 16 hours
8th 16 hours

Required Testing

Bishop Grimes requires all students in Grades 7 and 8 to take the NYS ELA and Common Core Math tests each spring.  These tests provide a baseline for student performance.  Test dates will be posted on the testing page of the school website when they become available.  All 8th Graders are required to take the Foreign Language Proficiency Exam equivalent.