At Father Ryan, you can choose from more than 160 courses offered at four different levels, with a variety of electives. With our curriculum, you can take courses that both challenge you and give you the opportunity to be your most successful.
In addition to our Mathematics, History and English offerings that include courses like Multicultural Voice in American Literature and Military Literature of the World Wars, we offer four different international languages, 17 different levels of science courses (including engineering), 13 courses focused on media and technology, and the highest number of fine art courses (34) amongst private schools in Middle Tennessee.
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The minimum number of credits required for graduation is 28 credits. In the course of their four years at Father Ryan, students have the opportunity to earn 32+ credits.
Theology – 4 credits
English – 4 credits
Mathematics – 4 credits (Algebra I, II, Geometry, and 4th math)
Social Studies – 3 credits (One World History, one U.S. History, and one other)
Science – 3 credits (One physical and one biologicalscience recommended, plus one additional)
World Languages and Cultures – 2 credits (in the same world language)
Physical Education – 1 credit
Fine Arts – 1 credit
Health - 1/2 credit
Technology - 1/2 credit
Electives – Sufficient to meet graduation requirements
Father Ryan offers 27 college level courses through the Advanced Placement Program, in which 82% or more of our students earned a passing score (qualified status) for college credit.
Advanced Placement Courses
These Advanced Placement Courses are available to qualified students:
2-D Art 3-D Art Biology Calculus AB Calculus BC Chemistry Computer Science
English Language English Literature Environmental Science European History French Government and Politics Human Geography Latin
Macroeconomics Microeconomics Music Theory Physics 1: Algebra-Based Physics 2: Algebra-Based Psychology Spanish Language Spanish Literature