Excellence in Academics
St. Rita of Cascia High School is completely committed to a College Preparatory curriculum. All students are placed in an academic program that is tailored to meet their needs. Our course of studies will challenge each student to fully develop his intellectual talents.
We are proud of our students and honored that the United States Board of Education has cited St. Rita as an Exemplary Secondary school. On average 98% of our students continue on to college. The senior class of 2019, totaling 153 young men, earned over $20 million dollars in scholarships, and are currently enrolled in prestigious universities across the country. Virtually all of these scholarships were academic or leadership awards. Our average ACT score is 23 and students who take two or more Honors classes average a 28 on the ACT.
New information for the 2019-20 school year:
St. Rita and St. Xavier University have partnered up to offer a dual-credit course for juniors and seniors. The Introduction to Business Class meets at St. Rita from 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m. and is taught by a St. Xavier University professor. This class provides our students a chance to earn college credits while at St. Rita.
New electives have been added to our curriculum, including: Computer Science Principles, 2D/3D Animation and Graphic Design. These join other electives that have already existed, such as: Engineering, Apple Apps Design (honors or non-honors), Beginner Band, Irish American Literature, Forensic Science, Art electives, and numerous others.
Freshmen are now required to take 1.5 years of Math and English in their freshman year. Students will take English I for an entire year and a semester of English Composition. Students will also take a math course for the entire year, and an additional semester of a Math Theory course.
Online class offerings have expanded to include courses such as: Business, Engineering, Marine Science, Astronomy, and several others. Juniors and Seniors can take an online class and will get a free period off in which to complete them, either in the first or last period of the day. Parents, the student, and the St. Rita Counseling Department will receive a weekly status report for each students’ progress. 15% of eligible students take advantage of them during the 2019-20 school year.