St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

High School Curriculum

Our academic program consists of two semesters which are divided into four quarters.  A maximum load is 3.5 credits (7 classes) per semester.  Students attend seven 52-minute classes daily with a 30-minute lunch break.  The students also celebrate the Mass once a week.

A minimum of 27 credits is required for graduation.

A current printable curriculum guide in pdf format can be found under on the Documents/Forms page.

Course Offerings


  • Our Catholic Faith: Living What We Believe 
  • TheChurch: The Continuation of Christ's Work in the WorldToday
  • Life in Christ - Part I (Morality)
  • Sacraments as the Principa Manifestations of Christ
  • The Word of God (Old Testament)
  • Christ: The Eternal Truth (New Testament)
  • Life in Christ - Part II (Social Justice)
  • Sacraments of Service: Marriage and Orders


  • English Literature and Composition
  • American Literature and Composition
  • World Literature and Composition I
  • World Literature and Composition II
  • AP English Literature and Composition


  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Statistics
  • AP Calculus
  • Math Essentials


  • Physical Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • AP Biology

Social Studies

  • World History
  • US History
  • Government
  • Economics
  • AP US History

World Language

  • Spanish I, II, III
  • German I, II, III

Physical Education

  • Physical Education
  • Health

Other Required Courses

  • Art
  • Introduction to Microsoft Office
  • Online Experience
  • Personal Finance


  • Yearbook
  • Career Development
  • Strength Conditioning and Training
  • Study Hall
  • Heartlands Institute of Technology (at Ionia High School)
  • Dual Enrollment