"In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your
good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

- Matthew 5:16 


Academics

The Archdiocese of Miami - Virtual Catholic School (ADOM-VCS) offers a rigorous full-time and part-time curriculum that emphasizes Catholic principles, and is facilitated by innovative, state-certified teachers. Colleges and universities nationwide recognize the curriculum, credit-recovery courses, and high school diploma. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops endorses the ADOM-VCS curriculum as well.

ADOM-VCS offers a comprehensive curriculum intended to address the learning needs of all students. The program offers a college preparatory curriculum. Students are scheduled into class levels (General, Honors, and Advanced Placement) that meet their individual needs. The courses are spread over 9 disciplines: Theology, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Physical Education, Practical Arts, and Fine Arts.

We follow an academic path that meets the high school requirements for the State of Florida; however, we can also create an academic plan that fulfills the requirements of another state and/or an academic plan for a student that wants to enroll in enrichment credits to earn additional credits.


Academic Grading System

Grade

Numerical

Equivalent

Standard

Weight

Honors

Weight

AP

Weight

Un-

weighted

A

Excellent

90-100

4.0

5.0

6.0

4.0

B

Good

80-89

3.0

4.0

5.0

3.0

C

Average

70-79

2.0

3.0

4.0

2.0

D

Poor

60-69

1.0

1.0

1.0

1.0

F

Failure

59-00

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0


The grade point average for full-time students is determined by dividing the total credits scheduled into the total sum of quality points earned.
Academic credit will be awarded on a semester basis. Students will receive .5 credit for each semester course completed with a passing grade.

Graduation Requirements

The ADOM-VCS follows a 24 credit full-time program, over four years:

Subject Area

Credits     

Note

Theology

4

 

English

4

 

Math

4

1 credit - Algebra I
1 credit - Geometry
1 credit - Algebra II
An 8th grade credit can be approved for Algebra I, if the course was taught by a certified teacher in the 9th grade Math level [or higher] and that state code is the equivalent of the 9th grade Algebra I course

Science

3

1 credit – Biology (laboratory component)
1 credit – Chemistry (laboratory component)

Social Studies

3

1 credit - World History
1 credit - American History
0.5 credit - American Govt.
0.5 credit - Economics

Physical Education

1

Course must include integration of Health

World Languages

2

Courses must be in the same language, taken consecutively

Fine Art

Practical Art

1


1 credit – Fine Art or Practical Art

Electives

2

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Service hours will be incorporated with the Theology Courses (minimum of 100 hours).
Full-time students must maintain a minimum cumulative 2.0 State GPA (un-weighted), on a 4.0 scale.
ADOM-VCS does not rank students. However, estimated class rankings can be determined for the express purpose of college entrance requirements.

Fulfilling the Digital Learning Act

On June 2, 2011, Governor Rick Scott signed the Digital Learning Act into law as part of House Bill 7197. 
All incoming 9th grade students in Florida must now complete one high school-level virtual course as a requirement for graduation. An online high school course taken in grades 6–8 fulfills this requirement. Students and parents should talk to their school's counselor if they are still unsure.

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  • Catholic Identity

    What does the poor man do at the rich man’s door, the sick man in the presence of his physician, the thirsty man at a limpid stream? What they do, I do before the Eucharistic God. I pray. I adore. I love.

    ~ St. Francis of Assisi

    Archdiocese of Miami
  • Course List

    Find courses for both our middle school and high school curriculum. Courses are listed by subject area. The information includes prerequisites and credit value, along with the Florida Course Code. Honors and Advance Placement Course are available. 

    Course List
  • School Calendar

    Although holidays and vacation dates may vary from region to region, the following calendar highlights the important dates throughout the ADOM-VCS school year.

    Calendar
  • Student/Parent Handbook

    The student/parent handbook outlines all the pertinent information for students and their parents. Please read it thoroughly before signing the agreement. 

    Student/Parent Handbook

    AcknowledgementHome Language Form
    *All forms must be submitted before course access is granted.