Academics

Our goal is to help students grow intellectually and spiritually, and our challenging curriculum ensures students have the academic resources necessary to succeed.

About Academics

Students can earn SUNY college credit in our various courses we offer.  Unique and engaging electives, such as Advertising and Calligraphy, offer opportunities for students to explore additional interests. Our goal is to help students grow intellectually and spiritually, and our challenging curriculum ensures students have the academic resources necessary to succeed. 

College Credit
Students in their junior and senior years may take college credit courses through Cardinal O’Hara’s affiliation with Niagara University, Niagara County Community College, Daemen College and Erie Community College.

Tutorial Services
Each day at Cardinal O’Hara, a special 9th period is designated as a tutorial period where students can get extra help or clarification from their teachers.  By ensuring this extra 45-minute period is available to each student, for each teacher, every day, Cardinal O’Hara demonstrates a commitment to reinforcing the learning experience outside of normal classroom hours.

CoursesRegents DiplomaRegents Diploma with Advanced Designation
English44
Social Studies44
Mathematics33
Science33
Religion44
Physical Education22
Health.5.5
Language other than English23
Art/Music11
Computer Technology.5.5
Elective Credits22
Minimum Number of Credits2626

Students must earn the minimum number of credits in each subject area to qualify for graduation.

In addition, students must pass the five (5) NYS Regents exams listed below with a minimum score of 65.

Students pursuing the Regents with Advanced Designation diploma are required to complete an additional year of foreign language and pass  three (3) additional Regents Exams.

CoursesRegents DiplomaRegents Diploma with Advanced Designation
EnglishYesYes
Integrated AlgebraYesYes
2nd Regents MathNoYes
Global History and GeographyYesYes
US History and GovernmentYesYes
Regents ScienceYesYes
2nd Regents Science.NoYes
Languages other then EnglishNoYes

Students must score a 65 or higher on New York State Regents Examinations to meet graduation requirements.

An Honors diploma is awarded to those students that achieved a 90 or higher average on the required Regents exams.