College Credit Courses

In order for your child to have the best opportunities available, we offer a range of courses beyond the typical high school level. With the Early College Academy in partnership with Brookdale Community College, Advanced Placement (AP) courses, or the many Dual Enrollment classes through local colleges and universities, the college credit courses available at Saint John Vianney High School truly give your child the advantage of higher education at an early age. The rigorous coursework and excellent instruction provide a high quality foundation for lifelong curiosity and learning.

Early College Academy

The Early College Academy began in 2014 as a partnership with top-rated Brookdale Community College (BCC). This exciting program gives qualified students the opportunity to gain an Associate of Arts in Social Sciences from BCC while they are simultaneously earning their high school diploma. Our curriculum allows students to choose their focus on math, science, and art electives. As the only Catholic High School to have such a partnership with a public college, we are excited to continue our journey with BCC.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement courses are college-level courses offered during high school. The College Board, the same organization that writes the SATs, administers an examination during the first week of May each school year for each AP course. The score on this test is what individual universities will use to determine whether or not they offer students credit for the class. SJVHS is excited to offer a wide array of AP courses, including:

  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • English Language and Composition
  • English Literature and Composition
  • Government
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Studio Art
  • United States History
  • World History

Dual Enrollment

In addition to our Early College Academy and Advanced Placement Options, Saint John Vianney High School has arranged for academically advanced students to take a number of courses through local colleges and universities. Our prestigious faculty members teach the courses on our campus during the regular school day - no extra time or travel is required of the student. The grade that he or she earns counts toward both his/her high school and college transcripts, and no special exams are required for enrollment. Our current offerings include:

  • English 121: English Composition - Brookdale Community College and Seton Hall University
  • Psychology - Brookdale Community College
  • Honors Computer Science - Seton Hall University
  • Contemporary Social Concerns - Seton Hall University
  • Contemporary Moral Issues - Seton Hall University
  • AP Physics 1 and Lab - Seton Hall University
  • AP Physics 2 and Lab - Seton Hall University
  • Honors Anatomy & Physiology and Lab - Seton Hall University
  • American Civilization I - Brookdale Community College
  • American Civilization II - Brookdale Community College

Benefits of Receiving College Credit in High School

If your child has the intellectual drive to participate in college-level courses while still in high school, he or she can reap life-long benefits. On a basic level, taking any of our college credit courses will help to prepare your child for the demands of college. However, these opportunities can also broaden their scholastic horizons at a young age, so that by the time they enter college they will be less overwhelmed and able to find and pursue their academic passion.