Welcome to the Academics section of our website. I am honored that you have chosen us here at Archbishop Ryan to educate your sons and daughters. At Ryan we strive to educate the whole person and to teach as Jesus did. Our goal is to form Catholic Christian men and women. As your child progresses through their years at Ryan, they will grow spiritually and intellectually, gaining skills and knowledge that will allow them to be strong, confident contributing members our society.
Here we provide an academically rigorous curriculum that prepares all students for the challenges of the world in which we live. While our academic program is primarily a college preparatory curriculum, many of our programs assist students with special academics needs. As a larger school we have the unique opportunity to provide a myriad of courses and special programs that fit the interests and strengths of our students. Despite our size though, we pride ourselves on focusing on the individual and providing the support and assistance each student needs to succeed.
If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me at 215-637-1800, ext. 217 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs. Nancy Kurtz '88
Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs
Our leveled courses are designed to place students in classes according overall ability, interest and achievement. It is possible for a student to be in classes at different levels for different subjects. Also, a student is not locked into a particular level for all four years; changes, when required and recommended by the teacher, may be made for the next school year. Once the academic year begins, a student's course is changed only for serious and compelling reasons. All changes in course level is determined by the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs after review of records and in consultation with teachers and department chairpersons when appropriate.
The course levels are defined as follows: