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High School Level Academics

Continuing the Tradition

  • Founded in 1871
  • Under the direction of the Sisters of the Incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament
  • Co-educational
  • Grades 9 through 12
  • 5,783 alumni

Reinforcing Religious Values

  • Daily classroom prayer
  • Weekly Mass
  • Opportunities to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent
  • Stations of the Cross during Lent
  • Rosary during October
  • Class retreats
  • Mission Program
  • Teach Soladarity
  • Reinforce practices of Advent and Lent through prayers, alms giving, and fasting

Excelling in Academics

  • College Preparatory Curriculum
  • Graduation Plans: Recommended, Advanced, Jeanne De Matel Laureate Diploma
  • Pre-AP Courses: Anatomy, English I-II, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Biology I, Chemistry I, World Geography, Spanish II-IV, French II-IV, Computer Science, Studio Arts
  • AP (Advanced Placement) Courses: English III-IV, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Government, Economics, U.S. History, Computer Science A, Chemistry lI, Biology II, Physics I, Physics II, Spanish IV, French IV, World History, Studio Art 2-D, Studio Art 3-D
  • Dual Credit Courses in affiliation with Del Mar College: English IV (1301 & 1302), American Government (2301), College Algebra I (1314), Plane Trigonometry (1316), Principles of Macroeconomics (2301), American History to 1877 (1301), and American History since 1877 (1302)

Encouraging Distinction

  • IWA High School Level is fully accredited by Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED) and Southern Association of College and Schools (SACS) with achievements and distinctive programs that include:
    • Fifty percent of the High School Level faculty holds a Master’s Degree
    • One National Merit Scholarship Finalist
    • Five National Commended Scholars
    • Five National Hispanic Scholars
  • Voted #1 Favorite High School in Corpus Christi Caller Times' Best of the Best Readers Poll
  • TAPPS Academic Team 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and 2012 State Championship Titles; TAPPS District Champions 2003-2012; Placed Third in 2018
  • Approximately $10.8 million (and rising) in college scholarship offers awarded to seniors in 2018

Fostering Community Service

IWA provides an atmosphere that fosters generosity, tolerance, service to community and respect for all. Students are required to contribute 24 hours of volunteer service per year. Often, what begins, as a requirement becomes a personal commitment. Many students do much more than the required six hours each quarter. Among such services are the following:

Church Service

  • Altar servers
  • Choir members
  • Eucharistic ministers
  • Lectors
  • Teacher assistants in CCD programs
  • Volunteers at Vacation Bible School

Service to the Community

  • Feeding the homeless on weekends
  • Christmas stocking giveaways
  • Food drives
  • Participating in Beach Clean-up Project
  • Volunteering at Driscoll Children’s Hospital
  • Working at the Mother Theresa Shelter
  • Working with Coastal Bend Blood Center

Service to the Elderly

  • Visiting nursing homes, reading and writing letters for the elderly
  • Volunteering as grocery assistant
  • Volunteering to cut grass and lawn care maintenance

Campus Volunteer Service

  • Tutoring peers and elementary school children
  • Working at IWA events held on nights/weekends

School Hours

Grades 9-12:
8:00 a.m. - 3:42 p.m.

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