The focus of academics at Marian High School is college preparation for our students. Students are required to successfully complete 24 credits for graduation:
- 4 credits of English
- 3 credits of Mathematics (4 are recommended)
- 3 credits of History / Social Studies
- 2 credits of a Foreign Language (same language, 3 or 4 are recommended)
- 3 credits of Science (4 are recommended)
- 4 credits of Theology
- 1 credit of Fine Arts
- 4 credits of Electives
All levels of classes prepare students to attend a four year college or university. The most rigorous curriculum is the Honors and the Advanced Placement program. During the school year students may elect to participate in a VHS (Virtual High School) course. These courses are taught over the internet and offer Marian High School an opportunity to expand its course offerings.
High-achieving students may earn a spot on the Marian Honor Roll at the end of each quarter. To achieve First Honors students must have all marks of A’s; for Second Honors students must have three B’s (B, B+), all other marks A- and above; and for Honors students must have no grade lower than a B-.