Our Curriculum

Incarnate Word Academy’s curriculum is designed to prepare an IWA graduate for her lifelong journey as a learner. We believe that the real value of an IWA education is found in the critical thinking, collaboration and problem-solving skills that our graduates will use to identify a problem and develop tomorrow’s extraordinary solutions.

IWA asks students to value curiosity, diverse ideas, and new experiences just as much as they value rigor when selecting a course load.  Academic counselors help students meet their goals by creating personally-challenging schedules that include foundational college preparatory courses, over 30 honors and AP classes, as well as enriching electives.

View the 2020 - 2021 Course Catalog

View the 2020-2021 Advanced Placement Guide

Graduation Requirements

The following 28 credits are required for graduation:

  • 4 Theology
  • 4 English
  • 4 Mathematics
  • 4 Science
  • 3 Social Studies
  • 3 World Languages
  • 1 Fine Arts
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Academic Elective
  • .5 Government
  • .5 Economics
  • .5 Computer Science
  • .5 Health
  • .5 Communications Applications
  • .5 Leading with Character

What courses might I take each year?

Elective, Honors, and Advanced Placement Courses