Due to the unique methodology and integrated writing approach used in MODG courses, MODG students are required to take at least two MODG courses each year. One of these must be in a core area (History, Religion, or English). Besides this, students are required to take at least one semester of an approved Religion course.
Therefore, the three criteria for MODG courses are as follows:
- A full credit of one core subject (History, Religion, or English)
- ½ credit to a full credit of another MODG course (Science, Math, Latin, Fine Arts, PE, History, Religion, or English)
- ½ credit of an approved Religion course (note that this may overlap with either of the first two criteria)
Examples which fulfill this requirement:
US Hist & Geog – fulfills 1st requirement
Faith and Morality – fulfills 2nd and 3rd requirements
Sacraments and Apologetics – fulfills 1st and 3rd requirements
Fine Arts – fulfills 2nd requirement
Medieval Literature – fulfills 1st requirement
Latin III – fulfills 2nd requirement
Religion 11 – fulfills 3rd requirement
Note: A MODG course is defined as one described by a MODG syllabus, one using the same texts in essentially the same way as a MODG syllabus, or one where a parent-submitted course description demonstrates that MODG school goals for the course are met.
Consultants work with parents to ensure that the criteria above are being met.