The Academy of Our Lady of Guam, rooted in the unique charism of Catherine McAuley, foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, is an Archdiocesan secondary school. With a dedicated faculty and staff, the school promotes the holistic development of a diverse population of young women fostering academic excellence, responsible leadership, global awareness, social justice, and compassionate service for all in the tradition of the Catholic faith.
The Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory Catholic high school for young women whose curriculum provides for the complete development for any ambitious college or career-bound young woman. Classes are small with a student-teacher ratio of 17:1, which promotes a more individualized learning atmosphere.
Academy students excel in both academic and athletic endeavors. Students benefit from various teaching strategies that maximize student learning and address unique learning styles. The teachers facilitate learning by providing experiences which are motivating and challenging to the students. The school’s Science, Technology, and Resource Wing is equipped with numerous computer labs, state-of-the-art Science Labs, and a spacious Library. Students have access to the use of technology throughout the school campus via Wi-Fi. Through various methods, students at the Academy are given the tools needed to nurture and enhance learning.
The minimum requirement for graduation from the Academy of Our Lady High School is 23.0 units of credit, plus the credits earned in Theology. Students must complete all required courses as prescribed by the Territory of Guam, the Archdiocese of Agana, and the school.
Honor courses are offered in all major subject areas. Advanced Placement (AP) Courses are also offered in various subject areas. The advanced Placement Program provides an opportunity for secondary students to pursue and receive credit for college-level course work at the secondary school level. Set units for either the “College Preparatory Program” or the “Business Program” are outlined for the students.
Congratulations to our Cougars, the 2016 Champions of the Hardeman Showcase Basketball Tournament!!
On January 24, Academy students joined hundreds from other schools and parishes in lining the sidewalks of Marine Drive at the ITC Intersection in Tamuning to form the Chain for Life. The Chain for Life is a prayerful protest against the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion.