Aquinas Scholars Program:
The Paramus Catholic Aquinas Scholars Program is a rigorous, challenging sequence of courses designed for highly motivated and academically gifted students. Entrance into the program is by invitation only, as determined by performance on both the Archdiocesan admissions exam, Paramus Catholic’s scholarship exam, and academic achievement in grades seven and eight. All who participate in the program will receive a substantial scholarship which is renewable, as long as they remain in the program. Aquinas Scholars complete and exceed graduation requirements. The Aquinas Program includes Honors or AP classes in all subject areas except one. Aquinas Scholars will participate in a special interdisciplinary seminar in their senior year.
Earn College Credit through the Project Acceleration Program:
Paramus Catholic is proud of its affiliation with Seton Hall University's Project Acceleration program. PC students are afforded the opportunity of earning up to 22 college credits from Seton Hall for our approved courses taken at PC. These credits may be transferred to certain other colleges and universities (see list here). The following have been approved by Seton Hall University for college credit: AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, Spanish IV Honors, AP European History, AP Physics, AP English, AP Biology, AP Psychology, AP US History II, AP World History / World Religions (Aquinas Honors Seminar), Anatomy and Physiology Honors, and AP Calculus AB.