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Empowered to Question. Equipped to Lead.

Duchesne educates young women to be active participants in their own development. We provide a safe, loving place for them to learn how to evaluate complex matters with poise and discernment.

Duchesne Academy is fully accredited by North Central Accreditation, AdvancED, and the state of Nebraska. Upon graduation, Duchesne students are well-prepared for the educational experiences ahead of them at any college or university in the United States.

Traditionally, 100% of the Academy’s graduates attend four-year colleges and universities. Core subjects are studied in depth through a college-preparatory curriculum. Students begin researching, writing, testing, and analyzing from the start. Writing and critical thinking are emphasized in every classroom.

Devoted teachers guide each student’s growth in classrooms with a 9:1 student-to-teacher ratio. Teachers are approachable, always willing to help, and committed to providing personal attention.

Graduation Requirements

25 units of class work which must include: English 4, Social Studies 4, Theology 4, Math 4, Science 4, Foreign Language 2, Fine Arts 2, P.E. 2. The entire curriculum is college preparatory.

Yearly Requirements

Students are required to take the equivalent of six academic credits per year with a maximum of eight recommended. Students are limited to 4 AP courses per year.


Duchesne Academy has 37 full-time and 3 part-time classroom teachers. Duchesne’s faculty members hold one Ed.D, and a combined 45 master’s degrees (some holding more than one master’s degree.). There are 12 full-time faculty members who have 15+ years of teaching experience. The average years of service to Duchesne is 10.5.

Advanced Placement Courses

English, Calculus, Statistics, U.S. History, Government, European History, Spanish, Studio Art, Computer Science Principles and Computer Science Principles A. AP Psychology, AP Physics, and AP Chemistry is offered every other year. Students receive credit for Calculus through Creighton University, Physics through UNO, and credit for World Religions, U.S. History and Spanish IV through Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Honors Courses

Algebra I/Geometry, Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Calculus III, Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Physiology, Economics, American Literature, English, Spanish IV, Research Methodology and Physics.

Sacred Heart Network Exchange

The Sacred Heart exchange program permits students to study for part of one quarter at a Sacred Heart school in another country. Current international exchanges include Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, France, Spain and Mexico. The exchange program provides a unique opportunity to broaden horizons both academically and socially. New countries continue to be added to the international exchange program.

Discover Duchesne's Curriculum

We invite you to explore our current Curriculum Guide and discover what makes a Sacred Heart education unmatched. If you have questions about any of Duchesne’s programs please reach out to Principal Dr. Laura Hickman or Admissions Director Lauren Mueller.

Curriculum guide