academics

Dowling Catholic High School is committed to academic excellence and is one of the top secondary schools in Iowa. We believe that educational excellence is achieved through the offering of a comprehensive and challenging curriculum designed to prepare students for college and beyond.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a diploma from Dowling Catholic, students must earn 28.75 units of credit (29 beginning with the class of 2017), and 80 hours of Christian service. Each student is enrolled in seven classes per semester. Students receive 7.75 units of credit each year.

2017-18 Course Guide (pdf)


Dowling Catholic High School  |  1400 Buffalo RD.  |  West Des Moines, IA  |  50265  |  (515) 225-3000