Course Offerings

  • Religion: 

    A colorful introduction to our Catholic Faith. Stories, workbooks, My Jesus and I chart/book/ tapes if not previously received by the family.

    Reading Readiness:

    Recognizing letters and their sounds; developing visual discrimination.

    Number Concepts:

    Learning to identify numbers and their values.

    Art:

    Color and cut activities to develop skills and love of learning.

    Nursery Rhymes:

    Some old, some new, some Catholic rhymes.

  • Religion:

    Kindergarten for Catholics course, complete with resource books and My Jesus and I chart and book if not previously received by the family.

    Reading Readiness:

    Complete phonics preparation for reading. Workbooks cover various areas such as rhyming, beginning sounds, long and short vowels, visual motor skills. Includes Professor Phonics text, teacher’s manual, cards and spelling and Modern Curriculum Press Phonics A Workbook (copyright 2003)

    Mathematics:

    Complete math skills readiness program.

    Penmanship:

    Learning to print; development of hand-eye coordination (our own Catholic materials).

    Art:

    Color and cut activities to develop skills, awareness of seasons, and love of school activities.

    Nursery Rhymes: 

    Provided the student has not done pre-kindergarten with us.
  • Religion:

    Our Father and Mother on Earth and in Heaven (Our Holy Faith Series). Daily lessons in our Catholic Faith, complete with resource books, coloring books, and My Jesus and I chart and book if not previously received by the family.

    Phonics:

    Intensive phonics instruction, structured preparation for reading. Workbooks cover various areas such as beginning sounds, variant vowel sounds and visual motor skills. Includes Professor Phonics text, teacher’s manual, spelling and cards, and Modern Curriculum Press Phonics B Workbook (copyright, 2003). (It is recommended that students not previously enrolled in our Kindergarten Program order the phonics supplemental packet.)

    Reading:

    Catholic Faith and Freedom pre-primers and first grade readers.

    Mathematics:

    MCP Math Level A is designed to encourage critical-thinking skills, active participation, and mastery of skills with the context of problem-solving situations. Includes addition, subtraction, money and time, measurement, fractions and graphing.

    English:

    Adventures in English I: our own Catholic text. Introduction to English grammar, synonyms, homonyms, capitalization, punctuation, compound words, holy days and holidays.

    Spelling:

    Selection of spelling words reinforcing phonics rules and selections from first-grade texts (our own Catholic materials).

    Science:

    Living things, health and nutrition, planet earth, the universe (Scott Foresman)

    Penmanship:

    Instruction in legible cursive writing (our own Catholic materials).
  • Religion:

    Jesus Comes (Our Holy Faith Series) and other texts and coloring books in preparation for First Penance and First Holy Communion. My Jesus and I chart and book if not previously received by family.

    Phonics:

    Modern Curriculum Press Phonics C Workbook (copyright 2003); continued instruction in phonetics. It is recommended that students who are having difficulty with reading and phonics and not previously enrolled in our Kindergarten or 1st grade program order the Professor Phonics supplemental packet. See shipping list for complete list of books included.

    Reading:

    Developing skills and reading comprehension: Catholic Faith and Freedom Readers.

    Mathematics:

    MCP Math Level B is designed to encourage critical-thinking skills, active participation, and mastery of skills within the context of problem-solving situations. Includes addition, subtraction, geometry and fraction. Short introduction to multiplication and division.

    English:

    Adventures in English 2; fundamentals of grammar and writing letters, plays, stories (our
    own Catholic series).

    Spelling:

    Selected words based on second grade texts (our own Catholic materials).

    Science:

    Environment, the senses, oceanography, planet earth in space, air, water (Scott Foresman).

    Social Studies:

    Structured course in map study and America My Country (our flag, early American history and heroes, etc.).

    Penmanship:

    Cursive writing.

     

  • Religion:

    God’s Truths Help Us Live (Our Holy Faith Series) and resource books. God the Father,
    God the Son, God the Holy Ghost.

    Phonics:

    Modern Curriculum Press Word Study D Workbook (copyright 1998); continued instructions in phonetics. It is recommended that students who are having difficulty with reading and phonics order the Professor Phonics supplemental packet. See shipping list for complete list of books included.

    Reading:

    Developing skills and reading comprehension: Catholic Faith and Freedom Readers.

    Mathematics:

    MCP Math Level C is designed to encourage critical-thinking skills, active participation, and mastery of skills within the context of problem-solving situations. Includes multiplication, division, and bar graphs. Short introduction to geometry, fractions and decimals.

    English:

    Catholic Voyages in English series. Introduction to library skills, writing skills, and a
    thorough instruction in grammar.

    Spelling:

    Selected words based on third-grade texts (our own Catholic materials).

    Science:

    Plants, animals, electricity, sound, space, and machines (Scott Foresman)

    Social Studies:

    Working Together, a Catholic text, and supporting books.

    Penmanship:

    Instruction in legible handwriting.
  • Religion:

    The Vine and the Branches (Our Holy Faith Series). Instruction in how to live very close to Christ through the liturgical year. Study of a saint.

    Phonics:

    Modern Curriculum Press Word Study E Workbook (copyright 1998); continued instructions in phonetics. It is recommended that students who are having difficulty with reading and phonics order the Professor Phonics supplemental packet. See shipping list for complete list of books included.

    Reading:

    Developing reading skills and comprehension: Catholic Faith and Freedom Readers.

    Mathematics:

    MCP Math Level D is designed to encourage critical-thinking skills, active participation, -5- and mastery of skills within the context of problem-solving situations. Includes multiplication, division, geometry, fractions and decimals.

    English:

    Catholic Voyages in English series. Writing skills, speaking skills, thorough instruction in grammar.

    Spelling:

    Selected words based on fourth-grade texts (our own Catholic materials).

    Science:

    Plants, animals, better health, weather and climate (Scott Foresman).

    Social Studies:

    Regions Near and Far, a Catholic geography/history text with supporting books.

    Penmanship:

    Instruction in legible handwriting; Catholic series.

     

  • Religion:

    Living Like Christ in Christ (Our Holy Faith Series). Study of a saint.

    Phonics:

    Modern Curriculum Press Word Study F Workbook (copyright 1998); structure Word Study. It is recommended that students who are having difficulty with reading and phonics order the Professor Phonics supplemental packet. See shipping list for complete list of books included.

    Reading:

    Developing skills and reading comprehension: Catholic Faith and Freedom Readers.

    Mathematics:

    Equations Are Easy text represents the traditional, thoroughly tested approach in teaching school math. Introduction to equations, integers, rational numbers and proportion. Saxon Math 54, optional math course for fifth grade. Comprehensive review of all major operations and introduction to word problems; constant review of every concept. Arithmetic Skills, optional math course for fourth grade through the seventh grade. Course focuses on arithmetic computation and problem solving (Amsco text).

    English:

    Catholic Voyages in English series. Composition, grammar. Student begins quarterly book reports.

    Spelling:

    Selected words based on fifth-grade texts (our own Catholic materials).

    Science:

    Living things: tissues, organs, systems, earth’s atmosphere, planet earth, matter, energy (Scott Foresman).

    Social Studies:

    Our Country (Catholic text; American history).

    Penmanship:

    Instruction in legible handwriting; Catholic series
  • Religion:

    Our Faith, God’s Great Gift (Our Holy Faith Series). Study of a saint.

    Phonics:

    It is recommended that students who are having difficulty with reading and phonics order the Professor Phonics supplemental packet. See shipping list for complete list of books included.

    Reading:

    Reading skill development and reading comprehension: Catholic Cathedral Readers.

    Mathematics:

    Saxon Math 65. Efficient approach to math with daily review and practice of every concept already learned. Arithmetic Skills, optional math course for fourth grade through the seventh grade. Course focuses on arithmetic computation and problem solving (Amsco text).

    English:

    Catholic Voyages in English series. Grammar and composition. Quarterly book reports.

    Spelling:

    Selected words from sixth-grade texts (our own Catholic materials).

    Science:

    Introduction to biology, earth science, the universe, physical science (Scott Foresman).

    Social Studies:

    Catholic texts: Old World Heritage (history) and Europe and Asia (geography).

    Penmanship:

    Instruction in legible handwriting; Catholic series.
  • Religion:

    Christ in Promise, Christ in Person, Christ in His Church (Our Holy Faith Series). The Creed. Study of a saint.

    Reading:

    Reading appreciation and development of reading skills: Catholic Faith and Freedom Readers. Reading Comprehension I includes Talks for youth by Pope John Paul II.

    Mathematics:

    Saxon Math 76. Efficient approach to math with daily review and practice of every concept already learned. Arithmetic Skills, optional math course for fourth grade through the seventh grade. Course focuses on arithmetic computation and problem solving (Amsco text).

    English:

    Catholic Voyages in English series. Grammar, library skills, composition. Quarterly book reports.

    Spelling:

    Selection of spelling and vocabulary words most likely to be misspelled.

    Science:

    Scientific method, matter, living things, electricity, space (Scott Foresman).

    Social Studies:

    Catholic texts: Frontier Nation (history): our new nation; North and South America (geography).

    Penmanship:

    Instruction in legible handwriting; Catholic series.
  • Religion:

    To Live Is Christ (Our Holy Faith Series). Precepts of the Church, the means of grace, the Commandments, the Mystical Body. Study of a saint.

    Reading:

    Development of reading skills: Catholic Faith and Freedom Readers. Reading Comprehension II includes Talks for youth by Pope John Paul II.

    Mathematics:

    Saxon Algebra ½ or Math 87. Efficient approach to math with daily review and practice of every concept already learned.. Achieving Proficiency in Mathematics, optional math course for eight grade which focuses on using the calculator, problem solving and statistics (Amsco text).

    English:

    Catholic Voyages in English series. Grammar, composition. Quarterly book reports.

    Spelling:

     
    Selected spelling and vocabulary words most likely to be misspelled.

    Science:

    Energy, living things, machines, communication and transportation (Scott Foresman).

    Social Studies:

    American history from 1877 to modern times. New Frontiers of Freedom (Catholic text).

    Penmanship:

    Instruction in legible handwriting; Catholic series.
  • Religion:

    Our Goal and Our Guides. A study of Catholic morality drawn both from reason and revelation, including intensive study of sacraments, virtue, and the Decalogue. Study of a saint.

    English:

    Composition, grammar, and appreciation of literature. Catholic texts and suggested reading list; quarterly book reports.

    Christian Culture I:

    Western culture and its antecedents in the Near East, including Israel, Greece, and Rome, showing the expectation of the Messiah to the birth of Christ.

    Science 9:

    Fundamental concepts of physical science, with stress on the nature of matter, elements and energy. (AMSCO - text)

    Algebra I:

    Saxon text. Basic concepts of algebra with stress on manipulative and problem-solving skills. Efficient, traditional approach with 160% greater retention of algebra. -7-

    Algebra:

    An Introductory Course: Optional math course for ninth grade. Especially designed for students who have difficulty with mathematics. It offers a straightforward presentation of algebraic concepts and procedures (Amsco text).

    Electives available:

    Latin I, French I, Spanish I, Home Economics I, Typing I For description of courses, see pp. 8-9.

     

  • Religion:

    Through Christ Our Lord. A systematic study of God’s providential plan of salvation from Genesis through the life of Christ, with special emphasis on the Incarnation as the focal point of history. Study of a saint.

    English:

    Composition and grammar; appreciation of literature. Catholic texts and suggested reading lists. Quarterly book reports.

    Christian Culture II:

    Western civilization from the birth of Christ to the present day, emphasizing the influence of Christianity upon Western civilization. It shows how the present crisis in Western culture is closely related to the loss of the Christian influence
    upon it. (Pre-requisite: Christian Culture I)

    Biology:

    An introduction to the fundamental concepts of biology, with stress on implanting in the student respect for life in all its forms. Humanae Vitae and Humani Generis supplied.

    Algebra II:

    (Elective) Saxon text. Efficient traditional approach with 160% greater retention of algebra. (Pre-requisite: Algebra I) This course strongly recommended for all collegebound students.

    Algebra I: An Integrated Approach: (Elective)

    Amsco text. Optional math course for tenth grade. This is a complete course in first-year algebra.

    Modern Algebra II:(Elective)

    Amsco text. Classical course in intermediate algebra which treats algebra as a deductive system, a language with a thorough review of elementary algebra.

    Other electives available:

    Latin I, French I, Spanish I, Home Economics I, Typing I, Bible Study, Desktop Publishing With appropriate pre-requisites: Latin II, French II, Spanish II, Home Economics II, Typing II, Marine Science, Economics For Everybody See pp. 8-9 for course descriptions.
  • Religion:

    The Ark and the Dove. The study of the history of the Catholic Church from its founding times, stressing the Church as the extension of Christ’s redemptive act through time. Study of a saint.

    English:

    Composition and grammar; survey of American literature. Catholic texts, suggested reading list. Quarterly book reports.

    American History:

    European exploration to modern times. Secular text with Catholic supplemental materials and course book. Encyclicals.

    Chemistry: (Elective)

    Science dealing with composition, structure, and properties of substances and the changes they undergo. Amsco text. (Pre-requisite: Algebra I; Algebra II also highly recommended)

    Advanced Mathematics: (Elective)

    Saxon Advanced Mathematics. Covers geometry, trigonometry and Algebra III. Stress on structure and nature of deductive proof. (Prerequisite: -8- Algebra II)

    Other electives available:

    Latin I, French I, Spanish I, Home Economics I, Typing I, Bible Study, Desktop Publishing With appropriate pre-requisites:
    Latin II, French II, Spanish II, Home Economics II, Typing II, Algebra II Latin III, Home Economics III, Marine Science,  Economics For Everybody, Environmental Science, The Research Paper See pp. 8-9 for course descriptions.
     
  • Religion:

    Toward the Eternal Commencement. Personal holiness, devotion to the Blessed Mother of God, vocations, marriage, and the home. Study of a saint.

    English:

    Composition and grammar; survey of English literature which includes modern Christian writers and the Christian worldview (Chesterton, T.S. Eliot and others). Catholic texts, suggested reading list. Quarterly book reports.

    American Government:

    The structure of our government: federal, state, and local. Catholics and their moral responsibilities in American life.

    Christianity and the Eastern Religions: (Elective)

    Marvelous and truly fascinating course. Catholicism is clearly shown as the true religion, using extensive selections from modern Catholic apologists.

    Physics: (Elective)

    Matter, motion, mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity. Saxon text.

    Calculus: (Elective)

    Wang-Saxon text (prerequisite: Advanced Math)

    Other electives available:

    Latin I, French I, Spanish I, Home Economics I, Typing I, Bible Study, Desktop Publishing With appropriate pre-requisites:
    Latin II, French II, Spanish II, Home Economics II, Typing II, Algebra II Latin III, Home Economics III, Advanced Math, Latin IV, Home Economics IV Marine Science, Economics For Everybody, Environmental Science, The Research Paper (See pp. 8-9 for course descriptions.)
     
  • Language

    Latin I:

    Fundamental introduction stressing grammatical construction. Catholic text (Fr. Henle) and audio tapes.

    Latin II:

    Further study of Latin by Fr. Henle. Catholic text.

    Latin III:

    Continued study of Latin by Fr. Henle. Catholic text.

    Latin IV:

    Translation from Cicero and early Church documents. Fr. Henle series.

    French I:

    An introduction to the French language. Amsco text. Workbook and tapes.

    French II:

    Continued study of the French language. Amsco text. Workbook and tapes.

    Spanish I:

    Amsco text introducing the language and basic prayers. Workbook and tapes.

    Spanish II:

    Continuation of work begun in Spanish I. Amsco text; tape.

    Home Economics

    Home Economics I:

    First semester: clothing and textiles; learning to use the sewing machine, sewing simple garments (Sewing machine necessary). Second semester: introduction to food and nutrition, kitchen safety, cooking methods, etc.

    Home Economics II:

    First semester: various types of needlework (embroidery, knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, needlepoint, tatting) with patterns. Second semester: healthy cooking; detailed study of nutrition; delicious natural recipes.

    Home Economics III:

    First semester: Making sacred altar linens (corporal, purificator, pall, altar cloth optional); our own illustrated text. Second semester: Study of vitamins and minerals.

    Home Economics IV:

    First semester: Ecclesiastical vestments. How to sew chasubles, stoles, chalice veils, and burses. Patterns included; available only to our registered high school students. Second semester: A Continual Feast; delicious recipes for the celebration of Catholic holy days and feast days around the year.

    Typing

    Typing I:

    Basic keyboarding and typing instruction. Can be taken on typewriter, word processor, or computer.

    Typing II:

    Developing typing, keyboarding skills and business forms.

    Sciences

    Marine Science:

    Prerequisite Physical and Life Science. Amsco text. A very interesting course. Students will learn about the many facets of marine life and oceanography. Course will not count towards the Science requirement.

    Environmental Science:

    Prerequisite Biology. Amsco Text. Real world examples are used throughout the text in order to encourage a students interest in the course. Text uses problem-solving skills to involve students and awaken their natural interest in the environment.

    Language Arts

    Writing

    a Prerequisite 10th gr. English. Amsco text. Students will be familiarized with both

    Research Paper:

    MLA and APA styles. Highly recommended for college-bound students. (½ credit, 1 semester)

    Religion

    Bible Study:

    Study of the New Testament, concentrating on the Gospels.

    Economics

    Economics:

    Only available to Sophomores and above. Amsco text. Exposes students to some macroeconomic theory and incorporates its practical applications for everyday usage.