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Holy Trinity Curriculum & Student Expectations

Holy Trinity School updates curriculum according to Diocesan guidelines and mandates. Texts are chosen to meet the educational needs of our students. Holy Trinity School believes each student can reach his/her potential with the guidance and support from teachers and parents. Our faculty members partner with families to create a solid foundation of skills that students will use at HTS and beyond. Our curriculum is grounded in the basics with the emphasis on phonics, reading comprehension, writing, spelling, penmanship, math concepts and math facts. Our students learn about our world through religion, science and history by making real life connections and discovery. We develop a learning environment where students learn by asking questions, making connections and discovering new knowledge. Most importantly, we believe our students learn how to become great citizens and followers of Jesus not only in the classrooms but also in the hallways, on the playing courts and beyond HTS.

 

Grading

The goal of the grading system and honor roll is to promote excellence in academic achievement and to recognize students in grades 3-8 who perform to a high level of competence in their school work.  The grading system is as follows:

A = 93-10093%
A- = 90-9290%
B+ = 87-8987%
B = 83-8683%
B- = 80-8280%
C+ = 77-7977%
C = 73-7673%
C- = 70-7270%
D+ = 67-6967%
D = 63-6663%
D- = 60-6260%
F = below 6059%

Honor Roll

Students in grades 3-8 who have achieved the following qualify for Honor Roll based on GPA:

PRINCIPAL'S LIST = 3.75-4.0 GPA
HIGH HONORS = 3.35-3.74 GPA
HONORS = 3.0-3.34 GPA

Homework

Holy Trinity School recognizes that meaningful, carefully planned homework can support student success and be a complementary part of a student’s overall learning. Developing good study habits is the responsibility of the school and the home. Research supports an average of 10 minutes of homework per grade as a good rule of thumb. (Example 2nd grader, 20 minutes). Home assignments reinforce work begun in school and foster habits of independent study.Weekend homework is not given as a general rule; however, it may be given on occasion for enrichment purposes, long-range research, and for the purpose of making up work missed through absence, tardiness, or poor effort. All assignments should be completed neatly and on time. It is our intention to assign homework that is meaningful, has been explained in class, and is tied to the curriculum. Please communicate with your child's teacher if homework becomes a "battleground" in your home.

Students should expect up to an average of 90 minutes of homework depending upon their grade:

 

Grades 1 & 2

15 to 20 minutes

Grades 3 & 4

30 to 40 minutes

Grades 5 & 6

50 to 60 minutes

Grades 7 & 8

60 to 90 minutes
Annually, there's a requirement for 6th, 7th and 8th graders to complete service hours:
6TH GRADE ANNUAL SERVICE = 10 HOURS
7TH GRADE ANNUAL SERVICE = 15 HOURS
8TH GRADE ANNUAL SERVICE = 20 HOURS

Religious Ed

Holy Trinity School students participate in daily religion classes and uses the Sadlier's Series curriculum. Sacramental preparation is implemented within ones individual Parish.

Special Enrichment Classes

Students Pre-K through grade 8 participate in weekly enrichment courses:
  1. Art, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish
  2. Computer Science for 2nd – 8th grades
  3. Coding and Robotics for 4th – 8th grades
  4. Aerospace for 7th & 8th grades

We envision our graduates as:

Lifelong learners who:
  • Seek information and ideas.
  • Are avid readers.
  • Are capable of effective written and oral communication.
  • Have developed strong study habits and skills.
  • Know how to stay healthy and safe in mind, body, and spirit.

Faithful Catholics who:
  • Understand and practice the teachings of Christ and the Church.
  • Participate in Sacramental and the Liturgical life of the Church.
  • Live a life of service, working toward a just society.
  • Respect and appreciate the environment, other people, and one’s self as part of God’s creation.

Problem solvers who:
  • Seek solutions both independently and collaboratively.
  • Apply appropriate mathematical, scientific, and technological skills.
  • Critically consider alternatives and apply prior knowledge to make effective and moral choices.

Responsible citizens who:
  • Have respect and reverence for ethnic and cultural diversity in our society and an appreciation of world cultures.
  • Understand their roles as participants in our society, as members of Church, family, community, country, and world.
  • Demonstrate self-respect and respect for others.
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