The new Course Description Guide will soon be on the website, and students will begin registering for the 2018-2019 academic year. This past semester we have been working on two projects that have created a few changes. Early in the fall we recruited some Theology resources people to assist us in reviewing our curriculum and making some revisions for the future. These are not dramatic changes and they will be phased in gradually, but the process has enabled us to consider "what" and "how" we teach and discuss continuous improvement. The resource people have contributed many valuable ideas, and we have networked with other Catholic high schools who have generously shared their ideas and experience. The most significant changes will be the development of a new course for freshman, more integration of Scripture and the Paschal mystery throughout the courses, and the postponement of Old Testament study to the upper levels when the students are more familiar with literary forms.
We are also enhancing our Global Studies program. The course description guide will have an icon to indicate which classes will include this special emphasis and more information will be available during registration. Our goal is to intentionally integrate both faith and global studies. We are engaging a consultant to facilitate some curriculum writing this summer to assist us in the process.