You May Ask…
What is a typical day at SHA?
The day begins at 8:00 a.m. with homeroom and ends at 2:10 p.m. Clubs usually meet from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m. and sports practices begin at 3:00 p.m. Students plan a schedule with a maximum of four 80-minute classes per day, with courses meeting every other day in a rotating block schedule. There is a mid-morning break and lunch period for all students to complete the schedule. A core curriculum of basic courses in grades 9 and 10 is enhanced with a wide range of electives available. Throughout the four years, the curriculum prepares each student with a strong foundation in the humanities, arts, mathematics, and sciences.
Are courses taught on different learning levels?
Courses are available at three learning levels: College Prep, Honors, and Advanced Placement (AP) for college credit.
Is there a transition program to help freshmen adjust to high school?
Yes. Our freshman transition program is designed to give students the tools necessary to make the transition from middle school to high school successfully. Developing more effective study strategies, time management techniques, and communication, note taking and organizational skills enables them to become more independent learners. Students gain a sense of empowerment, a feeling of self worth, and a stronger work-ethic. Consequently, they are more motivated to learn. In addition to the curriculum presented in the classroom, students are further supported by meetings with the Educational Resource Coordinator in the Study Skills Resource Center.
Does the faculty offer help after school?
All faculty members are available for help at the end of each school day. Teachers offer scheduled study groups after school for further assistance. The National Honor Society members provide peer tutoring to fellow students in a variety of subjects during the school day and after school.
How do you enable students to reach their full potential?
Dedicated faculty, classrooms equipped with SmartBoards and the latest in technology, coupled with a beautiful environment create an atmosphere where students work to their highest potential. Students find that at Sacred Heart there are many students just like them who want to do their best.
How do you build leadership?
Our teachers, advisers, and coaches give individualized attention to all students as they reinforce success and provide guidance. From learning to lead in the classroom, to clubs and activities, to sports, our students are given opportunities to build self-confidence and to develop public speaking skills.
Why are SHA students so successful in life?
Our teachers realize that, today, our students must know how to find the information they want and to be able to critically analyze it while seeking a creative response. Our students learn to solve problems, think and write critically, and effectively communicate with others as they work collaboratively in a warm and comfortable environment.