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 High School Curriculum

​Theteacher and student working on computer curriculum within our secondary setting is based on the formation of the Catholic Faith within an environment of academic excellence.

Our Catholic high schools educate our youth, spiritually and intellectually, within a diverse, advanced, and rigorous selection of course offerings and programming.

Our curriculum is designed to meet and exceed the standards established under state law. In addition to meeting all of the Pennsylvania Department of Education requirements, our curriculum also integrates Gospel values.

This advanced curriculum has resulted in our students surpassing the national norms on standardized tests; performing at the top level in our region, relative to the SAT examination; and having 98 percent of graduates at Greensburg Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School attending post-secondary institutions.

These graduates qualified for over $6 million dollars in scholarship money to attend such post-secondary institutions. Our course offerings are inclusive of an advanced curriculum, allowing our students to be dually enrolled within local Catholic colleges and universities and our Catholic high schools.

This dual programming allows our students to enter colleges and universities at sophomore status, with a potential of 24 credits earned on a college transcript prior to graduating from our Catholic high schools.

 Religious Studies Service Component

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In an effort to support and to strengthen the philosophy of Greensburg Central Catholic High School, as well as the Religious Studies Department, a service component has been integrated into the religious studies curriculum. This component will empower all students with the necessary knowledge and values to succeed in our global community.

School Policy
Students must successfully complete the requirements of the service program in order to pass their religion course each year. Students who transfer in during the school year are required to complete hours on a pro-rated basis.

Requirements

  • Commitment to a specific form of approved service. Students, in conjunction with their teachers, must develop a service plan.
  • Completion and documentation of a total of 24 hours of service.
  • Service projects must involve at least two different experiences one from parish/church/school and one from community, as defined below:
    • Parish/Church/School: Some of the required hours must be done to help your school, parish or church.
    • Community: Some of the required hours must support local charities, organizations, and individuals (outside of your family members).
  • Reflections of service experience by methods to be determined by each teacher.

Evaluation
Service hours verification forms are due to the religion teacher by May 1. Students handing in hours after the due date will be penalized up to, but not more than, five percent of their fourth quarter religion grade. If the service hours are not completed by the end of the fourth quarter, the student will receive a failure for the course.

 Ninth & Tenth Grade Courses

​Our courses for ninth and tenth grade are listed below. Please contact our school office at 724-834-0310 if you have any questions or concerns.

 Ninth Grade

​Academics Skills​                                                                         
​Algebra l
​Band
​Biology
​Chamber Choir
​Chorus
​Contract Physical Education 
​English l
​French l and ll
​Freshman Art
​Freshman Music
​Geometry
​German l and ll
​Health 
​Honors Biology 
​Honors English l
​Honors Geometry
​Revelation of Jesus in Scripture
​Spanish l and ll
​Strings 
​World History I

 Tenth Grade

​Accounting l                                                                                
Advanced Algebra II
Advanced Trigonometry
Algebra I
​Algebra II
​Art Appreciation
Band
Biology
Ceramics
​Chamber Choir
​Chemistry
Chorus
​Computer Programming I/II
Contract Physical Education
English II
Environmental Science
French I, II, and III
Geometry
German I, II, and III
Graphic Design I
​Guitar
Honors Chemistry
Honors English II
​Honors Science
Honors World History II
Personal Finance
Pre-Calculus
Print Making and Design
Public Speaking
Religious Studies II
Spanish I, II, and III
Strings
Television Production
Theater Arts I
​Theater Arts II
Webpage Design
World Drumming
​World History II
Yearbook

 Eleventh & Twelfth Grade Courses

​​Our courses for eleventh and twelfth grade are listed below. Please contact our school office at 724-834-0310 if you have any questions or concerns.

 Eleventh Grade

Accounting I and II**                                                                      
Advanced Algebra II
Advanced Calculus I
Advanced Chemistry
​Advanced Physics**
​Advanced Trigonometry
Algebra II
American History
​Anatomy/Physiology**
AP Art History**
AP Biology**
AP Studio Art
AP United States History**
Band*
​Calculus I**
Ceramics I/II
​Chamber Choir*
​Chemistry
Chorus
College Algebra
Composition and Rhetoric**
Contract Physical Education
Creative Writing
Digital Photography
Drawing
​English III
Environmental Science
Forensic Science
French I, II, III, and IV
Geometry
German I, II, III, and IV
Graphic Design I**/II
​Guitar
Honors Chemistry
Honors English III
​Honors American History
Honors Physics**
Intro to Engineering
Medical Perspectives
Music Theory (SI)**
Painting
Personal Finance
​Physics
Pre-Calculus 
Print Making and Creative Design
​Probability and Stats
​Psychology
Public Speaking
Religion III
Spanish I, II, III, and IV
Strings
Television Production
Theater Arts I*
​Theater Arts II*
​Trigonometry
Visual Basic
Web Design
World Drumming
Yearbook
​*Honors Option
**College in High School (CHS)

 Twelfth Grade

Accounting I and II​**
Advanced Calculus I
Advanced Calculus II
Advanced Chemistry**
Advanced Physics**
​Algebra II
Anatomy/Physiology**
AP Art History**
AP Biology**
AP English**
AP Psychology**
AP Studio Art
Band*
​Calculus I**
​Calculus II
Ceramics I/II
​Chamber Choir*
Chorus
College Algebra
Composition and Rhetoric**
Contract Physical Education
Creative Writing
Digital Photography
Drawing
Environmental Science
Economics
​English IV
Forensic Science
French I, II, III, IV, V
German I, II, III, IV, V
Global Perspectives
Graphic Design I**/II
​Guitar
Honors English IV
​Honors Physics**
​Intro to Calculus
Intro to Engineering
Living as a Discipline of Jesus in Society
Medical Perspectives
Music Theory (SI)**
Painting
Personal Finance
Physics
Print Making and Creative Design
Probability and Statistics
Psychology
Public Speaking
Responding to the Call of Jesus Christ
Spanish I, II, III, IV, V**
Strings
Television Production
Theater Arts I*
​Theater Arts II*
​Trigonometry
Visual Basic
Web Design
World Drumming
World Religions**
Yearbook
​*Honors Option
**College in High School (CHS)