Students must earn a minimum of 28.5 credits, and complete 24 hours of service each year to graduate. In general, Greensburg Central Catholic graduation requirements exceed those required by the state, which requires a minimum of 25 credit to graduate. The curriculum within our secondary setting is based on the formation of the Catholic Faith within an environment of academic excellence.
Greensburg Central Catholic educates 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.
Greensburg Central Catholic offers ten Advanced Placement classes. Academic partnerships with the University of Pittsburgh, Saint Vincent College, Seton Hill University, and Mount Aloysius College offer students completing any of the eighteen classes offered at GCC the opportunity to receive college credits through the College in High School program. Both the Advanced Placement Program and the College in High School program afford our learners the opportunity to engage with college level course work and acquire college credits as a high school student.
While fulfilling the Greensburg Central Catholic graduation requirements, students have the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of a specific area through elective courses. A few examples of elective courses offered at Greensburg Central Catholic are:
- Introduction to Engineering
- Forensic Science
- Computer Programming
- Medical Perspectives
- Global Studies (World Affairs Council)
- Personal Finance (JA)
- Conceptual Physics
- AP Studio Art
- Revision of the existing Visual Arts courses
- Theater Arts (revised)
The current schedule allows for students to participate in clubs approximately twice a month before mass. GCC offers 19 different clubs and 7 junior high clubs monitored by GCC faculty. In addition to other clubs and activities, Greensburg Central Catholic is a chapter of six honor societies including the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, German Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National Arts Honor Society, and Tri-M Music Honor Society. All students at GCC, have a service requirement. The Campus Ministry and faculty committees offer several faith based service ministries including Columbian Squires and the Squire Roses.