The 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 $9 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 65 credits earned on a college transcript prior to graduating from our Catholic high schools.
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Religious Studies Service Component
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.
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.
- 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 the 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.
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.