Our curriculum is based on the state's curriculum standards called the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). As an accredited parochial school in Texas, these standards serve as a guideline for objectives to be covered within specific subjects and grades. Our school must teach all of these objectives, and specified guidelines determine each student's mastery. We are able to extend or exceed these standards when it seems appropriate. We do not take the STAAR test, but a nationally standardized test called the Iowa Assessments, in first through eighth grades.
Our religion curriculum is guided by the Diocese of Austin Religious Education Guidelines, which specify grade level objectives in religion. A Diocesan approved Called to Protect curriculum is integrated into kindergarten through sixth grades, and a Chaste Living curriculum is integrated in the upper elementary through middle school religion classes.
The objectives for each subject and grade are identified in our digital curriculum. Teachers use these objectives to guide them in their overall planning and determine the proper sequencing and type of instruction for each objective. Student assessment for each objective is used to determine each student's mastery and is what is reflected through the school's grading system. Teachers use textbooks and other instructional materials to support the mastery of curriculum objectives. View more about the curriculum for each of the subject areas to understand the subject areas that will be covered.