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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 or 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
​Chorus
​Civics 
​Conceptual Physics
​Contract Physical Education 
​Earth and Space
​English l
​French l and ll
​Freshmen Art
​Freshmen Music
​German l and ll
​Health and Wellness
​Honors Biology 
​Honors English l
​Microsoft Office Suite
​Modern Algebra l
​Modern English l
​Modern Geometry 
​Plain and Solid Geometry 
​Religious Studies l
​Spanish l and ll
​Strings 

 Tenth Grade

​Accounting l                                                                                
Advanced Algebra II
Advanced Trigonometry
Algebra I
Band
Biology
Ceramics
Chorus
Contract Physical Education
English II
Environmental Science
French I, II, and III
Geometry
German I, II, and III
Graphic Design
Honors Chemistry
Honors English II
Honors World Studies
Modern Algebra I
Modern Algebra II
Modern Biology
Modern Chemistry
Modern English II
Plane and Solid Geometry
Pre-Calculus
Print Making and Creative Design
Public Speaking
Religious Studies II
Spanish I, II, and III
Strings
Television Production
Theater Arts I or II
Web Design
World Cultures
World Drumming
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
Algebra II
American History
AP Art History
AP Biology
AP Studio Art
AP US History
Band
Ceramics
Chorus
College Algebra
Composition and Rhetoric
Contract Physical Education
Creative Writing
Digital Photography
Drawing
Earth and Environmental Science
Forensic Science
French I, II, III, and IV
Geometry
German I, II, III, and IV
Graphic Design
Honors Chemistry
Honors English III
Honors Physics
Intro to Engineering
Medical Perspectives
Modern Algebra II
Modern Chemistry
Modern English III
Modern Trigonometry
Music Theory (SI)
Painting
Personal Finance
Pre-Calculus with Trigonometry
Print Making and Creative Design
Public Speaking
Religious Studies III
Spanish I, II, III, and IV
Strings
Television Production
Theater Arts I or II
Visual Basic
Web Design
World Drumming
Yearbook

 Twelfth Grade

Accounting I and II​
Advanced Calculus I
Advanced Calculus II
Advanced Chemistry
Advanced Physics
Anatomy/Physiology
AP Art History
AP Biology
AP English
AP Psychology
AP Studio Art
Band
Ceramics
Chorus
College Algebra
Composition and Rhetoric
Contract Physical Education
Creative Writing
Digital Photography
Drawing
Earth and Environmental Science
Economics
Forensic Science
French I, II, III, IV
German I, II, III, IV, V
Global Studies (World Affair Council)
Graphic Design
Honors English IV
Intro to Engineering
Living as a Discipline of Jesus in Society
Medical Perspectives
Modern Calculus I
Modern Chemistry
Modern English IV
Modern Trigonometry
Music Theory (SI)
Painting
Personal Finance
Physics 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 or II
Visual Basic
Web Design
World Drumming
World Religions
Yearbook