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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 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.

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

°Revelation of Jesus in Scripture
°Who is Jesus Christ?
°Foundations of World Literature
°Honors Foundations of World Literature
°Algebra I
°Honors Algebra I
°Geometry
°Honors Geometry
°Biology
°Honors Biology
°World History I
°French I/II
°German I/II
°Spanish I/II
°Freshman Art
°Band
°Honors Band
°Chamber Choir *
°Chorus
°Freshman Music
°String Ensemble
Phys Ed
Academic Skills
°Academic Skills

 Tenth Grade

The Mission of Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ the Mission
World Literature
Honors World Literature
Algebra I
Algebra II
Honors Algebra II
Geometry
Honors Trig/Pre-Calculus
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
World History II
Honors World History II
French I/II/III
German I/II/III
Spanish I/II/III
Art Appreciation
Ceramics
Print Making & Design
Chorus
Chamber Choir*
Band
Honors Band
String Ensemble
Guitar
World Drumming
Theatre Arts I
Theatre Arts II
Health
Contract Phys Ed
Television Production
Personal Finance
Computer Programming I/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.
* Honors Option
** College in High School (CHS)

 Eleventh Grade

Sacraments as Privileged Encounters
Life in Jesus Christ
American Literature
Honors American Literature
Algebra II
College Algebra
Geometry
Trigonometry
Honors Trig/Pre-Calculus
CHS Pitt Calculus I**
Probability & Statistics
Environmental Science
Chemistry
Honors Chemistry
CHS Chemistry**
Physics
Honors Physics**
CHS Pitt Physics**
CHS AP Biology**
CHS Anatomy/Physiology**
American History
Honors American History
AP United States History**
French I/II/III/IV
German I/II/III/IV
Spanish I/II/III/IV
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking & Creative Design
Digital Photography
CHS AP Art History**
AP Studio Art
CHS Graphic Design I**/II
Ceramics I/I
Chorus
Chamber Choir*
String Ensemble
Band*
CHS Music Theory**
Theatre Arts I*
Theatre Arts II*
Guitar
World Drumming
Contract Phys Ed
Accounting I/CHS II**
Television Production
Personal Finance
Computer Programming I/II
AP Computer Science Principals
Medical Prospective
Forensic Science
Intro to Engineering
Intro to Circuits
Psychology
Economics
Creative Writing
Composition & Rhetoric
Public Speaking
Yearbook

 Twelfth Grade

Responding to the Call (Christ Life)
Living as a Disciple (Faith Just)
CHS World Religions**
Foundations of Western Literature
Honors Foundations of Western Literature
AP English Literature and Composition**
Algebra II
College Algebra
Trigonometry
Into to Calculus
CHS Pitt Calculus I**
Advanced Calculus II
Probability & Stats.
Environment Science
CHS Anatomy/Physiology**
Physics
Honors Physics**
CHS Pitt Physics**
CHS Chemistry**
CHS AP Biology**
Global Perspectives
Civics and World Citizenship
French I/II/III/IV/V
German I/II/III/IV/V
Spanish I/II/III/IV/CHS V**
Drawing
Painting
Printmaking & Creative Design
Digital Photography
AP Art History**
AP Studio Art
CHS Graphic Design I**/II
Ceramics I/II
Chorus
Chamber Choir*
String Ensemble
Band*
CHS Music Theory**
Theatre Arts I*
Theatre Arts II*
Guitar
World Drumming
Contract Phys Ed
Accounting I/CHS II**
Television Production
Personal Finance
Computer Programming I/II
AP Computer Science Principals
Medical Prospective
Forensic Science
Intro to Engineering
Intro to Circuits
Psychology
AP Psychology**
Economics
Creative Writing
Composition & Rhetoric
Public Speaking
Yearbook