Students participate in small, individual progress classes.
Courses are offered in the following areas of study:
- Christian Formation
- Language Arts
- Physical Education/Health Education
- Social Studies
- Fine Arts
- Peer Counseling/Social Skills
- Enrichment Clubs
- Library Studies
- Integrated Technology
Christian Formation curriculum is determined by the Diocese of St. Petersburg Faith Formation Guidelines. Goals and objectives for core subject areas are determined by the Florida Core ELA and Mathematics Standards and the Florida Next Generation Standards for Science and Social Studies. Click here for more information on Learning Standards for Diocesan schools.
Every activity included in the school program is structured as a learning experience. The variety of instructional approaches includes one-on-one teaching, small groups, and school-wide approaches. In the classroom, varied teaching techniques take place. Teachers regularly use integrated technology, manipulatives, class discussions, audio-visual materials, cooperative learning groups, research activities, whole group, and small group instruction.
The following instructional techniques are samples of research-based best practices that are routinely utilized throughout the school:
- Grouping students according to functional levels
- Adapting procedures and activities of the curriculum as needed
- Direct instruction to ensure focus on content
- Cooperative learning to utilize peer-interaction and accomplish group goals
- Multi-sensory approach to address all learning styles
- Hands-on experiences to reinforce concepts