Last Friday, the faculty spent the afternoon working on three sections of Improving Student Learning, the guide for the ongoing six-year self-study process used to maintain accreditation. The sections focus on how SHS uses prior self-study results, how we collect & analyze data to demonstrate student learning, and what communication tools are in place. Our efforts include: working on in-depth studies of Math, Religion, Science, and Fine Arts, improving the use of technology, focusing on differentiated instruction & standards-based curriculum, adding new textbooks, and developing & using the school website & email system. At the end of each six-year cycle, a team spends three days on campus to assure a quality educational experience and our visit is scheduled for winter, 2014. Two faculty members will attend three meetings this school year to prepare the summary of our self-study efforts.
Education at Sacred Heart School is centered in Christ and is concerned with the development of the whole child. We are committed to helping students grow in trust and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus as well as to helping them grow in the spirit of prayer, service and leadership in the Christian community. Sacred Heart School cooperates with and assists the parents or legal guardians, who are the primary educators of their children. Along with teaching Catholic dogma, doctrine, and morals, Sacred Heart School maintains a strong, innovative curriculum. It is our goal to promote a school atmosphere that is enlivened by Gospel values, intellectual proficiency, and self-esteem.