Signature Programs

Goretti offers many college opportunities that truly make our curriculum college preparatory. 

College Courses

The ESSENCE Program- Hagerstown Community College

The ESSENCE Program is designed to give high academic achievers the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Hagerstown Community College (HCC) offers ESSENCE classes at discounted tuition rates for high school students. Qualified students who meet HCC's entry requirements have two options for ESSENCE enrollment: juniors and seniors may enroll in ESSENCE classes taught at Goretti by Goretti faculty; seniors may take ESSENCE classes at the HCC campus.

Mount St. Mary's University Classes On Campus

Goretti is the first high school in Washington County to collaborate with MSMU by offering students the opportunity to enroll in collegiate courses. This initiative was made possible by the Center for Catholic School Excellence at MSMU. A select number of qualified juniors and seniors participate in a class either remotely or at the Mount’s Frederick campus that is taught by the university’s professors. Students who complete and pass the courses receive both university and high school credits. 

College Guaranteed Admissions and Scholarship Programs

“We are excited to begin this partnership with St. Maria Goretti. This program allows the Mount to offer opportunities to provide a values-based education to high school students looking to make a difference.”             -Timothy Trainor, Ph.D., Mount St. Mary's University President

Mount St. Mary's University

Students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to Mount St. Mary's University. Students who meet the criteria will receive, at minimum, a $22,000 four-year award, with a total value of $88,000.

Randolph College

Students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to Randolph College. Students who meet the criteria will receive, at minimum, a $25,000 four-year award, with a total value of $100,000. 

Marymount University

Students who meet defined requirements care guaranteed admission to Marymount University and can qualify for a range of academic scholarships. 

Hood College

Students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to Hood College and can qualify for a range of academic scholarships. 

St. Vincent College

Students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to St. Vincent College and can qualify for a range of academic scholarships. 

St. Bonaventure University

Students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to St. Bonaventure University and can qualify for a range of academic scholarships. 

Neumann University

Students with a 3.0 GPA can receive guaranteed admission to Neumann University. 

University of Dayton

Five students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to University of Dayton and can qualify for a range of academic scholarships.

Wilson College

Students who meet defined requirements are guaranteed admission to Wilson College.