In keeping with the mission of St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School which is to provide a Catholic college preparatory education inspiring academic excellence, spiritual growth, leadership, and service Goretti has a variety of programs for students who need additional support and those wishing to seek additional academic opportunities.
Aquinas Learning Program
The mission of the Aquinas Learning Program is to provide the support needed to allow all students to become successful learners. The Aquinas Learning Program offers assistance to students with identified learning differences as well as those experiencing challenges in the transition to a college preparatory curriculum, providing strategic individual and small group instruction to assist them in their learning at Goretti and beyond.
The Director of the Aquinas Learning Program will assist students in:
- Developing organizational and time management skills
- Self-assessing/identifying academic strengths and weaknesses
- Developing effective study habits
- Providing additional practice/review of various subject topics
- Identifying preferred learning styles
- Coordinating teacher/student communication regarding identified accommodations for the student
- Providing ongoing communication with parents on student progress
The Goretti Path
Each student’s path at St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School is designed to challenge them academically and provide them with a well-rounded foundation for their futures. With an average class size of 14 students, Goretti students are challenged at all times, able to receive individualized attention when necessary, and prepare for future college in college and beyond in a rigorous academic environment. The different paths for each subject of learning include college preparatory courses, honors courses, AP courses, and early-to-college courses. To learn more about the different paths a Goretti student can choose from please visit our curriculum page.
After-School Improvement (ASI)
After-School Improvement is assigned after mid-quarter and quarter marking periods to students who have grades below 70% in any class. Students assigned ASI utilize that time to obtain extra help from teachers. The goal of ASI is to offer students opportunities for additional instruction and increase student success in their classes.
While at Goretti students are able to earn college credits while still enrolled in High School. Through programs like The ESSENCE Program, or the Mount St. Mary’s University Classes, students can receive both University and High School Credits. For students that meet the academic and admissions requirements we also have a guaranteed admissions and scholarship program with thirteen universities throughout the United States. To learn more please visit our signature programs page.
The Guidance Department is comprised of a Guidance Director/Counselor and Guidance Assistant and offers a comprehensive program of assistance and counseling to the St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School community. Personal, college, career, and academic counseling provide the main focus of the guidance program, with special emphasis on the college selection and application process for all juniors and seniors.
Sessions with visiting college admissions personnel are a regular part of the guidance program.