Curriculum


St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School offers a college-preparatory curriculum that provides students a well-rounded foundation for their futures. In partnership with the Archdiocese of Baltimore Curriculum  our curriculum is designed to prepare students to be Catholic, College and Career Ready. 
 
Each course of study fosters students' Catholic identity, shaping them to be models of Christian living for others. We provide students with a curriculum that is rigorous and rich in various disciplines. By continuing to implement new standards that are challenging, we work to fulfill the promise of quality Catholic education that educates the whole child: mind, body and soul. 
 
We offer students a core foundational sequence of courses with the opportunity to take a variety of electives. All students are required to earn 28 credits for graduation:
  • Religion/Theology – 4 credits
  • English – 4 credits
  • Mathematics – 4 credits
  • Social Studies – 3 credits
  • Science – 3 credits
  • Foreign Language – 3 credits
  • Technology – 1 credit
  • Fine Arts – 1 credit
  • Physical Education – 1 credit
  • Electives – 4 credits

The Academic Journey at St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School
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. 
 
College Preparatory Classes
College preparatory classes at Goretti focus on the 21st century skills needed for success in a modern world. Students learn in innovative learning spaces that are ideal for collaboration and are challenged to think, grow, and find success in the classroom and beyond. 
 
Honors Program
Available for students with above-average ability in classes such as English, History, Math, and Science, students are placed in a more challenging environment. Many students who enroll in the honors courses at Goretti have earned passing scores on AP Exams in Statistics, Psychology, and English Language and Composition. 
 
Advanced Placement Classes (AP)
Designed for students who demonstrate the ability to master a college level course. Depending on student interest in a given year, St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School offers AP-level courses in:
  • English Literature & Composition
  • U.S. History
  • U.S. Government & Politics
  • Calculus BC
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish

Early-to-College Classes (ETC)
Designed for qualified juniors and seniors who wish to earn college credit concurrently with high school credit. Our ETC classes include offerings from Mount St. Mary's University and Hagerstown Community College. To learn more about our Early to College Classes please visit our Signature Programs page
 
 
Success beyond Goretti 
At St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School we are proud of our rich tradition of producing students who have a distinguished record of academic achievement and a well-rounded foundation academically and spiritually. The graduating class of 2018 received $7,500,000 in scholarships and a 100% acceptance rate into 4 year college and university programs. Learn more about the success our students achieve beyond our campus by visiting our student performance page.