St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School offers a college preparatory / college experience curriculum that provides students with 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 student: 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 16 students, we challenge them at all times, while giving them individualized attention when necessary. Thus, preparing them for college and beyond.
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.
Available for students who demonstrate the ability to move passed the basics and into a more rigorous environment.
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, Grand Canyon University, Shepherd University, and Hagerstown Community College. To learn more about our Early to College Classes please visit our Signature Programs page.
Dual Enrollment Partnerships
We offer many dual enrollment partnerships with surrounding universities that allow students to take college level courses either on our campus or at the University.
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 2021 received $6 million in scholarships with an average of $150k per graduating with an acceptance rate of 100% into 4 year college and university programs. Learn more about the success our students achieve beyond our campus by visiting our student performance page.