Holy Spirit High School

School Profile

School Profile 2016 - 2017


Middle States Accredited

CEEB Code 310025


Ms. Mary P. Boyle, M.Ed., Superintendent of Schools


Rev. Perry Cherubini, President
Miss Susan Dennen, Principal
Mrs. Deborah JewellDirector of Development
Rev. James King, Director of Catholic Identity
Mrs. Valerie MagillDirector of Guidance
Mrs. Joanne Malecki, Director of Media Services
Mr. Steve NormaneDirector of Athletics
Mr. AJ RussoDirector of Technology
Mr. Dennis SmithDean of Students
Mrs. Susan WernerDirector of Institutional Advancement
  • Academic Achievement
  • Standardized Test Results
  • Discipline Records
  • Recommendations from Elementary Principal/Teachers
  • High School Proficiency Test Results
4            Religion
4            English
3            Social Studies (US History I and II; World History)
4            Mathematics
3            Science (one Biology)
2            World Language (same language)
6            Electives (including computers) 
25          Total Units Required

English (Literature & Composition)
European History
Spanish (Language & Culture)
U.S. History 
97 - 100     A+        
93 - 96       A      
89 - 92       B+       
85 - 88       B
81 - 84       C+        
77 - 80       C
74 - 76       D+         
70 - 73       D
Below 70   F
Honors Grades  A+, A, B+, B
College Certifying Grade C
Passing Grade D
Class rank is determined for all students in February and June by assigning weighted quality points to final course grades (for seniors, first semester). Top weight is given to Advanced Placement courses. This is applicable to all students. Total points are divided by the number of credits attempted. GPA is unweighted and calculated on a 4.0 scale. No student may attend a class on one ability level and receive quality points for a course on a higher level. Students who transfer to Holy Spirit from another high school have their class rank computed using their grades in comparable subjects from their former school but using the Holy Spirit class rank system depending on the grade level. 
Transcript indication: rank/# in class 
Recognizing the individuality of each student, Holy Spirit offers an uncompromised, challenging and varied program of Academics, Arts, Athletics and Service to Others. With a curriculum that cultivates understanding, respect and compassion, Holy Spirit students receive the foundation needed for success. The academic program consists of core courses offered on three ability levels: advanced placement/honors, advanced, and college preparatory. Additional electives are offered in art, business, and music (chorus and instrumental). A Special Education program is also available. The school operates on an eight period day with forty minute classes that meet every day. The school year is divided into two semesters. Students are further required to perform meaningful service to fellow students, faith communities, and local nonprofit and civic organizations. The goal of Christian Service is to empower students to embrace diversity, grow interpersonal skills, and develop compassion for others in their daily lives. In addition to active service, a reflective paper is required. 

Academic Challenge
25 Varsity Athletic Teams
Art Exhibit
Audio/Video Club
Book Club
Chess Club
Drama Club
French Honor Society
Forensics Club
Gilda’s Teen Club
Interact Club
Italian Honor Society
Latin Honor Society
Math Tutoring Club
Mock Trial Team
Tri-M Music Honor Society
National Honor Society
School Newspaper
School Play
Ski Club
Spanish Honor Society
Spartan TV
Spirit Ambassadors
Spirit Earth
Spirit Outreach
Surf Club
Student Government
Yearbook Club