Holy Spirit High School

School Profile

School Profile 2017 - 2018

 

Middle States Accredited

CEEB Code 310025

 

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

 
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Rev. Perry Cherubini, President
Miss Susan Dennen, Principal
 
Rev. James King, Director of Catholic Identity
Ms. Valerie SheetsDirector 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
 
CRITERIA FOR ADMISSION
  • Academic Achievement
  • Standardized Test Results
  • Discipline Records
  • Recommendations from Elementary Principal/Teachers
  • High School Proficiency Test Results
 
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
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

ADVANCED PLACEMENT 
Calculus
Chemistry
English (Literature & Composition)
European History
Physics
Psychology
Spanish (Language & Culture)
U.S. History 
 
GRADE EQUIVALENTS 
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
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 
 
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
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. 
Mission Statement
 
Rooted in our Catholic identity, Holy Spirit High School educates and inspires the entire person, mind, body, and spirit, while fostering academic success and a culture of service. 
Philosophy of Holy Spirit High School 
 
As declared by the Holy Father, Pope Francis, "the education of children and young people is such an important task in forming them as free and responsible human beings....it is especially the duty and responsibility of the Church, who is called to serve mankind from the heart of God..."
 
It is the calling of all those associated with Holy Spirit High School to teach, live, and lead by example with a spirit of Love and Mercy, so that we may develop in our students and each other, minds formed with wisdom and knowledge, hearts filled with grace and understanding, and hands ready to give and to serve. 
 
We are dedicated to providing academics that inspire and challenge; athletics based in integrity, team first and fair play; and service opportunities that address pressing social justice issues, all purposefully designed and inspired with Catholic values as our foundation. We believe in creating an atmosphere of intentional respect and honor for each individual regardless of age, culture, religion, origin or ability - through Christ's love. 
 

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES/PROGRAMS 
Academic Challenge
25 Varsity Athletic Teams
Art Exhibit
Audio/Video Club
Band
Book Club
Chess Club
Choir
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