Academics » Standards and Curriculum

Standards and Curriculum

Standards Based Curriculum

Core Curriculum: Religion, Math (Pk-Algebra Honors) Language Arts (Reading, English, Spelling, Vocabulary, Handwriting), Science, Social Studies, Art, Music, Technology, and Physical Education classes.
CPALMS is an online toolbox of information, vetted resources, and interactive tools tha thelps educators effectively implement teaching standards. It is the State of Florida's official source for standards information and course descriptions.
Curriculum is based on Diocesan-approved standards and learning objectives which exceed both state and national performance norms. All resources and curriculum materials used in our schools are aligned with the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools and are approved by the Diocese. Standards for Religion, Technology (ISTE) and Early Learning and PreK 4 are also listed.
Clubs, Activities and Enrichment:National Junior Honor Society, Altar Servers, Mass Choir, Safety Patrol, STREAM/Technology and Robotics Club and Run Club. Catholic Youth Sports include Middle School Girls Volleyball, Girls/Boys Basketball, Elementary and Middle School Coed Soccer, Middle School Coed Flag Football, Elementary and Middle School Track. After School seasonal activities include elementary Cheerleading and Dance.

Recent Standardized Test Data: The first column shows the chronological grade level. The second column indicates the grade level equivalent. This data was gleaned from the 2019-2020 administration of the Terra Nova. The Terra Nova achievement scores indicate how wel lthe child is doing in relation to students across the country. The scores are returned in National Percentiles. The 50th percentile means that a student is on grade level. 
This grade equivalent is based on the standard scores from all areas assessed on the Terra Nova. These areas include Math, Language Arts, Social Studies and Science. 

Composite            Grade Equivalent
2                                     2.8
3                                     4.8
4                                     5.2
5                                     6.3
6                                     8.0
7                                    11.1
8                                    11.4

Each year students qualify for the DUKE Tips Talent search based on their Terra Nova scores. To qualify, students need to score in the 95th percentile or above in an accepted subtest of the Terra Nova. Of those who qualify, we regularly have students who achieve scores high enough to be recognized at the state level. In recent years, Sacred Heart has been honored to have between 25-35 students qualify for the DUKE Tips recognition.