Program of Studies 2016-2017
The Program of Studies at Trinity Catholic High School is summarized in our 2016-2017 Program of Studies Guide that provides necessary information regarding the courses offered at TCHS. It is meant to assist students and their parents in selecting the best possible program based upon the individual’s abilities and needs. Concerned and qualified teachers, counselors and administrators are all willing to give guidance. However, parents should feel free to discuss any problems that they can foresee concerning their child’s program or credits. A wise selection of subjects and a commitment to the development of good study habits on the part of the student will enable the individual to profit from a high school career.
As part of a planned guidance program, students select courses early in the year. In general, a change may be made only for those students who do not attain the required marks in their final average and/or have a schedule conflict. Any other course change may be allowed only for extraordinary or exceptional reasons.
All courses require administrative approval. Placement is based upon standardized test scores, previous academic attainment and departmental observations.
Students generally follow a four-year curriculum in the initial Program level. In order to be considered for transfer to the next Program level (e.g., College I to Honors), the student must present in each class an A- average with no individual report card mark lower than B-. The school reserves the right to withdraw a course based upon its enrollment.
Trinity Catholic High School offers a variety of Advanced Placement courses for students in sophomore, junior and senior years. These courses provide a College Board approved curriculum and offers students the opportunity to take the AP test to earn college credit. The current Advanced Placement course offerings include: Language and Composition, Literature and Composition, Spanish Language and Culture, European History, American History, Chemistry, Physics 1, Physics C, and Calculus AB.
Trinity also offers courses within the UConn Early College Experience, providing academically motivated students with the opportunity to take university courses while in high school. These challenging courses allow students to preview college work, build confidence in their readiness for college and earn college credits that provide both an academic and a financial head start on a college degree.
Beginning with the 2016-2017 school year, Trinity Catholic High School will begin offering the opportunity for students to take selected courses online. These courses are noted within the Program of Studies. Online courses will offer students the opportunity to take more advanced courses in specific disciplines in which they are interested.
To review our complete Program of Studies guide, please click here.