Achievement, test scores, grades and teacher recommendations determine eligibility for Honors Level Courses. These courses are available in English 1, English 2, English 3, English 4, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trig/PreCalculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, World Studies, Modern World Studies, US History, Government, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, Spanish 4, Italian 3, and Italian 4.
AP courses are college level courses taught according to the recognized Advanced Placement program curriculum. All students taking AP courses are required to take the AP exam. There is an additional fee for this test.
Achievement, test scores, grades and teacher recommendations determine eligibility. These courses are available in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language, English Literature, European History, Physics, Spanish Language, U. S. History, World Studies.
The Scholars Program combines accelerated academics with cultural enrichment and leadership development.
Incoming freshman students' performances on the school’s entrance examination, as well as their academic record, qualify them for invitation into the program. Students accepted into the Scholars Program are expected to undertake a challenging honors curriculum, eventually leading to Advanced Placement courses, some of which begin in their sophomore year at Trinity Catholic. Students in the Scholars Program may have the opportunity to enroll in up to ten AP courses throughout their high school experience/career. This will give students the chance to earn college credits while in high school and will serve as excellent preparation for undergraduate academic work. Also, students must constantly maintain a high GPA and good academic and school standards in order to remain in the program.
The Scholars Program features many cultural and leadership opportunities. It provides not only accelerated learning, but also extracurricular enrichment including exposure to different aspects of culture via educational visits to major regional locations such as Boston and New York City. It offers students ongoing leadership training opportunities, including presentations by prominent alumni and community leaders. New trips, events, speakers, and workshops are constantly being planned and implemented throughout the school year.
Since the program's inception in school year16/17, students have thus far planned, participated in and attended events such as:
- multiple leadership and academic skill-building seminars
- team-building exercises and activities
- college visits to Yale University, Sacred Heart University and Fairfield University
- a cultural and academic speaker series
- conducted over 320 collective hours of community service
- completed college preparatory workshops
- engaged in PSAT/SAT prep workshops
This program provides academically-motivated students with the opportunity to take challenging university courses while in high school. It allows 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.