Academics at Saint Mary High School
As stated in our mission, guided by the Gospel message of faith and moral development, students are challenged with a rigorous college preparatory academic program. Because of our low student/teacher ratio, the faculty meets individual needs as they occur. We believe our program encourages the development of a well-rounded individual.
For more information on course offerings, click on the individual department:
Fine Arts | English | Mathematics | Science
Social Studies | Theology | World Languages
English: 4 units
Theology: 4 units
Mathematics: 3 units (fourth year recommended)
Science: 3 units (2 units with lab)
Social Sciences: 2 units (third year recommended)
Foreign Languages: 2 units (2 years of a single language; third year recommended)
Electives: 2 units
30 hours of community service per year are required.
A (4.00): 93-100
A- (3.67): 90-92
B+ (3.33): 87-89
B (3.00): 83-86
B- (2.67): 80-82
C+ (2.33): 77-79
C (2.00): 73-76
C- (1.67): 70-72
D+ (1.33): 67-69
D (1.00): 63-66
D- (0.67): 60-62
F (0.00): 0-59
Academic Calendar 2012-13
First Quarter: August 29-October 25, 2012
Progress Reports due: September 21, 2012
Second Quarter: October 29, 2011-January 18, 2013
Progress Reports due: November 30, 2012
Third Quarter: January 28-April 5, 2013
Progress Reports due: February 15, 2013
Fourth Quarter: April 8-end of school
Senior Progress Reports due: May 3, 2013
Underclassmen Progress Reports due: May 10, 2013
The library is open from 7:30am-3:00pm for school use. The purpose of the library is to support the school's educational programs. Teachers have unlimited access to all library and media materials. The collection includes books, periodicals, encyclopedias, videos, DVDs, and CDs. The Saint Mary High School library has access to resources from the local libraries, Westfield State College library, and the Office of Religious Education of Saint Mary Parish.
Students are welcome to use the library during study for the following reasons: research, to borrow books, to read or study, or to use computer equipment.
Students are responsible for books they use in the library or which they check out. Books may be signed out for two weeks. They can be renewed at no charge, but books need to be brought back to the library to be renewed. If a book is lost or defaced, the student must replace it or pay for it. Students with overdue books may not sign out more books until the overdue ones are returned. Reference books or magazines can only be used in the library.