Overview of Catholicism
Course Description - Students will study the basic truths of the Catholic religion focusing on Sacred Scripture, Creed, Liturgy and Sacraments, Commandments, and Prayer.
Philosophy of the Program - The students will develop a basic knowledge of the Catholic religion, be encouraged to deepen their relationship with God through their prayer life, and be guided to live as followers of Jesus Christ and active members of their faith in order to impact their world.
Course Description - Students will be guided in the study and interpretation of Sacred Scripture.
Philosophy of the Program - The students will be guided to grow spiritually and deepen their faith relationship with God through the deepening of their knowledge of Sacred Scripture and desire to live as followers of Jesus Christ and as active members of their faith.
Course Description - Students will study the history of the Catholic Church from the development of the early Christian community to the modern age.
Philosophy of the Program - The students will be helped to learn and appreciate the major developments and key persons in Church history. The students will reflect on their participation in and commitment to the Catholic Church. The students will be guided to grow spiritually and deepen their faith relationship with God and desire to live as followers of Jesus Christ and as active members of their faith.
Catholic Social Teaching
Course Description - Students will study the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and examine key issues related to justice and peace. They will also examine relationship issues in light of the Theology of the Body.
Philosophy of the Program - The students will describe and appreciate the Catholic Church’s principles of social justice. The students will identify and evaluate injustice in today’s world and be able to explain Christian approaches to conflict resolution. The students will be able to identify Christian perspectives on personal, interpersonal, and global dimensions of violence and peace.
Catholic Apologetics guides the student through well reasoned answersto the classic objections against the faith. The text covers topics such as the existence of God, immortality of the soul, science and faith, reason and revelation, the divinity of Christ, the foundation of the Church and the infallibility of the Pope.
Theology of the Body and Vocations
Every day teens are thinking about their sexuality as they search for meaning in their lives. Theology of the Body for Teens: High School Edition is a program for Catholic teenagers based on John Paul II's Theology of the Body that helps them understand the meaning of their bodies, the significance of their sexuality, the purpose of their lives, and how they were uniquely created for greatness.
Introduction to Theology
This foundational course provides an overview of the Catholic religion, using the four components: Commandments, Creed, Sacraments, and Prayer. It is specifically designed, however, for ESL students as well as those students who would benefit from additional coursework in Salvation History and Old Testament stories which illustrate basic Christian principles and doctrine. Through this course, the students gain knowledge of the Catholic religion and are encouraged to deepen their relationship with God through prayer. They acquire knowledge through power point note-taking, Scripture readings, DVDs and videos, art, acting, group discussion and sharing. Spiritual growth is fostered through attending Mass, prayer services, and through times of reflection. Our religion program enables the young women who attend our Academy to develop their spiritual selves.