St Joseph High School was founded over 50 years ago, but our curriculum is constantly looking to the future. Our programs are grounded in the desire to push the boundaries of traditional education in a way that prepares our students for tomorrow.
Transitioning to high school is an important time in the life of a student. Freshman Focus begins with an orientation day that allows our new students to get to know one another and the St Joseph High School campus. The day includes ice breakers, a match the "faces-to-places" tour, a St Joseph High School History Trivia Game, learning the Alma Mater, and a "musical chairs "Get to Know You" pizza lunch.
The program is facilitated by a dedicated group of Freshman Focus Leaders, who students from each class year.
Freshman Focus continues through the year with monthly homeroom meetings and activities related to a variety of topics, including goal setting, study skills, community service, school spirit, etc. The purpose is to provide a smooth transition into our community, develop a class bond, and generate school spirit.
Education extends beyond the four walls of a school building. St Joe's offers over one hundred online courses, in collaboration with Massachusetts-based company, Virtual High School.
With an extensive list of classes, students are able to pursue yearlong or half year courses, taught by certified teachers in accredited schools around the world.
VHS is available for all students who are independent and self-motivated. For complete information about our online course experience, please visit Edline, as well as the VHS website: www.govhs.org, and make sure to contact your child’s guidance counselor or Mrs Nancy DiBuono, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs at 203-378-9378 or firstname.lastname@example.org.LEARN MORE
St Joseph High School requires the Apple iPad for all students. The iPad creates an information rich learning environment where individual achievement and collaborative projects become the standard.
Whether you are trying to enhance your acceptability, qualify for scholarships, or improve your standing in select programs, a strong performance on standardized testing can make the difference. Learning strategies and honing those skills that tests like the SAT, the ACT and high school entrance exams focus on is the best way to prepare.LEARN MORE
This is a thorough accelerated course and attendance at all classes and completion of all assignments is necessary to receive .5 credit toward freshman year curriculum, which will result in a one semester study period during the school year.
Students must own or have purchased an iPad prior to the start of the course. Any iPads ordered through St Joseph High School will be delivered prior to the start of the course.
The course focuses on information processing. Emphasis is placed on procedures providing students with practical experience. Microsoft word document settings, formatting and editing are combined with students learning the functions and uses of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. An overview of the internet and social media safety are included as well as Google docs. Integration of iPad applications that are utilized at St Joes will also be included in this course.
Our on-campus summer experiences are designed to maintain academic proficiency over the summer break, equip the new student with essential high school skills, and prepare advanced students for individual success.