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The Archdiocesan Unified Curriculum is used in all of our content areas Grade K – 8. The following school level curriculum goals are the expectations for our students as they continue their journey into highschool and beyond.

School Level Curriculum Goals

The students will:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of Jesus Christ, His teachings, and the Catholic Church.
  2. Show respect for God’s creations, especially human life in all its diversity as a special gift of God.
  3. Engage in sacraments and activities to help them discover their call to justice, service, and loving relationships with God and others.
  4. Demonstrate self awareness, social skills, self management and responsible decision making.
  5. Communicate ideas effectively, clearly, and concisely in oral, written, and digital forms.
  6. Demonstrate ability to access information from a variety of sources and make practical applications of knowledge. 
  7. Understand and incorporate problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, and conceptual thinking skills in a variety of settings. 
  8. Demonstrate good citizenship while interacting positively with others and their environment. 
  9. Develop an awareness of and show an appreciation for the fine arts.
  10. Use technology to aid in learning and communication skills. 
  11. Develop as physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.

Subject Level Religion Goals

The students will:

  1. Identify the role of the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
  2. Demonstrate the importance of a personal relationship with God I their lives and in the life of the community.
  3. Describe the major events in the life of Jesus and apply His teachings to their lives. 
  4. Explain how the Church carries out Jesus’ mission through community, worship, and service. 
  5. Explain the structure of the Church and the Church’s role in history. 
  6. Participate in the life of the faith community through liturgy and communal prayer. 
  7. Summarize the qualities of Mary and the saints that make them role models. 
  8. Explain the meaning and describe the ritual of the seven sacraments and their importance to the life of the Church.
  9. Participate in the sacramental life of the Church. 
  10. Read, interpret, and apply Sacred Scripture, the inspired word of God, to their lives. 
  11. Explain the basic teachings of the Church and apply those teachings to their lives. 
  12. Apply Catholic moral teachings as a foundation for making moral decisions. 
  1. Act on the basis of Catholic social justice principles in response to the Gospel call. 
  2. Exhibit a respect for all people and share with others their own Catholic faith. 
  3. Demonstrate faith in action through service within their school, individual faith communities and the world at large.
  4. Demonstrate a solid understanding of their role in caring for the environment and responsible stewardship of God’s creation.

Subject Level Language Arts Goals

The students will:

  1. Read with fluency and expression.
  2. Apply comprehension and critical thinking skills.
  3. Interpret and respond to oral and written material.
  4. Recognize and appreciate the various types of contemporary and traditional literature. 
  5. Use and evaluate various resource materials in doing research.
  6. Read for enjoyment and to gain knowledge.
  7. Show an appreciation for written works and oral expression from a variety of cultures. .
  8. Draft, revise, proofread, publish, and present a multi-paragraph essay for various purposes and audiences.
  9. Express ideas creatively in various literary genres.
  10. Use standard mechanics of the language correctly. 
  11. Express ideas clearly and concisely in oral, written, and digital  forms.
  12. Participate actively and effectively in discussions.

Subject Level Math Goals

The students will:

  1. Identify numbers and demonstrate ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems. 
  2. Apply knowledge of operations (+, -, x, and  ÷ ) to perform computations with accuracy.
  3. Make reasonable estimates and use estimation in operations. 
  4. Use appropriate measurement (customary and metric) techniques, tools, and formulas to accurately calculate measurements. 
  5. Understand and apply concepts of geometry, such as surface area, volume and three dimensional figures.
  6. Read, design, and interpret tables, charts, and graphs. 
  7. Apply reasoning, strategies, and functions to solve problems. 
  8. Demonstrate the basic concepts of probability to solve problems. 
  9. Demonstrate and apply an understanding of algebraic principles to real-life situations. 
  10. Apply knowledge of time and money to everyday situations. 

Subject Level Science Goals

The students will:

  1. Apply the scientific method as a problem solving tool. 
  2. Use scientific instruments correctly and safely.
  3. Apply scientific knowledge to personal safety and a healthy lifestyle.
  4. Relate technology and scientific discoveries of the past to our current understanding of the world. 
  5. Compare and contrast characteristics and interactions of living organisms. 
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the properties and principles of matter, energy, forces, and motion. 
  7. Describe the processes and interactions that affect the earth and the universe. 
  8. Recognize the impact of science, technology, and human activity on natural resources and the environment.
  9. Demonstrate a solid understanding of their role in caring for the environment and responsible stewardship of God’s creation.
  10. Demonstrate the knowledge and ability to think, read, write, and argue like real scientists and engineers.

Subject Level Social Studies Goals

The students will:

  1. Explain how a community functions and define the roles of its members. 
  2. Show appreciation and respect for all cultures and their traditions. 
  3. Apply the tools of social science inquiry to interpret documents, maps, surveys, graphs, and statistics. 
  4. Identify geographic and political features of the United States and the world. 
  5. Explain and identify the functions of our local, state, and national government. 
  6. Understand the cultural and physical characteristics of regions of Missouri and their impact on Missouri history. 
  7. Compare and contrast democracy to other forms of governance.
  8. Understand the importance and impact of current and historical documents, such as the Amendments to the Constitution.
  9. Define economic systems in terms of production, distribution, and consumption.
  10. Identify significant people and events of the United States and the world. 
  11. Research and discuss current events as they affect our world. 
  12. Relate technology, scientific discoveries, and historical events to our current understanding of the world.