Please download the calendar/syllabus for Home Study students on the link at the bottom of this page.
Home Study Policy:
In choosing the Home Study option, parents assume complete responsibility for teaching the materials to their children and preparing them for testing readiness.
As per the syllabus (please download below), students/parents in grades 1, 3-6, read chapters (Sadlier We Believe Series) and complete all student response pages at the end of each chapter. Grade 7 uses Our Sunday Visitor junior high thematic series consisting of four different 6 chapter books (Jesus Christ, The Church, Trinity, Kingdom of God). Seventh graders are not to write in the books, but to complete the separate student response pages sent home.
As per the Home Study Calendar (link to download at the bottom of this page), students are to report to the school for 4 Unit Assessments (Grade 7 – Book Assessments). They may come on:
Sunday: 11:00 – 11:30 AM
Monday: 7:30 – 8:00 PM
or Tuesday: 7:30 – 8:00 PM.
Study Guides will NOT be e-mailed, they are as follows:
Grades 1-5 Unit Test: study the bold-faced words and key concepts in the chapters, and the Chapter Test at the end of every chapter in the unit.
Grade 6 Unit Test: Study the bold-faced words and key concepts in the chapters.
Grade 7 Thematic Series (Jesus Christ, The Church, Trinity, Kingdom of God): Study the bold-faced words and key concepts in the chapters.
Please be sure to study and review the materials with your children, preparing them well for the test. No help will be given during the testing. There will be no re-testing.
Failure to complete the student response pages, failure to report for assessments, and/or failure to maintain a 70% average on assessments will result in repeating the grade. There will be no re-tests offered. The student will thereafter be ineligible for home study.
All students are required to attend Mass with their families each week.
Family Life curriculum will be sent home for reading and reviewing at home, as well.
Children need to know the following prayers: Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be Act of Contrition, Nicene Creed. Prayers can be found at the back of each book.
Students who fail to appear on the designated dates and times noted above MUST present a doctor’s note for their absence.
Failure to appear on these dates will result in a zero test score and will risk eligibility for the Home Study option in the future.
Please do not call the office for special appointments.
An average (on the four tests) of 70% or higher is needed to advance to the next grade.