Middle School Electives

Electives are offered to 7th and 8th grades students. Students choose one elective for each semester which meets once per week. These are just some of the electives that may be offered.

Catholic Identity Through the Saints

A look at the saints as a way of seeing aspects of Catholic teachings and identity, as it came out in different personalities at different times throughout history.

Catholic Social Teaching

Students practice their Catholic faith through the study of the principles of Catholic social teaching. A deeper relationship with Christ is nurtured by understanding that He calls us to choose life, to serve the least among us, to hunger and thirst for justice, and to be peacemakers in the world around us.

Faith in Action Class

The focus is on living the Catholic faith through each individual’s actions, service, and self-reflections.

Introduction to Computer Programming

Students learn the fundamentals of computer programming while creating their own animations and  graphics. This self-paced class shows students what it means to program and allows students to focus on problem-solving.

Introduction to Economics and the Stock Market

The class teaches students the basics of long term financial planning, the world’s economic system, and the basics of the stock market.

Literature for Life

Students explore reading for personal enjoyment and enjoy a forum to share opinions and connections to the books with other students. Participants select books to read from various genres, explore book suggestion sources, produce book reviews, and promote reading. This elective encourages students to become lifelong readers for personal enjoyment while sharing with their peers and school community.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens

The focus is on Dr. Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People from the perspective of his son’s book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Teens. The class teaches students about responsibility, leadership, teamwork, and organization.

Theology of the Body

Students discover God’s plan for love and their life. A deeper relationship with Christ is nurtured by understanding what He wants for their life and relationships.