The Archdiocese of San Antonio Catholic Schools are committed to providing a rigorous academic curriculum based on the teachings of the Catholic Church, infused with Catholic social teachings and rooted in basic skills that will prepare students for College, Career and 21st century challenges. All curriculum standards reflect a continuum of learning from Pre-Kindergarten through high school graduation.
The curriculum reflects the 21st century literacy’s infusion of technology in all curricular areas. Instruction is designed to implement effective teaching and learning strategies and best practices. Students are provided the opportunities for collaboration, communication, critical thinking and problem solving throughout the curriculum. Catholic identity is intentional, integral and integrated throughout all subject areas. The student is provided a global perspective, moral education, experience of Catholic community and opportunities for Christian service.
What’s the Difference Between Standards and a Curriculum?
Educational standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. They are expectations.
A curriculum is the detailed plan used to teach students the learning goals embodied in standards. Curriculum includes activities, lessons, units, assessments, and instructional decisions made in the classroom.
The Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of San Antonio exercise autonomy in discerning and selecting a course curriculum that best meets the needs of the school.