Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Catholic Schools

Standards

     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. Curriculum documents are aligned to Church doctrine, State and national standards and reflect high expectations that will prepare students to lead life as a disciple of Christ and a contributing member to society. 

     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. The Archdiocese of San Antonio acknowledges the importance of teaching the whole child of God. The preservation of valued Christian traditions and the emphasis on the hope for the future, the curriculum standards provide structure for the fluency of information that allow students to think conceptually. In this safe and nurturing learning environment of faith students can realize their full academic potential. 

     The curriculum standards are the foundation for strong instructional pedagogy that provides opportunity and time to learn for every student. The Archdiocese of San Antonio curriculum standards have clearly articulated, rigorous and College and Career Readiness objectives that are infused with Gospel values, implemented through instructional best practices and enhanced by effective and ethical use of technology.