The kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum at St. Teresa Catholic School includes religion, reading, mathematics, English, science, social studies, spelling, handwriting, music, art, physical education, and technology education. All teachers are both degreed and are certified by the State of Illinois.
The Honor Roll is a very special recognition for academic achievement for students in grades 4 through 8. To determine which students are on honor roll, their grade averages are found by first assigning a numerical value to each letter grade.
A = 5, B = 4, C = 3, D = 2, F = 1
The grades for the seven major subjects are added together and that total is divided by seven. For a student to attain:
First Honors, he/she must have a grade average of 4.6 to 5.0 and not have more than one checkmark in the Personal Progress areas.
Second Honors, he/she must have a grade average of 4.0 to 4.5 and not have more than two checkmarks in the Personal Progress areas.
Honorable Mention, he/she must have a grade average of 3.5 to 3.9 and not have more than three checkmarks in the Personal Progress areas.
A grade of “D” or “F” automatically eliminates a student from the Honor Roll.
St. Teresa’s grading scale is as follows:
- A = 93 – 100
- B = 86 – 92
- C = 78 – 85
- D = 70 – 77
- F = 0 – 69
National Junior Honor Society:
Students in grades 7 and 8 who qualify are invited to become members of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). Membership in the NJHS is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a junior high student. The standards used for the selection of students for membership are Scholarship (4.6 cumulative average), Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship as demonstrated by activities and teacher recommendations. Membership is not only an honor, but carries with it the responsibility of continued demonstration of the outstanding qualities that led to the student’s selection.