Academics

Curriculum

When planning and developing curriculum, Saint Joachim Catholic School utilizes a balanced approach of the California State Standards, Diocesan Curriculum Guidelines, and WASC Accreditation Report Results. Our administration reviews the newest in curriculum development to ensure our students are afforded innovative approaches to learning that not only teach, but inspire our students. Differentiation and project based learning are incorporated into all core subjects and elective classes.
Our graduates readily qualify for high school honor classes, immediately placing them on the college track. Many of our Saint Joachim graduates matriculate into high ranking colleges which include Ivy League Universities.

LEARNING SUPPORT

With a full time Learning Support Specialist on faculty, our students are offered educational assistance, in partnership with their core teachers, to provide each student with the support necessary to meet and exceed their academic goals.

STAR TESTING

All Diocesan schools administer STAR assessments in Reading and Math. STAR tests are administered online and are adaptive to individual students. Each testing session is approximately 20 minutes in length. The Diocese of Orange mandates that STAR testing be administered three times throughout the year. Classroom teachers may test students in between the designated testing periods to measure student progress and to drive instruction. Following each designated testing period, reports are sent home to parents which indicate student progress over each trimester.

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