Holy Name students begin choosing courses for the next school year with assemblies each spring. During these assemblies the scheduling process is explained and students receive information regarding their online sign up for courses. At the time of each assembly, the due dates for the course selection forms submission is announced. Guidance will also publish these dates on their twitter feed as well.
Students, parents and guardians are responsible for the graduation requirements, the course descriptions, and course pre-requisites as outlined in the Program of Studies. Oversight of this process is handled by the Guidance Department.
The course selection process for new students to Holy Name is directed by the entrance exams and/or entrance interviews. Questions or concerns regarding new students and course selection should be directed to the Guidance Department. Also, all new students will receive correspondence from our Admissions Office regarding the scheduling process for new students. This process is also explained at our New Student Reception which is usually held in late March.
Also, a complete listing of course names and which graduation requirements they meet can be found on the following list: 2017-2018 Master List of Courses and Requirements Filled.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT NEW COURSE:
Holy Name proudly announces the new Seventh and Eighth Grade Course, “Problem Solving through Movement.” This course will run two days in the seven day cycle and replace physical education.
The purpose of the course is to have the students hone the skills, identified by the Junior High faculty and administration, necessary to succeed at the High School level. The course will be tied to the Junior High academic curriculum. The students will tackle the problems, issues and lessons presented in those classes in a kinesthetic manner, thereby enabling the students to hone the skills identified as those essential for academic success. Additionally, the course will focus upon the promotion of team-building skills and present lessons that enable the students to work together to solve problems successfully in the group setting. Students will wear the regular Holy Name uniform as part of the class. The gym uniform cannot be worn for this class.
Intramurals: The Seventh and Eighth grades students will now be eligible to participate in intramurals during the school day. This program will run one day a week – one day for seventh grade and one day for eighth grade — and will take place for one period during that day. The day of the week that students have intramurals will be announced upon their return to school. This program will focus upon the introduction, development and understanding of various team sports. The sport selections will rotate throughout the school year. Students will be given the option of signing up for the intramurals at the start of each rotation. Participation is optional and students who do not participate in the intramural rotation will be assigned a study for that rotation. Regardless of the student’s choice, all students will be required to wear the Holy Name Gym uniform, purchased from JB Edwards on “Intramural Day.”
Physical education will no longer be available to Ninth grade students. Ninth grade students will be able to take Wellness as an elective. Ninth grade students who take Wellness will not be able to wear the Gym Uniform during the day, but should only wear the regular school uniform.