Encounters Christ in Prayer, Scripture and Sacrament; Promotes human virtues and the dignity of the human person as created in the image and likeness of God; Focuses on seeking, knowing, and understanding objective reality; Presents a Catholic worldview and enables a deeper incorporation of the student into the heart of the Catholic Church; Encourages a synthesis of faith, life, and culture. The dispositional standards involve the formation of character, beliefs, attitudes, values, interpersonal skills. The NSBECS contains three types of statements grounded in Church teachings, best practice, and proven success of those committed to the future of Catholic elementary and secondary education in the United States. Catholic school governance and leadership based on the principles and practices of excellence are essential to insuring the Catholic identity, academic excellence, and operational vitality of the school. – Clubs & Activities Dr. Dan Guernsey is a Senior Fellow at The Cardinal Newman Society. Furthermore, religiously literate children and young people are able to engage in a fully informed critique of all knowledge, "leading, for example, to an understanding of the relationship between science and religion or history, and between theology, sport and the human body." Scientific Topics Grades K-6 Catholic Schools in collaboration with parents and guardians as the primary educators, seek to educate the whole child by providing an excellent education rooted in Gospel values. Catholic schools provide curricular and co-curricular experiences which are academically rigorous, relevant, research-based, and infused with Catholic faith and traditions. This is a feature of Catholic RE in all stages of a child's development, from the beginning of primary school until the end of secondary school. The right of the bishops to determine the content of the RE curriculum in Catholic schools (, The right of Catholic schools to worship as a Catholic community, The independence of the inspection of denominational education and worship which, in a Catholic school, cannot be inspected by an Ofsted inspector but must be inspected by an inspector appointed by the bishop (, The right of a Catholic school to priorities Catholic children over those of other faiths in the over subscription criteria within Catholic schools’ admissions codes. Curriculum "An excellent Catholic school has a clearly articulated, rigorous curriculum aligned with relevant standards, 21st century skills, and Gospel values, implemented through effective instruction." History of the Catholic Curriculum Standards. Music. Standards-Based Teaching and Learning is a part of our philosophy of academic excellence. It prepares the pupils in our Catholic schools for life in modern Britain, giving them an understanding of the beliefs of others. Robert Spitzer, S.J. Catholic schools invite young people to a relationship with Jesus Christ, insert them into the life of the Church, and help them see the role of faith in life. It is an act of respect and courtesy that our curriculum helps them to reflect on the nature of their own religious identity. Those who interact with the standards are encouraged to select some or all of the standards that they believe might solidify and enhance the Catholic identity of their curriculum and integrate them into their larger educational efforts. The standards may be implemented by Catholic educators according to their needs. The content of Religious Education (RE) and how it is assessed is determined by each diocesan bishop for the schools within his diocese. We built the standards on the solid foundation of Church documents, the educational philosophies of faithful Newman Guide colleges, and many writings on Catholic, liberal arts, and classical education. These posts include head teacher, deputy head teacher and curriculum leader of Religious Education. As the Church says, “All children and young people [including those of other faiths in our Catholic schools] must have the same possibilities for arriving at the knowledge of their own religion as well as of elements that characterize other religions.” (. Each of the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Catholic School curriculum frameworks is created by teams of content-area teachers and is updated on an established cycle. The Church would say that the doctrine of creation expresses a theological truth – that all existence derives from and depends upon God, whilst evolution expresses scientific truths about the history of the physical universe. The Catholic Curriculum Standards came about after the release of the Common Core standards, when Catholic dioceses, schools, and the overall Catholic community reflected on the adoption of these national standards.. They are: Principles 1, 4, and 5 most directly guide the scope and of the Catholic Curriculum Standards. Shortened versions of the curriculum standards are used on diocesan report cards, which show individual student growth toward proficiency of course content. He earned his doctorate in educational administration and has master’s degrees in English and educational administration. This website offers additional resources and a growing treasury of insights into Catholic education that may be useful to both parents and schools. Appendix D: History Resources The general standards are tied to the five critical elements listed above. The Catholic Curriculum Standards are intended primarily as a general resource for Catholic school curriculum developers, superintendents, and others familiar with creating curriculum and standards. The standards cover English language arts, math, scientific topics, and history, focusing on unique Catholic insights into these curricular areas and complementing the Church’s standards for religious instruction. Taipei Office4th Floor, No.46,Section 2, Dunhua S. RoadDa’an District, Taipei City 10689Taiwan (R.O.C. Susan Waldstein, S.T.D. Preschool. As a rough estimate, 25% of the GCSE would amount to around 10-15% of the curriculum in KS4 in a Catholic school. The Diocese of Lansing’s process embraces Cardinal Newman’s standards as a foundation and guide for their curriculum process, using them to inform unit writing and classroom instruction. (The Magis Center)