Art -- this curriculum, revised in 2004, is aligned with national and state
standards. Read the 36-page Art Curriculum here
Chastity Education Materials
> Bishop's letter to parents
> Letter to Parents from Director of NFP/Chastity Education
> Chastity Education Program Overview Grades 5 - 8
> Fifth Grade Talking Points
> Sixth Grade Talking Points
> Seventh Grade Talking Points
> Eighth Grade Talking Points
> Love & Life 7th and 8th Grade Student Workbooks and Parent Guidebooks (highly recommended) are available by contacting Kimberly Lytle, Director of Curriculum 814-824-1248 or order direct from Sex Respect.
> Sexuality 101 Parents' Manual - Basic guidelines for parents compiled from The Truth and Meaning of Human Sexuality.
> Stages of Development - Graphic with anatomy detailing the stages your child will progress through puberty.
> Parent Plan of Action - - Monthly ideas for developing communication with your child about chastity.
> "For Parents Only" brochure - more family building techniques to use in the home. Available from the Barbara Burkett in the Chastity Education Office 814-824-1259 or from Family Honor.
> Boy's Puberty Guidebook - Your Journey Continues
> Girl's Puberty Guidebook - Your Magnificent Journey
Common Core State Standards
The Catholic schools in the Diocese of Erie are in the process of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for Math and English/Language Arts. As a response to some concerns about the CCSS, the Catholic Schools Office offers this statement of support.
The comprehensive Health Curriculum can be effectively integrated into other
curriculum areas, including religion, science, and physical education.
Read the 70-page Health Curriculum here
Language Arts Curriculum
Language Arts / Literacy -- these standards integrate English, reading, writing, listening, and speaking to create a balanced literacy curriculum. The Language Arts / Literacy standards are aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, Sixth Grade, Seventh Grade, and Eighth Grade
Curriculum Maps for grammar and punctuation are below.
Curriculum Maps for Elementary
Curriculum Maps for Middle School
The Math Standards (revised August 2012) indicate which standards are to be taught at what grade level.
Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Algebra
The Music Curriculum Guidelines for Grades K-8 are aligned with both national and state standards.
Read the 38-page Music Curriculum here
Physical Education Curriculum
Read the 10-page Physical Education Curriculum Guide
The guidelines for teaching religion in our schools are aligned with the Catechism and the religious education curriculum.
Read the 29-page Religion Curriculum here
Read the brochure which gives an overview of the redesigned primary report cards. The intermediate report card brochure explains the new format for 4th through 6th grade report cards.
The revised science curriculum aligns with national and state standards and is based on the NSES model. Read the 88-page science curriculum here
Social Studies Curriculum
Social Studies -- This curriculum draws from the fields of history, geography, civics and government, and economics.
Geography standards: Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Chart for K - 4, Chart for 5 - 8
Civics and Government standards: Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Chart K - 4, Chart 5 - 8
Economics standards: Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Chart K - 4, Chart 5 - 8
History standards: Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Chart K - 2, Chart 3 - 5, Chart 6 - 8
The four page student application can be accessed here
A separate application is used for pre-school students.
Student Wellness Policy
The Student Wellness Policy has been aligned with the requirements of Section 204 of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Each school is to have a Local Wellness Committee that ensures the compliance of the school with the Student Wellness Policy. Any parent that would be interested in participating on the Diocesan Wellness Committee should contact Kim Lytle, 814-824-1248.
Each school is required to annually evaluate its level of compliance with the Wellness Policy. To know the level of implementation for a school in the Diocese of Erie, please review the Wellness Index. Only schools that participate in the National School Lunch program are required to submit this information.
The Technology Curriculum supports the use of technology skills across the
curriculum and is aligned with national and state standards.
Terra Nova Achievement Tests Averages
This parent letter provides information on why the Diocese of Erie opts to not use the PSSA testing program. Tips are also provided on how to assist your child in taking the standardized tests.
The most recent diocesan averages from the TerraNova Achievement Tests can be found at this link