Academics

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is committed to the defining characteristics and performance benchmarks of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.*

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School has a clearly articulated rigorous curriculum aligned with relevant standards, 21st century skills, and Gospel values, implemented through effective instruction.  We adhere to the Diocese of Phoenix Catholic Schools' Curriculum Guidelines; this curriculum fosters the spiritual and intellectual growth of our students, ensuring that Arizona State Standards are met as well as exceeded with additional diocesan performance objectives. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School uses school-wide assessment methods and practices to document student learning and program effectiveness, to make student performance transparent, and to inform the continuous review of curriculum and the improvement of instructional practices.  The administration and staff are dedicated to the academic success of all students, consistently analyzing standardized test results as well as classroom formative and summative assessments in order to plan, monitor, and evaluate student performance on a continuous basis.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School provides programs and services aligned with the mission to enrich the academic program and support the development of student and family life. Spanish, Music, Fine Arts, Physical Education, as well as an array of after school opportunities complement the rigorous academic program.

 

*Center for Catholic School Effectiveness, School of Education, Loyola University Chicago in partnership with Roche Center for Catholic Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College (2012)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diocese of Phoenix Curriculum Guidelines