Course Catalog

CURRICULUM

The high school, through its faculty and counselors, will recommend specific courses for individual pupils depending upon assessed academic potential and past achievement records.  Final course selection, however, is always subject to parental approval.

Art

Art Fundamentals
1 Semester        ½ Credit        Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Art Fundamentals is a course emphasizing color theory and beginning painting.  Students will do projects using various media.  In addition to studio work, students can expect academic and homework assignments.
  • This course, together with Drawing, is a prerequisite for all other studio art classes.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $36.00)

Drawing (Freehand)
1 Semester        ½ Credit        Grades: 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • This course is an introduction to freehand drawing.  The laws of visual perception as they apply to realistic representation will be explored and employed.  Several drawing media will be used.  Students will draw still life, head, face, and figure compositions and landscape. Students should expect homework and written assignments.
  • This course together with Art Fundamentals is a prerequisite for all other studio art classes.
  • Fee and equipment required. (Approximately $25.00)

Advanced Art:  Drawing
1 Semester        ½ Credit        Grades:  10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  Art Fundamentals;
Drawing, and minimum grade of
B- in each or permission.

  • Students will continue the exploration of drawing subjects, methods, and techniques begun in Drawing.
  • Pastels, inks, and graphite will be used.
  • Out of class assignments (homework) and a research paper project are to be expected.
  • Fee $25.00

Advanced Art:  2-Dimensional Art
1 Semester        ½ Credit        Grades: 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  Art Fundamentals;
Drawing, and minimum grade of
B- in each or permission.

  • Students will develop in greater depth the skills and concepts of drawing, painting, and printmaking learned in Art Fundamentals.  Acrylic paints will be introduced, and 20th century art will be studied in depth.  The student should expect out of class assignments (homework) and a paper.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $35.00)

Advanced Art:  3-Dimensional Design
1 Semester        ½ Credit        Grades:  10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  Art Fundamentals, Drawing,
and minimum grade of B- in each or                                         permission

  • Student will explore concepts and skills in sculpture and hand-built ceramics, building on the foundations established in Art Fundamentals.
  • Many media will be used.  Student should expect homework and a paper.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $35.00)

AP Art/Portfolio Art
2 Semesters        1 Credit        Grade:  12            Prerequisite:  Invitation of department                                         chairman.

  • This course enables select students to prepare portfolios for submission to college of art and departments of art to meet admissions and/or scholarship requirements.  Students may also submit portfolios for examination to be granted college credit. Fee:  $36.00

Advanced Art:  Painting
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Art Fundamentals,                                             Drawing, and minimum grade of B- in each or                                     permission

  • Students will explore pastels, watercolors, and oil painting.  Emphasis will be on understanding technical processes involved, the application of color theory, the application of the laws of linear and atmospheric perspective, the principles of recession, the use of color as value, and successful compositions.  Students should expect homework and a paper.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $36.00)

Yearbook
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Interview

  • Elective
  • This class explores all aspects of publishing a yearbook.  Through our study, we will be creating an entire yearbook that will document the history of our school year.
  • Students will experience the process of creating a publication through reporting, taking photos, creating layouts, and editing.
  • Students must have access to a digital camera with a 2.0 GB memory card or higher.
  • All students will be interviewed before acceptance into this class.
  • Class size:  limited.

Digital Photography
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite: Drawing or Art Fundamentals

  • Art Credit
  • Class size limited.
  • Combination of photography (black & white and color) and photo-editing using computer programs.
  • Students will learn the photographic aspects of the elements of art and principles of design.
  • Students must provide their own digital camera, 8.0 mega pixels or higher.
  • Readings and a paper required on an academic study of photography.
  • Fee:  $36.00

Applied Art
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Art Fundamentals

  • Art Credit
  • Students will explore the use of design elements and color theory in making of graphics, paper and textile arts, such as calligraphy, batik, and pottery.  Students should expect out of class assignments including a paper and project.
  • Many media will be used.
  • Fee and equipment required.  (Approximately $36.00)

English

Students assigned a major research paper must complete it in order to pass the course, grade 9 thru 12.

English 9
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • The freshman English program focuses on the following general areas of the language arts:  grammar and usage; written composition; short compositions of the creative or expository nature; a broad view of types of literature and basic literary terminology; oral expression and drama with experience working in front of a group; study skills – an emphasis on writing responses to essay questions on tests and assignments; and vocabulary enrichment.

Honors English 9
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  Meet criteria

  • In order to enter this program, the student must be recommended by the eighth grade teachers and achieve a superior rating on the Hartley placement test and score in the 90th% in Reading and English on a standardized test.  Student who register after April 1 may not have the opportunity to be considered.

English 10
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10        Prerequisite:  English 9

  • Required
  • The sophomore English program focuses on the following areas:  grammar – concentration on sentence structure and diction; instruction and practice in writing narration, description, exposition, and persuasion; a thematic and/or genre approach to literature depending on the individual class; theater – an historic introduction to theater; oral expression; presentations to class and informal speeches; vocabulary enrichment.

Honors English 10
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade 10        Prerequisite:  A- or above in Honors English 9 or an A in English 9 and/or teacher                             recommendation.

  • Selection for honors course is based on superior grades, recommendation of teacher, and superior performance on the English placement test. Entrance into the program also carried the prerequisite of an A in an English 9 course or a minimum of a B- in Honors English 9.

Composition for College and Career
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade:  11        Required for all juniors in College Prep                                         English 11

  • This required course focuses on preparing students for writing at the college level as well as basic real-world usage. Students will practice writing brief coherent essays and reports as well as lengthier research papers that demonstrate a command of stating a thesis and developing it, mastery of grammar and usage, and editing skills. Some related reading will be required.

English 11
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  English 10

  • Required
  • The junior English program is divided into three major units: the study of American literature, the development of critical thinking and reading skills, and written composition. The literature study includes interpretation and oral and written responses to improve reading proficiency and to expand vocabulary. Writing assignments may include the personal essay, the informative essay, and the critical essay. A major research paper is an important component of the junior English program. Failure to participate in this research process will result in a failing grade for the quarter.  In order to be permitted to English 12, a student must complete the research paper to the teacher’s satisfaction.

Honors English 11
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  A in English 10 or B or above                                         in Honors English 10 and the recommendation                                     of the teacher.

  • The junior English program is divided into three major units:  the study of American literature, the development of critical thinking and reading skills, and written composition..  The literature study includes interpretation and oral and written responses to improve reading proficiency and to expand vocabulary.  Writing assignments may include the personal essay, the informative essay, and the critical essay.  A major research paper is an important component of the junior English program.  Failure to participate in this research process will result in a failing grade for the quarter.  In order to be permitted to English 12 levels, student must complete the research paper to the teacher’s satisfaction.
  • Honors English 11 differs from English 11 in that it is an accelerated program focusing primarily on literary analysis.  Reading and writing assignments for this course are more advanced than those in English 11.

Junior Advanced Placement:  English Language and Composition
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  A in Honors English,                                             teacher recommendation, and superior                                         achievement on placement test.

  • The major aim of the course is to help students develop critical thinking skills in both oral and written responses.  The syllabus focuses on significant themes of major works in American literary tradition.  Composition will stress literary analysis as well as analysis of rhetorical structure, the language of argument and stylistics of language.
  • Evaluation is based on class discussion and written responses.  A major research paper is required.  Entrance and     continuation in the program also carries the prerequisite of an A in a regular English course or a minimum of a B- in     an Honors or Advanced Placement English course.  The Advanced Placement Language and Composition test     administered in May is a requirement of the course.  In order to be pass the course, a student must     complete the     research paper to the teacher’s satisfaction.

English 12
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade: 12        Prerequisite:  English 11, completed English                                     11 research paper.

  • Required
  • The senior English program emphasizes the study of British literature; a unit on the psychology of language and advertising is also included.  Written composition stresses critical writing.  Speech activities emphasize persuasive speaking and discussion.  a research paper is part of the English 12 program and must be completed to pass the course.

Honors English 12
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  A in English 11 or B or above                                         in Honors English 11, recommendation of the                                     teacher, and completed English 11 research                                         paper.

  • The senior English program is divided into four major units:  the study of British literature; the development of critical reading and thinking skills; development of composition and research skills; and the study of the psychology of language.  Literature study includes interpretation of literature, poetry, and drama as well as non-fiction essays.  Writing assignments may include personal, informative, and critical essays.  A research paper is part of the Honors English 12 program and must be completed to pass the course.

Senior Advanced Placement:  English Literature and Composition
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  B+ or above in AP English 11,                                     teacher recommendations, and completed                                         English 11 research paper.

  • Teaching material covers a wide variety of literary classics that stress universal themes and philosophical content with emphasis on British and world literature. Evaluation is based on class discussion and compositions that stress literary analysis.  Selection is based on superior grades, teacher recommendation, PSAT scores, and writing samples. Entrance and continuation in the program also carries the prerequisite of an A in a regular English course or a minimum of a B- in an Honors or Advanced Placement English course.  The Advanced Placement Literature and Composition test is administered in May as a requirement of the course.

Speech
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • Speech is a basic course in speaking and the principles of human communication.  The course provides opportunities to express ideas clearly through a variety of speeches.  Students also learn critical thinking skills and the practical skills of sales, interviewing and the use of audiovisual materials.

Language Arts Enrichment I
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • Recommendation for students reading below grade level.
  • Language Arts Enrichment offers an integrated program of testing, instruction, and practice designed to help the individual student mature as a reader and writer.  Students receive continued reinforcement of study skills with an emphasis on reading for content.  There is close cooperation with the student’s current English class, providing extra help with reading and writing assignments.

Drama I
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • This half credit semester course is designed to further the student’s knowledge and appreciation of the theater (from the Greeks to the present) and on-stage performing (including mime and scene exercises).  Evaluation will be based on a combination of work habits, effort, class attendance, participation, test scores and attitude/improvement.

Drama II
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Drama I and permission of                                         instructor.

  • Elective
  • This course is planned with the advanced theater student in mind.  It will include advanced scene work, makeup and costume design, culminating in a production for actual presentation.  Advanced theater history will provide a sound basis for the college-bound student.  Students will learn to write critiques, read criticism and plays, and produce a play.

Creative Writing
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Writing proficiency and
submission of student’s current creative
writing samples.

  • Teacher recommendation
  • This course is designed to encourage the interest and to enhance the quality of the writing of the student who is seriously interested in creating writing.  Techniques and styles of poetry and short story will be examined, practiced and produced, with the option for drama as well.  Instruction will also include reading, understanding and discussing published contemporary creative writing genres.

Health and Physical Education

Elements of Leadership
2 Semesters        ¼ Credit, repeated    Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  None

  • This course is to provide students will knowledge and skills necessary for effective mentoring, intentional leadership, character development and service to others in the school and community.  At the end of four years students will earn a total of one credit in leadership.

Lifetime Fitness  
1 Semester        1/2 Credit        Grade:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  PE A and PE B

  • Elective
  • Lifetime Fitness is a semester class that is designed to actively engage students in health, fitness, exercise, recreation and nutrition principals with hands on and active approach.  Students will cover a variety of topics that range from fitness programs and design.  Various forms of exercise, exercise physiology, exercise biomechanics as well as performance based training principals and nutrition.  Additional topics and activities include yoga, mindfulness, outdoor recreations and staying active and fit throughout life.  Students will be required to dress and participate daily in various forms of exercise, fitness activities and classroom discussions.  Appropriate attire required for active participation.

Health
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • The intent of the Health course is to help students make independent and informed decisions concerning their mental, physical, and emotional well-being.  It encourages the student to identify his/her core values and unique gifts to develop attitudes and patterns of behavior that will promote a full, healthy, and satisfying life of total wellness.  Individual, family, and community health concerns and issues are explored and examined through multiple perspectives with the goal of developing lifestyles.

Nutrition and Wellness
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite: None

  • Elective
  • Nutrition and Wellness is a course designed for students who want to examine and explore the current and changing nutritional trends as well as the science and physiology behind nutrients and their impact on growth, development and disease prevention.  Students cover a variety of nutritional topics ranging from food prep, planning, and nutrients, to cultural food customs and traditions.  Students should be will to engage themselves in the balance of proper nutrition and maintaining active lifestyles.  Evaluation is based on assignments, labs, participation and test assessments.
  • Lab fee required
  • ALLERGY WARNING – students will severe food allergies should not take this class.  Students should also be willing to taste and try various forms of food during units of focus.

Physical Education A
1 Semester        ¼ Credit            Grades:  9, 10        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • Physical Education A classes are scheduled 5 days a week.  Physical Education A is designed to provide meaningful physical activities for students to enjoy now and in the future.  Students will be exposed to a variety of activities.  Students are expected to dress appropriately.  The proper attire is T-shirt, shorts, socks, and tennis shoes.   A student is graded on his/her level of participation, knowledge, skills and dress.

Physical Education B
1 Semester         ¼ Credit        Grades:  9, 10        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • Physical Education B classes are scheduled 5 days a week.  All requirements are the same while the range of the individual and team activities is expanded.

Mathematics

Pre-Algebra
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  8th grade placement

  • Students will build a strong foundation for Algebra by exploring the language of mathematics, including reading and writing math.  Students will have practice in skills, concepts and problem-solving.  Real-world applications, career explorations, and the use of technology will be included.

Algebra I    
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11        Prerequisite:  8th grade placement or credit in                                     Pre-Algebra.

  • Students will practice the use of Real numbers, linear equations, inequalities, relations, functions, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radical expressions, and probability.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.  Students who earn a C- or below in Algebra 1 at Bishop Hartley are required to participate in the Summer Mathematics Program.

Geometry
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  73% in Algebra I or mastery on                                     the Diocesan Algebra I Test.

  • Students will integrate arithmetic and algebra to develop inductive and deductive reasoning in two and three dimensional geometry.  Students will do proof writing.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.

Honors Geometry
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10        Prerequisite:  95% in Algebra I and teacher                                         recommendation or A+ on the Diocesan                                         Algebra I Test.

  • Students will integrate arithmetic and algebra to develop inductive and deductive reasons in two and three dimensional geometry.  Students will do proof writing and solve problems using trigonometry, coordinate, and transformational geometry.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic. This class includes a more in-depth study with more challenging problems for the better student.

Algebra II    
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Credit in Geometry.

  • Students will review the basic concepts covered in Algebra I.  Their study then extends to include quadratic equations with complex solutions, systems in two and three variables, polynomial equations and functions of degree greater than two, exponential equations and functions, logarithms, trigonometry, and sequences and series.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.

Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11        Prerequisite:  B- in Honors Geometry or 95%                                     in Algebra I and Geometry and teacher                                         recommendation.

  • Students will do an in-depth study of the topics listed for Algebra II as well as Trigonometry.  This is a faster moving course for the better and highly motivated students.

CP Algebra and Trigonometry (CPAT)
2 semesters        1 Credit            Grades:   11, 12        Prerequisite:   Scoring below 73% in Algebra                                     I AND teacher recommendation.

  • Students will review, and then extend, their study of topics from Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry.  Problem solving is emphasized in every topic.  The calculator is used extensively in this course.

Pre-Calculus
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  73% in Algebra II.

  • Students will study functions, matrices, vectors, sequences and series, limits and derivatives.  Students will do an in-depth study of trigonometric functions and their applications.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.

Honors Pre-Calculus
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  B- in Honors Algebra                                         II/Trigonometry.

  • Students will study abstract algebra, as well as all topics covered in Pre-Calculus.  This course provides more in-depth study with more challenging problems for the better students.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.

Calculus
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:    12        Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus or Honors
Pre-Calculus, with teacher recommendations.

  • This is a full-year calculus course meant to provide a foundation /preparation for college level calculus courses.  The student will study functions, limits, continuity, derivatives, techniques of differentiation, anti-derivatives, and definite integrals.

Advanced Placement Calculus AB
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  A in Honors Algebra                                             II/Trigonometry or B+ in Pre-Calculus.

  • Students will follow the curriculum written by the College Board for AP Calculus AB.  All material covered in college level differential and integral Calculus classes are studied.  The AP test may be taken in May which may result in the student earning college credit.  Dual enrollment with Ohio Dominican College while taking AP Calculus here is also an option.

Calculus II
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  Credit in AP Calculus AB.

  • Students will continue the study of Integral Calculus.  Students will be able to compute limits and integrals, and interpret their numerical, algebraic, and geometric significance.  Topics of study include:  integration of exponential, logarithmic, trigonometric, inverse trigonometric, and hyperbolic functions, application of integration, indeterminate forms, improper integrals, parametric curves, polar graphs, sequences and series, and applications.  Problem solving will be emphasized in every topic.  Students may earn college credit from Ohio Dominican University while taking Calculus II here.

Personal Finance    
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Students will explore the management of personal income, including, but not limited to, budgeting, investments, credit, income taxes, and planning for retirement.

Statistics
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  Calculus II or Pre-Calculus and                                     teacher recommendation.

  • Students will study concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their applications to problems in other disciplines especially biology, business, education, and social studies.  Topics include:  the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data.  Students will be able to understand distributions of numbers and evaluate them in terms descriptive and inferential statistics.  They will be able to use quantitative methods in order to express relevant quantities of distributions and to perform and interpret appropriate statistical tests.  Students may earn college credit from Ohio Dominican University while taking Statistics here.

Music

The Fine Arts Experience
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grade: 9            Required

  • Freshmen will develop a fine art aesthetic by exploring the elements and through the creation of art and music, recognizing art and music historical trends, and analyzing various works of art and music.

Music History
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite: Music Appreciation

  • Elective
  • This course will provide the student with an opportunity to increase technical/creative music skills and knowledge through the in depth study of various music topics.
  • An overview of all musical style periods and the composers of each era will be taught, from medieval through the 20th century.  Topics include Gregorian Chant, Motets, Chansons, Sonatas, Symphonies, to Art Songs and more.

Music Theory and Composition
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite: None

  • Elective
  • Music theory will be taught through written and aural skills covering notes, rhythms, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, progressions, cadences, and form.  Students will receive instruction on the fundamental structure and use of a piano as a musical tool.
  • Theory skills will be demonstrated through composition.  Students will make use of technology through Finale, GarageBand, ProTools, Audacity and other software.

Instrumental Music (A) – Pep Band
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisites: Minimum of 1 year experience                                          and/or private lessons.

  • Elective
  • Pep Band performs at home varsity football games and performs a holiday concert.

Instrumental Music (B) – Concert Band
1 Semester        1/2 Credit        Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisites: Minimum of 1 year experience                                          and/or private lessons.

  • Elective
  • This course will provide the student with an opportunity to increase technical and creative music skills through performance on his/her instrument in various musical styles.  Musical focus will depend on the size and composition of the ensemble and may include chamber music, contemporary jazz, or other musical genre.

Men’s/Women’s Chorus
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisites:  None

  • Elective
  • Men’s/Women’s Chorus is open to all students wishing to explore their vocal abilities in a choral setting.  This course is designed to teach the fundamental skills that are required for singing in a mixed choir (Concert Choir).
  • Students will receive instruction and assessment in basic music theory and reading skills.
  • Sight reading, proper breathing and sound product and proper concert etiquette on balancing voices, blending sound, sustaining separate vocal lines, and creating cure unison sounds.
  • Exposure to many styles of choral music including classical, sacred, jazz, quartet, and contemporary.  Required performances include school concerts, special events, and Masses.
  • With new music opportunities every semester, a student can enroll for more than one semester, consecutive or otherwise.

Concert Choir
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Audition; Men’s/Women’s
Chorus

  • Elective
  • This advanced level choir is open to those students who demonstrate sufficient interests, ability and musical knowledge.  The choir constantly works for improved choral sound and technique.  Stage presence and professional performance skills are stressed.
  • Music of commensurate difficulty will be performed in concerts, OMEA adjudicated events, and performances in the feeder schools and parishes
  • This class is for students will self-discipline and a genuine interest in singing.  The group may be divided into a treble (SA) choir or a mixed choir (SAB/SATB) depending on enrollment. Some after school rehearsals will be required.
  • With new repertoire and music opportunities, a student could re-enroll each year.

Vocal Music I/II
1 Semester        ½ credit            Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  Permission of the instructor,                                         determined by audition

  • Elective
  • This course will provide the student with an opportunity to improve their singing ability.  Through song they will learn to read and perform musical notation.  Students will be instructed to read music using pitch letter names and solfege.  They will be graded on their knowledge and effort.  Skills taught include vocal intonation, part singing, breath support, vowel shaping, appropriate posture, and poise in performance.  Required performances include School Liturgies and semester concerts.

Science

Comprehensive Science
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  None

  • An activity-oriented introduction to the Physical, Earth and Environmental sciences.  The course integrates the study of matter and energy with a variety of topics in Earth and Space science, including applications to a variety of environmental issues.

Honors Comprehensive Science
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  9        Prerequisite:  Math placement in Algebra I,                                         Honors Algebra I or Geometry and                                             recommendation of a grade school teacher.

  • Elective
  • An introduction to the Physical, Earth and Environmental sciences.  The course integrates a quantitative study of matter and energy with a variety of topics in Earth and Space science, including applications to a variety of environmental issues.

Astronomy
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  An 83% or above in previous                                         Science and Geometry; teacher approval

  • Elective
  • This course is designed for students interested in pursuing the study of the formation and life of stars and lessons of science derived from this study of the solar system.

Biology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • A general course in modern biology.  Through lecture/discussion, demonstration and laboratory activities, students explore the study of the cell, cellular processes of membrane transport, energy transformations and reproduction, classical and modern genetics, the changes in life forms on earth, a survey of major taxonomic groups, a study of ecological relationships and a brief introduction to human biology.

Honors Biology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10        Prerequisite:  Teacher recommendation and                                         93% or above in Comprehensive Science or                                         87% in Honors Comprehensive Science.

  • An accelerated, in-depth study of modern biological concepts.  The course includes a study of the cell, the cellular processes of membrane transport, energy transportation and reproduction, genetics with emphasis on current DNA technology, the changes in life forms on earth, a survey of taxonomic groups, a study of ecological relationships and an introduction to human biology.

AP Biology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  10        Prerequisite:  93% in Biology and 93% in                                         chemistry and 93% in Honors Algebra II and                                     teacher recommendation.

  • This course is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester college introductory biology course.  The two main goals are to help students develop a conceptual framework for modern biology and an appreciation of science as a process.  Topics:  Molecules and Cells; Heredity and Evolution; Organisms and Population.

Human Physiology
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  83% or above in Biology or                                         Earth Science; or 77% or above in Chemistry;                                     teacher recommendation.

  • Elective
  • An advanced course in biology with primary emphasis on the human organism.  Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and laboratory experiences, students study the cell as the fundamental life unit, the transition from single cell to complex multi-cellular organism, and the anatomy and physiology of human organ systems.  Detailed dissection of a representative mammal is included among the laboratory experiences.

Earth Science
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Biology (may be taken                                         concurrently) and Algebra I with a grade of                                         73% or above (minimum grade of C).

  • Elective
  • An introduction to the study of the earth’s surface and interior, its atmosphere, its oceans, and the universe.  The course includes consideration of the impact that human activity has had on the earth.

Chemistry
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  83% or above in previous                                         science; 83% or above in Geometry, Algebra                                     II or Algebra II/Trig (may be taken                                             concurrently)

  • Elective
  • Chemistry is a mathematical, theoretical and laboratory approach to the study of matter and energy.  Students investigate matter and energy, atomic structure, periodic tables, chemical bonding, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, kinetics and equilibrium.

Honors Chemistry
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  A in Biology, A- in Honors                                         Biology, minimum of 83% in Algebra II or                                         Honors Algebra II (may be taken                                             concurrently) and teacher                                                 recommendation.

  • Elective
  • An accelerated, in-depth, mathematical, theoretical and laboratory approach to the study of matter and energy.  Students investigate matter and energy, atomic structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, nuclear chemistry, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, solutions, acids and bases, kinetics and equilibrium.

Physics
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  83% or above in Chemistry or                                         77% or above in Honors Chemistry; 80% or                                         above in Honors Algebra II or 87% or above                                     in Algebra II or 83% or above in PreCalculus                                     or AP Calculus; teacher recommendation.

  • Elective
  • The study of physics includes units of mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, wave motion, electron and nuclear theory, and electronics.  Basic themes such as the conservation laws, the concept of fields, energy, force, and motion are explored in each of these units through lecture and through student laboratory experience.

Honors Physics
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  93% or above in Chemistry, or                                     90% in Honors Chemistry; 93% or above in                                         Algebra II or 87% in Honors Algebra II, or                                         95% in Chemistry and 93% in Honors                                         Algebra II; teacher recommendation.

  • Students in Honors Physics are expected to have excellent math skills.
  • An accelerated and in-depth study of topics listed above will allow the time for the inclusion of additional topics taken from an Advanced Placement curriculum.
  • Students will be expected to complete additional reading, writing and research assignments.

Social Studies

Western Civilization
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • Students will study the development of political, economic and cultural systems and the influence of geography and religion in historical terms, beginning with the Greeks and Romans, and extending to the Cold War.

United States History
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • A study of the important topics in American history: cause and effect and their relationship to American life as it is today.

Advanced Placement United States History
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  11        Prerequisite:  Teacher prerequisites

  • Elective
  • The Advanced Placement History program presents a college level survey course of the important topics of American History, their cause and effect, and their relationship to American life today.  In May, students will take a National Advanced Placement Examination and depending on student’s examination grade, colleges may grant advanced placement and/or credit.

American Government
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Required
  • In-depth study of the Constitution, the three branches of government and the system of checks and balances.  Additional studies in the origin and function of government, state and local government, political parties and interest groups.  Other subject areas such as current events, economics, geography, and U.S. foreign policy will be covered.

Psychology
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • An analysis of some of the major areas in this field, such as behaviorism, learning motivation, emotion, personality, mental illness, and metal retardation.

Sociology
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Social Studies teacher approval

  • Elective
  • Sociology is the study of human relationships.  It examines the ways in which people interact with one another within basic groups of society.  Family, religious, and other social organizations, along with vital and social issues which affect them, are studied.  Man’s group behavior as he reacts within his environment is studied with the goal of promoting an individual’s understanding of himself in relationship with others.

Contemporary Issues/Special Topics
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Social Studies teacher approval

  • Elective
  • Contemporary Issues/Special Topics is a course offered to explore current issues rather extensively.  The course will involve readings from various periodicals and weekly quizzes over articles assigned.  A few themes will be explored in depth and debates over controversial issues will be attempted.  Classroom discussions of various issues and critical thinking skills will be emphasized.
  • Fee – May have to cover cost of periodicals used.

American Military History
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  Social Studies teacher approval

  • Elective
  • This course will concentrate on the major military conflicts that the United States has been involved in from the Revolutionary Period to the present.  There will be a concentration on tactics, leadership, and specific battles.
  • Students will come to understand how leadership, terrain, climate, and even chance played in the outcome of battles.  Students will be given the opportunity to discover what war meant to the individual soldier through the use of diaries (primary resources), reenactments, hands-on-activities and guest speakers.

World Cultures
1 Semester        ½ Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • Students will explore people in different regions of the world, how their customs, beliefs, and traditions have developed over thousands of years, and how geography has contributed to their cultures.

Technology

Computer Application                      
1 Semester        ½ Credit         Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  None

  • Elective
  • This course is designed to acquaint the student with three (3) different elements of computer use:  basic computer use on both a Windows platform and the iPad; Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint) and using the internet safely and efficiently for research.  We will also explore various Web 2.0 and iPad applications.

Investigations into Technology
1 Semester        ½ Credit (Pass/Fail)    Grades:  10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  Permission of                                             instructor

  • Elective
  • This course is designed to give the student an opportunity to pursue individual specialized interests in computer Science.
  • May be repeated.

World Languages

French Novice (French I)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  B- average or better in                                         English (8th grade).

  • Elective
  • In this course the student will learn the basic concepts of the language with emphasis on proficiency in each of the four language skills:  listening, speaking, reading and writing.  There is also great emphasis on learning about French speaking countries and the culture of the peoples that speak French.
  • This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning the language structure and/or preparing for quizzes or tests.

French Intermediate Low (French II)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade                                         or better from previous language                                             level in each of the four language                                             skills – Reading, Writing, Speaking,                                         Listening or Teacher                                                 Recommendation (See “World                                             Language Courses” ).

  • Elective
  • This course continues the objectives of French I:  proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, plus emphasis on the culture of French speaking countries and its peoples.  The course begins with a review of French I and continues with new grammar structures, especially verb tenses.  There is also extensive work in vocabulary.  Pronunciation and oral work are stressed in class.  Reading with understanding and written composition are also emphasized.
  • This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning language structure and/or preparing for quizzes and tests.

French Intermediate Mid (French III)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • In French Intermediate Mid, the emphasis is on fluency in conversation and the sharpening of listening skills.  Reading skills will be emphasized through an introduction to French literature in short stories and texts.  Frequent short compositions will improve writing skills.  French will be used extensively in class.
  • In class, a variety of activities will be used in order that student achieve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  Further understanding of French culture will be emphasized.
  • As in previous courses, this course requires daily work outside of class for written and oral assignments and for preparation for class as well as for tests and quizzes.

French Intermediate High/Advanced (French IV)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • This class is designed for the serious student of French.  Proficiency in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing is emphasized at an advanced level.  Students will study French history, art, music and literature.  Novels, plays, short stories, magazine and newspaper articles are read and discussed in the target language.  Strong emphasis is placed on fluency of conversation.  Composition is also stressed.

Italian Novice (Italian I)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  B- average or better in English                                     (8th grade).

  • Elective
  • In this course, the student will learn the basic concepts of the language with an emphasis on proficiency in each of the four language skills; listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  There is also great emphasis on learning about Italy and its culture.
  • This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning the language structure and/or preparing for quizzes or tests.

Italian Intermediate Low (Italian II)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening, or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses”)

  • Elective
  • This course continues to objectives of Italian I:  proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing plus emphasis on the culture of Italy and its peoples.  The course begins with a review of Italian Novice skills and continues with new grammar structures, especially verb tenses.  There is also extensive work in vocabulary.  Pronunciation and oral work are stressed in class.  Reading with understanding and written composition is emphasized.
  • This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning language structure and/or preparing for quizzes or tests.

Italian Intermediate Mid (Italian III)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills  – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening , or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • In Italian Intermediate Mid, the emphasis is on fluency in conversation and the sharpening of listening skills.  Reading skills will be emphasized through an introduction to Italian literature in short stories and texts.  Frequent, short compositions will improve writing skills.  Italian will be used extensively in class to communicate.
  • In class, a variety of activities will be used in order that students achieve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.  Further understanding of Italian culture will be emphasized.
  • As in previous courses, the course requires daily work outside of the class for written and oral assignments and for preparation for class as well as for tests and quizzes.

Italian Intermediate High/Advanced (Italian IV)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening, or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • This class is designed for the serious student of Italian.  Proficiency in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing is emphasized at an advanced level.  Students will study Italian history, art, music, and literature. Novels, plays, short stories, magazine and newspaper articles are read and discussed in the target language.  Strong emphasis is placed on fluency of conversation.  Composition is also stressed.

Latin Novice (Latin I)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  B- average or better in English                                     (8th grade).

  • Elective
  • Latin I students learn the basic grammar, forms and vocabulary of the Latin language.  Emphasis is placed on learning declensions, conjugations, and reading Verse-Latin, Classical Greek and Roman culture and history.

Latin Intermediate Low (Latin II)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         classical language skills – Reading, Writing,                                     Speaking, Listening, or Teacher                                             Recommendations (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • Latin I forms are reviewed.  More advanced complex grammar and verse-Latin are learned.  The Histories of Livy and the Gallic War of Julius Caesar are read.  Classical Greek and Roman culture and history are also studied.

Latin Intermediate Mid (Latin III)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         classical language skills – Reading, Writing,                                     Speaking, Listening, or Teacher                                             Recommendations (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • Latin II forms a reviewed.  Continued work in advanced complex grammar and verse-Latin are learned.  Classic Roman writers are studied.  Students will explore classical Greek and Roman culture and history.

Latin Intermediate High/Advanced (Latin IV)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         classical language skills – Reading, Writing,                                     Speaking, Listening, or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • Latin III forms are reviewed.  Students will read advanced classical history and literature written by the giants of Roman letters.  Culture and history will be explored.

Spanish Novice (Spanish I)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  9, 10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  B- average or better in English                                     (8th grade).

  • Elective
  • In this course the student will learn the basic concepts of the language with emphasis on proficiency in each of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.  There is also great emphasis on learning about Spanish speaking countries and the culture of the people that speak Spanish.
  • This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning the language structure and/or preparing for quizzes or test.

Spanish Intermediate Low (Spanish II)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  10, 11, 12    Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses”).

  • Elective
  • This course continues the objective of Spanish I:  proficiency in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing plus emphasis on the culture of Spanish-speaking countries and its peoples.  The course begins with a review of Spanish Novice skills and continues with new grammar structures, especially verb tenses.  There is also extensive work in vocabulary.  Pronunciation and oral work are stressed in class.  Reading with understanding and written composition are also emphasized.
  • This course requires daily work outside of class for written exercises, pronunciation practice, memorizing vocabulary, learning language structure and/or preparing for quizzes or tests.

Spanish Intermediate Mid (Spanish III)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grades:  11, 12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses” )

  • Elective
  • In Spanish Intermediate Mid, the emphasis is on fluency in conversation and sharpening of listening skills.  Reading skills will be emphasized through an introduction to Spanish literature in short stories and texts.  Frequent, short compositions will improve writing skills.  Spanish will be used extensively in class.
  • In class, a variety of activities will be used in order that students achieve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills.  Further understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultures will be emphasized.
  • As in previous courses, this course requires daily work outside of class for written and oral assignments and for preparation for class as well as for tests and quizzes.

Spanish Intermediate High/Advanced (Spanish IV)
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade:  12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or better                                     from previous language level in each of the                                         four language skills – Reading, Writing,                                         Speaking, Listening, or Teacher                                             Recommendation (See “World Language                                         Courses” ).

  • Elective
  • This class is designed for the serious student of Spanish. Proficiency in the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing is emphasized at an advanced level.  Students will study Spanish and Latin American history, art, music and literature.  Novels, plays, short stories, magazine and newspaper articles are read and discussed in the target language.  Strong emphasis is placed on fluency of conversation.  Composition is also stressed.

Spanish V Advanced Placement
2 Semesters        1 Credit            Grade 11, 12        Prerequisite:  81% cumulative grade or higher                                     in Spanish IV.

  • Students will prepare for Advanced Placement testing through the exploration of the history, literature, music, and culture of Spain and Latin America.  Multiple media will be used.  Emphasis is placed on written composition, and reading and conversational fluency.

Religion

Bishop Hartley High School is a Roman Catholic school and our Religion Program consists of three components:  knowledge, liturgy (formal and informal prayer), and service.  Our goal is:

To proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to all,
To transform humankind into new life in Christ,
To train individuals to live consciously faith-filled lives
as children of God.

The principles upon which the program is based come from the National Catechetical Director, Sharing the Light of Faith:

1.    A person’s human development is the key to his or her capacity to form a faith
relationship and intellectually understand the implications of that relationship.
2.    The four tasks of message, community, service, prayer and worship are one                     interlocking ministry.
3.    The program draws upon the four signs of sources of catechesis – biblical,                     ecclesial, liturgical and natural signs.
4.    The program strives to enhance the school’s academic nature, and develop the                     spiritual, personal, social and physical development of the student.

RELIGION COURSE OF STUDY

Our Diocesan Religion Course of Study for grades 9, 10, 11, and 12, is based on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework for the Development of Catechetical Materials for Young People of High School Age (2008).  The senior course of study following this framework will be added in the 2014-2015 school year.

The faculty and staff share with the Religion Department the mission to proclaim Christ’s message to participate in efforts to develop community, to lead people to worship and prayer, and to motivate to service.  In particular, the Religion classroom provides opportunities for the student to:

1.    explore and challenge his/her intellectual understanding of the Catholic faith;
2.    reflect and grow in his/her spiritual development; and
3.    acquire skills which can be applied to parish and community service.

RELIGION 9
Semester 1 – The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture
The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible, they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn the history of the formation of the Bible, authored by God through inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. They will learn to read the Bible and will become familiar with its major sections,  with a particular focus on the Gospels of the New Testament.

Semester 2 – Who is Jesus Christ?
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, and the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who He is, the student will also learn who He calls them to be.

RELIGION 10
Semester 1 – The Mission of Jesus Christ (The Paschal Mystery)
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us, and students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also understand what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

Semester 2 – Jesus Christ’s Mission Continues in the Church
The purpose of this course is to enable the students to understand that in the sacred nature of the Church in which they encounter the living Jesus Christ, that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today, with both divine and human elements.

RELIGION 11
Semester 1 – Sacraments as Privileged Encounters with Jesus Christ
The purpose of this course is to enable students to understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way, in and through the sacraments, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments.  This course is designed to enable the student to understand and recognize God’s presence in the world and become familiar with the ways God and people communicate with one another through symbols, rituals, and prayer.

Semester 2 – Life in Jesus Christ
Students learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples. This course enables the student to understand the principles that form the basis of Catholic Christian Morality, such as freedom, responsibility, conscience, conscience formation, and the difference between subjective and objective morality.

RELIGION 12
Semester 1  
History of the Catholic Church

Course Four presented a catechesis of the Church and the Body of Christ in history: its nature and meaning, images, marks, life and ministry, guide to moral life, and the role of prayer. This Course can supplement that catechesis on the Church. The purpose of this course is to supply the students with a general knowledge of the Church’s history from apostolic times to the present. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him throughout history through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today and, as such, has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn about the Church’s 2,000 years of history and about how the Church is led and governed by the successors of the Apostles.

Semester 2
Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ in Society
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Church’s social teaching. In this course, students are to learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, is present today in the Church’s social teaching and mission.

 

2014-2015 SCHOOL RETREATS
St. Joseph, patron of families and workers, pray for us!

The goal of the Campus Ministry Program at Bishop Hartley High School is to promote a culture in which members of the Hartley family are led to follow Christ more closely, making God known, loved, served and celebrated throughout our community.

The success of our program rests in our families and our parishes, as the formation of faith occurs first in the home and in the parish community. The Campus Ministry Program is a resource for students as they continue to live and explore their faith.  We also serve parents as they strive to live out their sacred role as prime educators of children in the faith. The campus ministry program at Bishop Hartley strongly encourages parents and students to maintain spiritual connection with the universal Church in active participation at the home parish. Faithful and constant celebration of the sacraments is essential to the spiritual life of individuals, families and communities. If we can be of service in assisting you in your faith formation, please feel free to contact Mr. Dominic V. Dinovo, Campus Minister.

In an effort to enhance the faith formation of our students, Bishop Hartley H.S. provides retreat opportunities for our students. All retreat information is available on the Bishop Hartley website.  Parent permission forms are required for all off-campus retreats and may be downloaded from the Hartley web page.

Senior “Kairos Retreat”
Theme:  “Supreme Moment” Themes centered on Catholic Christian Adulthood
Location:  Bergamo Retreat Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio 45430 (937)426-2363
Dates:  Seniors will sign-up to attend one of the three available sessions. Four day, three night retreat. Basketball players will be encouraged to sign up for the Kairos 8 retreat in November & Football players for the Kairos 10 retreat in March.
Kairos 8:  Sunday, November 23 – Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Kairos 9:  Tuesday, January 13 – Friday, January 16, 2015
Kairos 10:  Sunday, March 8 – Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Junior Retreat
Theme: Leadership and Building up the Community of God
Location:  Bergamo Retreat Center, 4400 Shakertown Road, Dayton, Ohio 45430 (937)426-2363
Dates:  Juniors will be assigned to attend one of three sessions via randomized computer selection.  Please keep these dates free as assignments have not yet been made.  Two day, one night retreat.
Session I:  Sunday, September 14 – Monday September 15, 2014
Session II:  Sunday, October 26 – Monday, October 27, 2014
Session III:  Sunday, November 2 – Monday, November 3, 2014

Sophomore Retreat
Theme:  Reality Check (In conjunction with Catholic based NET Ministries)
Location:  Bishop Hartley H.S.
Dates:  Sophomores are assigned to and will attend one of the two sessions scheduled during school hours based on House assignment:
Session I:  Thursday, February 19, 2015 (Sacred Heart, Springs, & Victory House members)
Session II:  Friday, February 20, 2015 (Aquinas, Rosary, & Wehrle house members)

Freshmen Retreat  
Theme: Focus on the School Pillars of Faith & Service
Location:  Bishop Hartley H.S.
Dates:  Freshmen are assigned to and will attend one of two sessions scheduled during school hours based on House assignment:
Session I:  Thursday, October 2, 2014 (Sacred Heart, Springs, Victory House members)
Session II:  Friday, October 3, 2014 (Aquinas, Rosary, Wehrle House members)

Expectations
The following requirements and expectations are noted:

1.    All students, regardless of religious affiliation, are expected to attend the annual retreat. It is understood that your attendance at Bishop Hartley is indicative of your agreement with our schools philosophy and policy. (See attendance policy)
2.    Freshmen & Sophomores must pack a lunch for their assigned retreat day
3.    Appropriate behavior by each student is expected while being transported to and from the retreat site as well as during all activities of the retreat.
4.    Permission slips and other information are required only for off campus retreats.
5.    Cost of Retreats are budgeted and covered.

Attendance Policy
The Senior Kairos retreat is not mandatory; however, students are encouraged to attend due to the often immeasurable spiritual and communal benefits of the experience.

All freshmen, sophomore and junior retreats at Bishop Hartley are mandatory.   On rare occasions when unforeseen or uncontrollable circumstances cause a student to miss a retreat, the administration and Campus Minister of Bishop Hartley will respond on a case-by-case basis.  In most cases, students under these circumstances will be required to attend a parish-sponsored retreat, and/or fulfill a service hour project, including a reflection paper, above and beyond the established school requirement.