• High School

     

    Honors courses

    Lourdes Academy students have the opportunity to take selected courses at an honors level. Honors courses provide an increased level of study through a more in­-depth curriculum. Students and parents must sign an honors contract at the course’s start date indicating full commitment to the outlined requirements. Students will not be allowed to drop the honors course once the contract is signed.

     

    CAPP

    COOPERATIVE ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (CAPP)

    The Cooperative Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) allows eligible students to take UW Oshkosh courses on the Lourdes campus. High school students in CAPP courses do the same homework and take the same exams as the UW­ Oshkosh students in these courses. Lourdes teachers who are college adjunct professors teach these courses. CAPP courses are dual credit courses. Students earn high school and college credits. See the Course Description Book for CAPP course requirements.

     

    SNC

    St. Norbert College Credit allows eligible students to take college courses on the Lourdes campus. High school students in these courses do the same homework and take the same exams as the college students in these courses. Lourdes teachers who are college adjunct professors teach these courses. Students earn high school and college credits.  See the Course Description Book for SNC course requirements.

     

    AP

    The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both — while still in high school. AP exams are given each year in May. A score of 3 or higher on an AP exam can typically earn students college credit and/or placement into advanced courses in college (Source: AP website ).

     

    ACT Plus Writing

    The ACT Plus Writing is a college entrance exam and consists of four timed, multiple-choice tests: English, mathematics, reading and science; and a 40- minute essay test that measures writing skills.  ACT Plus Writing is a paper test and the scores are reportable to colleges and universities. All Lourdes Academy Juniors take ACT Plus Writing in March during school hours. Juniors are the only high school students in attendance on this day. Official score reports may be ordered at actstudent.org

     

    Course Description Handbook

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Middle School

     

    Lourdes Academy Middle School offers a comprehensive curriculum consisting of a combination of required and elective courses designed to prepare our students for life, college and a continued relationship with God.

     

    6th grade required courses include:

    language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, religion, physical education, art, general computers, band and/or choir, and reading

     

    7th grade required courses include:

    language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, religion, physical education, art, health, band and/or choir, Spanish and reading

     

    8th grade required courses include:

    language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, religion, physical education, art, health, band and/or choir, Spanish and reading

  • Elementary Schools

     

    General Curriculum

    The curriculum of Lourdes Academy of Oshkosh is based on the guidelines published by the Department of Total Catholic Education, as part of the Diocese of Green Bay.  Lourdes Academy complies with all mandates regarding curriculum matters as required by the state of Wisconsin, and our basic framework follows the Green Bay Diocese curriculum encompassing faith integration in all subject areas and in the classroom learning environment.  Lourdes Academy, working with AdvancEd (Advancing Excellence in Education), continues to meet strategic goals in school improvement and curriculum.     

    Benchmark Literacy

    Lourdes Academy Elementary teachers received extensive training in the area of literacy development over the course of the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 school years, through the direct coaching of Mrs. Jody Romans and continued support of Mrs. Susan Trofka.  To support our literacy goals, Lourdes Academy recently adopted The Benchmark Literacy Program.   The Benchmark  Literacy Program is a comprehensive approach to teaching literacy and includes the following components:

     

    • Interactive Read-Aloud Strategies
    • Whole Group Mini-Lessons
    • Differentiated Small-Group/Guided Reading
    • Independent Reading
    • Phonics & Word Study
    • Writing
    • Assessments


    Each teacher in grades K-5 utilizes the Benchmark Literacy Program during their daily ninety minute literacy blocks.  During the 2016-2017 school year, we will be implementing the program into our 4 Year Old Kindergarten program, as well.

     

    STEM

    Lourdes Academy Elementary offers many STEM opportunities, including PLTW modules and Einstein kits.   

    Kindergarten

    • PLTW: Animals & Algorithms
    • Einstein: Forces & Motions and Wood & Paper

    1st Grade

    • PLTW: Animated Storytelling
    • Einstein: Organisms & Soils and Solids & Liquids

    2nd Grade

    • PLTW: Grids & Games, Properties of Matter and Form & Function
    • Einstein: Insects and Change

    3rd Grade

    • PLTW: Programming Patterns, Science of Flight and Forces & Interactions
    • Einstein: Rocks & Minerals and Sound

    4th Grade

    • PLTW: Input/Output-Computer Science, Energy-Collisions and Energy-Conversions

    5th Grade

    • PLTW: Robotics & Automation, Robotics & Automation: Challenge and Infection: Modeling & Simulation