Elementary school serves students from Kindergarten through Grade 6. Structured learning plans, combined with multi-sensory instruction, ensure that all students are challenged to their full potential. An accelerated curriculum is the standard while resource and fine arts programs provide customized support and enrichment for all students.
The curriculum followed by the elementary school meets the requirements of the Diocese of Birmingham, the Alabama State Department of Education, and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition to the required academic courses, classes in art, computer, music and physical education are provided.
The following is the Diocesan Policy concerning Grading and is adhered to by Holy Spirit Catholic School.
Kindergarten and Grade One have checklists developed for all schools in the Birmingham Diocese. The coding for each skill is:
NI Needs Improvement
ES Exceeds Standard
MS Meets Standard
AS Approaching Standard
NS Needs Support
Grades Second through Eighth will have the following grading scale:
F 64 and below