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Academic Life

Parent–Teacher conferences are held following the first and second academic quarters.  Notices are sent to parents in advance of the conference.  The first conference is mandatory for parents; the second conference is for parents who wish to meet with specific teachers.  Additional conferences may be scheduled according to need.  Special conferences are necessary when a student's work and/or behavior deteriorate to the extent that his/her welfare and that of his/her classmates suffer.

The development of a child is multifaceted; the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual areas all require care and nurturing for the formation of a healthy child of God.  We, at Christ the King School, recognize this process by utilizing appropriate teaching practices designed to address the age group served, with attention to the Diocesan Curriculum Guide containing national education standards.   Basic to the curriculum is the study of religion, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, computer science, fine arts, physical education, sensory–motor skills, and Spanish.  Subjects considered in the "core curriculum" are religion, mathematics, reading/literature, English/language arts, science, and social studies.

As parents and educators, we are dedicated to helping children to become responsible citizens.  Students must learn not only responsible conduct behavior but also responsible academic behavior.  To this end, students, especially Upper School students, are ultimately responsible for completing their own assignments and homework and for remembering to bring their own books, homework, assignments, and materials to class.  Students are discouraged from calling home for forgotten books, homework, or materials.

Although teachers try their best to notify parents if students have lost books or materials or have received zeroes for missing assignments, it is the ultimate responsibility of the student to keep track of school assignments, grades, and materials and to relay this information to his or her parent.  Students should make arrangements with teachers or outside tutors for extra help if further academic assistance is needed.  At the beginning of the year, teachers will send home the times they are available to give students extra help.

Progress through the grades is a matter of achievement in the basic skills as well as of age, maturation, social and civic development.  It is expected that the majority of students will be well — adjusted and will move through the adopted course of study at the rate of one grade per year.  However, some students may experience difficulty in mastering the academic phases of the school program and will profit more from school if retained one grade.  Special consultation with the parents, teachers, and principal will be arranged in sufficient time in each case.  The final decision regarding a student's promotion and/or class placement within a grade rests with the school.