Junior High 6-8

St. Joseph Parish School provides students with a balanced curriculum. We focus on developing the whole child while instilling morals and values critical to helping children reach their full potential. Below are the Standards we achieve in accordance with the Diocese of Cleveland's Curriculum Standards.

 

State Accredited

  • St. Joseph Parish School is accredited in the State of Ohio and meets all requirements established by the Ohio Department of Education.

  • Along with most states in our country, the Dioceses of Cleveland and St. Joseph Parish School have chosen to adopt the Common Core Standards.

Math:

  • St. Joseph Parish School is aligned to the curriculum and instructional material of the Ohio Common Core Standards.

  • Math enrichment activities are provided for students at all grade levels.

  • Math leveling begins in seventh grade. Leveling provided greater individualized instruction to meet the needs of all students per aptitude and achievement.

  • In grades 3-8, math skills are systematically reviewed and reinforced with the supplemental math series, Simple Solutions.

  • Approximately 80% of the seventh and eighth grade students participate in advance math classes and complete Algebra I as eighth graders.

  • After school math clubs are offered to middle school and junior high students. The students work collaboratively on higher level math problems that strengthen problem – solving skills and enhance the entire math curriculum. These teams compete in regional math competitions.

Language Arts:

  • The English language arts curriculum develops the skills of communication: reading, writing, speaking, listening, reviewing, and researching.

  • St. Joseph Parish School is aligned to the curriculum and instructional materials of the Ohio Common Core Standards.

  • The Accelerated Reader program offers students in grades 1-8, an individualized program to enhance reading and comprehension skills. This program encourages an interest in reading and introduces a variety of authors and subject matter.

  • Junior Great Books, a supplement to the language arts curriculum in grades 2 and 4, introduces students to the great works of literature through folktales and both classic and modern fiction.

  • Sadlier's Vocabulary Workshop extends and enhances the development of vocabulary in grades six through eight.

  • Power of the Pen is a statewide writing competition for seventh and eighth grade students. During the competition, students are provided writing prompts on a variety of topics. To prepare, students practice their writing skills after school twice a week with the seventh and eighth grade faculty. In 2015 and 2106, eighth grade students were selected to participate at the final state competition.

Technology:

  • St. Joseph Parish School meets the Technology Competency Standards established by the Diocese of Cleveland.

  • St. Joseph Parish School has a highly skilled educator who teaches computer skills in a state of the art computer lab.

  • Students in grades K-8 attend weekly computer classes. Instruction includes basic computer skills, keyboarding, graphing, Internet research, presentation skills, word processing, cloud computing, Internet safety and coding.

  • Maintaining the latest technology is a key element of St. Joseph Parish School's commitment to providing an engaging learning environment that simulates student interest and achievement in the classroom.

  • All classrooms have wired and wireless Internet access.

  • ActivBoards, the most up-to-date classroom technology, are implemented at every grade level.

  • In July 2013, the computer lab was updated to include 25 iMac computers.

  • The Mac OS X system, with its iLife software, camcorder, and digital camera, enables teachers and students to make slideshows, movies, podcasts, and web pages.

  • A Mobile computer lab, including 36 MacBook Pros and printers, brings the benefits of technology to classrooms of all grade levels throughout the year.

  • 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 6-8.

  • Two iPad2 carts (30 iPads each), bring Internet research and educational Apps to grades K-8.

  • The St. Joseph Design-Build Studio, established in the fall of 2016 is a space where students collaborate to explore, create, design and develop their learning into real-life experiences, products or presentations.

  

ST. JOSEPH PARISH SCHOOL
 

32946 Electric Blvd 
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
Phone: 440-933-6233
Absentee Line: 440-933-6233
Fax: 440-933-2463
School Hours:
Monday - Friday - 7:45 am - 2:15 pm

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday - 7:15 am - 2:45 pm

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Phone: 440-933-3152
Office Hours:

Monday - Friday - 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Saturday - 8:00am - 12:00 pm

Mass Schedule:

Saturday 4:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 5:00 PM

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