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STARS

St. Aloysius Gonzaga School follows the student-based curriculum standards program called “Students and Teachers Achieving Remarkable Standards” (STARS). This program has been promulgated by the Department of Catholic Schools (DCS) of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for use in all Archdiocesan elementary schools. Copies of these standards may be obtained by contacting the office or visiting the DCS website.

Academic Curriculum

  • Art
  • English
  • Math
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Reading
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Spelling
  • Technology

Cultivating higher level thinking skills and the ability to think logically, building up memory retention skills and learning to be creative problem solvers are of prime importance to academic and personal progress.

A student’s literacy is critical to their success. Therefore, parents as the initial educators of their children must set daily standards at home in order to provide an atmosphere for reading. Parents are role models and thus, should set an example for their children by reading regularly, empowering, and motivating their children to read regularly and demonstrating an interest that will drive their children to become lifelong readers and leaders.

Students should take pride in each piece of written work in regard to the quality of content, the correctness, and the appearance. Communicating through speaking and listening effectively is a highly desirable outcome of education as this skill enables students to relate successfully with others.

Developing responsibility and implementing systems of accountability is of the utmost importance for academic progress. Parents should develop these character traits in their children by setting expectations as well as by giving their children daily tasks at home. When parent’s directives are not followed, parents should let the children experience the consequences. Consistency in expectations and consequences is key to developing responsibility and accountability in children.

 

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