Schools exist to educate young minds; reading, writing, and arithmetic, are among the studies of the day. As educators, we know that the most successful students are those who are each addressed as a whole child. Parents begin the education at home. At St. Elizabeth School, it continues. As we educate students in academics, we also inform them of the importance of having values and offer experiences to help them build and prioritize those values. We believe that it is not just your mind, but your heart and spirit as well that form your character, and it is our mission to send our students into the world with strong moral compasses. We are dedicated to educating the whole child − heart, mind, body and soul.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Education Department (TCCED), part of the state-approved Texas Private School Accreditation Commission (TEPSAC), operating under the guidelines of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, and fully exceeds all state qualification requirements. We offer a full-day curriculum for Pre-k through eighth trade:
- Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten – 3 and 4 year olds and 5 year olds, respectively
- Elementary School – first through third grade
- Intermediate School – fourth and fifth grade
- Middle School – sixth through eighth grade
Our core curriculum is comprised of:
- English Language Arts (reading, grammar, phonics, spelling, creative expression, and writing)
- Social Studies
- Physical Education
The school sponsors various activities for student participation including National Junior Honor Society, cheerleading, handbells, speech, drama, Booster club, Environmental club, and Technology club.
St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic School offers Honors and Regular classes for 6th-8th Middle School English/Literature, Math/Science, and Music/Art. The classes are paired this way primarily for scheduling purposes, meaning that a student must qualify for both Honors English and Honors Literature to be accepted into the Honors English/Literature track. The same principle will apply to Honors Math (or Algebra)/Science track.
Characteristics of an Honors Class may include, but not be limited to the following programming options:
- Modified or expanded curriculum
- Curriculum compacting
- Advanced work
- Challenges within content
Some form of ability grouping Criteria for Selection:
- Teacher recommendation
- Current grade in the subject
- ITBS achievement test scores
- CoGAT ability scores
To be considered, students must complete an Student Honors Application Form for each Honors Class. The Honor’s application will be sent out the middle of May each year.
The program of religious instruction and spiritual development is the central force unifying the school. We seek to educate dedicated Christians to know, love, and serve God, and who will work to improve themselves and their society. Religious instruction is based on Christian living and education, delineated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in their publication “To Teach as Jesus Did.” All students are expected to participate to their fullest capability in liturgical and instructional programs, regardless of their own religion.
Grading Scale – Academic and Conduct
St. Elizabeth School uses the following scales for academic and conduct/behavior grades for students in Pre-K– 8th grade:
1 – 8
(Working on Skill)
Students in grades 1 – 5 will receive letter grades only (E, G, S, N, U) for Humanities classes (i.e., art, music, physical education, technology and Spanish).
Pre-K and Kindergarten students are given marks to indicate their level of development. Students in 1st – 8th grade are given a letter conduct grade (E, G, S, N, U) each grading period with respect to individual observance of the school’s behavior standards and expectations. Procedures for assigning conduct grades will be provided to parents and students at the beginning of each school year.
Report Cards and Progress Reports
Students receive Report Cards at the end of each quarterly grading period. Progress Reports are issued after the fifth week of each grading period to all students. Students in academic danger may receive Progress Reports more often to keep parents advised of their student’s academic status and progress. Report Cards and Progress Reports are to be signed by a parent and returned to the student’s homeroom teacher immediately. All school fees must be current or paid to the school each quarter before Report Cards and Progress Reports are released.
If a student is failing one or more subjects at Progress Report time, he or she will be required to attend tutoring in the failing subject(s) 2 days a week at a minimum until the grade(s) is brought up to at least a 75. If a student receives a failing grade in one or more subjects at Report Card time, he or she will be required to attend tutoring in the failed subject(s) for at least two weeks, at which time the grade in the failed subject(s) will be reviewed and a determination will be made regarding the necessity for continued tutoring.
To recognize diligent work at the end of each grading period, names of those students who earn all A’s and conduct grades of all E’s will be placed on the Principal’s Honor Roll. Students earning A’s and B’s including conduct grades of at least all G’s, will be placed on the quarterly A/B Honor Roll. At the end of the school year, those students whose yearly academic averages are all A’s with all E’s in conduct will be placed on the School Year Principal’s Honor Roll, while those students whose academic averages are A’s and B’s with all E’s and G’s in conduct will be placed on the School Year A/B Honor Roll.