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Serra Catholic High School
One of the Top Catholic High Schools in the Nation
2016-2017 Profile

ADMINISTRATION & COUNSELOR

Mr. Timothy Chirdon, Principal

Mr. Robert Childs, Assistant Principal

Ms. Stefanie Corcoran, Dean of Students

Mrs. Teresa Atkinson, School Counselor


CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 412.751.2020

Fax: 412.751.3488

Website: www.serrahs.org

Email: atkinsont@serrahs.org

 

COMMUNITY

A former steel mill town, now light industrial and business.  Widely varied socio-economic levels, located 18 miles east of Pittsburgh.

 

SCHOOL

An independent Catholic school, overseen by a Board of Directors within the Diocese of Pittsburgh.  A co-ed enrollment of 390 students in grades 9-12.  Effective September 2014, ranked one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the nation by the Cardinal Newman Society.

 

CURRICULUM

College preparatory curriculum with an honors track for accelerated learners. 27 credits are required for graduation.  19 courses are offered for a total of 62 college credits.

 

From Seton Hill University

Sociology (3), Tragedy (3), Advanced Biology (4), European History (3), History of Art (3), College Algebra (3), American Government (3), Human Anatomy (4), Basic Composition (3), and Introduction to Philosophy (3)

 

From Saint Vincent College

Introduction to Psychology (3), Spanish (3),US History 1865-present (3), and Creative Writing (3)

 

From the University of Pittsburgh

Business Calculus (4) & Calculus (4)

 

From Carlow University

Mercy & Justice in the World (3)

 

St. Francis University

Chemistry (4)

 

Eligibility for college credit courses: 3.0 GPA/instructor approval.

 

GRADING

A: 93-100%

B: 85-92%

C: 75-84%

D: 70-74%

F: 0-69%

 

GRADE POINT AVERAGE

The weighted GPA appears on students’ transcripts.  The level of the course determines how the grade is factored into the GPA, QPA, or both:

Level 1 – academic course with support; (A = 3.0)

Level 3 – academic course; (A = 4.0)

Level 5 – honors level course; (A = 5.0)

Level 7 – college credit course; (A = 5.0)

Level 8 – not factored into QPA

 

TESTING PROGRAMS

10th Grade: PSAT (100%)

11th Grade: PSAT (100%) and SAT (86%) and ACT (55%)

12th Grade: SAT (100%) and ACT (55%)                    

 

C.E.E.B. TEST RESULTS

New SAT: Math Average 554 , ERW Average 535

Old SAT: Math Average 548, Reading Average 526

 

ACT: English 22, Math 22, Reading 23, Science 22, and Composite 23

 

GRADUATING CLASS OF 2016

73 Graduates

4-year colleges: 93%

2-year colleges: 5%

Employment: 2%

 

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

Athletics

Boys: soccer, football, cross country, swimming, golf, bowling, basketball, hockey, baseball, track and field

Girls: soccer, volleyball, cheerleading, swimming, basketball, hockey, softball, track and field

 

Other Activities

Junior Academy of Science, Junior Engineering and Technical Society, Robotics, Junior Achievement, Future Business Leaders of America, Pro-Life Club, Yearbook, Interact Club, Circle of Friends, Chess Club