As a college preparatory school, Christ the King promotes an academically stimulating and challenging environment. The curriculum is designed to place emphasis on the development of those skills and strengths that will be necessary for success in college and beyond. Christ the King will strive to produce graduates who can form sound analytical judgments, cultivate powers of self-expression, express a keen interest in and concern for all God’s creation, and exhibit a philosophy of life based on sound principles. Important for the achievement of these goals is a sense of maturity and responsibility for one’s own behavior.
At the heart of the Jesuit approach to education is the principle of cura personalis—care for the whole person. At Christ the King, this means drawing out a student's gifts and talents, inspiring their use, and encouraging interaction with peers and teachers.
To that end, Christ the King has several academic policies:
Culture of Peace and Excellence
Every student at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School has the right to an excellent education. All behavior in the school should help to establish and maintain an environment of peace and excellence that fosters maximum learning and mutual respect. Students are expected to be respectful of the educational process and to take responsibility for their own learning.
In class, students are expected to be active, cooperative learners listening to others in asking and answering questions. Students are expected to help establish and maintain an orderly, active learning environment.
All homework assignments should be neat, clean, and legible. Homework should be handed in on time and completed to the best of the student's ability. Copying homework, cheating on tests or quizzes, plagiarism or any other form of academic dishonesty is a serious offense and could result in an F for the assignment and/or for the entire class. All paperwork must be presented to the classroom teacher according to the standards set forth by the faculty.
In its attempt to instill Christian values and academic integrity, Christ the King Jesuit College Prep expects students to act responsibly in regard to their own learning. As a Jesuit community that cares for the whole person, Christ the King desires to form students who demonstrate a self-awareness that extends well beyond lessons learned in the classroom. This self-awareness is characterized by the clear formation of a moral conscience that allows the individual to distinguish between right and wrong, truth and falsehood. (Grad at Grad, JSEA)
As such, the community believes that all academic work is the product of the individual student. Christ the King stands firmly against academic dishonesty in any form, which can be described as offering someone else's ideas or work as one's own, or offering one's work to another. Please see your Student Handbook for a full discussion of Academic Expectations, Policies and Regulations.
Upon successful completion of all graduation requirements, graduates of Christ the King Jesuit College Prep will be able to:
- write a coherent essay that argues or defends a thesis;
- read critically and with comprehension for a variety of purposes;
- conduct comprehensive, relevant, focused research;
- study, learn, read and speak a language other than English and culture(s) associated with that language;
- demonstrate critical knowledge in various subject areas and apply it;
- develop the passion to become a lifelong learner;
- articulate and argue persuasively, civilly, and accurately from evidence and listen accurately and fairly to others;
- demonstrate mathematical skills that are appropriate for becoming a competitive college student;
- serve and reflect on service as a means of experiencing love for self, others, community and God;
- understand matters of faith informed by Christian, Catholic and Jesuit perspectives;
- articulate their own sense of faith in the context of a wider world;
- reflect on and articulate how their cultural identity affects their understanding of and relationships with individuals and society ;
- evaluate ethical, moral and social implications of a variety of academic and non-academic situations;
- interact effectively with teams in academic, co-curricular and work settings;
- synthesize their work and academic experiences;
- demonstrate improvement and growth in performing their jobs and reflecting on their work experiences; and
- demonstrate an ability to manage a full schedule of college preparatory academics, work experience and co-curricular activity.