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 ExcellenceEvery 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.
HomeworkAll 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.
Academic HonestyIn 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.