Academics

Curriculum

Trinity’s academic program is one of our strongest features. Our liberal arts education focuses on fundamentals essential for building a foundation, accentuated with electives, and infused with the Gospel message. Trinity acknowledges the diversity of students, and offers programs accordingly; by offering 13 AP courses, along with courses which emphasize the foundation of the material, all Trinity students enroll in courses which place them in their optimal zone of learning and development. Furthermore, all of Trinity’s courses emphasize writing, so students hone their skills in critical thinking, organization, communication, word choice, and development of complex ideas in every class period, every day, over the course of four years.

Departments

THEOLOGY

Trinity’s theology courses are designed to give Catholics an in-depth look into Catholic tradition and history, Scripture, Christian vocations, faith formation, and moral development, while providing non-Catholics with a foundation from which to understand these same concepts. Catholics will grow into a deeper understanding of the intellectual and spiritual aspects of their faith, while non-Catholics will find parallels to their own faith traditions. Catholicism has served as the foundation of Western history, culture, literature, and philosophy, that students of all backgrounds will benefit from our required theology courses. 

ENGLISH

The English department strives to develop learners capable of reading and interpreting novels, poems, and plays from Old English to modern day. Trinity students write often and in every class, developing their voice, and honing their research and analytical skills. Students will study American and British literature, as well as numerous units on different cultures across the world. Our students also have the option to participate in various writing contests, including Scholastic Arts and Writing and competitions hosted by the VFW.

Course of Note: AP English

SOCIAL STUDIES

Trinity’s Social Studies program focuses on creating citizens who are articulate and socially responsible. Through history courses that cover events, persons, and trends from the ancient world through modern time, students learn about the past with the idea of influencing the future. 

Courses of Note: World Religions, Introduction to Philosophy, AP World History, AP U.S. History, AP Government, AP European History, AP Psychology

MATHEMATICS

Our Math Department places a high value on critical thinking and problem solving in its courses which cater to students of all ability levels. Pre-algebra, algebra I & II, geometry, trigonometry/pre-calculus, statistics, and calculus I & II, all give students the opportunity to understand concepts, demonstrate skills, and master techniques of high school and college preparatory mathematics.

Courses of Note: AP Statistics, AP Calculus, AP Calculus 2

SCIENCE

Trinity’s Science Department focuses on acquiring knowledge by following the scientific method and incorporates labs and real-world applications as a matter of course. Our courses in earth science, biology, chemistry, and physics enforce the concept that lab experience is essential to integrating critical thought processes. Science Fair projects are also an option, and Trinity regularly has students who place in local CASEF competitions.

Courses of Note: Human Anatomy and Physiology, AP Chemistry

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

The World Language Department at Trinity promotes foreign language through the four fundamental language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students also experience the culture and geography of the language through film, food, images, literature, and more. Trinity offers four years of instruction for Latin, Spanish, Chinese, and French.

Courses of Note: AP Spanish, AP French

ART

Trinity’s fine arts program is designed to expose students to diversity and beauty, to promote self-expression, and encourage communication through art. Our program consists of two survey art courses, painting, and advanced studio. Students will learn to draw, paint, throw pottery, sculpt, create mixed media works, engage with photography, and ultimately view the world through a different lens.

MUSIC

In addition to exposing students to a range of musical styles, Trinity’s music program focuses on performance and with an eye toward preparing students for future musical endeavors in college and in the community. Trinity students perform regularly for the school community, as well as for local charitable organizations. See more here.

HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Health Education is designed to provide students with the foundations of health and wellness as they relate to today’s society. Physical Education develops the fundamentals and skills in students to enable them to pursue a life of health and activity through sport.

BUSINESS & COMPUTER SCIENCE

Trinity’s Business and Computer Science courses seek to expose students to concepts and experiences they will engage in over their entire adult lives. Through guest-speakers and modules, teachers focus on developing practical skills in students and foster their growth with real-world applications and experiences.  

Courses of Note: Entrepreneurship, Robotics Engineering and Programming

FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCE

Our Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum is designed for people – people making choices, people using resources, and people relating to people. Thinking skills are encouraged in each course by using the practical problem solving approach. Whether discussing topics in foods, clothing, decision making, or nurturing children, the intent is to provide students with tools to enrich their lives so families will be strengthened and, ultimately, all society will benefit.

MARY BUCKLEY LIBRARY

The Mary Buckley Library provides all students access to print resources and online databases necessary for research and other academic projects. The library offers in-person access to resources before, during, and after school, and 24/7 access online. Trinity’s library also houses books for recreational reading, including titles by Trinity alumni! The library is named in honor of Mrs. Mary Buckley, librarian from 1974 to 1993.

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