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Great Books Program

GREAT BOOKS PROGRAM

Trinity’s Great Books Program is modeled after programs found at the University of Chicago, the University of Notre Dame, and St. John’s College in both Annapolis and Santa Fe. The program is student-driven, inquiry-based, and aims to explore the human experience and its complexity through classic works of literature. Students will develop their worldview and critical thinking by asking questions, formulating and sharing their opinions, and supporting their ideas with textual evidence.

Trinity’s program uses well-crafted, multicultural selections that connect to our established curriculum while offering enrichment opportunities and the chance for mentoring. Our optional program features faculty-sponsored titles. Students choose each book from the categories below and then work with a faculty member over the semester for a personalized learning experience. Students may earn half a credit with the completion of this program, recognition at graduation, and a special designation on their transcript. See a list of books which feature female and diverse voices from across the world.

AFRICAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
AMERICAN NOVEL
ASIAN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL CLASSICS
CLASSICAL STUDIES
DETECTIVE/THRILLER FICTION
EASTERN RELIGIONS
EPIC TRADITION
GOLDEN AGE OF ENGLISH THEATER
HISPANIC AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
JAPANESE CULTURE
LITERATURE AND SCIENCE
LITERATURE AND WAR
MIDDLE AGES
MODERN NOVEL
MODERN PHILOSOPHY
NATIVE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE
RUSSIAN NOVEL
SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
SHORT STORY
SUPERNATURAL FICTION

1:1 Technology

Each Trinity student is equipped with a Chromebook (1:1 technology) for academic use in and out of school. Students have the ability to research, do homework, collaborate with one another, problem-solve, communicate with teachers, learn remotely in times of need, and engage with the modern world on their own device.

Chromebooks allow our students the ability to gain valuable technology skills, while providing continuity of learning and equal opportunities for each student at Trinity.

College Credit

Professor-in-Residence Program

Saint Francis University

Trinity students can jump-start their college careers with courses taught directly by a professor from Saint Francis University (SFU). These hybrid courses will feature online instruction with students across Pennsylvania, visits by the professors to Trinity, and visits by the students to Saint Francis. Students can pursue these courses as a regular period of the scheduled day at Trinity, or work “after hours” from home on the class projects, discussions, and coursework. 

Courses include: Financial Accounting, Introduction to Computer Systems, Introduction to Engineering and STEM, Introduction to Health, Wellness, and Disability, Marketing, Introduction to Public Health

Dual-Credit Courses taught by Trinity Faculty
Alvernia University

Trinity High School has partnered with Alvernia University to offer students credit toward both high school and college requirements with the same course.

Courses include: World Religions, Psychology, Calculus, Environmental Science, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Spanish 4. 

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