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Inspiring Hearts, Engaging Minds
Upper School (9th - 12th grade)
 
The Upper School program is built on 4 core principles:      
 
1. Small Learning Community- teams of teachers collaborate and assist in empowering the students in the learning process. A cross-disciplinary approach is integrated throughout the student’s schedule. 
 
2. Specialized Curriculum and Coaching- advanced thinking skills are aligned with student interests. Mentors are linked with the students to provide an effective learning community.
 
3. Student Support- teachers and administration at Holy Trinity Episcopal School in partnership with San Jacinto College offer a dual credit program. This academically challenging and rewarding opportunity is monitored consistently to insure student success.  
 
4. Productive & Consistent Climate- this helps to provide a clear pathway to school success and career readiness. Holy Trinity Episcopal School enables our students to establish a “can-do” culture which is anchored by the core virtues of prudence, charity, courage, faith, temperance and justice.
 
 
ACADEMIC PROGRAM
 
Upper school students take their ninth and tenth grade classes at Holy Trinity and their eleventh and twelve classes through the MECA Program – Modified Early College Academy - at San Jacinto Community College.  The MECA Program is a two year dual credit program for incoming high school juniors who take a set block of college courses each semester, classifying them as full-time college students.  These classes are staffed by college professors and filled by both high school and college students.
 
The courses at MECA supplement the program of studies offered at Holy Trinity Episcopal School.  Dual credit courses are designated as MECA classes on students’ official transcripts.  Each Holy Trinity student graduates with both a high school diploma and an Associates Degree.  The high school diploma follows the Texas Distinguished Curriculum.
 
 
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
 
The curriculum is based on the Texas Distinguished Achievement Program
The grading is based on a 4.0 scale
 
SUBJECT                       YEARS                             SUBJECT                       YEARS
English                                4                                  Social Science                     4         
Mathematics                     4                                  Science                                 4
Foreign Language             2                                  Fine Arts                               1
Physical Education           1                                  Speech                                 .5
Electives                             5
 
30 hours of community service are required annually