The curriculum offered includes religion, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, library skills, health and guidance at all levels PK4-8th grade. Spanish and computer begin in kindergarten and continue through 8th grade. Music, art and physical education are taught PK4-8th grade. HTCS follows the TCCB ED guidelines regarding time allotment for all subjects. The curriculum for each subject is set by the Diocese of Fort Worth.
Through the study of religion, our students will progress beyond knowledge of precepts of the Faith to a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Spirit of the Living God dwelling in each and every person. From this awareness comes a deep respect for the dignity integral to every human being and an acceptance of the Christian’s role as disciple in the building of the Kingdom.
The gospel calls each Christian to serve others who are in need. An important part of the formation of students at Holy Trinity Catholic School is the focus on Catholic Social Teaching and responding to the call of the Gospel. Being the hands and feet of Jesus in this world by sharing our blessings is to spread the love of Christ we receive with others.
Each year Holy Trinity partners with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth to offer a comprehensive service learning initiative following the guidelines of Catholic Social Teaching. Middle school students take the leadership roles exploring three of the various populations served by Catholic Charities. After a day of immersion at Catholic Charities, the students return to Holy Trinity to develop and implement a drive to support that particular population. Students make presentations to the younger students about the population being served and what they have learned about their role in helping them.
In addition to this partnership, each grade level plans and implements a service project to aid in the work of a community agency or parish.
Through the study of language arts, our students will develop the intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual qualities necessary to serve their parish and civic communities. In the knowledge explosion of the Information Age, the 21st century, students need basic language skills to access and understand information, evaluate its quality, and convey ideas to others. Thus, language arts are the building blocks of all learning, both in school and throughout life.
Through the study of mathematics, our students will learn about patterns, chance, form, algorithms and change. They will learn to observe, predict, analyze, and solve problems related to routine daily tasks. By its nature, mathematics promotes logical and abstract thinking. The methodical approach needed to reach conclusions fosters the self-discipline necessary to solve simple and complex exercises. The importance of mathematics instruction and learning lies in the universality of its problem solving applications to everyday life.
Through the study of science, our students will gain the knowledge and understanding of scientific concepts and processes required for participation in a 21st century world. They will learn to appreciate the wonders of the universe, analyze the problems presented by life, and develop appropriate and morally responsible solutions to those problems.
Through the study of social studies, our students will become multi-culturally literate and globally aware. Social studies is the integrated study of the social sciences and the humanities to promote civic competence. Through the study of social studies our students will develop the ability to make informed and reasoned decisions for the public good as citizens of a diverse, democratic society. The standards for social studies have four main strands – history, geography, civics, and economics.
Technology skills are taught to all students to allow them opportunities to incorporate these skills into other areas of the curriculum. All students are instructed in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, publishing tools, typing skills and proper use of Internet resources. The students will be given opportunities to demonstrate mastery of these skills through other areas of the curriculum.
Students in grades K-8 are provided with an opportunity to engage in learning the Spanish language. They will develop vocabulary, reading, speaking and writing skills as they move through the various levels.
All students will have the opportunity to develop an appreciation of music through various musical opportunities incorporated into the daily curriculum. Through weekly music classes, students will study parts of music including rhythm, composition and history. They will also have opportunities to learn about various instruments and cultural aspects of music.
Through the art curriculum students are exposed to artists such as Matisse, Van Gogh, Degas, Warhol and others. They learn about various types of art such as Anasazi designs, Pop Art, Clay and many others. Students have opportunities to craft their own style and apply their own interpretation into their art works.
Through the physical education program students will learn about the importance of being physically active and maintaining that life habit. The physical education program goal is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.