Totino-GraceA Catholic High School in the Lasallian Tradition
The Totino-Grace High School curriculum has been designed by the staff and administration to support the key elements of our mission: learning, faith, community, and service. As educators in a Catholic school, we are committed to providing a learning environment where each student feels supported and is allowed to succeed. When Totino-Grace students combine their required courses with their elective choices they should experience a comprehensive course of studies which will prepare them for whatever they choose to do after high school.
When it comes to academics, the variety of courses offered in the Totino-Grace curriculum opens doors to a lifetime of learning and accomplishment. With more than 95% of Totino-Grace students attending college upon graduation, Totino-Grace offers a solid core of college prep, honors and Advanced Placement courses.
Honors and Advanced Placement
Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses are designed to meet the needs of our most capable and highly motivated students by providing our most rigorous curriculum. The courses are more demanding in effort and time than standard college prep courses. Content in these courses is covered in greater depth and complexity and often at an accelerated rate. Totino-Grace offers 19 Honors courses and 12 AP courses to students.
Seniors also may earn college credit through the Program for Advanced College Credit (PACC) at St. Mary's University of Minnesota. The PACC program allows students to earn college credit while still in high school, credit which is accepted at many colleges and universities. It is the responsibility of each student to verify with the colleges they are considering if the PACC credits will be accepted.
Totino-Grace also offers foundational level courses in most core subjects designed for those who need additional practice in learning concepts or frequent review to maintain their skills. Topics are taught in an introductory manner with concentration on the basic concepts and skills. Students are enrolled in these courses based on test scores and teacher recommendation.
Elective Course Variety
Because high school students have many different interests and many different abilities, Totino-Grace offers students variety and choice in their class selections. The comprehensive Totino-Grace academic program is designed to meet the many needs of our community of learners. In addition to required and elective courses in our core subjects, we offer courses in Industrial Technology, Business, Art, Music, Theater, Physical Education, Spanish, French, and Chinese. The combination of required and elective courses provides students a solid foundation in core subjects, excellent preparation for college, and a chance to pursue areas of special interest.
Fine Arts Department Chair: Tim Hoffman
E3 Engineering Institute Directors: Matt Thibodeau & Dan Vandermyde
English Department Chair: Dave Wareham
Industrial Arts Department Chair: Keith Welle
Learning Lab Department Chair: Liz Schwalen
Mathematics Department Chairs: Mary Glynn and Deb Fagan
Physical Education & Health Department Chair: Joe Rodriguez
Religion Department Chair: Holly Hoey-Germann
Science Department Chair: Jim Dahlman
Murphy Scholars Director: Cheri Broadhead
Social Studies Chairs: Dave Theisen & Wendy Wolfe
World Languages Department Chair: Krista Wiemiller
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