Educational Philosophy

Faith & Excellence.
Everything we do begins with faith and ends with excellence.

Each day, we help our students develop a strong foundation of Catholic values through prayer, study and outreach. Helping students see the value in a life of faith and service means they will carry these principles with them throughout their lives.

Our rigorous and challenging curriculum is taught by top-notch faculty who use cutting-edge technology to ensure students are prepared for a progressive future.

No matter the endeavor they choose to pursue, our students graduate with a strong work ethic, a desire to achieve excellence, and a faith-filled heart to serve. 

Curriculum

At CTK, you don't just study the material, you create it.

Expanded Courses. Real World Application.

We seek to prepare each student for the world ahead of them by allowing them to have hands-on experiences creating the material they study everyday. Similar to college, students are offered classes in liberal arts subjects, as well as opportunities to study courses that aren't typically available at the high school level. Our faculty then guides them through the process of bringing those studies to life. For example, students don't just study engineering and industrial design at CTK, they build life-size projects right on campus

We believe that by engaging students in the content they are studying, it builds confidence, character, and gives them experiences to set them apart when they are ready to apply to college and enter the modern world.

Students are also given personal laptops to help integrate technology into each course of study. Advanced Placement (AP) classes and Honors courses are also available.   Whatever your interests are, you can find them and study them at CTK.

Honors Diploma

An Honors Diploma is available to students who have demonstrated well-above-average academic ability and have the capability for learning new concepts quickly and for mastering in-depth material.The Honors Diploma is offered in four different concentrations: STEM, Comprehensive Studies, Theology and Humanities. Students must maintain a 3.75 weighted GPA, complete at least three AP courses, pursue four independent study projects within honors-level courses, and complete the Horizon Project. The Horizon Project is a 100-hour project that Honors Diploma students complete within a field of their interest. About 25% of each senior class completes the Honors Diploma.

Grading Scale

A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- F
100-97 96-93 92-90 89-87 86-83 82-80 79-77 76-77 76-73 69-68 67-65 65 <65
4.33 4.0 3.7 3.33 3.0 2.7 2.33 2.0 1.7 1.33 1.0 0.7 0.0

 

GPA is weighted. GPA does not include courses not taken at CTK, online courses, or middle school courses taken for high school credit. AP and Honors classes both receive one extra quality point. Christ the King Catholic High School does not rank students due to small class size and high quality of academic curriculum.