SCC starts off the new year

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 7, 2013

St. Charles Catholic High School first day back at school
LAPLACE – Classes officially started for St. Charles Catholic High School students and the first school Mass for the entire student body was recently held in the school’s gym.
The first schoolwide Mass was celebrated by the school’s chaplain, Fr. Walter Austin. After Mass, Principal Drew Cupit addressed all of the students regarding his expectations for the upcoming school year. Cupit addressed the student body on the importance of personal responsibility. He focused on the school’s mission in regard to faith, academics, extracurricular activities and service.
“The first day of school is always exciting for all of us at St. Charles Catholic High School,” said Cupit. “We look forward to focusing our efforts on helping our students learn, encouraging them to achieve their dreams and ultimately preparing them to earn their diplomas and move on to college while focusing on faith and service. We all realize that this is an awesome responsibility, but it is one we gladly accept. We are happy to begin another great year of teaching and learning in our classrooms and also another season of Comet Friday Night Football.”
St. Charles Catholic High School back to school night
LAPLACE – St. Charles Catholic High School recently hosted its annual Back to School Night.
More than 500 parents came out and followed their child’s schedule and met the teachers of SCC. Parents learned about SCC’s dual enrollment program, technology upgrades and about the capital improvement plans.  
Students participating in the dual enrollment program at St. Charles Catholic High School will earn both high school and college credit. The initial offerings from the school are courses in French, math and English. According to Andrew Cupit, the school principal, “the purpose is to give SCC students a jump start on college.”   
With regard to technology, teachers and students are continuing with the one-to-one program with Apple iPads. SCC students utilize the many applications that Apple offers to enhance the curriculum. Teachers are incorporating interactive Promethean boards and iPads into their daily instruction. Students use the iPads while participating in critical thinking, analysis and research within the classroom and at home.
Parents not only learned about the academic focus at St. Charles Catholic High School but also about the upcoming “United in Faith” capital improvement campaign. Improvements to the facility will center on building enhancements and upgrades key to improving the teaching-learning experience at SCC. During Back to School Night, the brief class sessions provided parents an excellent opportunity to meet their child’s teachers and to preview the academic expectations in each of their classes.