Academics
Grade Overview

7th and 8th Grades

Junior high's strength as a level comes from the incorporation of higher order thinking skills, differentiated instruction, collaboration, professional development, and technology into the daily classroom experience. Four days a week, students participate in seven core subject periods. All junior high science classes enjoy a weekly lab. Seventh grade focuses on life sciences and human systems, while the eighth grade focuses on physics and chemistry. All seventh and eighth grade students participate in a science fair project. The history class in seventh grade centers upon the study of ancient and medieval civilizations, and eighth graders study America through the Civil War. Language arts classes build better writing skills, emphasizing grammar and the utilization of the writing process. World experiences and ethics are explored through a variety of genres in literature classes, working to improve and build vocabulary skills necessary for life. Seventh grade math studies pre-algebra.  Eighth grade math studies algebra, which includes the opportunity for students who qualify to take the Archdiocesan high school level Algebra I Class. The math department places special emphasis on applying math concepts and developing problem solving skills. Junior High religion prepares students for the celebration of Confirmation and assists in the continuing growth of a personal relationship with God through instruction, prayer, journaling, and service. Spanish class is offered 5 days a week. The fifth day of each week is reserved for art, technology, library, music, public speaking/drama, and physical education.

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of Claudia Alfaro

    Mrs. Claudia Alfaro 

    Teacher - Jr. High Spanish
    Universidad del Valle de México - Bachelor of Architecture
    Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo - English as a Second Language Certification ESL
    University of Cambridge - ESOL Certified Teacher in English as Second of Other Languages
    2018
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    Sidney Blanford 

    2020
  • Photo of Morgan English

    Mrs. Morgan English 

    Teacher - Jr. High
    Hillsdale College - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    2017
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  • Photo of Jerry Ernstberger

    Mr. Jerry Ernstberger 

    2020
  • Amanda Fox 

    2020
  • Photo of Vanessa Hardin

    Vanessa Hardin 

    2020
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    Michelle Hartlage 

    Teacher - Jr. High Math/Math Resource
    University Of Louisville - Master of Education in Elementary Education
    Spalding University - Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
    2006
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  • Photo of Jaime Reynolds

    Jaime Reynolds 

    Teacher - Jr. High
    University of Louisville - Pursing Master of Educational Administration
    University of Louisville - Master of Arts in Teaching
    University of Louisville - Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
    2018
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