The curriculum followed by Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School meets the requirements of the Catholic Diocese of Birmingham in Alabama, the Alabama State Department of Education, and AdvancED. The academic needs of each of our students are not only fulfilled with the required courses, but are also supplemented with enrichment programs including art, music, Spanish, and technology.
The Diocesan Standards and Benchmarks in Mathematics Guide will be a step in our goal of helping our students acquire the proficiencies and content knowledge necessary to be successful in college and the work place.
The performance expectations in elementary school grade bands develop ideas and skills that will allow students to explain more complex phenomena in the four disciplines (physical sciences; life sciences; earth and space sciences; and engineering, technology, and applications of science) as they progress to middle school and high school.
The Alabama Course of Study for Social Studies focuses on enabling students to become literate, analytical thinkers capable of making informed decisions about the world and its people while also preparing them to participate responsibly in society at local, state, national, and international levels.
Catholic schools must consider standards that support the mission and purpose of the school as a Catholic institution. Infusing these standards throughout the curriculum help us to accomplish this goal.