IXL Math and Language Arts Program
For all Grades PreK3 through 8th, the math curriculum includes a supplemental online program called “IXL.” This online program provides reinforcement for the math concepts being taught in class and math enrichment in a wide range of age-appropriate topics. We have recently added the Language Arts program for grades 2 – 8.
DECATS (Grades 3-8)
Junior DECATS is sponsored through the DeBusk Enrichment Center for the Academically Talented Student. This three week summer program takes place in June. It targets students in grades 3-5 who are identified as the top 5% academically. Students are nominated in the fall by Saint Paul staff based on ITBS results. The determination of admission to the program is made by DECATS.
Senior DECATS is a summer program targeting students in grades 6-8 who are identified as the top 5% academically. This three week summer program takes place in June. Students are nominated in the fall by their Saint Paul teachers based on ITBS scores as well as achievement in art, drama, or music. The determination of admission to the program is made by DECATS.
In November - (Grades 4-8) - Each homeroom or English class will conduct a classroom spelling bee in November. Two winners from grades 4-8 (total of 10 students) will compete in the school wide bee in mid-December. The winner of the school spelling bee will represent Saint Paul School in the Diocesan bee in January. The alternate will also attend as a spectator as well as receive the study guide. The spelling bee coordinator will administer rules, study lists, and a suggested word list for in class bees. The coordinator will also provide the winner with the necessary lists to study for the Diocesan bee.
National Jr. Honor Society (Grades 7-8)
National Junior Honor Society is a co-curricular opportunity that recognizes middle school students who demonstrate outstanding performance in each of the following areas: scholarship, leadership, service and character. This program provides the school an opportunity to recognize the academic, service, and leadership characteristics of students and, more importantly, engage participants in further leadership and service experiences aimed at nurturing and, in some cases, enhancing the spiritual, academic, and social goals of the school.