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During the 2011-12 academic year St. Thomas More Academy undertook a thorough review of its existing curriculum plan in consultation with Dr. Don Devine. This review was ordered to improving upon the Academy’s notable strengths in consideration of its growth and its commitment to truly excellent Catholic college preparatory education.
The following two charts present the transitional and full implementation of our curriculum upgrade. This plan is facilitated through three seven-period class days (MWF) and two five-period days (TT). Each semester allows two academic elective periods for grades 10-12, one of which accommodates a vastly expanded arts program. We also introduce Agricultural Arts into our curriculum, add Greek to our language profile, institute smaller, writing-intensive seminars in three core humanities across all grade levels (complete in 2014), and add senior Advanced Topic courses in science, philosophy, and theology, including (in 2014) a new Bioethics course developed by the Nashville Dominican Sisters.
This plan significantly improves academic depth and scope across all curriculum areas and enhances our already-exceptional college preparatory profile. Indeed, we are confident that St. Thomas More Academy has one of the finest curriculum models on offer in the world of Catholic 9-12 education.