At Santa Margarita Catholic High School we seek to inspire our students with a thirst for knowledge, a passion for academic inquiry, and a desire to broaden their horizons by seeking out new areas of study. As our global world changes, so must the education of our students. Therefore, in order to best meet the needs of the students attending SMCHS, the curriculum is ever changing. SMCHS hires only faculty who are experts in their subject matter and who have appropriate credentials and degrees to teach our highly academic curriculum.
Integral Student Outcomes
SMCHS strives to develop graduates who are…
Spiritually – People of Faith
- Demonstrating a faith-based knowledge of Catholic beliefs, traditions, and practices.
- Modeling the schools charism of Caritas Christi, the love of Christ.
- Demonstrating a commitment to an ongoing relationship with God through prayer, and if appropriate, through the Sacraments and communal liturgical celebrations, as well as other ongoing co-curricular events.
- Demonstrating knowledge and application of the inherent connection between lived faith and works of mercy, charity, service, and social justice.
Intellectually – Skilled Lifelong Learners
- Demonstrating the ability to express themselves orally and in writing, across various media, by meeting school standards demonstrated by competency that meets or exceeds state standards.
- Demonstrating critical thinking, analysis, and evaluation skills, as well as collaborative problem-solving aimed at inventive, adaptive solutions.
- Demonstrating competency across the curriculum through achievement that meets or exceeds school and state standards.
- Using technology as a tool to solve problems, conduct research, organize and manage projects, access information while evaluating its validity and usefulness.
- Demonstrating competency in identifying and finding information and resources necessary to develop personal goals and continuous learning.
Physically – Healthy Individuals
- Demonstrating knowledge and application of the skills to practice a healthy lifestyle.
- Participating in activities that promote emotional and physical well being.
Socially and Morally – Involved Citizens of the World
- Understanding the basic civic responsibilities of a citizen, demonstrated by an awareness and appreciation of the global community and the environment.
- Understanding the connections between choices and consequences by taking responsibility for their actions.
- Demonstrating the skills and qualities required for positive leadership.
Our schedule spans seven periods, with six classes a day offering students a depth to their curriculum that combines academic courses with performing and visual arts courses.