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The Cascia Hall Mission:  Cascia Hall is a Catholic, Augustinian college-preparatory school educating students in grades 6-12. We strive to help each student grow as a whole individual in an attitude of truth, unity, and love.

Type:  Cascia Hall is a private, Catholic, college-preparatory school,  established in 1926 by the Order of  St. Augustine.

Grades:  Middle School,  6–8; Upper School  9–12

Enrollment:  Middle School - 183; Upper School - 331; Senior Class - 77

Calendar:  4-1-4  (Includes a January Minimester, or winter term, during which juniors and seniors can be off campus for community service or career exploration)

Accreditation:  Oklahoma State Department of Education, AdvancED (NCA CASI and SACS CASI), Oklahoma Private School Accreditation  Commission (OPSAC), and the Augustinian Secondary Education Association

Faculty Size (Grades 6–12):    58

Degrees: Doctorates-1; Medical Dr.-1; Masters-32; Bachelors-24; Three National Board Certified Teachers

Student/Faculty Ratio: 9/1    

Average Class Size: 16

Curriculum

Math: Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, Algebra II & Trig, Algebra III, Trig/Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics

Language Arts: English 9, Composition, Pre-AP English, The American Experience, World Masterpieces, AP Language & Composition, AP Literature & Composition

Science: Biology I, Pre-AP Biology, Chemistry I, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Biology,  AP Chemistry, AP Physics C-Mechanics, Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, Environmental Science

Social Studies: U.S. History & Government II, Oklahoma History, U.S. History & Government III & IV, Ancient World History, Modern World History, AP European History, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP US History; Cultural Anthropology, Principals of Economics, Germany Between the Wars; Contemporary Issues

World Languages: Chinese I, II, III, Chinese Conversation and Composition, Chinese Literature and Composition; French I, II, III, Survey of French Literature, French Culture & Composition; German I, II, Contemporary German Literature, Survey of German Lit.; Latin I, II, Latin III Prose, AP Latin; Spanish I, Spanish II, Pre-AP Spanish III, Pre-AP Spanish IV, AP Spanish Language, Contemporary Spanish

Theology:  Intro to Old Testament, Intro to New Testament, Church History, Sacraments, Applied Ethics, Christology; Senior Seminar:  Apologetics, Catholic Social Teachings, Confessions of St. Augustine, Intro to Philosophy, Marriage and Relationships, Synoptic Gospels, World Religions, Gospel of John/Book of Revelation

Fine & Performing Arts:  Speech I*, Speech II*, Debate*; Intro to Theater, Competitive Acting, Beginning Photography, Advanced Photography, General Chorus, Performance Ensemble, Intermediate Guitar; Art I, Art II: Color and Design, Art III: Pre-AP Studio Art, Art IV - AP Art

*This course may not be recognized by some colleges as a fine arts credit.

General Electives:  SAT/ACT Preparation, Visual Arts Publications

AP Courses:  Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Language & Composition, Literature & Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Physics C-Mechanics,  U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. History, European History, Spanish Language, Latin, Art

Cascia Hall recommends that students take no more than two AP classes each year; three or more are allowed with special permission.

Cascia Hall does not designate any courses on the transcript as “Honors.”  With  limited enrollment, competitive admission standards, and challenging course work, all courses other than AP courses are considered “Honors.”

Extracurricular

Sports and extracurricular activities are an integral part of the school’s focus on the total person. All sports participation is extracurricular. Twelve sports are offered in the Upper School. Students can join as many as three teams per year--one each season. Since joining the OSSAA in 1976, Commando varsity teams have earned 63 State Championships in 12 sports.  Students have the opportunity to participate in multiple extracurricular activities and clubs both during the school day and after school. The Cascia Hall Performing Arts Center is one of the region’s most sophisticated environments for training in the visual and performing arts.

Graduation Requirements

Math - 4
Language Arts -  4
Science - 4
Social Studies - 4
World Language - 2
Theology - 4
Fine Arts - 1
Career Exploration - .5
College Application Seminar (pass/fail) - .25
Other/Electives -  5.5

Minimum Credits for Graduation: 29.25 - Every student takes a course in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Theology each term. Students are required to actively participate in the Caritas Project to provide Christian service.

Grading Scale

A = 90–100%;  B = 80–89%;  C = 70–79%;  D = 60–69%;  F = 0–59%.  By school policy,  grades are computed on a 4.0 scale, with AP courses weighted.  A student’s average reflects only grades earned at Cascia Hall. CASCIA HALL DOES NOT RANK.

College Matriculation

Class of 2016:  100% of the graduates matriculated to a college or university following graduation. Class members were offered  more than $10 million in achievement based scholarships.

Cascia Hall welcomes and encourages visits from colleges nationwide. Colleges typically visit with students on M/W/Th/F at 9:50 a.m., total during lunch at 12:40 p.m. on M/W/Th/F, or 12:55 p.m. on Tuesdays.

Cascia Hall is an active member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling, the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling, and The College Board. We adhere to the Statement of Principles of Good Practice as set forth by NACAC.