Since our founding in 1962, St. Andrew Catholic School has provided a faith-filled and academically rigorous experience that forms both the mind and the heart. Our faculty and staff members work together with our hundreds of students from grades K-8 and their families to create a vibrant and thriving community.
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St. Andrew Catholic School is fully accredited by the Florida Catholic Conference. All teachers are licensed by the state of Florida. The curriculum meets and exceeds standards set by the State of Florida, Common Core State Standards and the Diocese of Orlando. In Pre-K4 through 5th grade, Instructional Assistants support academics in the classroom. Grades six (6) through eight (8) are departmentalized. Regularly scheduled classes in art, media, music, technology, Spanish and P.E. provide diversity in the curriculum.
Student Performance Expectations
The Curriculum in the Diocese of Orlando is based upon the expectations of broad areas of knowledge and competence that Catholic school students achieve by the time they graduate from the 12th grade. These expectations are considered on-going student performance goals throughout all grade levels. These student performance goals are a priority as elementary schools and high schools develop curriculum and deliver instruction. (a more detailed description of student performance expectations can be found in the parent-student handbook)
Copies of student records are available to any parent/guardian when requested. For students transferring to another school, the original records must be sent using the United States Postal Service according to state law. A summary form of academic record is kept at SACS for eternity.
The Buckley Amendment (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act)
St. Andrew Catholic School adheres to the Buckley Amendment regarding access to student records and academic confidentiality.
- Students may not grade the work of other students.
- Graded student work may not be displayed.
- A student should never be asked to state his/her grade aloud.
- Parent volunteers may not grade student work.
At St. Andrew Catholic School students are offered the opportunity to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities that promote their social, emotional, intellectual and artistic growth.
Sharing Opportunities for Academic Rigor (SOAR) Program
The Sharing Opportunities for Academic Rigor (SOAR) program provides students with rigorous academic assistance during out-of-school time hours. St. Andrew will conduct assessments each school year to identify those students who demonstrate skill gaps or need structured tutoring services to stay on target for success. The program is voluntary but each eligible student will be encouraged to participate. The program operates Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm during the academic calendar year. SOAR serves children in grades K to 8 and was developed to support the academic success of every student at St. Andrew.
QUEST - Quality and Unique Experience in Study and Thought - Enrichment Program
St Andrew Catholic School is pleased to offer an after school enrichment program for those students identified with high standardized test scores entering the 4th or 5th grade. QUEST will provide both group and individual learning experiences to develop cognative skills, leadership potential, thinking abilities, and creative abilities. This extracurricular activity is by invitation only and meets once a week throughout the school year.
- There is an annual talent show where all students can showcase their God given talents.
- There is an annual Middle School Play where students may display their artistic talents.
- Students in grades 4th - 8th can join the choir, chorus, and the bell choir.
- All students have the opportunity to enter the annual Diocesan Art Show.
- Students in grades 4th -8th may volunteer as altar servers.
- Students in grades K-8 can participate in CYS sports.
- An opportunity for students to join the Boy and Girl Scouts is available at SACS.
- Students in grades 5th-8th have the opportunity to run for Student Council office.
- Students in grades 7th & 8th have the opportunity to qualify for the National Junior Honor Society.
- St. Andrew Catholic Parish offers a variety of opportunities for our students to participate in and share with members of the larger community that are members of the parish.
St. Andrew Catholic School subscribes to the philosophy that sports and team participation are positive venue for building mature, well-rounded individuals who to develop emotionally, intellectually, and physically. The Spartan Athletic Club (SAC) strives to teach the value of teamwork, mutual respect, the joy of participating, development of talent, a healthy sense of competition, self-discipline, and honesty in a religious/academic environment. All who participate in the athletic program – students, coaches, parents, and spectators – are challenged to act and react in ways consistent with Christian values.
For this reason we actively participate in and support the Catholic Youth Sports (CYS). CYS has a recreational division for students in grades PK4 - 5 (Elementary Division) that offers soccer, basketball, flag football, track and girl’s lacrosse. The competitive division for students in grades 5 – 8 (Middle School Division) offers basketball, soccer, track and volleyball.
St. Andrew Catholic School Athletic Director - Melissa Kanouse
Concussion and Heat-Related Illness Consent
Every student-athlete must have on file at SACS a signed Consent and Release from Liability Certificate for Concussion and Heat-Related Illness form. The form includes general information as well as risk factors and protocols about concussions and heat-related illnesses.
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