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Institutional Advancement

These are activities that attract resources to the school and enable the school to move forward in fulfilling its mission and in realizing its full potential to serve and educate its students and improve the progression of the school. (Also see Advancement)

Integration of Catholic Identity Elements

In terms of curriculum and instruction, Catholic identity elements refer to anything that intentionally cultivates student interest and engagement in discussing and deepening understanding and insight regarding Catholic values, beliefs, teachings, and traditions as these authentically relate to the subject matter. (Such as content, essential questions, enduring understandings, teaching and learning activities and experiences, assessments, texts, resources, learning environment). When integrating Catholic identity elements into curriculum and instruction, teachers help students relate standards-based learning in a given subject to the perspective of faith and a Catholic worldview.


Knowledge and skills used in a real-world context across disciplines.