Academics

Through its philosophy, curriculum and facilities, Norfolk Catholic School strives to create an atmosphere for learning and growth.  The curriculum at Norfolk Catholic School prepares its students for the future by offering stimulating classes, taught by highly skilled teachers who use the latest in instructional technology to help students.

Did You Know...

  • Over 77% of NCHS students participate in advance placement courses in Biology, Calculus & Accounting, allowing them to receive college credits.
  • 98% of the 2010-2011 graduating class is enrolled in post-secondary education.
  • NCHS reciprocates classes with Norfolk Public Schools
  • "Lifeskills" Curriculum currently in place in grades PK-6 emphasizes a core value system which is reinforced daily based on core values (ie:  honesty, integrity, respect, cooperation, personal best, perseverance, etc.)
  • Each NCHS student puts in a minimum of 5 hours of Community Service ("Living Faith Hours") EACH semester as part of the theology curriculum.

We invitie you to explore the information contained in our "Academics" section for more on our curriculum, course descriptions, and graduation requirements.

Course Offerings

9th Grade

Required

  • Theology
  • Physical Science
  • English 9
  • Math

Electives

  • Band
  • Information Tech
  • Chorus
  • Art

 

  • Advanced PE
  • World Cultures
  • Spanish I

10th Grade

Required

  • Theology
  • English 10
  • Biology
  • Math

Electives

  • Band
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Chorus
  • Art

 

  • Information Tech
  • Advanced PE
  • P.Finance/Semester
  • Speech/Semester
  • World Cultures

11th Grade

Required

  • Theology
  • American History
  • English 11
  • Speech/1 Qtr

Electives

  • Geometry
  • Alegebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Psychology
  • Information Tech
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Speech/Semester
  • Art

 

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Anat/Phys
  • College Biology
  • P.Finance/Semester
  • Advanced PE

12th Grade

Required

  • Theology
  • English 12
  • Govt/Econ

Electives

  • Geometry
  • Alegebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Calculus
  • Psychology
  • Information Tech
  • Accounting I
  • Accounting II
  • Speech/Semester
  • Art
  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II
  • Spanish III
  • Spanish IV
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Anat/Phys
  • College Biology
  • P.Finance/Semester
  • Advanced PE

Dual Enrollment Opportunities

Opportunities exist for current NCHS students to enroll in courses offered at Norfolk Public High School.

Generally, students must be 16 years of age or older and be able to provide their own transportation to and from Norfolk Public High School in order to be eligible.

For more information on the possibility of enrolling in courses under our Dual Enrollment Program, please contact Mrs. Knutson at the High School at 402-371-2784 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National Honor Society

Students need to have a 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for selection into National Honor Society.  Each candidate is evaluated by five anonymous faculty members, with 20 being a perfect score.  The five evaluations will be added up and a score out of 100 points will be given to the candidate.  Students must receive at least a 93 out of 100 points to be eligible for selection in the National Honor Society (it does not guarantee selection).  Five voting faculty members will be selected annually to sit on the faculty council.  Members may be appointed to consecutive years.  The principal and the advisor are non-voting members of the council.

Applications for National Honor Society will be available during March each school year. Students in ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade may apply to National Honor Society for the following year. Once a member is inducted he or she is a member throughout the rest of high school unless the student exhibit behaviors that do not represent the National Honor Society group in a positive manner. Acceptance or denial into NHS will be announced by a personal letter sent to the home address prior to the high school Academic Awards Night.