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Holy Ghost Catholic School:
Holy Ghost Catholic School, located in the sourtheast quadrant of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a private co-ed Catholic school serving grades Pre-K thru 8. Holy Ghost School was founded in 1953 by the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Holy Ghost Catholic School was selected to receive a "2009 Blue Ribbon School Award" by the United States Department of Education! Only 51 private schools in the nation were selected for this most prestigious award. This means that our 8th graders scores in reading and math on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills are in the top 10% in the nation!

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Curriculum:
The Diocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the state of New Mexico guidelines, are followed for the teaching of all secular subject areas. Holy Ghost Catholic School offers students opportunities for growth in the following major subjects.

Religion:
Catholic doctrine and tradition, sacraments, traditions, Bible study, prayer, Social Justice, Service Learning, preparation for the reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Liturgical services are held twice monthly and on Holy Days and for special events. A Scripture Prayer Service begins each school day. All students registered at Holy Ghost Catholic School are required to take the religion course offered to their grade. The religion curriculum will be consistent with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and will conform to the guidelines of the diocese as appropriate. Students in Grades 5 and 8 will take the ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis of Religious Education) test annually.

Language Arts:
Reading, English, Spelling, Writing, Library Skills, Appreciation of Literature.

Mathematics:
Mathematics skills based on the National Standards for the Teaching of Math.

Physical Education:
Physical fitness program appropriate for grade levels, Health (Grades 5-8), Guidance (Grades K-5).

Social Studies:
History, Geography, New Mexico History (Grades 4 and 7).

Science:
General Sciences, Environmental Science (Grade 6), Physical Science or Life Science (Grades 7 and 8).

Spanish:
Vocabulary, common expressions, grammar, conversation and culture.

Handwriting:
Students in grades 3-8 are expected to submit all handwritten work in cursive.

Fine Arts:
Music, Studio Art.

Computer Literacy:
Word Processing, Knowledge of Computer Parts and their Care, Data Base, Spread Sheets, Graphics, and integration with curricular subjects.

Writing (Grades 6-8):
All reports and research papers must be typed and must meet Modern Language standards.

Service Learning:
All students are required to participate in the school’s Service Learning Program and turn in a completed Service Learning Form twice each year.

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Address: 6201 Ross SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico , USA
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