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HELIAS CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL


PRESIDENT: Fr. Stephen Jones

PRINCIPAL: Sr. Jean Dietrich

DEAN OF STUDENTS: Stan Ochsner

COORDINATOR OF CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION: Sr. Barbara Neist



 ADVISORY COUNCIL, 2013-2014

Jones, Fr. Stephen, President ~ frjones@heliascatholic.com
Dietrich, SSND Sr. Jean, Principal ~ jdietrich@heliascatholic.com
Ochsner, Mr. Stan, Dean of Students ~ sochsner@heliascatholic.com
Neist, SSND Sr. Barbara, Coord. of Curr. and Instruction ~ bneist@heliascatholic.com

  • Asmar, Nakhle - St. Joseph Cathedral ~ nakhle5@mchsi.com 
  • Campbell, Randy - St. Peter ~ rcampbell@mofb.com 
  • Husting, Craig, - St. Joseph Cathedral ~ chusting@psrsmo.org
  • Mulholland, Eddie – Immaculate Conception ~ moefive@mchsi.com
  • Sachse, Tammy - St. Francis Xavier ~ tammy@jrsnodgrass.com 
  • Schrimpf, Steve - St. Peter ~ slijcmo@aol.com 
  • Smith, Fr. Mark - Spiritual Representation ~ frmark@socket.net 
  • Verslues, Leslie - St. Joseph Cathedral ~ lverslues@gmail.com 
  • Verslues, Theresa, Secretary - St. Andrew ~ theresa.verslues@unitedwaycemo.org
  • Wilbers, Gary - St. Stanislaus ~ gwilbers@midamericawireless.com 
  • Winter, Mary, President - IC ~ marywinter@earthlink.net 
  • Yarnell, Chris – Immaculate Conception ~ bslgy@hotmail.com 


SCHOOL PROFILE


Helias is a Catholic High School offering a comprehensive education to students in the Jefferson City and surrounding area.
Enrollment 
for the 2013-2014 school year is 700 in grades 9-12.  Helias prides itself in a strong college preparatory curriculum with 94-96% of Helias graduates opting to go to college annually. 

In a study done in 2012, it was determined that 140 of the 160 graduates of 2007 who were found in an exhaustive search had completed their college degree.  That is 87.5% as compared to a graduation rate of 51.8% for all Missouri colleges as a whole.

Tuition for the 2013-2014 school year is $4,550 for Catholics who are contributing to their parishes and $5,950 for non-contributing Catholics and non-Catholics.


ACCREDITATION
Accredited by AdvancEd


FACULTY
  • 45 - Teachers (29 with Masters Degrees or above)
  • 3 - School Sisters of Notre Dame
  • 1 - Christian Brother
  • 3 - Counselors
  • 1 - Librarian
  • 4 - Administrators
  • 1 - Chaplain
  • 1- Activities Director
  • 1- Admissions Director
  • 1- Technology Manager

 


GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
  • Mr. Dan Mathes
  • Ms. Mary Flowers
  • Mr. Vic Cadice (Freshman Advisor)
 


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  • 4 Units Religion
  • 4 Units English
  • 3 Units Science
  • 3 Units Mathematics
  • 3 Units Social Studies
  • 1 Unit Practical Art
  • 1 Unit Fine Art
  • 1 1/2Unit P.E. & Health
  • 5 1/2 Unit Electives

 


CREDIT ASSIGNMENT
Classes meet five days per week, 48 minutes per session, 18 weeks per semester. Credits are awarded on a semester basis. One unit equals two semesters of work.


TEST DATA 2013
The mean score of all Helias students (96% of the 2013 graduates) who took the ACT:  23.9, 2.3 points higher than the state average.
31 students scored 30 or higher, 48 scored 28 or higher.

According to the College Board ACT report, the percent of Helias students designated as ready for college-level coursework is at least 12-19% higher than the state percentages in all categories. These results indicate that the Class of 2013 should easily do as well as the Class of 2007, 87% of whom earned college degrees in 5 years or less. 
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CLASS OF 2013 SUMMARY

  • Class of 2013- 186 graduates
  • Catholic College or University 14   (7%)
  • Private Non-Catholic College or University 20   (11%)
  • Public College or University   124    (67%)
  • Vocational or Technical School  5   (3%)
  • Undecided as to which college to attend  7  (4%)
  • Entering Armed Services   7   (4%)
  • Volunteer full-time work   1   (.5%)
  • GAP Year   2   (1%)
  • Going to work   6   (3%)


FACULTY/STUDENT RATIO

14.6 to 1.0 


G.P.A. COMPUTATION
All courses are included in computing the G.P.A. with the exception of individual study classes and correspondence courses.


INTERPRETING THE ACADEMIC RECORD

Grading System Grade Points AP Courses

  • 93-100 A 4.0 100-90 A 4.0
  • 92-90 B+ 3.7 89-87 B+ 3.7
  • 89-87 B 3.4 86-84 B 3.4
  • 86-85 B- 3.0 83-80 B- 3.0
  • 84-81 C+ 2.7 79-77 C+ 2.7
  • 80-78 C 2.4 76-74 C 2.4
  • 77-75 C- 2.0 73-70 C- 2.0
  • 74-73 D+ 1.7 69-67 D+ 1.7
  • 72-71 D 1.4 66-64 D 1.4
  • 70 D- 1.0 63-60 D- 1.0
  • 69-0 F 0.0 59-0 F 0.0

 


COURSES 



Helias offers students a rigorous academic program to prepare them for success in higher education. Students also have the opportunity for dual enrollment to earn college credits from Lincoln University.  Juniors have the opportunity to earn 18 hours of college credit through Accelerated Pre-Calculus, American History, Computer Applications and Chemistry. Seniors are offered options to earn up to 48 hours of college credit in English, French, American Government, Physics, Calculus AB and BC, and Computer Applications.

Many students also earn college credit through the College Board’s Advanced Placement program. At Helias, students are prepared for the AP exams in these areas: Economics, American History, American Government and Politics, English, Spanish Language and Literature, French, Calculus, Physics, Psychology, Economics, Chemistry and Biology. 


 RELIGION DEPARTMENT
  • Introduction to Scripture
  • The Christian Personality
  • Christian Worship
  • The Catholic Church
  • Jesus and New Testament
  • Moral Responsibility and Christian Death
  • Christian Lifestyles
  • Christian Service
  • Spiritual Aids

BUSINESS DEPARTMENT

  • Business Math
  • Business Law
  • Word Processing
  • Introduction to Business
  • Computer Applications
  • Consumer Education
  • Accounting I & II
  • Computer Publications
  • Personal Finance

ENGLISH DEPARTMENT

  • English IA and IB
  • English IIA and IIB
  • Great Books/Essay
  • Great Books II/Term Paper
  • American Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • AP English
  • Modern English
  • English IV
  • English Literature
  • World Classics

INDUSTRIAL ARTS

  • Design/Construction I, II, & III
  • Mechanical Drawing
  • Driver’s Education

FINE ARTS

  • Sociology of the Arts
  • Theater Design and Construction
  • History of the Movies
  • Website Multimedia

ART

  • Art I, II, III, & IV
  • Sculpture I & II
  • Photography
  • Individual Instruction

MUSIC

  • Introduction to Music
  • Band
  • Chorus I & II
  • Concert Choir
  • Music Theory
  • Broadway Musical
  • History of Movies

SPEECH

  • Introduction to Drama
  • Drama II

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

  • French I, II, III, & IV
  • AP French
  • Spanish I, II, III, IV, & V
  • AP Spanish Language and Literature

MATHEMATICS

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra IA and IB
  • Geometry A and B
  • Algebra II
  • Algebra II/ Trigonometry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Accelerated Pre-Calculus
  • AP Calculus
  • Business Calculus
  • Integrated Mathematics

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Boys Physical Education
  • Girls Physical Education
  • Weight/Training
  • Health and First Aid
  • Sports Medicine
  • Lifetime Sports
  • Outdoor Education

SCIENCE

  • Earth Science
  • Integrated Science
  • Basic Biology
  • Biology
  • Physical Science
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry II
  • AP Chemistry
  • Physics
  • A.P. Physics
  • Advanced Biology
  • A.P. Biology

SOCIAL STUDIES

  • Economics
  • AP Economics
  • Civics
  • Geography
  • World History
  • American History
  • AP American History
  • AP American Government and Politics
  • U.S. History
  • Practical Politics
  • The American West
  • America’s 20th Century Wars
  • Modern Psychology I & II
  • AP Psychology
  • American Government
  • Contemporary Issues

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