Admissions and Academics
Our school follows the standards set forth by the Department of Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Tucson. In most cases, these standards follow the Arizona College and Career Ready Standards, and they are infused with Church Teaching. Additionally, Religion is taught in each grade as its own subject, and the Catholic faith permeates throughout our studies and activities.
Measure of Academic Progress (MAP) Testing takes place three times a year to evaluate student achievement and growth. Based on those scores and those from other assessments, teachers are able to provide ongoing Response to Intervention (RTI). Based on our training from Beyond Textbooks, we are able to re-teach and enrich students in our REACH program.
Reading is emphasized throughout the school starting with a strong foundation in the use of SUPERKIDS (K-2), our school and classroom libraries, reading contests, and our Book Club.
Handwriting, or cursive, is part of our school's tradition. Students are taught the importance of good penmanship, and many within the community are able to identify Loretto Alumni from their handwriting.
Our school also has a high reputation of students who excel in the visual arts. We have a yearly Art Showcase during Catholic Schools' Week, and artwork is often displayed throughout the classrooms and hallways of the school.
The following are some of the programs and resources used to help our students achieve and grow in their academics: