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Holy Cross Academic Experience

“The mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.”
~ Blessed Basile Moreau, Founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross

The quote above perfectly defines the philosophy behind the Holy Cross Academic Experience. Here, educators work to address the needs and foster growth in the whole child: mind, body and spirit. In each of his or her classes the Holy Cross Student is offered a variety of experiences that will both cultivate their faith and enrich their mind.

Academically, the Holy Cross graduation program satisfies all requirements set by the State of Texas, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops, and the AdvancEd accrediting agency. All of which have verified that our program challenges students through a traditional, comprehensive, and sequential curriculum with Advanced Placement and Dual Credit opportunities for students. Inside of our classrooms one will find a blended learning environment that has teachers relating with students in instructional activities and students interacting with each other in learning discussions.

While our academic program will poise each graduate for collegiate success, some will begin their college journey while still in high school.  The Holy Cross Dual Credit Experience, made possible through a robust partnership between Holy Cross and Our Lady of the Lake University, affords academically eligible sophomores, juniors, and seniors the opportunity to take college classes at the university. Students who take advantage of this opportunity will have the ability to earn up to 36 college credits before they graduate from Holy Cross.

If a student decides that he or she would rather not be a part of the Holy Cross Dual Credit Experience, college credits are still within their grasp through our Advanced Placement Program. Currently, Holy Cross can offer over 10 AP courses spread over the disciplines of English, Art, Math, Science, and Social Studies.  Completing these courses and scoring well on the their respective AP exams will earn students college credit as determined by the university they choose to attend.  

For more information about the Holy Cross Academic Experience and how your child will be successful within it, please feel free to contact our Dean of Academics, Mr. Richard E. Vasquez, ‘98, MA, at 210-436-4254 or email him at richard.vasquez@holycross-sa.org.  If you would like to schedule an appointment with him please schedule a time by clicking here.


Other Academic Links of Interest:

Holy Cross Dual Credit Experience

Holy Cross Curriculum