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Overview

Individualized Curriculum

Designed to address the academic needs and interests of each student.  As a college preparatory school, our uniquely designed academic program fosters in each student an active pursuit of academic excellence and intellectual development.

Program of Studies

To download a PDF of our 2014 - 2015 Program of Studies, CLICK HERE.  (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)

Team Teaching Philosophy

The educational benefit of team teaching is a core principle of The Hall’s academic program. Our team teaching philosophy provides students with a collaboratively created and evaluated curriculum, uniform course pacing, and a consistent approach to assessment.

Course and department teams meet weekly to evaluate student progress and make instructional decisions. The team philosophy extends beyond direct classroom instruction. Our faculty and guidance counselors work together to create for students individualized plans for academic support and enrichment.

Lecture-Seminar

Many courses utilize a lecture-seminar format similar to the university lecture system. Students experience large and small group instructional settings. Typically, students will meet in a lecture setting once per cycle with the remaining class meetings in a seminar with their individual instructor. The lecture setting allows students to experience a variety of faculty and guest lecturers and develop vital note-taking skills. All lecture halls feature integrated multimedia presentation capabilities. The seminars, coordinated to build on lecture presentations, are interactive and student centered.

Features of the Academic Program:

Faculty – Our dedicated faculty, 99 strong, consists of Christian Brothers, laymen and laywomen. The average teaching experience is over 18 years, with 40% teaching at least 15 years at The Hall.

Schedule – Students follow a cascading six-day schedule.  Individual learning opportunities are built into each
student’s schedule.

Courses – Students enroll in college prep, honors and AP courses. A variety of elective courses are available to upperclassmen in all subject areas.

Advanced Placement Courses
American Government
Biology
Calculus (AB and BC)
Chemistry
Comparative Government
Computer Science (A)
English Literature
Environmental Science
European History
French Langauge
German Langauge
Human Geography 
Micro/Macro Economics
Music Theory
Psychology
Physics
Spanish Langauge
Spanish Literature
Studio Art 
US History
World History



Resources – There are a wide variety of resources available before, during and after school for the student’s
academic growth.
  •  Individual Instruction
  • Guidance Center 
  • Academic Resource Center 
  • Math Resource Center 
  • George Young Library
  • Technology Resource Center
  • Computer Labs – Writing, Language and Programming Labs Technology 
  • Technology Resources
    • Public Wireless Access
    • TV Studio  (Level 2 editing/production)
    • Audio/Video Conferencing
    • AMX Touch Panel Projection Systems
    • Virtual Campus (online learning)  
    • Intranet (Library Resources)
    • 350+ Computers on campus
Accreditation

Calvert Hall is accredited by the Maryland State Department of Education and the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and affiliated with the Christian Brothers Conference and the Archdiocese of Baltimore The Hall has been twice named an “Exemplary School” by the U.S. Department of Education.










Grading Scale
Numerical Range        Letter Grade     Grade Point Average 
96-100A+4.0
92-95.9A4.0
89-91.9A-3.8-3.99
86-88.9B+3.4-3.79
83-85.9B3.0-3.39
81-82.9B-2.8-2.99
78-80.9C+2.4-2.79
75-77.9C2.0-2.39
73-74.9C-1.6-1.99
72-72.9D+1.4-1.59
70-71.9D1.0-1.39
69 and belowF0.0-0.99
Graduation Requirements
English:4 Units
Social Studies*:4 Units
Laboratory Science:3 Units
Mathematics:3 Units
Foreign Language:2 Units
Religion:4 Units
Computer Apps.:1/2 Unit
Physical Ed./Health:1 Unit
Fine Arts:1/2 Unit
Electives:4 Units

* Students who take Fine Arts in 9th grade need only 3 Units in Social Studies.
Academic Information
Academic Letters & Certificates of Excellence - Honors Convocation
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Academic Progress Reporting
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Advanced Placement (AP) Program
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Honor Roll
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National Honor Society
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