The DePaul Catholic graduate will exhibit the academic aptitude for success in higher education and possesses a variety of intellectual skills that go beyond college entrance requirements. The student has an appreciation for learning and is willing to be accountable for one’s own academic accomplishments. By graduation the student:
- has mastered those academic skills required for college or some other form of advanced education.
- has developed problem-solving skills and an organized approach to learning and completing tasks.
- is developing a mastery of logic and critical thinking and is able to apply these skills to new situations.
- has developed competence in oral and written expression that evidences sound analytical thinking and persuasive rhetoric.
- is able to learn in a variety of settings within different academic disciplines.
- effectively uses a variety of media and technology resources to acquire, create and process information while attending to issues of credibility, values, and civility.
The DePaul Catholic High School graduate will have a basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. The student is also developing habits of intellectual inquiry in quest of religious truth and an informed response to issues of social justice. By graduation the student:
- has read the Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles and has gained a basic understanding of the Church’s teaching about Jesus Christ and His redeeming mission, as well as the embodiment of that mission through the Church.
- appreciates the centrality of the celebration of the Eucharist to a vibrant Christian community.
- has been exposed to the presence of God in private and liturgical prayer.
- is increasingly willing to let his or her religious faith influence basic values, lifestyle, and vocational interests.
- is beginning to take more responsibility for exploring and validating one’s own faith, respecting the faith of others and understanding that being fully human necessitates an active relationship with God.
- is growing in a formed conscience, and, influenced by the words of Christ, evaluates and reasons through moral issues with increasing clarity.
- recognizes the effect of his or her own choices and actions on the human community.
- is developing a habit of reflecting on experience which then leads to future actions based on faith, good will, and integrity.
DePaul Catholic High School students at the time of graduation have matured intellectually, emotionally, physically, socially, and spiritually to a level that reflects a growing level of self-awareness. The student is ready to take some responsibility for their own future growth. By graduation the student:
- is taking responsibility for their own personal growth, striving for integrity and excellence in all facets of life.
- is learning how to accept both talents and limitations, with a sense of humility and gratitude.
- recognizes the need for living a healthy and well-balanced life.
- is becoming more open to other points of view and cultures and beginning to seek new positive experiences, even those that involve some challenge or the possibility of failure.
- is becoming a servant leader, a person of confidence, compassion and integrity who is open to using one’s gifts to serve the common good in a changing complex society.