Saint Mark offers a comprehensive course of study designed to implement our mission of education. The information under this tab is intended to help parents better understand the course of study offered at each grade level.

At the heart of our curriculum is the study of our Catholic faith. Our Religion curriculum follows that of the General Catechetical Directory. In all other areas of the curriculum, Saint Mark aligns itself with the Standard Course of Study as outlined by the State of North Carolina. See the elementary and middle school tabs for a comprehensive outline of the course of instruction in each content area, including Religion, at each grade level. This information provides an overview of our curriculum. Key concepts in each area of study are provided as a source of reference for parents.

Students in grades K-5 have weekly classes in:

Spanish
Computer
Physical Education
Art
Music
Library

In addition, Guidance classes are provided bi-weekly. Additional electives at the Elementary level are offered as follows:

LEAP (Learning Enrichment Activities Program) is provided for grades 1-5. Bi-weekly for 1st and 2nd grade, and weekly for 3rd – 5th grades. There is also a pull-out portion offered to students for 3rd – 5th grades.
Band is offered beginning in the 4th grade. Band includes classes and group lessons in their instrument.
Dance is offered on a quarterly basis to all grade levels.

A combination of required and optional electives complete the Middle school curriculum. Additional electives at the Middle school level are offered as follows:

  • Dance is offered on a quarterly basis to all grade levels.

Required: Optional:
  • Art I
  • Computer
  • Guidance
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Study Hall
  • Band (may take the place of other Fine Arts)
  • Honors Chorus

 

 

Required: Optional:
  • Guidance
  • Health
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Study Hall
  • Band (may take the place of other Fine Arts)
  • Honors Chorus
  • Yearbook
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Computer
  • Painting
  • Art II
  • French
  • Geography
Required: Optional:
  • Guidance
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Research
  • Spanish
  • Band (may take the place of other Fine Arts)
  • Honors Chorus
  • Multimedia or Computer
  • 3-D Art or Art III
  • French
  • Geography

The guidance and counseling program at Saint Mark follows the belief that the school experience is a developmental process.  Our counselors assist in fulfilling our mission statement by helping all students set and meet goals academically, emotionally, physically, spiritually, and socially.

The Saint Mark guidance and counseling program offers classroom guidance, group guidance, and counseling support for individual students.  Guidance classes are provided on a bi-weekly basis to grades K-5, and on a weekly basis to grades 6-8.

Currently, Saint Mark has 2 full time counselors and one part time.  Please feel free to contact them below.

Ann Miles

Peggy Palasick

Shannon Ranaletta

The Learning Support Program of the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools is a regional program established in each of our seven schools: St. Matthews, Our Lady of the Assumption, St. Ann, St. Gabriel, St. Mark, Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School, and Charlotte Catholic High School. The Learning Support Program was created for the purpose of addressing the individual learning needs of our students. At Saint Mark there are 3 Learning Support teachers, who are certified and experienced in working with specific learning needs.

The Mission of the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools’ Learning Support Program is to recognize and facilitate a successful learning environment for each student experiencing learning differences in the classroom.

Currently, we have 2 full time and 1 part time Learning Support positions.  Feel free to contact them below.

Crystal Carney

Carole Watson

Anne Loftin

Before School Care and the After School Enrichment Program (ASEP)

Before school care is offered from 7:00-8:00 a.m. in the gym free of charge. Students arriving between 7:00-7:50 must report to the gym. The after-school enrichment program is offered on school days from dismissal to 6:00 p.m. for a nominal fee. Fee information is available at the school office. The program is offered by the Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) office. Saint Mark Catholic School does not assume responsibility for children before 7:00 a.m. or after 6:00 p.m. Students must have parental supervision until the school opens at 7:00 a.m.