Academic Excellence

Course Credit

The following courses are offered by the Mary Help of Christians, A dually accredited school by the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Education Department (TCCB ED), and AdvancED and also an affiliate of (TEPSAC) Texas Private School Accreditation Commission.


Pre-AP Algebra 1

Spanish 1

Art 1 

Speech

BIM (Business Information Management)



SEMESTER AWARDS GRADES 4-8

Students will receive ribbons during morning assembly for the 1st-4th quarters. The criteria are as follows:


Principals List

First Honors

Second Honors



PK3, PK4, AND K5 END OF THE YEAR CEREMONIES


PK3, PK4, and K5 students enjoy beautiful ceremonies at the end of the scholastic year. PK3 has a Recognition Ceremony, PK4 has a Promotion Ceremony, and K5 has a Graduation Ceremony.



END OF THE YEAR AWARDS FOR GRADES 1-7


End of the year awards are given to students in grades 1st-7th at a special Awards Ceremony to which parents are invited. The awards will be based on the students' final average. Perfect attendance awards will be awarded to students' who have no absences, or tardiness.



EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION AWARDS


The Valedictorian will be eighth grader who has earned the highest cumulative final average of the 6th, 7th and 8th grade year at MHCS combined. To be considered for Salutatiorian a student must have attended MHCS for the 6th-8th grades consecutively.



8TH GRADE HONOR CORDS


Principal's List

First Honors

Second Honors

Fidelity Award



8TH GRADE PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE


The Presidential Academic Award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary Principals.



8TH GRADE PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT


The Presidential Academic Achievement Award is sponsored by U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the National Association of Secondary Principals. This award is given to students who did not qualify for the Presidential Academic Excellence Award, by who demonstrate unusual commitment to learning in academics and achievement in the arts.



EIGHTH GRADER OF THE MONTH


On a monthly basis, with the joint efforts from Administration and teachers, determine who will represent MHCS at the presentation of the 8th Grader of the Month sponsored by the Laredo Police Department, KGNS TV, The Laredo CW, Telemundo, Laredo Medical Center, Friends of the Family, and Family Nissan. The 8th Grader of the month will be selected based not on academics but also on: Attendance, School Spirit, Extra-curricular activities, School Pride, Salesian Spirit, School and community Service, 8th grader activities, Special Awards, outside school activities.


At the end of the School Year, the above sponsoring entities select one of the "students of the Month" to represent MHCS city-wide. Faculty, Staff and Student Body do not make this selection.


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