Mission Statement

The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.

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Moreau Options Program

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A student-centered, inclusive education program for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities

The Moreau Options Program supports the belief that all students deserve opportunities to maximize their academic, social and spiritual potential. Building upon our mission to educate young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity, and to develop them to become women of courage, compassion and scholarship, it seems only natural for Holy Cross to embrace the great mosaic of all God’s children.

Students in the Moreau Options Program participate in all aspects of the Holy Cross community. They take a variety of classes in the general education setting including English, Theology, Science, Social Studies, Technology and the Arts. They join clubs, and athletics teams; serve at Mass; and participate in choir, dance concerts, and school plays.

Curriculum

At Holy Cross, each girl’s schedule is carefully designed with input from parents/guardians, teachers, and the girls themselves. Every girl in the Moreau Options program has a schedule that includes a mixture of general education academic and elective classes, as well as small classes in reading, writing, and math that are specifically designed for students in the program.

Here is an example of one junior’s schedule:

A period: Academic Reading *
B period: Glee Choir
C period: IB Film SL
D period: English III: British Literature
E period: Modern World History
F period: Sacraments
G period: Pre-Algebra *
H period: Language and Composition III *

* Classes designed and taught specifically for students in the Moreau Options Program

Transition

During a girls’ junior and senior year at Holy Cross, they will work closely with teachers and counselors to explore their options for after graduation.
At their graduation, students enrolled in the Moreau Options Program receive a certificate of attendance or a certificate of completion.

Tuition and Fees

Students in the Moreau Options Program pay the same tuition and fees as other students.

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Any family may apply for financial aid at Holy Cross. Financial aid is distributed based on need. Financial aid grants are a gift of money applied to your daughter’s tuition; you do not need to repay them.

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The Moreau Options Program is sustained through generous grants from organizations such as the Catholic Coalition for Special Education. We are grateful for their support.