- Centers on the “whole child” with special testing P3, P4, Junior Kindergarten, and Day Care
- Reaching the child where they are, academically, developmentally, and spiritually
- Uses developmentally appropriate practices
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We, through God’s grace, nurture spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social growth in children by guiding them to become responsible citizens and members of the body of Christ.
At Holy Cross, we strive to be a school with academic excellence. The graduates from HCLS succeed in high school, many taking honor level and college credit classes. Our graduates excel at various public and private high schools, most of which report our students to be among their “top performers.”
We are Triple-Accredited through:
We value each child of God and help them grow, nurturing their God-given talents and gifts to succeed to the best of their abilities.
Due to our State Accreditation requirements, students in grades 3-8 take the State Assessments. We do not teach to the test, but simply provide a strong academic experience to set them up for success on state assessments, high school placement tests, honors classes in high school and ACT tests in high school.
Our 8th grade students consistently average 90% or higher on Iowa Tests of Basics Skills (ITBS) in Language Arts.
Students are tested three times a year by our Resource Teacher, who holds a Masters in Special Education / Adaptive, for reading fluency and comprehension. This helps our teachers stay in tune to students progress throughout the year.
Our 8th grade students consistently average 88% or higher on Iowa Tests of Basics Skills (ITBS) in Math.