SCHOOL HISTORY and POPULATION
Nativity BVM High School, founded in 1955, is a four year, co-ed school drawing from Schuylkill, Northern Berks and Eastern Dauphin Counties. The total enrollment of 190 students, from twelve surrounding school districts, is about half boys and half girls. There are 20 lay teachers and one priest on the faculty.
|PRINCIPAL:||Mrs. Lynn Sabol||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ADVANCEMENT:||Mrs. Jennifer Daubert||Email: email@example.com|
|STUDIES OFFICE:||Mr. Jeff Naffin||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ATHLETICS:||Mr. Joshua Muldowney||Email: email@example.com|
|FINANCE:||Mrs. Margaret Young||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|CHAPLAIN:||Fr. David Loeper||Email: email@example.com|
|GUIDANCE:||Mrs. Sarah Arnold||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|OFFICE:||Mrs. Diane Yaneck||Email: email@example.com|
|ASSISTANT:||Mr. Robert Rienzo||Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
Nativity BVM operates on a 5 day cycle with eight 42 minute periods. 88% of a student’s time is class instruction which includes large and small group instruction along with lab periods.
Grades are recorded numerically. Our passing mark is 70. 27.25 credits are required for graduation. Grade point average and class rank are based on a diocesan quality point system using grades from major courses taken during the school year. GPA and class rank are cumulative and are calculated at the end of each quarter. GPA is on a weighted 4.0 scale.
Nativity BVM High School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as well as the Department of Education of the Commonwealth of PA.
|A = 93-100||B = 85-92||C = 75-84||D = 70-74||F = 0-69|
|Distinguished Honors:||A grade of 93 or above in all subjects|
|First Honors:||An average of 89.5 or above with minimum grade of 85 in all subjects.|
|Second Honors:||An average of 84.5 or above with minimum grade of 80 in all subjects.|
COLLEGE CREDIT OPPORTUNITIES
Several courses are offered through partnerships with Alvernia University. Advanced Placement Exams are standardized tests administered by Nativity BVM and scored by the Educational Testing Service. Exams are graded on a 5 point scale with scores of 3-5 being considered qualified for college credit. Colleges and Universities determine whether or not to accept AP exam grades for credit. Exam dates and fees are determined by the CollegeBoard. All students who enroll in an AP course are required to sit for the AP Exam.
COLLEGE ENTRANCE GUIDELINES
|ENGLISH||4 CREDITS||4 CREDITS|
|MATHEMATICS||3 CREDITS||4 CREDITS|
|SCIENCE||3 CREDITS||4 CREDITS|
|SOCIAL STUDIES||3 CREDITS||3-4 CREDITS|
|LANGUAGE||2 CREDITS||2-4 CREDITS|
|REQUIRED MINORS||3.25 CREDITS|
Colleges encourage coursework with exposure to TRIGONOMETRY. Functional Analysis, Trigonometry/Selected Math Topics, Precalculus and Algebra 3 all carry upon completion, the needed trigonometry requirements for college acceptance.
|Advanced Placement Courses:||5|
|Advanced Level Courses:||29|
|Regular Level Courses:||69|
|General Level Courses:||6|
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES
Advanced Placement Language and Composition
Advanced Placement U.S. History
Advanced Placement Calculus AB
Advanced Placement Biology
DUAL CREDIT CLASSES
Advanced Human Anatomy & Physiology
CLASS OF 2020 STATISTICS
The 47 graduates of the Nativity BVM Class of 2020 were offered a total of $3,981,884 in scholarships, grants and awards to further their education and accepted $1,462,036 of this money. Approximately 90% of the Class of 2020 is attending a 4 year or 2 year university/college, trade school or the military.
2019-2020 AVERAGE COLLEGE PLACEMENT SCORES
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, College Placement scores were not applicable for the 2019-2020 academic year.
COURSE CURRICULUM (MAJOR COURSES ONLY)
Theology 9 – CP
English I – CP/H
French 1 – CP
Algebra 1 – CP
Physical Sci – CP/H
Amer Cult – CP
Accounting 1 – CP
Art 1 – CP
88% of our current students are members of a club, play a sport, or are involved extracurricular activities.
Students also gain the opportunity to complete required service hours for various organizations in the community. All students are required to complete at least 100 hours of community services as a requirement for graduation.
|FALL SEASON||Cross Country
Track & Field
Track & Field
CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES
National Honor Society
Newspaper – “Skylines”
Science National Honor Society
Service Network: Interact Club
Yearbook – “Lawtonian”