Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

School Profile

2018-2019                                                       CEEB: 394095

Nativity BVM High School
One Lawtons Hill | Pottsville, PA 17901 | (570) 622-8110 | www.nativitybvm.net

 

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 207 students, from twelve surrounding school districts, is about half boys and half girls. There are 21 lay teachers and one priest on the faculty.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

PRINCIPAL: Mrs. Lynn Sabol Email: lsabol@nativitybvm.net
ATHLETICS: Mr. Joshua Muldowney Email: jmuldowney@nativitybvm.net
FINANCE: Mrs. Margaret Young Email: myoung@nativitybvm.net
ADVANCEMENT: Mrs. Jennifer Daubert Email: jdaubert@nativitybvm.net
STUDIES OFFICE: Mr. Jeff Naffin Email: jnaffin@nativitybvm.net
TECHNOLOGY: Mr. Dominic Chiplonia Email: dchiplonia@nativitybvm.net
CHAPLAIN: Fr. David Loeper Email: frloeper@nativitybvm.net
DEAN OF STUDENTS: Mrs. Kathy Modica Email: kmodica@nativitybvm.net
GUIDANCE: Mrs. Sarah Arnold Email: guidance@nativitybvm.net
OFFICE Mrs. Jane Yourey Email: jyourey@nativitybvm.net

 

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

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.

 

GRADING SCALE

A = 93-100 B = 85-92 C = 75-84 D = 70-74 F = 0-69

HONOR ROLL

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

COURSE GRADUATION RECOMMENDED
ENGLISH 4 CREDITS 4 CREDITS
MATHEMATICS 3 CREDITS 4 CREDITS
SCIENCE 3 CREDITS 4 CREDITS
THEOLOGY 4 CREDITS
SOCIAL STUDIES 3 CREDITS 3-4 CREDITS
LANGUAGE 2 CREDITS 2-4 CREDITS
ELECTIVES 7 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.

 

ACADEMIC LEVELS

Advanced Placement Courses: 5
Advanced Level Courses: 28
Regular Level Courses: 69
General Level Courses: 6

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES

AP Literature & Composition
AP Language & Composition
AP U.S. History
AP Calculus AB
AP Biology
Students can also take Advanced Placement classes through the Virtual High School (VHS) program.
 

DUAL CREDIT CLASSES

Advanced Physics
Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
Advanced Pre-Calculus
 

CLASS OF 2018 STATISTICS

94% of graduates continued their college education (88% 4 year, 8% 2 year, 6% workforce)
 

2017-2018 AVERAGE COLLEGE PLACEMENT SCORES

SAT

Mean Total: 1117
Math: 552
ERW: 565
ACT

Composite: 23.5
AP

Total Students: 44
Exams Taken: 74
Students with 3+: 22

 

COURSE CURRICULUM (MAJOR COURSES ONLY)

CP = COLLEGE PREP | H = ADVANCED LEVEL | AP = ADVANCED PLACEMENT

THEOLOGY

Theology 9 – CP
Theology 10 – CP
Theology 11 – CP/H
Theology 12 – CP/H

ENGLISH

English I – CP/H
Amer Lit – CP/H
British Lit – CP/H
World Lit – CP/H
World Lit – AP
British Lit – AP
Journalism – CP
Writing – CP

WORLD LANG.

French 1 – CP
French 2 – CP
French 3 – CP
French 4 – CP
Spanish 1 – CP
Spanish 2 – CP
Spanish 3 – H
Spanish 4 – H
AP Spanish – VHS

MATHEMATICS

Algebra 1 – CP
Algebra 2 – CP/H
Geometry – CP/H
Alg 3/Trig – H
Trig/Pre-Calc – CP
Trig/Calc – H
Pre-Calc – H
Calculus – AP

SCIENCE

Physical Sci – CP/H
Biology – CP/H
Chemistry – CP/H
Physics – CP/H
Anat/Phys – H
Marine Sci – CP
Enviro. Sci – CP
Biology – AP

SOCIAL STUDIES

Amer Cult – CP
World Cult – CP
Am Gov/Econ – CP
Psychology – CP
Sociology – CP
US History – AP
PA History – CP

I.T.

Accounting 1 – CP
Accounting 2 – CP
Personal Law – CP
Sports Market – CP
BASIC Programming – H
C++ Programming – H

FINE ARTS

Art 1 – CP
Art 2 – CP
Journalism 1 – CP
Music Theory – CP

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

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.

 

VARSITY SPORTS

BOYS GIRLS
FALL SEASON Cross Country
Football
Golf
Soccer
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Golf
Soccer
Volleyball
WINTER SEASON Basketball
Swimming
Wrestling
Basketball
Cheerleading
Swimming
SPRING SEASON Baseball
Track & Field
Softball
Track & Field

 

CLUBS AND ACTIVITIES

Academic Team
Band/Band Front
Campus Ministry
Chorus
French Club
International Club
Math Club
Music Ministry
National Honor Society
Newspaper – “Skylines”
Science Club
Science National Honor Society
Service Network: Interact Club
Ski Club
Spanish Club
Student Ambassadors
Student Government
Theater/Drama Club
Stage Crew
Yearbook – “Lawtonian”