Cathedral Curriculum Standards
Cathedral of the Risen Christ School is partners with the Cathedral Parish. The school is dedicated to creating curriculum that is both rigorous and vigorous. With a firm foundation in the formation of young Catholics, the school complies with all Nebraska Department of Education mandates. Furthermore, Cathedral exceeds state standards by following the Catholic Diocese of Lincoln's curriculum guidelines. Teachers at Cathedral actively pursue professional development, as well as speak at in-services.
For more details, please read our Strategic Curriculum Plan.
Outside of the homeroom experience, students are also immersed in specialty areas:
- Religion: Not a true "specialty" area, students arein the Catholic Faith nearly every moment of their day. This is supplemented through numerous programs, as well as the classroom visits of our Cathedral religious.
- Reading Resource: The Reading Resource teacher and classroom act as the home base for students with special needs. Students who are eligible for services from Lincoln Public Schools will be served "in house" as LPS comes to Cathedral frequently.
The Reading Resource teacher acts as both the primary individual and small-group instructor for students who struggle with reading, and also is the Cathedral liaison to LPS.
- Music: Besides the mandated music classes, students may also take part in numerous choir and band options. These programs support Cathedral and diocesan liturgy and students also perform outside of the diocese. Holiday music programs are also held. Cathedral also hosts one of the Midwest's only dedicated chant programs.
Band students also have performance opportunities, and work in both small-group and class-size practice sessions with an instructor who works across the diocese and at Pius X High School.
- Art: The art program at Cathedral is directed by two art teachers: one for grades K-3 and one for grades 4-8. Student artwork is prominent throughout Cathedral school, and is also showcased at the annual school auction and in their own student art show.
- Technology: Cathedral hosts a computer lab and full-time technology teacher. A foundation of the technology work at Cathedral is responsible internet usage, and students and teachers all pledge to abide by the diocesan Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
Students as young as Kindergarten experience technology, and topics include website building, video editing, keyboarding, working with word processing, being responsible with social media and much more.
- Physical Education: Physical Education is run by the Athletic Director and involves grade-appropriate lessons. Younger grades are taught the importance of fitness and nutrition, as well as learn to play in a cooperative and fun environment based on development of motor skills.
Older students are put through thematic studies of games and sports as it relates to both techniques and tactics. Students also take part in a study of sport's impact on culture. Students take part in fitness testing as they build a life-long appreciation for fitness.
- Junior Achievement: Cathedral is a 100% committed JA School, including a revolutionary capstone project that connects potential future entrepreneurs with some of the area's best business leaders. This dynamic and project-based curriculum culminates in junior high, where students create their own business plans, market their ideas, hire "employees", run their businesses and work with area entrepreneurs, professors and politicians for a final display in a "shark tank" setting.
In 2015 Cathedral was recognized by Junior Achievement as a Superstar School, and the junior high capstone project was recognized with the Bronze Leadership Award.
Cathedral is supported by a significant and generous technology grant, which operates through the Diocesan Technology Office.