Sacred Heart recognizes the importance of the developmental possibilities of students of high school age. The first glimmers of freedom of choice and the building of personal and physical skills present to students the wonders of the world in which they will spend the rest of their lives. The complexity of these choices inevitably results in successes or failures, which at every level of student development becomes part of the fiber, of the person of each student. Each success and each failure helps the student move to maturity. Each life event has the possibility of building for the student a basis of evaluation, analysis and value judgment. Sacred Heart’s dictum of “Learn how to learn; learn how to evaluate and learn how to decide” has proved to be a consistent directive for the school.
While the graduate has garnered achievement of academic knowledge, their understanding of themselves and their relationship to their God, their teachers and fellow students has grown apace. At graduation the student will not have reached the maturity of a college graduate. The complexities of the world, its political realities, its economic practices, its technical ambiguities remain. The confidence built over the high school years adds greatly to the ability to learn, to evaluate and to make value-based decisions that are thoughtful and insightful in their life situations.