- Published: Thursday, 08 September 2016 09:07
Content hosted for and provided by Tom Durkin, Assistant Principal for Academics, St. Vincent Pallotti High School
St. Vincent Pallotti High School, “Laurel’s little gem,” is a college preparatory, coeducational Catholic high school preparing young men and women for the future one student at a time. For the past 95 years, Pallotti has served as the oldest, coeducational Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
Pallotti has developed curricula that provides students effective habits for success in our 21st century society.
It all begins with Pallotti Transitions. This course is required for all incoming ninth graders. As tried and true educators know, ninth graders are a very heterogeneous group, with varying skills and skill gaps, as varied as their backgrounds. Pallotti Transitions teaches students successful study skills, inherently important organizational skills, and what we refer to as “the Pallotti way.” Transitioning from middle school to high school often serves as the primary obstacle for success in high school. Pallotti Transitions bridges those gaps and overcomes those obstacles so that every Panther has the opportunity to succeed.