THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE OFFERED BY MARY HELP OF CHRISTIANS, A DUALLY ACCREDITED SCHOOL BY THE TEXAS CATHOLIC CONFERENCE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT (TCCED), AND AdvanED AND ALSO AN AFFILIATE OF (TEPSAC) TEXAS PRIVATE SCHOOL ACCREDITATION COMMISSION.
Pre-AP Algebra 1
BIM (Business Information Management)
QUARTERLY AWARDS GRADES 1-8
Students will receive ribbons during morning assembly for the 1st-4th quarters. The criteria are as follows:
PK3, PK4, AND K5 END OF THE YEAR CEREMONIES
PK3, PK4, AND KD students enjoy beautiful ceremonies at the end of the scholastic year. PK3 has a Recognition Ceremony, PK4 has a Promotion Ceremony, and K5 has a Graduation Ceremony.
END OF THE YEAR AWARDS FOR GRADES 1-7
End of the year awards are given to students in grades 1st-7th at a special Awards Ceremony to which parents are invited. The awards will be based on the students' final average. Perfect attendance awards will be awarded to students' who have no absences, or tardiness.
EIGHTH GRADE GRADUATION AWARDS
The Valedictorian will be eighth grader who has earned the highest cumulative final average of the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade years at MHCS combined. To be considered for Valedictorian a student must have attended MHCS for the 6th - 8th grades consecutively.
The Salutatorian will be the eighth grader who has earned the second highest cumulative final average for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade year at MHCS combined. To be considered for Salutatorian a student must have attended MHCS for the 6th - 8th grades consecutively.
8TH GRADE- PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE
The Presidential Academic Award is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals and the National Association of Secondary Principals.
8th GRADE- PRESIDENTIAL ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
The Presidential Academic Achievement Award is sponsored by U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the National Association of Secondary Principals. This award is given to students who did not qualify for the Presidential Academic Excellence Award, by who demonstrate unusual commitment to learning in academics and achievement in the arts.
EIGHTH GRADER OF THE MONTH
On a monthly basis, with the joint efforts from Administration and teachers determine who will represent MHCS at the presentation of the 8th Grader of the Month sponsored by the Laredo Police Dept., KGNS TV, The Laredo CW, Telemundo, Laredo Medical Center, Friends of the Family, and Family Nissan. The 8th Grader of the Month will be selected based not on academics by also on: Attendance, School Spirit, Extra-curricular activities, School Pride, Salesian Spirit, School and Community Service, 8th grade activities, Special Awards, outside school activities.
At the end of the School Year, the above sponsoring entities select one of the "Students of the Month" to represent MHCS city-wide. Faculty, Staff and Student Body do not make this selection.