This one-semester course provides students with an overview of all of the aspects of “managing” one’s personal financial affairs. Topics covered include banking, investing, debt management, taxes, and budgeting. This class follows a case-driven approach by incorporating a “real-life” practical application of these topics. Class projects will require students to expand their knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, most notably Excel. (Prerequisite: Departmental Approval; Semester class)
Introduction to Computer Science
This course is designed to teach fundamental computing concepts while simultaneously exploring the role of technology in contemporary society. It is intended for students with no previous programming background. This course introduces problem-solving methods and algorithm development using an Internet-based programming language. Students will learn how to design, code, debug, and document programs using modern engineering techniques. The course also contains an Internet technology component. This is a semester class. By the end, students will be able to:
- Define computer literacy and understand its importance in contemporary society
- Identify, describe, and use various Internet technologies
- Identify and understand the uses of various types of computer software
- Understand and be able to perform basic (rudimentary) computer programming (web-based)
- Understand the importance of computer and Internet security
- Understand the software development lifecycle (analysis/requirements, design, build, test, and deploy)
Senior Humanities Honors
The questions human ask throughout history are as fascinating as the answers. Students examine some of these core questions humans pose throughout history and see how art, literature, music, philosophy, science, and dance, attempt to answer those questions. Students write, read, discuss, act, create, and collaborate while examining the contributions made by writers, artists, architects, scientists and musicians. Methodology includes student papers and projects, field trips, film study and guest speakers.
"A girl should choose Holy Child because it is a place where she can truly learn life skills and build confidence both in and out of the classroom. The teachers want you to succeed, and they are willing to put in extra time to make sure that happens. I have never met so many people who look forward to going to school and classes every day because they are excited to see their friends and feel like they can truly be themselves."
– Caitlyn ‘15, a freshman at Brown University
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– Hope ‘15, a freshman at Savannah School of Art and Design
"Holy Child is a really special community. At Holy Child, you not only form strong bonds with your classmates, but also with your teachers, administrators, and even alumnae. All members of the community genuinely take interest in you and your life and care about your success. You are never alone at Holy Child; you’re part of a family."
– Allison ‘15, a freshman at Fordham University