Curriculum Highlight

Opening New Academic Doors: Dual Enrollment and the Collegiate Block Schedule

At St. Catherine of Siena Academy, an all-girls Catholic school, we're all about helping our students chase their dreams, realize their potential, and become tomorrow's leaders. With our partnership with Madonna University and our Dual Enrollment program, we’re excited to give our students amazing opportunities for both academic and personal growth.
June 3, 2024

Dual Enrollment and the Collegiate Block Schedule

In today's world, high school students have more chances than ever to shape their path to success. At St. Catherine of Siena Academy, an all-girls Catholic school, we understand the importance of providing our students with a robust curriculum that not only challenges and enriches their learning experience but also equips them with the tools necessary to thrive in their future endeavors.

We are happy to announce our continued partnership with Madonna University, a private Roman Catholic university found in Livonia, Michigan. Through our Dual Enrollment program, eligible junior and senior students have the unique opportunity to enroll in college-level courses offered by Madonna University while still attending high school. This collaboration is made possible by our Collegiate Block Schedule, which aligns seamlessly with college schedules, enabling a smooth integration of courses for our students.

The 2024-25 Academic Year brings a diverse array of course offerings designed to cater to the varied interests and career aspirations of our students. From foundational courses in finance and healthcare to comprehensive studies in business management and psychology, there is something for everyone to explore and excel in.

Here is a glimpse of the exciting Dual Enrollment courses available:

1. FIN1010 Financial Literacy
This course provides a comprehensive overview of basic financial planning, covering topics such as budgeting, consumer credit, insurance, investments, and retirement plans. Students will gain valuable insights into personal finance management to navigate their financial journey successfully.

2. MTE1020 Medical Terminology
An introduction to medical vocabulary essential for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare. Emphasis is placed on building a solid foundation in medical terminology through the study of body systems, diseases, treatments, and abbreviations.

3. SOC 1300 Introduction to Community Leadership
Examines various avenues of civic involvement and the importance of community service in maintaining civil society. Students will gain insights into communitarian philosophy and develop practical skills in service-learning to make a positive impact in their communities.

4. BUS 1000 Explore Business
Designed to assist students in exploring academic majors and careers related to various aspects of business, including operations, marketing, accounting, finance, and management information systems.

5. PSY 1010 General Psychology
Explores the science of behavior and mental processes, covering topics such as sensation, perception, learning, motivation, emotion, personality development, and adjustment.

6. MGT 2360 Principles of Management
An introduction to the nature and principles of management, examining historical perspectives, contemporary trends, and practical techniques in management practices.

7. MKT 2440 Principles of Marketing
Studies marketing concepts, terminology, and applications with a focus on the marketing mix and its influence on organizational success.

8. MTH 2520 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
Explores advanced topics in calculus, including methods of integration, sequences, series, and parametric curves, providing a solid foundation for students pursuing STEM-related fields.

9. MTE 2010 Introduction to Health Care Professions
Provides an overview of various health care professions, interdisciplinary teamwork, ethical responsibilities, and communication in health care settings.

10. BIO 1030 General Biology I with Lab
Covers fundamental biological principles and problems at molecular, cellular, and organismic levels, offering hands-on laboratory experience to enhance learning.

11. BIO 1180 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy & Physiology
Prepares students for college coursework in biological and health sciences, emphasizing major topics such as body organization, cell structure, organ systems, and the wondrous beauty of the human body.

These Dual Enrollment courses not only offer academic enrichment but also provide students with valuable college credits, giving them a head start on their higher education journey. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to prepare for and take AP exams in May, further enhancing their academic credentials.

For more information about our Dual Enrollment offerings and how to apply, please contact your SCA counselor. Together, we can begin on a journey of discovery, learning, and limitless possibilities.

Learn more about the St. Catherine of Siena Academy Collegiate Block Schedule.

Learn more about Madonna University.


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