Grades 6-8

Junior High Philosophy

Junior high is a transitional phase and our goal here at Holy Cross is to engage students not just academically but spiritually as well. Our curriculum provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to become critical thinkers, independent learners, be prepared to succeed in high school and beyond.

All Junior High students are required to complete service hours for Religion class. Each grade level has a different amount to complete. Students are allowed to do a variety of things, including, mowing the lawn, raking leaves, shoveling snow, vacuuming, laundry, or even volunteering time at the Homeless Shelter, Christ Child Society, or anywhere else. Please contact Mrs. Hagen for additional questions.

All hours must be completed by Memorial Day.

Please note, that hours can not “roll over” into the next year. Also, extra hours will not be counted for extra credit.

8th Grade – 20 hours

7th Grade – 15 hours

6th Grade – 10 hours


The Holy Cross Junior High students follow the Indiana State Standards. Indiana Academic Standards