Our Academic Layout

2020-2021 School Subject Offerings

The following table shows the subjects that are offered to each grade level at Saint Joseph School during the 2020-2021 school year.  In order to allow us to remain safe during the Covid epidemic, the number of special subjects has been reduced to promote better class and student distancing.

For each subject, the table indicates the approximate number of hours per week that it is being be offered to students during in-school learning.  Most of its entries reflect subject times advised by the Archdiocese of Denver.

It is our belief that this balance of subject times provides the best possible learning opportunities for our students during this unique school year.

Academic Subject Grades 1-3 Grades 4-5 Grades 6-8*
Language Arts 10 hrs/wk 8 ¼ hrs/wk 7 ½ hrs/wk
Math 5 hrs/wk 5 hrs/wk 4 ½ hrs/wk
Social Studies 1 ¾ hrs/wk 2 ½ hrs/wk 4 ½ hrs/wk
Science 1 ¾ hrs/wk 2 ½ hrs/wk 4 ½ hrs/wk
Religion 2 hrs/wk 2 ¼ hrs/wk 4 hrs/wk
Mass 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk
Health 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk
Physical Education 1 ½ hrs/wk 1 ½ hrs/wk 1 hr/wk
Discovery and Library 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk 0 hrs/wk
Art 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk 1 hr/wk
Total Instruction Hours* 26 hrs/wk 26 hrs/wk 29 hrs/wk
Total In-School Hours (7-hour days) 35 hrs/wk 35 hrs/wk 35 hrs/wk

*Grades 6-8 instruction hours include 10-minute passing periods to allow time for class distancing in the halls.