Located on the same campus as O’Gorman High School, O’Gorman Junior High School is the home of approximately 400 students in grades seven and eight. Since the inception of the junior high in 1998, we have been committed to helping our students develop spiritually, academically, and socially. We continue to find new ways to challenge our students in order for them to become the best they can be. The outstanding cooperative efforts between home and school assure our students many opportunities for success.
The heart and soul of OGJH is our strong faith community. Along with daily prayer, all students are required to take religion courses in seventh and eighth grade. Masses are held weekly. Student participation and planning are integral parts of these liturgies. We also pray together as a school two times per week. It is essential that we promote Christ’s values in all that we do. Christian and community service are emphasized all year but especially during the liturgical seasons. Teaching youth outreach is an important element of the student’s religious foundation.
The staff of OGJH are well educated and dedicated to student success. The staff includes certified teachers for the core curriculum areas as well as in the elective and co-curricular areas.
All areas of the curriculum support the mission of building a community of faith. Students take core curriculum courses in the areas of social studies, science, mathematics, language arts and theology.
OGJH offers academic services and programs for students with special learning needs, these include specialized classes, accommodation plans, classroom support, study center support, alternative testing and team meetings.