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Holy Cross Open House

Sunday, October 28, 2018

12pm- 3pm

Holy Cross Placement Exam 

for students not enrolled in a 

Holy Cross System Elementary School

Saturday,  December 8, 2018 

Registration begins at 8am, exam begins at 8:30am

Mission Statement

 Holy Cross High School, an institution of excellence, is committed to the development of the whole person, offering comprehensive academic, social and athletic programs which are rooted in the Gospel and teaching of the Catholic Church. A Roman Catholic High School in the Diocese of Scranton, Holy Cross challenges its students to appreciate life-long learning and to develop character, leadership and integrity in a caring environment in order to promote a culture of peace, justice and service. 

Academics at HCHS

 Accredited by The Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, Holy Cross High School is a comprehensive high school. Students are encouraged to select courses based on individual abilities, achievement, and goals within the limits of the specialized graduation requirements. Choice in sequence is based on standardized testing, teacher recommendations, and counseling assistance. Advanced Placement (A.P.) courses are available in English, American History, Calculus, Science, and Art.

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Spiritual Life at HCHS

 The secondary Religious Education Program seeks to form the whole Christian person in an integrated faith life within the Church community by interweaving the four components of catechesis: word, worship, community, and service. Young people develop their understanding of the Catholic tradition through the study of content of the Church’s faith. 

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Student Life at HCHS

 Schoolwide, Holy Cross offers a wide range of fun activities for which the entire student body has an opportunity to participate. Homecoming, with a wide variety of spirit week activities including school dances and pep rallies, concludes our Fall sports season. Each year, Catholic Schools Week begins with the celebration of mass and concludes with a variety of activities that students enjoy. The highlight of Spring activities at Holy Cross is our traditional student and teacher Volleyball tournament. 

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Celebrating our Students

Caroline Kranick, National Merit Scholar 2018

Caroline Kranick named National Merit Scholar

Congratulations to senior, Caroline Kranick on being named National Merit Scholar! Caroline is the daughter of Robert and Collen Kranick of Jessup. Caroline is an active member of the Holy Cross student body as a member of National Honor Society, Student Council, PJAS, Mock Trial, and IHM Dual Enrollment Program with Marywood University. Caroline is also member of the soccer, basketball and track and field teams. Great job Caroline on your most recent success!

Holy Cross students participate in local 4H

Holy Cross Students Participate in Regional 4H

 Holy Cross students recently participated in the county fair. Shown here are the following with their 4H catagories:

Shannon Tone, senior - Archery, Steer, Rabbits, Camp Counselor, Club President, State 4-H exchange. 
Rebecca Tone, sophomore  - Archery, Market Hogs, Rabbits, State 4-H Exchange.
Connor Tone , sophomore - Archery
James Fay, sophomore - Archery, Market Lambs
Julia Mazur, sophomore  - Sewing, 4-H Teen Council, State Days
Molly Landsiedel, sophomore - Horses, State 4-H Exchange

Reffler family supports Holy Cross student with scholarship

Heartfelt Thank You to the Reffler family for memorial scholarship

Congratulations to freshman Braden Neeson,  on receiving the first Robert Reffler Memorial Scholarship. Scholarship funds will be applied to Holy Cross Tuition by the Reffler and Shea families. Mr Robert Reffler was a beloved member of our maintenance staff for more than 10 years and recently lost his battle with cancer.  His wife and daughter are shown here presenting Braden with the scholarship.


Student Exhibit & Silent Art Auction

Join us for our third annual First Friday event celebrating the artistic gifts of Holy Cross HS Art students. This event will also feature a silent auction of fine art produced by local artists with proceeds to benefit the Holy Cross Tuition Assistance Program

Friday, November 2, 2018 6pm- 9pm

Diocese of Scranton Pastoral Center
330 Wyoming Ave
Scranton, Pa 18503