Holy Trinity Diocesan High School
|Holy Trinity Diocesan High School|
|98 Cherry Lane
Hicksville, Nassau, New York, 11801
|Motto||A Special Time, Place and Spirit|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic;
|Principal||Mr. Gene Fennell|
|Asst. Principal||Mr. Frank Vega|
|Chaplain||Fr. John McCarthy|
|Average class size||25–28|
|Color(s)||Green and White|
|Slogan||"How High School Should Be"|
|Athletics||2013 - 2014 CHSAA AA State Champions Basketball|
|Accreditation||Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools|
|School fees||$250 to $450 Registration Fee (2014–2015)|
|Admissions Director||Mr. Frank Vega|
|Athletic Director||Mr. Christopher Hardardt|
|Diocese||Diocese of Rockville Centre|
Holy Trinity High School is a co-educational learning environment located centrally in Hicksville, Nassau County, New York on Long Island. Education is based on New York State Education Standards with a strong emphasis on Religious Studies as well. It is operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre. It is particularly well known for its Performing Arts Department and theatrical performances.
HTHS was selected by the U.S. Department of Education as one of the outstanding high schools in the nation. It is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York. Holy Trinity has Regents exams in the following subject areas: Integrated Algebra, Math B, Global History and Geography, US History, English, Spanish, French, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science, Physics.
- 98% of Trinity graduates attend colleges and universities.
- Guidance Resource Center using the COIN Career Community electronically links students, high schools and colleges for career and financial aid exploration and direct application for college admission.
- Comprehensive Visual Arts Program includes fine art, commercial art, computer graphics, CAD (Computer-Aided Drafting) and architectural design.
Over 400 computers are available to students in networked labs, the library media center, classrooms, and the Guidance Resource Center; all have Internet access in the school's fully wired facility. Electronic Doorway Library supporting 27 networked databases, permitting online catalog search, interlibrary loan, and electronic information retrieval available 24 hours/7 days per week.
Advanced Placement and College Level Courses
Holy Trinity has a wide variety of AP (Advanced Placement) courses available to students who qualify: AP World History, AP US History, AP Government and Politics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry (2008–2009 school year), AP Physics B, AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Spanish.
These classes require rigorous work and studying in preparation for the national AP exam which is held in early May. Many requirements must be met to take an AP class. Averages and ability are major components as to whether or not students get into the program.
Holy Trinity offers college courses in which students can earn college credits from St. John's University: Spanish, English, French, St. John's University Art Program, Economics. These are college level courses. Students taking them are expected to maintain certain averages and complete all components of the course.
In addition to a students "core credit classes," each student is required to take four years of religious education. Courses cover all aspects of religion from theology to morality. Students can take what they learn in the classroom and carry it with them throughout their lives.
Performing Arts Department
Holy Trinity has a performing arts program. The department was the first to be granted the rights to perform the high school edition of the musical Les Misérables (musical). Holy Trinity's Performing Arts Department is not strictly extracurricular. The program, which one must audition to get into, consists of a four-year training which includes daily classes in acting, choir, and dance. The program is currently headed by Catherine Murphy. Along with its productions, Holy Trinity's Select Choir has attended and won awards at Festival Disney as well as performed for television and at Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
Holy Trinity offers a variety of summer camps in athletics, art, and theatre.
The art camps run for grades 6 through 9 or 10.
The theatre camp runs for grades 6 through 11. They will have classes in acting, dance, and voice.
The athletic camps run for kids in grades 3 or 4 through high school. Offered sports are: Football, Baseball, Softball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Wrestling, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer.
School awards and achievements
- The University of the State of New York Board of Regents (Accreditation)
- Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (Accreditation)
- United States Department of Education (Accreditation)
- Presidential Award of Excellence-Exemplary Secondary School (Award)
- Winner of 2012 Long Island Press' "Best of Long Island" poll: Best High School Spirit, Best Catholic School, Best Principal & Best Teacher
- Shana Cox – track and field sprinter
- Matt Doherty – men's college basketball coach
- Ralph Perretta – professional NFL player
- Jean Shafiroff – philanthropist and socialite
- Jenna Ushkowitz – cast member of Glee
- MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved May 27, 2009.