The academic program at Cardinal Spellman High School is designed so that, with careful selection, each student may acquire the appropriate background for a successful post-secondary education. Parents of Cardinal Spellman students should assume a measure of responsibility in guiding their sons and daughters in the selection of appropriate courses, seeking the advice of the guidance counselors and/or the department chairpersons.

We urge all students to pursue a program that is as demanding and challenging as possible in order to:
(1) develop their God-given talents to the fullest;
(2) prepare for admission to college; and
(3) expand their options and potential for success in college and life.

Students who limit themselves to meeting only the basic requirements in a minimal fashion may reduce their chances for admission and will find the transition to college more difficult.