CURRICULUM

It's not just about the classes here at FSHA. In addition to a full slate of class offerings, including 24 Advanced Placement classes and electives that cover all disciplines, learning extends throughout and beyond the classroom.

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Non-Departmental Courses

List of 6 frequently asked questions.

  • Academic Decathlon

    Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
  • Study

    Prerequisite: Consent of Academic Advisor & Academic Dean.
  • Study-Directed

    Prerequisite: Consent of Academic Advisor & Academic Dean.
  • Yearbook

    Pre-requisites: None

    This course is designed to teach the skills necessary to produce the school yearbook, which offers a complete record of an entire school year. The year begins by planning the coverage for the school year and designing a unifying theme for the book. Students will study magazine journalism including layout and design techniques, photoshop/photo-editing, writing and editing copy, headlines and picture captions. This course provides the study of and practice in gathering and analyzing information, interviewing, note taking and photography. Students will learn strategies of planning, marketing (ad sales and yearbook dance ticket sales) and distribution of the yearbook. They will learn proofing strategies and work independently with photographers. At times, deadlines require that staff members work after school, on weekends, and holidays. Students will learn good work habits and are responsible for all phases of yearbook publication. This course is a valuable foundation to anyone thinking about going into a communications major, publication job, advertising agencies, or working for social media companies after high school.
"FSHA always challenged me to be a better student. The classes pushed me to expand my thinking and work hard. I'm ready for college because of the education I received here." —Kayla Grahn '15

Non-Departmental Courses Faculty

List of 6 members.

  • Simone Butera 

    Mathematics Teacher
    626-685-8328
    National University - M.F.A.
    University of Turin - M.S.
  • Olympio D'Mello 

    Religious Studies Teacher; Academic Decathlon
    626-685-8382
    University of California, Los Angeles - M.A.
    Marquette University - M.A.
    Osmania University - M.A.
    Universita Pontificia Salesiana - B.Div.
    Archdiocese of Los Angeles - Certification-High School Religious Studies
  • Jeannie Finley 

    Academic Technology and Library Services Director
    626-685-8529
    University of California, Irvine - B.A.
  • Nora Murphy 

    Library and Curriculum Resource Specialist
    626-685-8355
    California State University, Long Beach - M.Ed.
    University of Wisconsin, Madison - B.A.
  • Candy Navarro , EdD 

    Director of College Counseling and Advising
    626-685-8308
    University of La Verne - Master in Counseling
    Harvard Graduate School of Education - Master in Education
    Pitzer College - B.A.
  • Margot Paine 

    Academic Services Coordinator
    626-685-8536
    UCLA - B.A.
    CSUN - M.A.
    CSUN - Certification
    CSUN - Masters - pending
Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an all girls' Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory day and boarding high school in the hills of La Cañada Flintridge. Overlooking Pasadena, FSHA educates girls from Los Angeles, Southern California and around the world for a life of faith, integrity and truth. 

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy

440 St. Katherine Drive
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Phone: 626-685-8300

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