Portrait of a Graduate

The Portsmouth Catholic Graduate is a life-long learner.  He/she is a thoughtful youth who tries to live as christ intended and knows how to put faith into action.  Our graduate values education and is well-prepared for the many challenges of life.

Faith

The Portsmouth Catholic graduate exhibits the virtue of faith in everyday life.  Our graduate:

  • Understands that Catholic beliefs and practices are rooted in the Sacred Scripture and Tradition.
  • Develops a lifelong relationship with God through prayer, worship and service.
  • Values and participates in the sacramental life of the Church.
  • Recognizes that each individual is unique and should be treated with respect.
  • Understands that the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is the foundation of our Faith.
  • Bears witness to the Church’s teachings on life issues.
  • Relates the new Testament to their own life.

Academics

The Portsmouth Catholic graduate take pride in the acquired academic skills needed for success in all institutions of higher learning.  Our graduate:

  • Applies critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Uses effective study habits.
  • Balances academics and extra-curricular activities through the effective use of time management skills.
  • Utilizes innovative technology and resources neccessary for the 21st Century.
  • Communicates effectively in written, oral, and artistic forms.
  • Recognizes and respects the gifts and talents of all people.
  • Respects and appreciates people of all cultures.
  • Understands learning is a lifelong process.

Service

The Portsmouth Catholic graduate is a responsible steward of one’s time, talent, and effort exemplifying the love of Christ for others.  Our graduate:

  • Recognizes the importance of sharing one’s gifts with others as an expression of God’s love.
  • Puts faith into action through living the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.
  • Reaches out to the local and global community.
  • Respects all of God’s creation and considers the impact of their action on the environment and makes sustainable choices.
  • Shows compasion towards victims of social injustice and seek positive solutions.
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