Directed Study

This class is for parents who want their children to complete the chapter work at home and attend once a month in person instruction with their parent. This option is NOT grade specific. Grades 1 – 8 attend the monthly classes as one group, with their parents, in HFC and the lessons are not grade specific.

Each month you will be able to choose which Directed Study class to attend:

Tuesdays 4:00 – 5:30            Tuesdays 7:00 – 8:30            Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30

Students will complete 18 chapters of their book – including all questions on every page throughout each chapter including the Chapter Reviews AND any Faith In Action pages. Three chapters of work are due each month. The work may either be emailed to our office or brought to class or dropped off in the Kinane Center mailbox (215 Ridge Terrace).

Due to the limited number of classes, a Make-Up assignment is required for any missed classes.


The following is the required HOMEWORK for ALL Directed Study students:


        Complete ALL pages and ALL questions, in every chapter,

                      This means that any page with ANY Activity or Question on them INCLUDING the Chapter Review and any Faith In Action pages (FIA pages are after the Chapter Reviews)

PARENTS – Please check your child’s work before handing it in assure that they completed the chapter work to the best of their abilities AND that the work will not be returned as incomplete.

You will be contacted if there is incomplete or inappropriate work.

  • Subject line: First Name Last Name Grade # Chapter #

Or you may tear out or copy the pages and drop them off in the locked mailbox of the Kinane Center – 215 Ridge Terrace

We want the chapters as they are completed, do not wait until the entire book is completed.


Complete another chapter – in addition to the 18 already required


Any child that is registered in the Directed Study program and is in 2nd Grade or 8th Grade for Catechesis will be participating in all aspects of making Reconciliation/Communion and Confirmation respectively.

Grade 8  Please read carefully for requirements for Confirmation

In order to participate in Confirmation, eighth graders MUST have the following completed:

Seventeen (17) Chapters of work handed in (see above “required Homework” for detailed explanation) by the January Directed Study class.

Participate in the Confirmation Retreat

Saint Paper is due by November class.  Eighth graders are required to complete a Saint Research Form and complete a Saint Paper using the research form.  Please see link below. 

Saint Paper – 8th Grade Required-Due at November’s Class

ALL 8th Grade Service usually must be completed by December class. You may begin working on Service for 8th grade beginning in May.

Participate in the Confirmation Interview process.