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Enrichment Week

Enrichment Week 2024

March 4 – 8


We are pleased to announce that the Enrichment Week catalog

is now available for students and parents & guardians to view.

(please see link above)


Please take some time to review the information at the beginning of the catalog – it includes the Origin of the SealPhilosophy of the Enrichment Week Program as well as the Policies and Procedures.  


Choosing Courses

We will hold our annual Enrichment Week Course Fair on Wednesday, December 6 during lunch – the teachers will be available at this time to promote their course to the students and to answer questions they may have about their courses. After the Fair, students can select three (3) courses that they would like to participate in during Enrichment Week. Almost every student will be enrolled in one of their three (3) courses they select, so it’s important to choose these courses wisely and put them in the correct order.  


Important:  Please pay particular attention to the cost of each course, and when & where they take place.  Some courses meet off campus and at different times of the day, so students may be responsible for getting themselves to and from the activity.  Please read the details of each course before choosing it.


Priority Numbers

Students can view their priority numbers when they log in to the Enrichment Week portal on PowerSchool. Information regarding priority numbers is available in the catalog on page 4.


Course Registration

The Enrichment Week registration portal is in each STUDENTS PowerSchool account. This online portal will open this Wednesday, December 6 and will remain open until Monday, December 11 at midnight.


Students will need to log in to PowerSchool through the Saint Mary’s website (NOT through the iPad app!) to register for their classes. After choosing their three (3) courses, students will need to print out their registration form and get it signed by their parents/guardians and turn it in to their 2nd period teacher by Wednesday, December 13.   


Financial Assistance

There is some financial aid available for a few courses; these courses are listed on page 5 in the catalog

  • Important Dates for Enrichment Week 2024

    Thursday, September 21:  Immersion & Overnight Trip Lunch Fair

    Tuesday, September 26Information Night on ZOOM for Immersion & Overnight Trips. 

    Tuesday, October 3Immersion & Overnight Trip Applications due to Ms. Molinelli.

    Mid October:  Overnight Trip Rosters published.

    Early December:  Catalog and Priority Numbers posted on the website..

    Wednesday, December 6Enrichment Week Course Fair at lunch for all other courses.

    Wednesday, December 6Registration portal opens for students to register for courses.

    Monday, December 11:  Enrichment Week Registration Portal CLOSES at 12:00 midnight.

    December 12 & 13:  Registration Forms Due to 2nd period Homeroom Teachers.

    Mid-January:  Enrichment Week Course Rosters Posted.

The Philosophy of the Enrichment Week Program

Saint John Baptist de La Salle believed that Lasallian Educators are with their students from morning to evening; this meant that the education envisioned would be characterized by a fraternal relationship between teacher and students. The Lasallian Educator is totally immersed in the life of his or her students sharing their interests, their worries, and their hopes. Lasallian Educators are not so much schoolmasters pounding truths into their heads, as they an older brother and sister who help them to discern within themselves the call of the Spirit, to come to a better understanding of what is real, to recognize their abilities, and thereby to discover progressively their place in the world.

Adapted from “The Declaration”


A part of Saint Mary’s mission is to educate the whole person by promoting the intellectual, spiritual, physical, and social development of each student while at the same time creating community. The administration, faculty, and staff are committed to living this commitment to educate the whole person through the curriculum, co-curricular programs, and day-to-day contact with students. Enrichment Week provides an additional means to develop and extend the school’s mission. During this week each student will have an opportunity to choose and participate in a course that is of particular interest to them. The curriculum for Enrichment Week is developed by the faculty and contains a mix of academic, travel, career exploration, and recreational classes. 


The Enrichment Week program at Saint Mary's plays a vital role in fostering relationship and cultivating a robust school culture, making it a mandatory and integral experience for all of our students. The choice of specific classes is up to each individual student and their family. Since the program is an addition to, rather than a part of the regular curriculum, courses carry fees, which cover the cost of their materials, equipment, some meals, and/or transportation.


Travel Opportunities & Immersion Program

The overnight travel programs at Saint Mary’s are cultural, educational, and sometimes language immersion experiences. A group of students and faculty members will travel and live together while learning about the people and culture in their respective programs. The travel program includes mandatory preparation sessions allowing students to get to know each other before they travel and will include time together after their return to reflect on their experience and to share pictures and stories. 

Immersion Program

The Lasallian Educational Mission and the purpose of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools is to “provide a human and Christian education to the young, especially the poor, according to the ministry which the Church has entrusted to it.”


The Lasallian Catholic Immersion Program at Saint Mary’s College High School provides students and faculty with engaging opportunities to experience life from alternative points of view.  So often we are busy living our daily lives in familiar environments that sometimes an immersive experience outside of these norms allow us to see, hear, and experience life anew. 


The aim of each immersion experience program is to provide a transformative, faith-based, service-oriented, cultural, and educational experience for each participant.  Each of these programs offers its participants an opportunity to experience some of the conditions that the marginalized of our world live through day after day.  When we can understand the experience of the ‘other’ we can come to better appreciate our own circumstances.  Participants are challenged to explore a variety of human rights and social justice issues and to understand political, economic, and social realities using Catholic Social Teaching as our lens.