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The Theology Department of the Academy of Holy Angels seeks to develop a model of religious education, service learning, and faith formation. With a balance of cognitive and affective learning, we invite students at their appropriate developmental level to an awareness of their Church heritage, the Gospel call to personal holiness, and the challenge of transforming the world into the Kingdom of Justice and Peace.

The theology curriculum follows the high school curriculum framework established by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The textbooks used are approved as conforming to the framework and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

As a result, we hope to impart the following:

  1. Knowledge, experience and an appreciation of liturgy and the sacraments.
  2. Prayer and spirituality, as integral to faith formation, which are intentionally included in each theology course.
  3. Understanding of and commitment to love of God and neighbor in justice and service.
  4. Knowledge and love of scripture.
  5. Understanding of doctrine and commitment to morality.
  6. Development of critical thinking, communication and service skills.
  7. An appreciation for the history and heritage of faith, service, and action established by the Sisters of St. Joseph as the founders of this school.
  8. A commitment to practice the values learned in theology courses throughout daily school activities as well as in extra-curriculars through the Faith in Action program.
  9. Realization of the mission of the Church, the school, and a deepening sense of membership in the Body of Christ. 

The STARS Service Requirement description can be found in Special Academic Programs.

Theology Class Options

Theology Courses



AHA's Program of Studies is a comprehensive course catalog with a description of the school's requirements for graduation and for student honors. 

Please reference the catalog below as it is the official document of AHA. 

Theology Department

Kathy Cassidy - Department Chair
Jesus and the Christian Community, Church History, Bible I, Catholic Social Action, Morality, & Senior Theology Seminar

Kevin Chirpich
Church and the Paschal Mystery, Catholic Social Action, Comparative Religions, Bible II, & Prayer and Spirituality

Ann McComas-Bussa
Campus Ministry, Church History, Sacraments, & Morality

Dan Meyers
Jesus and the Christian Community, Church and the Pascal Mystery, Sacraments, Comparative Religions, Prayer and Spirituality

Joe Mortl
Moral Philosophy, Jesus and the Christian Community, Bible I, Bible II, & Senior Theology Seminar

Mark Schumacher
Campus Ministry, Jesus and the Christian Community, & the Bible I and II