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1 BEFORE YOU BEGIN Thank you for taking the time to complete the School Adolescent Faith Formation survey. This is an integral part of the Transforming Adolescent Catechesis process your school is undertaking. It is developed around the eight "Outcomes for Adolescent Faith Formation" from The National Initiative on Adolescent Catechesis (NIAC). The goal of these surveys is to take a snapshot of the landscape of faith formation of the students in your school. To do this, the survey is designed to determine to two things. First to determine what practices your school is currently engaged in to foster the outcomes of adolescent catechesis. We are providing a variety of ways in which a school COULD engage in fostering these outcomes. Second, it seeks to determine the perceived effectiveness those practices in faith formation. The survey is organized into three sections: 1) Students & Faith, 2) Family & Faith and 3) School Leaders. Please carefully read each statement and select your response by clicking on the item which best represents your view. Thank you. Page 1

2 1. STUDENTS & FAITH Please rate the school's effectiveness in the following areas: poor satisfactory good excellent don't know Students study and practice prayer through classes and school programs. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of retreat programs. Students are studying the Bible and learning how to read, interpret, and apply the Bible to daily life. Students are learning about justice and peace themes and issues, and prepared to analyze the world in light of Catholic Social Teaching. Students are involved in a variety of service projects and mission trips, and working for justice and peace, locally and globally. spirit filled, uplifting Catholic Masses and liturgies. Students feel welcomed and included at Catholic Masses and liturgies. Students are learning about the sacramental life of the Catholic church. courses and programs that teach Catholic beliefs and teachings as presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Students are learning the foundations of Catholic moral values and teachings, and their relationship to modern life. Students are learning about Catholic moral decisionmaking and how it relates to their lives and their world. Page 2

3 Students are encouraged to utilize their gifts and talents in service to others. Christian leadership training and are involved in leadership roles in the school, church, and community. The school is welcoming and inclusive of all ethnic and cultural groups, and integrates the heritage and traditions of the various ethnic cultures within the life of the school. The school celebrates liturgical and ritual experiences in the languages of the people within the school. Students are guided and encouraged to develop a positive self image and appreciation of the heritage and traditions of their ethnic culture. Students are learning the religious and cultural history, and the stories of saints from their own ethnic culture. Students are developing an understanding of and respect for people of different cultures and languages. cross cultural experiences of learning, worship, service, and community life activities. Students explore their vocational call, and learn how to live their call in the world. Students are guided in discerning their particular Christian vocation in the world through the single life, married life, and in the case of Catholic students, Page 3

4 the ordained life or consecrated life (religious Sisters and Brother). 2. FAMILIES & FAITH Please rate the school's effectiveness in the following areas: poor satisfactory good excellent don't know The school provides parents with resources for prayer, Bible reading, and faith sharing as a household. The school helps parents to model generosity by sharing time, talent, and treasure for the benefit of people in need locally and globally. The school involves families in a variety of service projects at home, in the parish, and in the local and global community. The school provides faith formation programs for the whole family. The school provides faith formation programs for parents. The school helps parents share Catholic moral values and teachings regarding right and wrong behavior. The school supports families in their efforts to immerse young people in their own cultural traditions and history. Page 4

5 3. SCHOOL LEADERS (faculty, staff, and administration) Please tell us about the adults in the school using the following qualities: strongly disagree disagree agree strongly agree don't know believe in the Catholic mission of the school. are faith filled people who model their faith to students. are growing spiritually. encourage the faith formation and spiritual growth of students. help young people on their spiritual journeys, and serve as mentors or guides. have close relationships with young people. are good listeners and easy to talk to. are supportive of young people. care about the whole life of the student personal, academic, and spiritual. are involved in campus ministry programs, retreats, and service projects with students. campus ministers are committed to Jesus Christ. campus ministers are people of mature Catholic faith. campus ministers invite young people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Page 5

6 campus ministers empower young people to live and witness as disciples of Jesus Christ. campus ministers talk with young people about their faith. Religion teachers are competent to teach the Bible and Catholic faith tradition. Religion teachers have a substantive understanding of Scripture and the Catholic tradition. Religion teachers use current learning principles and teaching methodologies in their classes. 4. What is your gender? Male Female 5. What is your ethnic background? African American Asian American European/White American Hispanic/Latino American Native American None of the above 6. Tell us about your family. (Check all that apply) Two parent household Single parent household Two household family (parents divorced) Non parent guardian (grandparent, foster parent) Mother is Catholic. Father is Catholic. Page 6

7 7. For Catholic Households Only: How often does your family attend Sunday Mass Every Week Almost Every Week Once or Twice a Month A Few Times a Year Rarely or Never Page 7

Please carefully read each statement and select your response by clicking on the item which best represents your view. Thank you.

Please carefully read each statement and select your response by clicking on the item which best represents your view. Thank you. BEFORE YOU BEGIN Thank you for taking the time to complete the Catholic High School Adolescent Faith Formation survey. This is an integral part of the Transforming Adolescent Catechesis process your school

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