St. Joseph of Cupertino (1603-1663) was an Italian saint of the Conventual Franciscans. It is said that he often struggled as a student, and it was only through prayer, the determination of will, and hard work that he managed to become a successful friar. He is well-known as the patron of test takers.
The Cupertino Program at Archbishop Curley High School provides a college-preparatory academic course of study for students who perform at or near grade-level ability. I was the coordinator of the program until June 2012, and in that time I worked to rethink, retool, and reinvigorate the college-prep curriculum at Curley to provide the skills and knowledge our students will need to be successful in the 21st Century. The documents below are the fruits of that effort.