The Diocese of Des Moines

Standards, Benchmarks, Grade/Course-Level Expectations

The standards of the Diocese of Des Moines have been written, reviewed, and revised as a collaborative effort between the Diocesan Schools Office and diocesan administrators and teachers.  These standards drive instruction in our classrooms.  Our professional educators have determined these standards designate what students should know and be able to do. 


Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines and St. Albert High School in Council Bluffs, have different course offerings as determined by their school community needs. To view the high school standards and benchmarks, please contact Dowling Catholic or St. Albert.


Standards & Benchmarks