St. Augustine’s College is no exception to what is currently obtainable in the Secondary School curriculum structure of the Nigerian Educational system. This explains the raison d’être behind the 6 year academic frame work it implements as its style of academic structuring. This consists of 3 years in the junior Secondary School Category and 3 years in the Senior Secondary Cadre. Each academic class (e.g JSS2, SSS1) is termed an academic unit. The academic year unit evolves from the crop of candidates tested and proven to meet the school’s standards through the annual common entrance and subsequent interviews conducted by the school. Each year, the school gives admission to an average of 100 candidates who on accepting and duly satisfying the prerequisites of admission constitute the new academic year unit(JSS1) for a new academic session.
All students are expected to imbibe the School culture right from inception (i.e JSS1) In other words, all students are excepted, in the course of the 6years stay in the college, to build a team spirit or better still a “class ethos” which serves as a community within a community. This implies that, an integral concentric layer then enriches the wider circle of academic fellowship with other students and members of staff.
The six respective academic year units are expected to meet in parliamentary style every Friday with their form masters/mistresses and coordinating year heads. This gathering is intended to help them collectively and proactively rub minds on that which pertains their welfare and wellbeing within the confines of the college.
Each academic year unit is further divided into three streams or categories designated to be in residence in a particular classroom. This three streams are Christened Caritas, Unitas and Veritas with the respective connotations.
Caritas - depicts genuine concern and love towards others regardless of age and background.
Unitas – This is depicted more succinctly by the expression “one mind, one heart”. It is a deep expression and desire for team work, cooperation and mutual respect.
Veritas - depicts a nurturing of a deep rooted desire for fairness and justice. Sincerity of conduct and integrity of words and intention are key in this regard.
The three Latin expressions afforementioned are reflective of the Augustinian Charism of charity, unity and truth. By designating the streams in such manner, it is expected that the students are spiritually and socially nurtured along this moral lines since Education without character amounts to nothing.