Faith

As children grow, they have many questions… about the world, their own identities, powers greater than themselves, and their relationship with God. What do you want your child to believe?

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Individual attention, and the discipline and order that keep children safe, help children focus on what matters. What do you want your child to focus on?

Achievement

Focusing on test scores has changed the way many schools teach students these days. In the Catholic schools, we take tests seriously, but we know they are only one measure of success. What do you want your child to learn?

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Welcome Back to a New Year and a Brand New Day in Catholic Education New Programs, Expansions, Collaborations and Celebrations represent a Brand New Day in Catholic Education

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Close to 85,000 students of Catholic schools in Cook and Lake counties will return this month for the 2014-2015 academic year that will bring new programs, expansions, collaborations and celebrations with it. This year marks year two of the Schools’ strategic plan, which addresses six core goals for the Catholic school system: Catholicity, Academics, Leadership, Operations, Office of Catholic Schools (OCS) Reorganization and Funding. It is also year two of the AdvancEd system-wide accreditation. The Systems Accreditation designed for Catholic school systems aligns the schools with both the AdvancED Standards and the recently published National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Four Consecutive Years of Growth: Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic High School Students Show Gains on Overall ACT Scores; All Scores above State Average

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

For the fourth consecutive year, Catholic high school students in the Archdiocese of Chicago have demonstrated gains in the overall score and in nearly every subject area of the ACT test. The average composite score for Catholic high school students in the Archdiocese is 23.3, which is 2.6 points above the State of Illinois’ average. It is also a 0.2 point improvement over students' performance last year. While the State composite score has declined by 0.2 points over the past four years, Catholic school students have exhibited steady improvement in their composite scores with 0.6 point increase over the same four-year period. Across the board, Catholic high school students’ scores continue to be significantly above the average for the State of Illinois and the United States.

Less Conflict, More Cooperation

Friday, April 11, 2014

Many parents are looking for less conflict and more cooperation with their children. It is amazing how different our daily interactions can be when we use effective communication. Here are some tips on ways to encourage cooperation when giving directions:

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