10 Reasons to Enroll
10 REASONS TO ENROLL YOUR STUDENT AT SHJS TODAY!
- We offer an education that combines Catholic faith with academic excellence.
- We partner with parents in the faith formation of their children.
- We set high standards for student achievement.
- We provide a balanced curriculum that integrates faith, culture and life.
- We use technology effectively to enhance education.
- We instill in students the value of service to others.
- We teach children respect of self and others.
- We prepare students to be productive citizens and future leaders.
- We provide a safe and welcoming environment for students.
- Our alumni graduate from high school and then go on to colleges and universities.
WHAT IS GOOD ABOUT SMALLER SCHOOLS?
A recent article in the September, 2015 issue of Education World, "Are Smaller Schools Better Schools?" credits smaller schools with:
- Increased parent involvement
- Making students feel accountable for their behavior
- Making students feel accountable for their grades
- Reducing student violence
The article also states that a new study, "Small School: Great Strides," reveals that in smaller schools:
- Students have higher grade point averages
- Students have better attendance records
- Fewer students fail courses
- Fewer elementary students have to repeat a grade
- Students achieve higher standardized test scores in reading
- Dropout rates are lower
A third study reports that in smaller schools:
- Students, teachers, parents, and volunteers feel more connected to one and other
- Teachers collaborate more with colleagues
- Everybody knows your name
Great Schools.org writes in "How Important is School Size" on the strength of a small school. Their staff claims that:
- Students are more likely to master curriculum in a smaller learning environment
- Many believe smaller schools demonstrate greater levels of academic achievement across the board
- Students are less likely to fall through the cracks
- Generally more parent involvement and feelings of belonging
- Fewer layers of bureaucracy
- Easier to spot strangers in a small school
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