From the Principal’s Desk,
As partners in education, the faculty and administration work with parents and students to guide them through both the Catholic and public high school process. As a result of this cooperation, on average 75% or better of our graduation classes are accepted into their first choice Catholic High School. More than half make all three choices, and 1/3 of our students are accepted into the various high school honors programs.
Back in November, Eighth Graders interested in attending a Catholic High School in September 2017, took the Test for Admissions into Catholic High Schools – also know as TACHS. The students and parents selected THREE schools in order of preference, the students took the test, the schools submitted 6th, 7th & 8th Grade marks and then all waited to see how they did.
Earlier this month, the waiting came to an end. On Thursday, January 12, 2017 our Eighth Graders received notifications in the mail from the schools they chose. We at Holy Family Catholic Academy are very proud to say that most of our students and their parents were pleased with the news the mail brought them.
Of the 16 students, 15 of them were accepted into their First Choice School. That translates into 94% of our students making their preferred choice. Additionally, 11 of 16 students or 69% made all three of their choices. (47% OF THE STUDENTS were also accepted into one or more Honors Programs offered by the various high schools.)
The Class of 2017 received a total of nine scholarships (full and partial) totaling $225,000. Since 2003, Holy Family Students have won 218 scholarships to Catholic high schools.
4 Full = $147,000.00
1 ¾ = $ 24,000.00
1 Half =$ 16,000.00
3 Partial = $ 38,000.00
Total = $225,000.00
Students from Holy Family attend schools such as Regis, Xavier, Archbishop Molloy, The Mary Louis Academy, St. Francis Prep, Holy Cross and others.
In general, an average of 10% of our graduating class are accepted into the Specialized Public High Schools: Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech, Bard, and Townsend Harris to name a few.