Lexington Catholic High School represents a long tradition of Catholic education in the Bluegrass Region. The school was formed in 1951 through the merger of two secondary schools, St. Catherine's Academy, founded in 1823, and Lexington Latin High, founded in 1924. LCHS moved from its location on Limestone to its new address on Clays Mill in 1957.
Exemplar Scholars Program - In addition to its advanced academic path, the Lexington Catholic High School Exemplar Scholars Program is designed to take our most talented math, science, and technology students out of the traditional classroom and expose them to a wide range of experiential opportunities. In doing so, the intent of the program is to provide the best possible education to our most gifted math and science students by allowing them to experience research and internship opportunities at an unprecedented level.
High Marks Tutoring Program
Increased emphasis on the Catholic identity and Campus Ministry program
98% graduation rate for senior, 92% acceptance into college of first choice
Reverse five-year trend of decreasing enrollment numbers of entering freshmen class
Introduction of the school’s Culture and Climate program and House system
We are addressing this challenge with an aggressive development effort to generate increased giving to our annual Tuition Assistance Fund and recently established Tuition Assistance Endowment Fund. Revenues from both sources will be used to provide a deeper pool of funds available to families in need of financialassistance.
Like most schools in the country, we experience many of the challenging social dynamics inherent in any school. Lexington Catholic is taking firm steps in addressing current issues and has implemented proactive programs to address the serious concerns of incivility, disrespect, social and racial bias and bullying. We are committed to offering every student a quality academic, faith-based and social community that is welcoming, safe and nurturing in every way.
The Campus Ministry office consists of a full-time directorand full-time chaplain who offer pastoral guidance and ministerial support to the entire Lexington Catholic community and a volunteer assistant who provides support to the director and chaplain. Their goals are to empower students and staffto be engaged as prayerful and generous members of God’s manifold grace andabilities, to focus the talents and energies of students and staff inresponsible Christian ways, and to nurture in students and staff positive Catholic values of love, honesty, generosity, integrity, peace and non-violence, tolerance, community, responsibility and social justice for all from conception to natural death.
Every year the Campus Ministry office promotes and supports thefollowing initiatives which require time, talent and treasure:
· Champions Uknighted which is LexingtonCatholic’s version of a big brother/big sister program. Junior and senior students volunteer to mentor a freshmen to make the transition to high school easier. The ministry office provides events which foster community building , generosity and acceptance for the Championsthroughout the semester.
· March for Life in Washington, D.C. every January offers our students the opportunity to engage in social justice by providing a voice for the voiceless. Bus rental is our biggestexpense.
· Formation of our students through our retreatprogram is essential. Scholarships arealways needed so that no student will be denied an outstanding experience due to lack of funds.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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