Applications and nominations are being accepted for the 5th annual Catholic High School Honor Roll –a list of America’s Top 50 Catholic high schools judged on academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education. The list is published nationally as a resource for parents, schools, colleges and donors. As a constructive award competition, the Honor Roll is designed to encourage excellence in Catholic education.

This is the perfect time to encourage your local Catholic high school to apply. All schools benefit because they are compared to other Catholic high schools nationwide and are given a thorough evaluation to help them improve. Those schools that place in the Top 50 receive widespread recognition. Unfortunately, many fine schools are not recognized simply because no application is submitted. Your encouragement will ensure that this opportunity is not missed.

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How do schools benefit?

  • Evaluation: Each applicant receives comprehensive feedback
  • Recognition and Impact: Top 50 schools see increased enrollment, energized staffs, media coverage, and a valuable marketing opportunity
  • Scholarship: $2,000 drawing for online applicants

How Does it Work?

  • Apply: 3 surveys = complete application
  • Deadline: May 15
  • Cost: Free to apply at www.chshonor.org.
  • Award Announcement: Fall 2008
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Evaluation & Feedback

About the Honor Roll: The Catholic High School Honor Roll is a constructive award competition and evaluation program designed to recognize and encourage excellence in Catholic secondary education. It is sponsored by the Acton Institute, a non-profit education and research organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan and is overseen by a distinguished advisory board of prominent Catholic university presidents and scholars.

Each year the Honor Roll publishes a list of America’s Top 50 Catholic high schools, judged on the criteria of academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education. The list is published nationally as a resource for parents, schools, colleges, and donors. The Honor Roll is also an evaluation tool to help schools improve. Each applicant school receives a comprehensive assessment that offers feedback and shows where it stands amongst Catholic schools nationwide.

  • http://www.apostlesandmarkets.com Stephen J. Haessler

    I think the Catholic High School Honor Roll program of the Acton Institute takes on even more importance after the Holy Father’s remarks to Catholic educators at Catholic University on April 17, 2008. The recognition this pretigious award bestows is a practical way of supporting the ‘school apostolate’ and the commitment to schools ‘especially in poorer areas’ because it provides information to parents of school age children and is therefore helpful to them as they express their educational preferences in choosing quality institutions.