OC Catholic Schools Emergency Relief Fund 2020
Academic excellence and accessibility are the hallmarks of our Catholic Schools. In challenging times we need to continue to provide our students with the most state of the art teaching and technological resources to continue learning in a faith based academically supportive and rigorous environment. Equipping our students, teachers, and principals with the financial support and the tools they need to succeed defines the strength of our Catholic community. The OC Catholic Schools Emergency Relief Fund will help provide financial aid to current families who need support during these unprecedented times while giving the schools the resources they need to adapt to virtual learning and the benefits outlined in the Excellence for Education Fund.
Excellence in Education Fund
Recent data reveals that 99% of Catholic School students graduate from high school, compared with 78% of students from other schools. Our teacher-to-student ratio is an impressive 13:1. In national math and science achievement tests at both the elementary and secondary levels, Catholic school students outscored their public school counterparts.
- 82% of students score in the 75th percentile or higher in STAR Math scores
- 92% score in the 75th percentile or higher in STAR Reading scores
The Catholic School climate, mission, and purpose positively impact student achievement and attendance. In Catholic schools, minority students and those from underprivileged backgrounds outperform their public school counterparts. This would not be possible without the generous contributions of our donors and friends to the Excellence in Education Fund who align their philanthropic support with these high academic goals.
Gifts to this fund are directed toward new textbooks, academic programming, professional development for teachers and other resources to excel in state and federal standards while embracing Catholic identity.