One of the most outstanding statistics on Catholic schools is their stunning graduation rate. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 99% of students who attend Catholic high school graduate. This is a number to be proud of, considering how high school and college graduates offer a new generation of innovation and creativity to our world. Why is the Catholic school graduation rate so high? Let’s take a look at some key factors to consider.
Graduation is the result of completing a prescribed course of study that includes interactive and in-depth learning. Catholic school curriculums offer projects that develop complex thinking, effective communication, and life-long learning skills. As an alternative to memorization, these skills encourage students to not stop at the right answer, but also analyze why it is correct. This translates to better problem-solving and higher academic performance.
Access to Education in Advanced Disciplines
In addition to a strong foundation of critical thinking and communication principles, Catholic education aims to incorporate the unique talents and gifts of students. From computer science to fine art, there are classes and teachers that can guide students to grow in their passions. When children and teens are passionate about their work, they achieve greatness and strive to work for the greater good.
Focus on Community Activities
Culture is what defines the heart of a community. Catholic schools create a culture of growth inside and outside of the classroom. Working on local service projects for the community helps students to see the value in their education.
Catholic schools are one of the most popular choices for education for several different reasons. Approximately two million students attended Catholic schools in 2016, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Additionally, the amount of students enrolling in Catholic schools has been at a steady incline since the pandemic, according to The National Catholic Educational Association. This could be due to many different factors, but a key one is the quality of education and the 99% graduation rate. Passionate students are more likely to graduate and pursue higher education. Catholic education ensures that students are involved and engaged in culture, community, and advanced disciplines.
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