ST. LUCIE COUNTY - The 2012-13 John Carroll High School annual giving campaign will begin Sept. 1. The school is eager to watch the generosity of the community once again.
The year-long campaign is an opportunity for alumni, parents, grandparents, parents of graduates, businesses, citizens and friends to help build a better future today. John Carroll prides itself on giving students the foundation of a Catholic-Christian character combined with a quality education by providing the tools necessary to become morally strong and successful in their collegiate years and beyond.
John Carroll is more than a school. It is a family who offers an atmosphere in which students receive individualized attention on a daily basis, inside and outside of the classroom.
Last year, the community's philanthropy helped to provide tuition assistance to more than 200 students, renovate the weight room, purchase a scoreboard for the stadium, implement a cutting-edge database management system and complete several updates to facilities.
Additionally, John Carroll is now proud to be a wireless campus, moving rapidly toward the capability for students to use their own electronic devices in the classroom. Thanks to generous underwriting, the school will also offer a virtual enrichment component to classes, using a specialized program as a platform to deliver content for students around the world.
Many new goals have been set by the administration and office of institutional advancement to offer even more services and financial assistance to all in the community, as a means to reach those who are interested in a quality educational experience.
Tuition alone does not cover the expenses of operating the high school, and philanthropy is instrumental in making these dreams become a reality.
Academically, John Carroll students' standardized test scores are higher than the average local, state and national results. Nearly every student attends college after graduation, with nearly 60 percent of 2012 graduates earning Bright Futures scholarships, which help pay for college tuition.
At JCHS, nearly every student participates in at least one of our 22 interscholastic sports or 23 extracurricular activities. Numerous dual enrollment, Advanced Placement, honors and academic level classes are offered, and financial aid is also available for qualified families, including the Step Up For Students program.
Donations to the school may be made through a variety of avenues including planned gifts, personalized scholarships, memorial gifts, as well as pledges and gifts of multiple payments.
The school also gladly honors any request that gifts be spent on specific needs, buildings or departments.
John Carroll High School has students, both Catholic and non-Catholic, from Palm Beach, St. Lucie, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee counties.
For a copy of the annual giving brochure, please contact Jennifer Trefelner, director of the office of institutional advancement, at (772) 464-5200. Find the brochure and make online donations at www.JohnCarrollHigh.com.
Jennifer Trefelner is accredited in public relations.