In addition to forming men and women for others who are intellectually competent, open to growth, loving, religious, and committed to promoting justice, one key aspect of Brebeuf Jesuit’s college preparatory education is giving students a strong foundation upon which they can grow and move towards even greater success in college and beyond.
This year marked the first that Indiana high school juniors were required to take the SAT in order to graduate, and these scores were used as a metric for college readiness. We are thrilled to share with you that Brebeuf Jesuit students excelled in college readiness, scoring among the highest in the state in both reading and math.
In celebration of this tremendous accomplishment, a group of Brebeuf faculty and staff members joined 400 educators from across the state at the inaugural Educational Excellence Awards Gala on Friday, September 9. The Indiana Department of Education awarded a total of up to $4.6 million in grants to Indiana schools that have demonstrated progress and achievement in supporting student excellence and growth. Grants awarded to schools go towards sustaining and expanding impactful programming, supporting the teachers who lead this work, and driving additional innovative strategies through a community of practice.
As a result of our Class of 2023 students’ exceptional SAT scores in both math and reading, Brebeuf Jesuit received the Excellence in College Readiness award. This reward comes with a grant of up to $410,000. As the award's presentation reads, it
"recognizes the school that has demonstrated a commitment to helping all of its students become college ready. College readiness is measured by a school’s overall English/language arts and math college-ready percentage on the 11th grade SAT and the performance of the school’s Black student population on the college-ready assessment.”
This honor is a testament to the time, energy, and gifts of Brebeuf Jesuit’s hard-working students, as well as our dedicated faculty and staff who shepherd our students in the classroom and inspire them to strive for academic excellence.
We share this news with you in the spirit of sincere gratitude and celebration. These grant funds will go a long way in providing additional enrichment of student services, and additional investment in our faculty and staff. We thank you for your continued support, and for joining us in celebration of this very exciting news!