Catholic, Charter, and Public Schools

Catholic Schools Charter Schools

Government/Public Schools

Faith-based education with the highest academic, spiritual and personal standards

Funded by government coffers and accountable to the government body —be it state, county, or district — that provides the charter

Because of federal funding, restricted by government rules 
and regulations with regard to teaching and student evaluations

Virtues and values inculcated 
in all classes and shared by all families

Usually character based

Occasional character based

Small class sizes; 
small student/teacher radio

Small class sizes; 
small student/teacher radio

Class sizes range from medium 
to large;
varying student/teacher ratio

Provide an environment that is safe and students intentionally encounter Christ 8 hours each day 

May provide a program based on personal growth

Provide a self esteem approach to personal development regardless of performance

Offer an opportunity for choosing an academic experience appropriate for spiritual and academic well being; educating the whole child

Offer an opportunity for choosing an academic experience appropriate for academic well being

Offer an opportunity for choosing an academic experience appropriate for academic well being

99% graduation rate; 97% complete post secondary education (NCEA)

7 - 11% higher than public school graduation rate (http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/03/17/study-charter-high-schools-have-7-11-higher-graduation-rates-than-their-public-school-peers/)  81% graduation rate (National Center for Educational Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/tables/ACGR_2010-11_to_2012-13.asp)  

 

Check out these links:

School Choices for Parents from the US Department of Education

Catholic Schools - Six Secrets to Success by Kathryn Ann Connelly

Catholic School Benefits-23 Key Benefits of Catholic School by John Connelly

Three Important Features of Our Catholic Schools by Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan, S.Th.D.

Study Finds Advantages for Faith-based Schools by Council for American Private Education

Please contact the Office of Total Catholic Education at 719-866-6456 for more information on the events, programs, curriculum, and opportunities at all our Catholic schools in the Diocese of Colorado Springs.

 

 

 

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