Holy Angels offers a unique combination of college prep coursework, Catholic teachings, co-curricular activities, all encompassed in a tight-knit community that helps its students prepare for college as well as life.
AHA students thrive in this rigorous, nurturing and dynamic environment. Last year, AHA students collectively took more than 525 Advanced Placement tests, participated in nearly 70 co-curricular activities, and performed 10,000 hours of community service. Our most recent graduates were offered more than $14 million in college scholarships. And in keeping with its inclusive Catholic values, the school provides financial assistance to 40 percent of its students.
This year, to maintain both program excellence and student access, AHA leadership has set an ambitious Annual Fund goal of $1.675 million, which equates to more than $2,500 per student.
The Annual Fund supports learning materials, augments teacher salaries, and funds student scholarships. A robust Annual Fund enables AHA to thrive, today and in the future. To have the same impact of the Annual Fund – AHA would need an endowment of over $35 million!
A WINDOW INTO THE FUTURE
As part of its strategic planning process, the AHA board and school leadership has identified several other areas of emphasis.
Continued Growth In Our International Student Program – This programhas grownto nearly 40 students in the past three years and we are looking to potentially double that number in the next three years. School leadership believes that it enhances cross-cultural understanding, provides our local students with a more global perspective, compliments our academic profile and generates additional revenue.
Internal Building Improvements – The school is looking to add a new STEM wing, renovate classrooms and gathering spaces, and make ongoing renewal investments in roofing, electrical and plumbing that are consistent with the needs of an 80 year-old facility.
External Campus Master Plan – Enhance the beauty and functionality of our Campus by installing an all-weather surface on the southwest field, creating and enhancing the campus entrances, improving lighting, landscaping, fencing and parking, renovating the Stardome facility and transforming the Boilerhouse.
Foster Growth in the Endowment -- The newly established endowment currently generates minimal operating assistance. Endowment growth is essential to relieve the burden on students and their families and to continue to provide an affordable educational alternative for any student in the Twin Cities or suburban areas.
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