Dear Academy of Holy Angels Community Members,
I am excited and honored to be able to share with you the 2021-22 Annual Report. What this report provides is an opportunity to share the metrics of your support and how each and every gift truly impacts the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. The achievements of our students and faculty this past year has been remarkable, both in and out of the classroom. The typical benchmarks of student progress remain high with standardized testing and Advanced Placement (AP) involvement reaching beyond previous years. Specifically:
- During the 2021-22 school year, 290 students took 561 AP exams;
- The class of 2022 received $16.1 million in scholarships and accepted $5.4 million in college scholarships;
- In 2022, one AHA student was named a National Merit Scholar and six additional students were named Commended Scholars. One student was named a National Hispanic Scholar;
- The composite ACT test score for the Class of 2022 was 26.1 which is considerably higher than both state and national averages;
- 96% of our students participated in co-curricular activities highlighting school involvement.
AHA’s recognition as a School of Distinction by Cognia, a global education accreditation agency, has validated our system-wide efforts as we strive to be a leader in valuesbased college preparatory education. Cognia represents 39,000 public and private schools worldwide, setting standards for school assessment, improvement, student engagement, effective learning environments, and data uses. This recognition is impressive, but more impressive is the support by every member of the AHA community who invests in our school partnered with the dedication of our faculty. The difference they make and the impact they have is paramount to the success of our students.
The 2021-22 audited financial results once again tell the story of a fiscally sound institution. For the 11th year in succession, Academy of Holy Angels has presented a balanced budget and through strong financial stewardship, showed an excess at year end. Our debt service has been slowly reduced, and we project a debtfree budget in the 2024-25 school term. The school’s Vision 2026 Strategic Plan highlights a number of focus areas, including increasing financial capacity to assist families in making an AHA education affordable through enhanced financial aid. In addition, keeping class sizes at minimums to enrich the learning opportunities for students is key. Watch for a new Campus Master Plan draft that is currently in committee work and will be available for public consumption in 2023.
In closing, thank you for your faithful support of Academy of Holy Angels. May God bless each of you and your family this Christmas season and in the year to come.
-President, Tom Shipley