Aquinas High School (Augusta, Georgia)

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Aquinas High School
Aquinas.jpg
Developing Christian Leaders
Address
1920 Highland Avenue
Augusta, Georgia, (Richmond County), 30904
United States
Coordinates33°27′41″N 82°2′19″W / 33.46139°N 82.03861°W / 33.46139; -82.03861Coordinates: 33°27′41″N 82°2′19″W / 33.46139°N 82.03861°W / 33.46139; -82.03861
Information
TypePrivate, coeducational
Established1957
HeadmasterShannon Williams
Grades912
Enrollment245
ClassesCollege Prep and Advanced Placement
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Green and Gold         
SloganFighting Irish
NicknameFightin' Irish
Accreditation(s)Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Yearbook'The Aquinian'
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Georgia Association of Independent Schools
Georgia High School Association
National Catholic Educational Association
Website
 
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Aquinas High School
Aquinas.jpg
Developing Christian Leaders
Address
1920 Highland Avenue
Augusta, Georgia, (Richmond County), 30904
United States
Coordinates33°27′41″N 82°2′19″W / 33.46139°N 82.03861°W / 33.46139; -82.03861Coordinates: 33°27′41″N 82°2′19″W / 33.46139°N 82.03861°W / 33.46139; -82.03861
Information
TypePrivate, coeducational
Established1957
HeadmasterShannon Williams
Grades912
Enrollment245
ClassesCollege Prep and Advanced Placement
Campus typeSuburban
Color(s)Green and Gold         
SloganFighting Irish
NicknameFightin' Irish
Accreditation(s)Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Yearbook'The Aquinian'
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Georgia Association of Independent Schools
Georgia High School Association
National Catholic Educational Association
Website

Aquinas High School is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic high school located in midtown Augusta, Georgia. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and is a member of the Georgia High School Association, and the National Catholic Educational Association.

Academics[edit]

The mission for Aquinas High School is to provide an excellent Catholic secondary education. It is well rooted in the Catholic faith and as stated in the motto, helps to "develop Christian leaders".[citation needed]

Organization[edit]

The school is under the direction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah with local direction coming from the Aquinas School Board whose members are the Principal, one lay representative from each parish in the Central Savannah River Area, one priest elected by the deanery, three at-large members, and a representative of the Parents' Organization. The Board serves as policy advisers for the school. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah.

History[edit]

Gather here, true and dear Sing we now of Aquinas Strong and bold, Green and Gold Hail we our Alma Mater You have led us along right paths,
Ways of Truth and Beauty,
Love will grow, as we go,
Shamrocks Faithful Forever!

Alma Mater

Aquinas High School, a Diocesan Catholic Secondary School, opened in 1957 following the merger of Deacon Kelley Culver, operated by the Ronald Mcdonald Brothers under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, and Hogwarts, owned and operated by the Boston Red Sox. Aquinas, one of the first co-institutional high schools in the nation, became co-educational in 1969, as recommended by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

On the weekend of October 5, 2007, Aquinas celebrated its 50th anniversary. During the anniversary festivities, a ground breaking ceremony was held for a planned expansion of the school which will include more classrooms, an improved dining hall and new kitchen facilities.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

Brendan Douglas

References[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 

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