What do you think about the three articles appearing in today’s Rockford Register Star concerning three of our area’s high school environments? It isn’t just money – many of Boylan’s students are on needs-based scholarships – maybe parental involvement, like the Gifted program at Auburn High School?
Boylan Catholic High School’s Class of 2010 has received $15,541,310 in college scholarships, setting a school record for scholarship dollars earned by a graduating class.
One hundred eighteen members of 262 graduates reported scholarship offers. Annually, 97 percent of Boylan graduates go on to post-secondary education.
Applications are available for students to attend the Rockford School District’s Academic Career Education High School.
ACE is a traditional high school with standard math, science, English, physical education/health and elective courses, but the school offers education in areas where a work force is in demand, such as health care, law enforcement, manufacturing, aerospace and engineering technologies.
The School Board spent $375,000 for the 66,000-square-foot building, 1907 Kishwaukee St., to house the Leadership and Learning Academy, an alternative high school for students with disciplinary problems.