Aquinas High School (Georgia)

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Aquinas High School
Aquinas.jpg
Developing Christian Leaders
Address
1920 Highland Avenue
Augusta, Georgia, (Richmond County), 30904
United States
Coordinates 33°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
Type Private, coeducational
Established 1957
Headmaster Maureen Lewis
Grades 912
Enrollment 245
Classes College Prep and Advanced Placement
Campus type Suburban
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Slogan Fighting Irish
Nickname Fightin' Irish
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Yearbook The Aquinian
Affiliation Roman 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 leadership 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]

Aquinas High School, a Diocesan Catholic Secondary School, opened in 1957 following the merger of Boy's Catholic High School, operated by the Marist Brothers under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, and Mt. St. Joseph's Academy, owned and operated by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. 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 October 5, 2007, Aquinas celebrated its 50th anniversary. During the anniversary festivities, a groundbreaking ceremony was held for an expansion of the school included new classrooms, an improved dining hall and new kitchen facilities. This new Grand Dining Hall opened in October 2008.[2]

Notable Alumni[edit]

'61 Phil Gingrey- US Representative for Georgia's 11th Congressional District

'13 Brendan Douglas- University of Georgia football running back

'14 Ahmed Hill- Virginia Tech basketball standout, Georgia's 3rd all time leader in career points (3,024)[3]

'73 Tony Daykin - Professional football player, Detroit Lions, Atlanta Falcons

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. 
  2. ^ http://old.chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/10/23/ric_480454.shtml
  3. ^ hokiesports.com

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