Blessed Trinity Catholic High School

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Blessed Trinity Catholic High School
Address
11320 Woodstock Road
Roswell, Georgia, (Fulton County), 30075
United States
Coordinates 34°3′21″N 84°23′13″W / 34.05583°N 84.38694°W / 34.05583; -84.38694Coordinates: 34°3′21″N 84°23′13″W / 34.05583°N 84.38694°W / 34.05583; -84.38694
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Oversight Archdiocese of Atlanta
Principal Frank Moore
Asst. Principal Susan Dorner,
Brian Marks,
Richard Martin
Chaplain Fr. Paul Berny
Grades 912
Age range 13-18
Enrollment 935 (2010-2011)
Hours in school day 7 hours
Color(s) Hunter Green and Gold         
Mascot Titans
Team name Titans
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Newspaper 'The Titan Times'
Athletic Director Ricky Turner
Asst. Athletic Director Richard Barden and Jan Podhorez
Head Athletic Trainer Preston Bazemore, MS, ATC, LAT
Website

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, also known as Blessed Trinity or, informally BT, is an Archdiocesan Catholic high school in Roswell, Georgia, United States, a northern suburb of Atlanta. The school is located near Georgia 400 Exit 7B Roswell/Holcomb Bridge Road. It also neighbors Fellowship Christian School and Roswell High School.

The Multi-level Curriculum provides Advanced Placement, Honors, Advanced, and Academic classes to fit the needs of each student. The curriculum grew over the first four years to over 130 courses, including 20 Advanced Placement offerings.[2] The fine arts program, which began with study in visual art, dance and vocal music, expanded to include a comprehensive drama program and 65-piece symphonic band. “Meet Me in St. Louis” was the first musical performed by the Blessed Trinity Theatrical Alliance, staged in April 2004.

The school has grown since its inception, reaching 935 students in the 2010-2011 school year and was named the fastest growing Catholic high school in 2002, 2003 and 2004. Blessed Trinity's student population is 88% Roman Catholic and accepts faiths with priority going towards Roman Catholic families.[2]

History[edit]

The growth in the Catholic population in metro Atlanta, during the 1990s, caused the demand for quality Catholic education to increase. In response to this demand, Archbishop John Francis Donoghue established Catholic Construction Services, Inc. (CCSI), in the fall of 1997, to facilitate the construction of additional Catholic schools.

On January 29, 1999, Archbishop Donoghue broke ground onto a new archdiocesan high school, Blessed Trinity. Construction was briefly halted by the discovery of a shallow grave of Confederate soldiers from the Civil War, but was ultimately resumed and completed in 2000.[3] The construction of the school was overseen by Project Manager Allen Kronenberger of CCSI who commissioned Hussey, Gay, Bell and DeYoung International, Inc. of Savannah as architects for the project.

Blessed Trinity opened in August 2000 with a total enrollment of 219 students, 164 freshmen and 55 sophomores. The school's reputation led to its rapid growth, enrollment increasing to 465 by the second year, 680 in the third, 840 in the fourth, and 875 in the fifth. Blessed Trinity's first graduation occurred on May 24, 2003.[4]

Athletics[edit]

The athletic program kept pace with the school’s growth, and by the fourth year fielded 19 varsity teams, expanded to 22 in 2004-2005 with the addition of competition cheerleading and boys' and girls' lacrosse. Blessed Trinity has risen in the ranks of the state's athletic programs since beginning a varsity athletic program in 2002. BT won the 2004 and 2009 Directors Cup for class AA for having the top athletic program in AA. The school's first State Championship was won by the girls golf team, in May 2003 and the first state championship won by a boys team was cross country in October 2003. As of August 2013 the school has won 25 state championships. Egg

Blessed Trinity State Championships:

  • Baseball 2006
  • Boys Cross Country 2003
  • Girls Cross Country 2005, 2006, 2013
  • Girls Golf 2003, 2004, 2009
  • Girls Soccer 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011
  • Girls Tennis 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Volleyball 2006, 2010, 2012
  • Softball 2007
  • Boys Tennis 2010, 2013

Notable Alumni include: Tyler Flowers, catcher for the Chicago White Sox.

Sports Medicine[edit]

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School has one of the best high school sports medicine/athletic training programs in the state of Georgia.[citation needed] It is led by Mr. Preston Bazemore, MS, ATC, LAT. He is assisted by around twenty student athletic trainers.

Fine arts[edit]

As well as an athletic program Blessed Trinity has a Fine Arts program that includes a band, chorus, dance team, art classes, and drama. Together the band, dance team, and the chorus come together twice a year to do both a fall and a spring show for the local community. During intermission a small art show is set in the lobby and cafeteria showing off the students' works from the semester. The drama department puts on a fall play, enters a one act competition, puts on a show rehearsed in a class entitled "Theatre Production," and in the spring, all five parts of the Fine Arts hallway come together to make an amazing musical.

Musicals Include:

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Fast Start For An Ancient Faith". Roswell Beacon. Retrieved 2007-02-18. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Quick Facts". Blessed Trinity Catholic School. Blessed Trinity Catholic School. Retrieved 5 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "History of BT". Blessed Trinity Catholic High School. Retrieved 2007-02-18.