Holy Cross Catholic Academy (Amarillo, Texas)
|Holy Cross Catholic Academy|
4110 South Bonham Street|
Amarillo, (Randall County), Texas 79110
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||St. Michael|
|Superintendent||Fr. Robert A. Busch, Ph.D.|
|Head of school||Angi Seidenberger|
|Number of students||94|
|Color(s)||Red and Gold|
|Sports||Football, Volleyball, Boys/Girls Basketball, Boys/Girls Track, Boys/Girls Golf|
|Communities served||Diocese of Amarillo|
Catholic secondary education in Amarillo can be traced back to 1913 when St. Mary's Academy was moved to Amarillo, TX. St. Mary's Academy was coeducational for grades 1–6; however, the high school was only for young ladies. It was not until 1928 that an all-boys school was created. St. George's College began in the basement of Amarillo's Sacred Heart Cathedral. In 1929 the school was renamed Price Memorial College, in honor of a widow's donation to help construct a permanent building for the school. The Christian Brothers staffed the school from 1936 to 1966. From 1966 to 1967 the school merged with St. Mary's Academy and became Alamo Catholic High School, a coeducational middle and high school. Mounting maintenance problems forced Alamo to move to the west wing of St. Joseph Catholic School in 1990. It was renamed Holy Cross Catholic Academy in 2000 after a complete renovation of the school.
Holy Cross offers students the opportunity to participate in football, volleyball, basketball, track and field and golf. The Mustangs have played six-man football since the beginning of the program in 2004. Since then, the football team has advanced to the playoffs two years, in 2009 and in 2010. David Johnson coached the football team from 2004 to 2010, then Scott Reynolds took over in 2011. In 2017, Matthew Rosas, alumnus from the class of 2008, took over as head coach for both varsity football and varsity boys basketball. The middle school and high school volleyball programs are lead by Coach Kelli Rogers. The current Athletic Director is Tim Gallegos.
Holy Cross Catholic Academy has one of the leading debate teams in the Texas Panhandle. The Debate team regularly competes in the following events: Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, Original Oratory, Prose and Poetry Interpretation, and Interpretation events. The Mighty Mustang Holy Cross debate team has consistently had students qualify for the TAPPS Debate tournament, the TFA state tournament, The NCFL National Tournament, and the NFL National Tournament. In the year 2016, the Mighty Mustang Holy Cross debate team ranked in the best debate schools in the nation. The Mighty Mustang Holy Cross Debate Team is led by Fr. Robert. A Busch Ph.D.