Holy Family High School (Broomfield, Colorado)
|Holy Family High School|
|5195 West 144th Avenue
Broomfield, Colorado 80023
|Motto||"A family of faith"|
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School district||Archdiocese of Denver|
|Campus size||52 acres (210,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Purple and gold|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Newspaper||The Lamp Post|
|Dean of Students||Tricia Darschewski|
|Athletic Director||Ben Peterson|
Holy Family High School in Broomfield, Colorado, is a Roman Catholic college-preparatory high school located in the technology corridor between Denver and Boulder. The school is operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver.
Holy Family High School was established in 1922 as a parish high school. The first commencement was held in 1926. Staffed by the Sisters of Loretto and dedicated lay teachers, the school added a second building in 1956 to meet the demands of increasing enrollment. In 1958 Holy Family changed its affiliation from a parish high school to an archdiocesan secondary school and was one of four Catholic high schools to serve the urban geographical region of North Denver. By the 1980s it was apparent that expansion to a new location was essential to continue its mission of educating young men and women. A 52-acre (210,000 m2) site was secured by the school and the Archdiocese of Denver and the groundbreaking was held in March 1998. The doors to the new campus building were opened in August 1999 in sprawling Broomfield, Colorado. The new facility features a chapel, 22 classrooms, four science laboratories, a multimedia library, a wireless network, two technology centers, athletic practice and playing fields, and the lighted Mike G. Gabriel football stadium. In 2008, through the generosity of the Holy Family community, a new larger than life statue of the Holy Family was dedicated. Holy Family has 45 faculty members, giving the school a 13:1 student/faculty ratio. Over 65% of the faculty holds a Master's or other advanced degrees. Over $700,000 of tuition assistance and scholarships were awarded for the 2009-2010 school year to 190 students (42% of the student body).
A total of 30 credits are required for graduation for the class of 2013. An Honors Diploma is earned by acquiring 31 credits with a 3.5 GPA or better in a curriculum which includes at least eight honors or advanced placement courses and completion of a summary project. 98% of Holy Family graduates attend institutions of higher learning. There have been six National Merit Scholarship recipients since 2002 and a select number of students receiving perfect scores on both the ACT and SAT standardized tests. Apostolic Ministry is required of each student, beginning with service to family, school and culminating with two years of service experience outside the school. Retreats are held for every class level and Holy Family juniors participate in the Kairos retreat program. Prayer is an integral part of the daily experience. Masses are celebrated monthly for the entire school community. Optional weekly masses are celebrated on Thursday mornings. Small group masses are available frequently.
The Holy Family Tigers compete in the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) at the 4A level of the Tri-Valley League. Team members must be academically eligible to participate. The Tigers have earned state titles in girls' basketball (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014), boys' basketball (1976, 1998, and 2014), football (2002 and 2005), softball (2006), girls' cross country (2012) and baseball (2010, 2013, and 2014). Fall sports: cross country, football, boys' golf, soccer, spirit team, softball, volleyball. Winter sports: girls' and boys' basketball, wrestling, spirit team. Spring sports: baseball, boys' lacrosse, track and field, girls' soccer, girls' tennis, girls' golf. There are also rugby and volleyball club teams for boys.
- Tom Tancredo, former five-term Republican U.S. Representative of Colorado's 6th congressional district from 1999 to 2009.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on 2009-04-29. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- HFHS. "Holy Family High School website". Archived from the original on 2007-03-15. Retrieved 2006-12-31.