Pope John Paul II Catholic High School (Louisiana)

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Pope John Paul II Catholic High School
Address
1901 Jaguar Drive
Slidell, Louisiana 70461
United States
Coordinates 30°16′47″N 89°44′37″W / 30.27972°N 89.74361°W / 30.27972; -89.74361Coordinates: 30°16′47″N 89°44′37″W / 30.27972°N 89.74361°W / 30.27972; -89.74361
Information
Type Private
Motto Totus Tuus
(Totally Yours)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Patron saint(s) Karol Józef Wojtyła
Established 1980; 38 years ago (1980)
Oversight Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans
Superintendent Dr. Raenell Houston
Principal Douglas Triche
Chaplain Fr. Patrick Wattigney and Fr. Jerry Daniels
Grades 812
Gender Co-educational
Enrollment 340 (2018)
Average class size 21
Hours in school day 7.25
Color(s) Scarlet, Navy and Gold             
Athletics conference 2-AA
Mascot Jaguar
Nickname PJP
Team name Jaguars
Accreditation AdvancED
Average ACT scores 23
Newspaper Jaguar Journal
Tuition $9,100
Website

Pope John Paul II Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Slidell, Louisiana, United States. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Background[edit]

Pope John Paul II Catholic High School was established in 1980, under the leadership of Archbishop Philip Hannan.[1] The first Principal of Pope John Paul II (PJP) was Glenn Gennaro. Since then, there have been five principals: James Klassen, Lawrence Keller, Carmen Schexnaildre, Richard Berkowitz, Martha Mundine, Nicole Alvarez, and the present principal Douglas Triche.

Academics[edit]

PJP offers a college-preparatory standards based curriculum interwoven with the Catholic Identity Standards prescribed by the U.S.C.C.B. In addition to its basic college-prep classes, PJP offers an array of Advanced Placement, dual enrollment and virtual courses to suit any type of student.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

PJP offers a wide array of extracurricular activities to suit every possible interest of its students.

Athletic offerings include:

  • Boys: football, swimming, cross country, power lifting, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, track & field, dance team and cheerleading.
  • Girls: volleyball, swimming, cross country, power lifting, soccer, basketball, softball, golf, track & field, dance team and cheerleading.

Clubs include: National Honors Society, Student Council, History Club, Environmental Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Foreign Languages Club, Fine Arts Club, Choir, Band, Chess Club, Students Against Substance Abuse, Speech & Debate Club, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Liturgy Team, Retreat Team, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Adoration Team, Sanctity of Life Club, Media Club, and Robotics.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PJPIIHS. "School Brochure" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2006. Retrieved 2007-05-11.

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