Regis Jesuit High School
|Regis Jesuit High School|
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam
For the Greater Glory of God
|6300/6400 South Lewiston Way
Aurora, Colorado 80016
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
|President||Fr. Paul Sheridan, SJ|
|Principal||Alan Carruthers (Boys)
Gretchen Kessler (Girls)
(950 boys, 750 girls) (2016)
|Average class size||20|
|Campus size||291 acres (1,180,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Red and White|
|Athletics conference||CHSAA, AAAAA, Continental|
|Accreditation||North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Dean of Students||Mike Doherty (Boys)
Kelli Lotito (Girls)
|Director of Admissions||Paul Muller (Boys)
Patricia Long (Girls)
|Athletic Director||Kelly Doherty (Boys)
John Koslosky (Girls)
Regis Jesuit High School is a Jesuit, Catholic, college preparatory high school located in Aurora, Colorado. Founded in 1877, the high school shares much of its history with its counterpart Regis University in neighboring Denver, Colorado.
Regis Jesuit is the United States' only co-institutional Jesuit school (as opposed to a co-educational), meaning that the school is split into two single-gender divisions. The school is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and is operated by the Central and Southern Province of the Society of Jesus, independent of and with the blessing of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Denver.
The school was founded by Italian Jesuits in 1877 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Another school was opened in Morrison, Colorado seven years later. In 1888, the two schools were merged and renamed for St. John Francis Regis to become Regis College, located on 52nd and Lowell Streets in Denver, Colorado. In 1921, the school was formally split into Regis High School and Regis College (now Regis University). The high school and University co-existed on the campus in Denver and shared facilities until a separate building was built on campus for the high school in 1984. In 1989, a parcel of land near Parker and Arapahoe Roads in Aurora was donated to the school. That area is now called the Campbell Campus, and it houses both the Girls and Boys Divisions.
Introduction of the Girls Division
Originally a school for boys, in August 2003 the first class of girls was enrolled in what became known as the Girls Division, with the original boys school theretofore referred to as the Boys Division. In August 2004 the Boys Division moved into its new building on the Campbell Campus and the Girls Division moved into the refurbished boys building. Recently a Performing Arts Center was added in-between the two schools, creating a closer bridge between the divisions.
It is possible for Regis Jesuit students to take college credit courses at the high school and earn up to 36 semester hours of college credit from Regis University or through the Advanced Placement Program. There are more than 15 AP classes offered each year.
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|CHSAA State Championships|
|Season||Sport||Number of Championships||Year|
|Fall||Cross Country, Boys||1||2009|
|Golf, Boys||5||2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010|
|Soccer, Boys||4||1996, 1995, 1992, 1991|
|Winter||Basketball, Boys||3||2011, 2010, 2009|
|Basketball, Girls||3||2014, 2013, 2009|
|Hockey||4||2016, 2012, 2009, 2008|
|Swimming, Girls||2||2013, 2011|
|Spring||Golf, Girls||4||2015, 2014, 2012, 2010|
|Lacrosse, Boys||11||2016, 2014, 2011, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1989, 1988, 1987|
|Swimming, Boys||21||2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993, 1992|
|Tennis, Boys||4||2011, 2010, 2000, 1991|
Regis Jesuit Boys Hockey were USA Hockey High School National Champions in 2012 and 2015 and National Champion Runner-Up in 2013.
- Missy Franklin (Class of 2013), Olympic gold medal swimmer and world record holder.
- Roger Espinoza (Class of 2005), Honduran national football team.
- Jack Swigert, test pilot for NASA and astronaut with the Apollo 13 crew; elected to Congress for Colorado's 6th district, but died before being sworn in.
- Chris Hardwick, television host and comedian; previously the host of Singled Out and current host of @midnight and The Talking Dead.
- Zach Fenoglio (Class of 2007), hooker for the Glendale Raptors and USA Eagles and a starter in the 2015 Rugby World Cup; also a chemistry teacher at Regis Jesuit High School.
- Brian Mullan (Class of 1996), retired professional soccer player, one of four players to have won five or more MLS Cup titles.
- John Carroll Lynch (Class of 1981), actor on The Drew Carey Show and more.
- NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 29, 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-23.
- What is co-institutional education?
- Member schools of the JSEA
- "Missy Franklin, 16, turns heads in the pool with success at Charlotte Ultraswim". The Washington Post. 2011-05-15. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19. Retrieved 2011-05-19.