“My vision remains rooted in the original vision of the school, which is to serve families and students who, for many reasons beyond their own control, have been traditionally underserved,” O’Hagan said. “I want to make sure that Arrupe is always connected to its mission of serving young people and families in this Jesuit Catholic tradition.”
"This is Catholic social doctrine—which teaches the empowerment of the poor and the unleashing of their potential—in action. Catholic schools in inner-city America have always been the Church’s most effective anti-poverty program. Keeping those schools alive under very different circumstances than those portrayed in The Bells of St. Mary’s means meeting serious challenges through creative educational programs and imaginative funding. The Cristo Rey schools, which are some of the best news in U.S. Catholicism in 2018, are shining examples of both."
We are pleased to announce that the Board of Trustees has elected Michael J. O'Hagan as the next president of Arrupe Jesuit High School. Click below for more details!
In a ceremony filled with prayers and promise, Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams on Monday recognized Arrupe Jesuit High School for its efforts in getting students registered to vote!
A+ Colorado usually highlights an innovative, effective public school, whether, district-managed, innovation or charter, but this month we wanted to share some practices from a private school with a strong public mission.
See what class of 2007 graduate, Michelle Spreutels Martinez, is up to in this follow-up story from 9News. They originally followed Michelle during her senior year and graduation from Arrupe Jesuit, and we're thrilled to have been a part of her success!
Janet Hernandez graduated from Arrupe Jesuit in 2013 and was the first in her family not only to graduate from high school but to go on to college. As an ACE Scholar, Janet excelled at Arrupe Jesuit in both her academic courses and her Corporate Work Study Program job placements. We were not surprised then to learn that as Janet completes her college degree at Metropolitan State University, she does so as the University’s first recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship. Congratulations, Janet! With this scholarship, Janet will head to South Korea to teach elementary students. Read all about Janet’s experience in this wonderful piece from MSU Denver!
DeMarco Randall, AJHS Class of 2017, shares the impact school choice has had on his education.
After such an occasion, it's likely safe to add Arrupe Jesuit High School to the ever-growing list of pro-life warriors in this generation who are committed to defending the unborn and the inherent dignity of all life! Read more on page 16.
Arrupe Jesuit graduate, Dau Doldol, spoke in front of 1,600 ACE Scholarships supporters on May 25, 2016. We are so happy to be a part of Dau's amazing journey and look forward to seeing all that he accomplishes in the future!
Celebrating the graduates from Arrupe Jesuit High School, and all of our Denver Catholic schools! See pages 11 and 18 for AJHS coverage.
Ross Izard of the Independence Institute sits down with Principal Michael O'Hagan and AJHS senior, Miguel, to talk about his experience at Arrupe Jesuit.
In a special interview with Dan Koken from Denver Test Prep, Denver 7 explores the implementation of the new SAT exam.
Senior, Jason Kibozi, works in the DCR Communications office, and wins November employee of the month! See page 12 for coverage.
Arrupe Jesuit graduate, Jose Madrid, spoke amongst some of our countries leaders in education this past spring. We are so proud of his accomplishments and humbled by the words said regarding his Arrupe Jesuit education. Fast forward the video to the 1 hour, 13 minute mark to watch his speech.
President Bush highlighted Cristo Rey as a successful and innovative school model at the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools.
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