Arrupe Jesuit is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for our students, faculty, and staff. In response to the Coronavirus Crisis, we have created this resource page that will be updated regularly with news from the school.
In adherence with Governor Polis’ order and recommendations from public health officials around social distancing to prevent community spread of coronavirus, Arrupe Jesuit High School will not reopen its doors for the remainder of the school year.
As Catholics, we know that being in community with one another is at the very heart of who we are. Given the realities of “social distancing,” it’s understandable that many may be feeling displaced from their faith right now. We invite you to join with us in praying together by sharing your intentions here and our Jesuits will remember them in their prayers and private Masses. Further, we invite you to join us for each day morning prayer on Facebook & Instagram Live and to check out Regis Jesuit High School for daily Mass.and
The health and well-being of our community members remain our top priority. May grace and God continue to be our companions as we journey through these uncharted waters.
Ways to Support AJHS Through COVID-19
Student Emergency Fund
These funds are made available, through our Mental Health Counseling Department, to respond to the needs of families and students. From rent to groceries to job loss, the immense burden of financial responsibility to those living on the margins is alleviated through this fund, allowing our young students to feel safe and secure. This feeling of security at home is paramount to success in the classroom and at work.
In the weeks and months to come, we’ll have clarity around what this crisis means for Arrupe Jesuit High School. We anticipate that our need to provide financial aid to families will increase, that some of our long-time CWSP partners may need time to recover before continuing to invest financially in our students, and we know that we’ll need to hire additional faculty to teach summer school to more students than normal given the challenges this virtual learning environment brings. The generosity of our community ensures that we can still care for our students, faculty, and staff in a meaningful way as our mission remains strong and our need to deliver our services to students is foundational.
A world-wide pandemic was something none of us expected and demonstrates the power of strategic reserves. The Student Tuition Assistance Reserve (STAR) Endowment Fund supports, preserves, and sustains our mission. Further, endowed scholarships make possible this education to students regardless of how their family’s ability to pay has changed. Endowed programs or faculty positions also position Arrupe Jesuit for long-term sustainability to weather this short-term storm.
As we work so diligently to preserve the experience for our students in this virtual environment, your support as a volunteer for either our Pedro Arrupe Writing Challenge or Senior Capstone ensures these programs. For each of these, your role will involve online review of student-produced materials and scoring of that content.