On my google reader – which aggregates news stories about Catholic schools – most of the headlines I read look like this:
“Catholic school in x consolidates”
“Catholic school in the diocese of x closes”
“Parents express sadness and protest at the closing of x Catholic school”
It can get pretty disheartening.
So I’m happy when I stumble across a story like this, about Seton Catholic High School in Chandler, AZ that is dramatically expanding to meet demand.
Arizona has a lot going for it, as I’ve written about on earlier posts. Here are a couple of factors:
– perhaps the biggest and best per capita scholarship tax credit program in the country
– growing demographics and investment in the State
– a large Hispanic Catholic population
Expect to see Catholic education in Arizona continue to grow in the years ahead.