Profile in Private Education (June 2015)
Author: Ross Izard
Education policy analyst Ross Izard profiles west Denver’s Arrupe Jesuit High School, a private high school serving low-income, minority students with a rigorous academic program, its signature Corporate Work Study Program, and a deep-rooted culture of justice, giving, and compassion.
With the guidance of teachers and school leaders, students like 17-year-old Rene are beating the odds and heading on to college in large numbers. The nonprofit organization ACE Scholarships is helping to make opportunities like this one possible, but many more students are waiting to be served than there are funds available to help them.
Read the inspiring profile to chronicle Ross’s experiences meeting Arrupe Jesuit staff and students, and learn more about the human stories underlying the school’s success.