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Pope John XXIII High School Recognized for Excellence in Catholic Identity

The Cardinal Newman Society recently announced that Pope John XXIII High School of Katy has been named to its National Catholic High School Honor Roll. Pope John XXIII High School is one of only seven high schools in the nation honored for its Excellence in Catholic Identity and the only recognized school in the Houston area.

“This is a great honor for us and our whole community,” says principal Tim Petersen. “We are dedicated to providing our students with a quality Catholic environment to learn, grow, and become educated in all aspects of life, both in and out of the classroom. This national recognition affirms that we are fulfilling our mission to prepare the hearts and minds of our students to serve God and others.”

Recognized schools are evaluated based on their campus ministry activities, including the number of all-school religious services, the number of theology courses offered, the qualifications of the theology instructors, and the presence of appropriate civic themes in religious studies courses, as well as the appropriate treatment of theology and Catholic social teachings in civics classes.

Pope John XXIII High School opened its doors in 2004. Located in the heart of West Houston, Pope John XXIII High School strives to educate the whole student – mind, body, spirit, and imagination. With a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, strong Catholic identity, and emphasis on service and leadership, graduates move on to collegiate careers prepared to succeed. For more information about Pope John XXIII High School, please visit www.pj23.org.

The Catholic High School Honor Roll was created by The Acton Institute in 2004. The Cardinal Newman Society assumed the program this year, consistent with its mission of helping Catholic families and promoting faithful Catholic education.

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