technology assessments and upgrades in schools
preschool and early childhood programs expanded or established
Latino students enrolled through our Latino Enrollment Team this year
C-STEM Lending Library loans (and counting!) to schools
faculty, staff and leadership gathered for faith, fellowship and learning
students celebrated the Mass of the Holy Spirit at U.S. Bank Stadium
students served in our Catholic schools
We identified early on that the Latino community was disproportionately underrepresented in our schools. When we dug a bit deeper, we discovered that there were unintended barriers.
So, we went to work to remove the barriers, which ranged from transportation, to language differences, to cultural proficiency, to a lack of awareness.Learn More
In its pilot, every student was reading at or beyond grade level by year two. CSCOE is looking to take this program to any and all of our 79 schools.
Excellence for all in reading is the simple goal. This program bolsters a child’s skills wherever they are on the reading journey, from the struggling to the excelling.Learn More
investment in principals and teachers
Customized teacher task forces
Marketing grants and individualized coaching
Continuing education and mentorship
When we discovered that many of our schools simply could not afford to stock the expensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) equipment that would make their schools great at educating young minds for the jobs of the future, we knew we could help.
So, we set about to create a shared resource library to house the robots, virtual reality sets, engineering kits, and other items vital to a modern STEM classroom – all through the lens of the Catholic Faith. Teachers can borrow the items free of charge for use in their classrooms, when and where needed.Learn More
Serving students whose learning needs fall outside the median often requires extra resources and can be a hurdle to enrollment.
To address this, we created an initiative for Exceptional Learners. From a group of experts who can work one-on-one with schools, to resourcing teachers with classroom tools, to holding two conferences – one addressing students with learning challenges and one addressing students needing additional challenges – we are walking with schools in their mission to serve all children.Learn More
The first solution we offered to schools was to create a base level technical capability. Informed by our school survey, we knew technology was uneven across all 79 schools.
So, we did a tech audit of every school and measured four things: wifi, bandwidth, hardware, and professional development. Where schools lacked one of these components, we brought it up to speed. We boosted spotty wifi, leveled up bandwidth, replaced 10 year old computers, and provided the professional development to optimally use the tools.
We are proud to say that every school now has the base level (or greater!) technology!Learn More