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Ten things to know about Providence

Written by Victoria Ogden ‘12, Providence Catholic School

Since 1951, Providence Catholic School has committed to educating girls and to playing an instrumental part in their transformation into women of Faith, Justice, Integrity and Excellence. Over the last 68 years, more than 6,000 Providence women have graduated and gone on to make a difference in their careers, families, churches, and communities.

In 2005, Providence High School opened its doors to grades six to eight, becoming Providence Catholic School and giving girls the opportunity to get a head start on experiencing the power of Providence.

Here are some things you may not know:

1) Providence offers 14 Advanced Placement Courses and four Dual Credit classes, positioning students to earn college credit before graduating from Providence.

2) Providence is home to an award-winning Fine Arts Program. Our Progressions Dance Troupe competes in numerous competitions and showcases throughout the year. The Theater Program travels to Renaissance Festival every year to perform and compete, and they recently won Third Place at the Junior League of San Antonio FAME Awards, winning a scholarship for the theater program. Each year, our Choir Program has members selected for the Texas Private School Music Educators Association Ensemble.

3) Providence offers a Health Science course. This course is for students who may be interested in a career in health science, giving students the opportunity to explore the field and its many specialties.

4) Our Broadcast Journalism class is a hands-on look at the field of Broadcast Journalism. All shows and projects can be found on the YouTube Channel- @ProvetTV.

5) Providence is home to a scholarship-winning internship program. Each year, seniors are encouraged to participate in this program and partner with local businesses to explore their field of choice. Specifically, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) is an organization representing the interests of women entrepreneurs across all industries.

6) Service is a cornerstone of the Providence experience. Each year, students are required to perform a minimum of community service hours. This past year, students completed 13,560 hours of service.

7) Gratefully, Providence Catholic School continues to receive the support and prayers of the Sisters of the Congregation of Divine Providence.

8) Providence is proud of its 100 percent graduation and college acceptance rates. Furthermore, Providence graduates continue to bring in a substantial amount of merit-based college scholarships. Last year’s graduating class of 33 students brought in $8.1 million, averaging $245,000 per student.

9) Middle school courses are aligned with the high school courses. Students graduating from the middle school program can complete their high school Algebra-I credit, Choir-I credit, foreign –I credit, as well as a half-credit of technology or Art. Providence also offers an Accelerated Curriculum Track for high-performing students.

10) Last but not least, Provet Sisterhood is one that is unique and unmatched. Come visit us for a tour any time Monday to Friday,
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and discover the Power of Providence!