Click on the link below to read the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program announcement:
Click on the link below to see the article in the St. Petersburg Times, December 15, 2010:
Click the link below to see news article in the St. Petersburg Time.
Congratulations St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School for making Tampa Bay Times Top 100 Workplaces!
In 2019 SCS became authorized as a Primary Year Programme (PYP) by the International Baccalaureate organization. The PYP programme will provide students age 3-12 with the PYP comprehensive approach to teaching and learning. The PYP focuses on the development of the whole child. Through five essential elements of knowledge, concepts, skills, attitudes, and action, the PYP framework prepares students to become active, caring, lifelong learners.
After a rigorous, three year candidacy process I am so happy and very proud to announce St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School is officially an authorized International Baccalaureate World School offering the Middle Years Programme (IB MYP)!
It has been quite a journey. SCS underwent a rigorous candidacy process to become a member of the IB World School community. Receiving this official notification was the culmination of a tremendous amount of work on the part of our IB Coordinators, a team of dedicated faculty and staff, and highly supportive administrators. The IB MYP is a perfect blending with the already higher standards and teachings we offer as a Catholic School. The IB MYP will support our middle school students by giving them the vision, materials, and quality of teaching they need to be emerging leaders in their communities and beyond. With our Catholic teachings, the IB MYP will further strengthen our middle school program by developing knowledgeable, caring young people who will be ready to successfully navigate their futures and make contributions resulting in a more harmonious and peaceful world.
IB World Schools share a common educational philosophy and commitment to providing a high quality, challenging education recognized world-wide for excellence. Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization as IB World Schools can offer any of its academic programmes. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org. Look for future dates when our IB Coordinator, Mrs. Steele, will share more details with parents about our IB MYP.
The good news: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, America’s Catholic schools re-opened sooner than the vast majority of public schools and yielded considerably better academic outcomes, particularly for Black and Hispanic students.
The bad news: And yet, in most of the country, Catholic schools continue to fade away. Over the past decade, only 10 states showed growth in Catholic school enrollment. Only one of them – Florida – has significant numbers of students in Catholic schools.
The hopeful news: There’s no reason it has to stay that way.
Our white paper, “Why Catholic Schools in Florida Are Growing: 5 Things to Know,” aims to amplify the success of Florida’s Catholic schools and offer lessons for Catholic education elsewhere. With the recent, remarkable expansion of universal choice in multiple states, the time couldn’t be more right.
Florida’s Catholic schools operate in the nation’s most competitive education market. That they’re growing speaks volumes about the power of choice and the quality of the Catholic school brand.
It also speaks to change. Florida’s Catholic schools grow more diverse by the day, both with the students they serve and the programming they offer.
As choice expands, the future of Catholic schools will hinge on how well they adapt to ever more dynamic environments with ever more options. The experience in Florida suggests they are more than capable.
St. Cecelia Interparochial Catholic School (SCS) offers an academically challenging and globally minded interdisciplinary education to children in PreK-3 through 8th grade.
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