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Graduate Profile

Graduates of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are…

Disciples of Christ who…

  • Are centered on Gospel values,
  • Recognize the gifts they have been given by God,
  • Are willing to serve others in their community and beyond,
  • Understand and live their faith according to God’s will.

Life long learners who...

  • Have mastered the appropriate basic skills and concepts,
  • Are able to apply what they have learned to real life situations,
  • Are able to use technology as problem solving tools,
  • Are able to think critically, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively.

Well rounded individuals who…

  • Make wise ethical and moral decisions,
  • Are self-confident, self-disciplined people of integrity,
  • Are creative and open minded,
  • Are respectful and productive citizens.

Students in every Archdiocesan Catholic School attend and participate in services throughout the year that commemorate the traditions and faith teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Catholic elementary and high school students rated the following statements as “very important” to their sense of being Catholic.  By comparison, more Catholic School students indicated these Church teachings are “very important” to their formation than did Non-Catholic School students.

Catholic Elementary School Students

Helping those in need 54%
Living a life consistent with Church teaching 46%
Having a devotion to Mary 41%
Receiving the Eucharist 71%

Non-Catholic Elementary School Students

Helping those in need 44%
Living a life consistent with Church teaching 30%
Having a devotion to Mary 35%
Receiving the Eucharist 58%

Catholic High School Students

Helping those in need 56%
Living a life consistent with Church teaching 49%
Meaningfulness of Holy Orders 62%
Receiving the Eucharist 71%

Non-Catholic HS Students

Helping those in need 46%
Living a life consistent with Church teaching 33%
Meaningfulness of Holy Orders 45%
Receiving the Eucharist 58%

-Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Georgetown University, February 2008 as compiled by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

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