May 26th, 2022  |  Students & Alumni

Justus, Class of 2022

This week we celebrate Justus Redding of Brandon Hall School in Atlanta, GA. After graduation, Justus will attend the University of Colorado with a focus on biology and environmental science. He will spend his first semester studying abroad in Costa Rica as part of the Verto Education Program.

Congratulations Justus!

May 17th, 2022  |  Students & Alumni

Jaila, Class of 2022

This week we celebrate Jaila Salley-Barnett, who is graduating from Athens Academy with a 3.94 GPA. In the fall, Jaila will attend the University of Alabama to pursue a major in biology and a minor in psychology on her pre-med track to becoming a pediatrician.

Congratulations, Jaila, from all of us at Arete!

May 12th, 2022  |  Students & Alumni

Jenny, Class of 2022

In this week’s graduating Arete senior spotlight, we celebrate Jenny (Cing) Lun. Jenny is graduating from Atlanta Adventist Academy in Duluth, GA. She will be attending Southern Adventist University in the fall, where she plans to major in Biomedical Science. Her dream is to become a pediatrician.

Congratulations to Jenny from all of us at Arete Scholars!

April 21st, 2022  |  Students & Alumni

2022 Senior Video Essay Contest

Video essay contest open to all 2022 Arete graduating high school seniors. Students must submit a short video essay on the impact of their school experience. The winner will receive a new Apple MacBook optimized for the next phase of their educational journey.

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May 10th, 2021  |  Students & Alumni

Dreams in motion

Another graduating senior with big plans next year. Three-year Arete Scholar and Briarfield Academy (Lake Providence, LA) senior Kailey Hankins will continue her education at Louisiana Tech in the fall. She plans to study kinesiology/occupational therapy.

Congratulations to Kailey and her family!

April 21st, 2021  |  Students & Alumni

Celebrating graduates

We’re thrilled to be celebrating with 91 graduating Arete Scholars and their families this year. We look forward to sharing a few of their stories.

Victory Baptist (Loganville, GA) senior Aaron Davis completes his high school years next month and has big plans for college and beyond. Aaron will continue his studies at Jacksonville State University, where he’ll major in sports management with a minor in business.

Great work, Aaron!

February 10th, 2021  |  Students & Alumni

Renewed love for learning

Sisters Ella Claire and Harper are thriving through in-person learning this year at St. John Interparochial School in Placquemine, LA. Said mom Megan P.: “They wake up eager to go to school each morning and have done simply amazing! Thanks to Arete, my girls have a school that they love and have joined a family of teachers and students who love them!”

January 6th, 2021  |  Students & Alumni

Breaking down barriers

Attending Heritage Academy has been a godsend for sisters Autumn and Ariana W. – a rekindled passion for learning, improved grades, and new friendships. Said mom, Andrea: “I think about the impact that these kinds of opportunities have, not only on the children’s education, but also their lives. Every child deserves the best education that’s available to them and money shouldn’t be a barrier.”

School choice is popular with parents because it works and because it’s right.

December 22nd, 2020  |  Students & Alumni

Achieving childhood dreams

Arete Scholar and Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School senior Jocelyn S.-R. is one of five (FIVE!) CR graduates this year who will receive four-year, full ride college scholarships through the QuestBridge match program. Jocelyn will attend Notre Dame next fall.

Writes Jocelyn: “As a child I would always say that I was going to get a full ride to college and somehow here I am accomplishing a childhood dream. I am looking forward to meeting people from all over the world. I want to explore and expand my mind to new ideas.”

October 28th, 2020  |  Students & Alumni

Reclaiming hope

Rogdale’s mom, Amy, has always been an involved parent and always attentive to his learning needs. So when large classes and inconsistent instruction began to affect Rogdale in and out of the classroom, she took action. What Amy and her new Arete Scholar found at Gardere Community Christian in Baton Rouge were intimate class sizes, a nurturing environment, and a safe place for Rogdale to find his way and thrive. It’s working big-time. School choice does.