November 24th, 2021  |  Announcements

Happy Thanksgiving from Arete Scholars

“In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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September 16th, 2021  |  Our Team

Arete team grows in Louisiana

Andrew Martin joins Arete Scholars as Development Director, helping expand our base of financial supporters and ambassadors throughout Louisiana, Georgia, and the nation.

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August 27th, 2021  |  Our Team

Arthur Dupré named new president

The board is pleased to announce the selection of Arthur Dupré as Arete's new president. Arthur succeeds retiring president and CEO, Jim Smith, who will remain with Arete on the board.

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July 1st, 2021  |  Our Values

What's in a name?

To achieve arete is to become the person you were intended to be, to walk purposefully in the path before you. Learn more about our strange name and how it shapes our mission HERE.

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.