John Paul II High School (Corpus Christi, Texas)


John Paul II High School (Corpus Christi, Texas)

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John Paul II High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Corpus Christi, Texas. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi.

Background

John Paul II High School is located in Corpus Christi on the Texas Gulf Coast, and within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi. The high school began its inaugural year on August 1, 2006, with only one class of freshmen. Each year a new grade level will be added until the school has a four year high school, spanning grades nine through twelve. The creation of John Paul II High School was the vision and inspiration of Bishop Edmond Carmody. As a Catholic school, its purposes are to provide a unique environment in which students can experience the presence of the Holy Spirit. Its focus is on the individual person's spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, cultural and physical development.The school will graduate its first class in 2010; it is named in honor of the late Pope John Paul II. The mascot is the Centurion.

The centurion was a Roman officer commanding a century or a company, the strength of which varied between fifty to one hundred men. The centurion was the most important and most respected officer in the Roman Army. He was leader who rose from the common ranks to high authority selected for his excellence and example.

This type of character and virtue in this man is what John Paul II High School seeks to teach and instill in its students, both in the academic and athletic endeavors.cite web|url=http://www.jpiihighschool.org/about-us.htm|title=About Us|accessdate=2007-05-11|publisher=John Paul II High School website|author=JPIIHS]

The school has a college preparatory education which requires four years of English, science, math, social Studies, and Catholic theology, as well as requiring several other non-core credits, those being in computer technology, communication applications, fine arts, physical education, and keyboarding or reading classes if it is deemed necessary for the student. There are also a certain number of elective credits required for graduation.cite web|url=http://www.jpiihighschool.org/academics_graduation.htm|title=Academics - Graduation|accessdate=2008-05-05|publisher=John Paul II High School website|author=JPIIHS]

Athletics include: football, boys and girls basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, swimming, track & field, and cheerleading.cite web|url=http://www.jpiihighschool.org/athletics.htm|title=Athletics|accessdate=2008-05-05|publisher=John Paul II High School website|author=JPIIHS]

External links

* [http://www.jpiihighschool.org/ School Website]

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