Details overview

Hours 08:00 AM - 02:40 AM
School leader Maureen Lewis
Transportation options Yes

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Uniforms
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Schedule Traditional
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Faith-based
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Academic themes / Areas of focus General - school does not emphasize one particular subject

Classes

2
Visual Arts
including: Photography
3
Music
including: Theory
17
AP Classes
including: Human Geography
3
Languages
including: French
Music Band
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Theory
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Dance
Drama
Career and Tech programs None
Media arts Computer animation
Video and film production
Visual arts Drawing / Sketching
Photography
World languages taught French
Latin
Spanish
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered None
AP classes offered Biology
Calculus AB
Chemistry
Computer Science A
English Language and Composition
English Literature and Composition
Environmental Science
Human Geography
Macroeconomics
Physics C: Mechanics
Psychology
Spanish Language and Culture
Statistics
Studio Art: 2-D Design
United States Government and Politics
United States History
World History

Support

12
Facilities
including: Sports Fields
Facilities Art room
Cafeteria
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Gym
Kitchen
Library
Music room
Natural area
Chapel / spiritual reflection center
Science lab
Sports Fields
Extra learning resources Counseling
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

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Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 77% 44%
Black 14% 37%
Hispanic 5% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

12
Girls Sports
including: Golf
12
Boys Sports
including: Swimming
13
Clubs
including: Yearbook
Girls sports Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross country
Golf
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Diving
Football
Golf
PE classes
Power lifting / Weight lifting
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track
Clubs Community service
Drama club
Drum line
Marching band
Model UN
National Honor Society (NHS)
Robotics club
SADD
Student council / government
Television / Radio News
Foreign language and culture club
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs None

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize fundraising events
Volunteer time after school
Students typically come from these schools Catholic elementary/middle
  Public
Parent involvement details We hold a back-to-school night when parents can come meet teachers, bi-annual parent coffees, parent-teacher conferences, and send weekly emails with school event information. Parents are welcome to have additional meetings with teachers/the principal as needed.
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying As a small school, all students know each other and treat each other like family. In the case of bullying, we talk to students individually and deal with situations on a case-by-case basis.

Awards

Community service award GASC - Vice President School
Year received 2014
Academic award Richmond County STAR Student
Year received 2014
Academic award Augusta Chronicle Best and Brightest
Year received 2016
Academic award AP Scholars
Year received 2016

Teachers

7
Staff
including: Librarian / media specialist
Staff Assistant principal
Coach(es)
College counselor
Librarian / media specialist
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
School counselor
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff French
Latin
Spanish

Neighborhood

Transportation details We have transportation for students from Columbia County via St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, as well as Aiken via St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church.
Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations No

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details Aquinas High School is a college preparatory, co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 9-12. We accept students with diverse backgrounds and a range of academic ability, while providing a curriculum and Christ-centered environment that prepares them for college and for life. Applicants are evaluated on their desire to fully participate in an Aquinas education, as well as on prior academic progress, standardized test scores, attendance, and discipline.
Learn more Http://www.aquinashigh.org/admissions-c1ylq
Application requirements Application
Entrance exam
Essay
Transcript
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $9465
Tuition range (high) $11670
For the year 2016-2017
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Outside scholarships
Financial aid type (misc.) GRACE Scholarship
Vouchers accepted No

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012