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MISSION of the Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System: The Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System Board of Trustees, under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, directs a school system which cultivates the Roman Catholic faith in a setting of academic excellence.
Leavenworth Regional Catholic Schools
Children have been attending Xavier Elementary and Immaculata High School (IMAC) for several generations. Xavier students can enjoy a highly rated academic curriculum that is also able to offer the faith development of religious, moral, and disciplinary values. The Leavenworth Regional Catholic School System (LRCSS) is a member of the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) and reflects MCEC goals of addressing transition and other educational issues related to the military child. Xavier and Immaculata High School (IMAC) are fully accredited through AdvancED and the Kansas State Department of Education.
A student counselor is available at both Xavier and IMAC. Xavier offers an Extended Care Program for before and after school care. Scholarship opportunities and financial aid are available to aid in tuition expenses.
XAVIER PRESCHOOL and ELEMENTARY (Preschool-8th grade)
Xavier Early Childhood Center at 1409 2nd Ave. in Leavenworth has a strong academic curriculum consisting of six learning centers: Language & Reading Readiness, Math Readiness, Housekeeping, Manipulatives, Library/Listening, and Art. Classrooms are set up so each child will have several positive and successful experiences each day. The letters A-Z, the numbers 1-10, shapes, colors, scissor and printing skills are an integral part of our program. “Living our Gospel values” is integrated into our Christ Centered Curriculum.
Xavier has an 18:1 student - teacher ratio. Teachers have high expectations. Disruptions are handled in a timely and age appropriate manner. Xavier maintains a School Wide Positive Behavior System of Support (SWPBSS).
Technology includes local area networks, wireless internet access in every room and staff dedicated to the integration of technology in all academic areas. Our library has a web based catalogue program. Classrooms have computers, two wired labs for K-8th grades and a wireless mobile lab. Document cameras are available for 3rd-8th grades and we have two big screen televisions. There are Smart Boards in every classroom. Our progressive technology curriculum emphasizes technology as a tool for learning and communicating. Students are learning 21st Century skills that are needed for success in the future. The Study Skills instruction and emphasis in 6th through 8th grade ensures high school and career readiness.
Accreditation: Xavier Elementary is accredited by the Kansas State Department of Education and AdvancED. Xavier is a member of the National Catholic Education Association. Xavier Catholic School follows the Faith Based Standards aligned by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. The Archdiocese unveiled the new Christ Centered Curriculum in February of 2014.
National Catholic Education Association Assessment of Catechism for Religious Education (ACRE): There is standardized testing for fifth and eighth grade students covering religious education. The students are tested over the Four Pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
IMMACULATA HIGH SCHOOL 9th-12th grade
Immaculata High School has the highest ACT score in Leavenworth County. In 2014, eighty-five percent of Immaculata high school students took the ACT test in comparison to the national average of 57 percent. The national average for the composite is 22.0; the Immaculata Class of 2014 had a 23.2 average composite score. The average GPA for an IMAC student is 3.28. 62% of the senior class made the honor roll. 92% of the students are pursuing a post secondary education. 81% are attending a 4-year college or university.
Students are able to take college classes while in high school to get a start on college requirements for substantial savings. For the fall of 2014, IMAC Juniors and Seniors are able to take US Government, Composition I, College Algebra and US History through the University of Saint Mary for dual college credit. Students receive a reduced rates of $100/credit hour through USM (each class 3 hours=$300). In the Spring of 2015, students will have the opportunity for Calculus, Trigonometry, Macro, Composition II and US History II. This offers a savings for our students to get a start on their college prep education.
IMAC offers a variety of course electives are: Band, Choir, Spanish, Publishing and Yearbook, Web Design, Accounting I and II, Personal Finance, Business Exploration, Earth & Space, Anatomy & Physiology, Physics, Consumer Math, Lifetime Fitness, Art-Basic, 2D Design, 3D Design and Portfolio, JROTC (coop with LHS).
IMAC students are greatly involved in activities. Over 90% of students are involved in extra curricular activities. Competitive activities include: Scholars Bowl, Battle of the Brains Competitions, Night at the Lab sponsored by KU, football, volleyball, men’s soccer, swimming (coop with LHS), Cross Country (coop with LHS), power lifting, basketball, wrestling, baseball, golf, softball, tennis, track, cheer, and dance.
IMAC Clubs available are: DECA, Pep Club, Art Club, International Club, Spanish Club, Student Ministry Team, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and Student Leadership. Students do a variety of community outreach projects and have 20 required hours of community service.