Our Catholic schools are showing their resiliency and innovation. Within one week of announcing school closures due to COVID-19, all 265 schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles implemented distance learning. Due to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ partnership with Sprint, 20,000 iPads with cellular service were distributed to students without internet access or a device.
Holy Spirit STEM Academy, part of our first cohort of STEM Catholic Schools, have seen an uptick in enrollment amidst the crisis. Principal Claudia Garcia led her team to embrace change and within days of the school’s closure, transitioned Holy Spirit into an Online Remote Learning Academy. A Holy Spirit family that had moved to Florida caught wind of this change and, due to their disappointment with local options, enrolled in the Online Academy. The family is paying tuition, the children are keeping up with all their lessons, and most especially, the children are happy to be reunited with their friends at Holy Spirit!
This is a perfect example of how STEM learning translate beyond the traditional education setting you may have grown up with. Problems motivate rather than discourage. Obstacles are seen as opportunities to innovate.
We are grateful to our Catholic school educators for always delivering for their students, despite unprecedented challenges. Thank you for your commitment to Catholic STEM education!
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