May 10th, 2021
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
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
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 25th, 2021
“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.” — George Washington Carver
Today kicks off National School Choice Week, an annual celebration of educational freedom, parental empowerment, and transformative opportunity. More than 1,700 Arete students and 200 participating schools are enjoying the benefits of school choice this year. How will you celebrate?
January 6th, 2021
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
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
Rogdale F’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.
October 23rd, 2020
Smiles are contagious at Atlanta Youth Academy. And so is excellence. We had a wonderful visit this week with our longtime friends at AYA, and it was joy to meet Arete mom Amanda H. and kindergartner Morgan. Beautiful new facilities, new learning opportunities, new (and longtime) teachers, and new safety measures — but the same passionate commitment to the kids and community on the southeast side of Atlanta. This year, 25 Arete Scholars call AYA home.
October 12th, 2020
We love this shot from more normal times last year! A handful of Arete schools have walked with us from the start of our work a decade ago. Our dear friends at Bright Futures Academy have been committed to selflessly serving the children of Atlanta’s Grove Park neighborhood since 2002 — both in and out of the classroom. This year, more than 40 Arete Scholars are getting a first-hand glimpse at brighter futures.