Let’s Give Together during Giving Tuesday 2020!
RCHS is sad to see Omaha Gives! end. We are grateful to the Omaha Community Foundation for giving non-profits around the Metropolitan area a 24-hour giving celebration. We’d like to thank our Omaha Gives! donors and the Omaha Community Foundation for giving big and doing the most good for our Roncalli Catholic students.
Without Omaha Gives, we at RCHS see this as an opportunity to come together and participate in Giving Tuesday. Save the date of December 1 and participate in our efforts to impact our community through education.
Roncalli Catholic High School is a co-ed college preparatory school founded in 1974 on the traditions of the Notre Dame Sisters and the Christian Brothers. We are firmly and proudly rooted in the North Omaha community, and are dedicated to uncovering and discovering our students’ full potential giving them the courage to follow the right path toward their unique futures.
Whether it’s college or an alternative career path, we prepare our students for the real world, offering a wide range of classes and programs such as Honors and Advancement Placement courses as well as innovative learning opportunities like the Benilde Program and the Career and Healthcare academies.
The Benilde Program is an innovative, nationally recognized program that provides daily academic support for students who are able to cognitively adhere to a college preparatory curriculum but may have educational needs that can make it difficult for them to achieve their full potential on their own. The philosophy of the Benilde Program is that students attend the same classes, participate in the same clubs and extra-curricular activities and meet the same requirements as their peers. To help them succeed, the Benilde instructor will promote academic and self-advocacy skills, which will increase the probability of success. The students involved in the Benilde Program are successful because they attend a core class over the summer to lighten their academic workload, may take classes out of sequence, attend a daily Benilde class, learn advanced study skills, test-taking techniques, and other strategies for maximizing academic success. The ultimate goal of the Benilde Program is to teach each student how they best learn so that they are successful in college and beyond.
The Career Academy in partnership with Metro Community College is designed to provide high school students with opportunities to explore career fields and get a jumpstart on their post-secondary education. Roncalli Catholic was the first college preparatory school in Omaha to introduce a Career Academy program to students. While the college preparatory curriculum at Roncalli Catholic prepares students to be successful at a four-year college or university, the school has a high demand for alternative educational and career opportunities for students. The program is open to junior or senior students who are interested in pursuing career fields such as nursing, civil engineering, theatre technology, architecture, welding, information technology, auto mechanics, and many others. Students can use this opportunity to gain credits towards an associate’s degree or certificate in these fields while still in high school. There are 22 academies to choose from featuring career fields in high demand areas, with a near 100 percent employment rate following completion of the academy program at Metro Community College.
Health Career Academy
In partnership with CHI Immanuel, our new Health Career Academy gives students opportunities to explore careers in the healthcare field. Seniors who have taken the required prerequisites and earn their C.N.A. certification over the summer receive valuable field experience at Immanuel Hospital every Monday through Thursday afternoon. On Fridays, students meet as a class to discuss their experiences. The Health Career Academy counts as four credits per semester and is considered an elective.
As a college-preparatory school, students can choose from nearly 40 AP, Honors and Dual Credit courses that prepare student for the rigors of college academics.
We will confidently approach life’s challenges using experience, knowledge and right judgement blazing new trails to find success in everything we do.
As guides, we will help students face real-world challenges so they can persevere – with mental and moral strength – setting them on the right path to learn, grow and thrive in a diverse world.
We will put Christ at the forefront of all we do with trust, confidence and conviction. We will live in communion with one another and serve our global community with love and compassion.
Innovation: We embrace change. We will provide the cutting-edge tools that lead to real-world success, encouraging our students to become fierce and resilient trailblazers who seek wisdom.
Success: As each student embarks on his or her own unique path, we will instill the knowledge and skills to launch futures that are focused on life-long learning and achievement in work and life .
Diversity: With the courage to build an inclusive community of faith we welcome and embrace the unique attributes of every member of our Roncalli family and our local community.
Truth: With the message of the Gospel as our compass, and faith as our shield, our students are guided to discover their True North, bravely seeking out knowledge and fidelity in all that they do.
Communion: We hold firmly to our connection to each other as one family united by the steadfast love of Christ and one another.
Mercy: Staying true to the mission of the Catholic Church, we will serve those in need of our care and love, with compassion, respect, forgiveness and justice.