This Summer at Bishop Dunne we celebrated the graduating class of 2023. In the southern sector of Dallas, 15% of youth drop out of high school and yet this May, 100% of our 73 seniors successfully completed their studies with 90% accepted to college and $12.3 million awarded in scholarships. 30% of Our graduates were first generation college students, and the class of 2023 as a whole were accepted to 154 colleges and universities. Bishop Dunne also celebrated a student in the class of 2023 receiving her associate's degree last year before her high school graduation.
The Class of 2023 will be attending Rice University, Harvard University, the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Southern Methodist University, St. John's University of New York, Texas Tech University, the University of Dallas, Dallas Baptist University, Tuskegee University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to name a few.
Bishop Dunne's most critical need is for tuition assistance funds that will benefit students who lack financial resources, but desire a faith-based, rigorous, college preparatory environment.
Tuition Assistance provides robust financial aid for need-based assistance funds and merit scholarships for our students. This year alone, more that 55 percent of our students received financial assistance.
Professional Development supports training, certification and specialty development for our faculty and staff.
Technology and Infrastructure for ongoing network, hardware, and software needs, ensuring our students, faculty and staff stay connected, both on campus and remotely. This year, more than ever, our technology gave us the tools to keep teaching.
Student Enrichment programs designed to support the growth of the whole child within our community of faith, ensuring our students are prepared for success in college and beyond. These programs include the College Ready Academy and the Collegiate Institute.