Pope John Paul II Catholic High School (Louisiana)
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|Pope John Paul II Catholic High School|
1901 Jaguar Drive
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|Patron saint(s)||Karol Józef Wojtyła|
|Oversight||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans|
|Superintendent||Dr. Raenell Houston|
|Chaplain||Fr. Patrick Wattigney and Fr. Jerry Daniels|
|Average class size||21|
|Hours in school day||7.25|
|Color(s)||Scarlet, Navy and Gold|
Pope John Paul II Catholic High School was established in 1980, under the leadership of Archbishop Philip Hannan. The first Principal of Pope John Paul II (PJP) was Glenn Gennaro. Since then, there have been seven principals: James Klassen, Lawrence Keller, Carmen Schexnaildre, Richard Berkowitz, Martha Mundine, Nicole Alvarez, and the present principal Douglas Triche.
PJP offers a college-preparatory standards based curriculum interwoven with the Catholic Identity Standards prescribed by the U.S.C.C.B. In addition to its basic college-prep classes, PJP offers an array of Advanced Placement, dual enrollment and virtual courses to suit any type of student.
PJP offers a wide array of extracurricular activities to suit every possible interest of its students.
Athletic offerings include:
- Boys: football, swimming, cross country, power lifting, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, track & field, dance team and cheerleading.
- Girls: volleyball, swimming, cross country, power lifting, soccer, basketball, softball, golf, track & field, dance team and cheerleading.
Clubs include: National Honors Society, Student Council, History Club, Environmental Club, Math Club, Mu Alpha Theta, Foreign Languages Club, Fine Arts Club, Choir, Band, Chess Club, Students Against Substance Abuse, Speech & Debate Club, Catholic Athletes for Christ, Liturgy Team, Retreat Team, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Adoration Team, Sanctity of Life Club, Media Club, and Robotics.
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