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Regis Jesuit High School (Aurora)
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Location
City: Aurora, Colorado
Country: United States
Province: Missouri Province
General Information
Type: Secondary school
Founded: 1877
President: Fr. Phil Steele S.J.
Principal: Charlie Saulino
Motto: Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam
Mascot: Raiders
Address & Contact Information
Address: 16300 East Weaver Place
City: Aurora
State/Province: Colorado
Postal code: 80016
Country: United States
Website
www.regisjesuit.com


Regis Jesuit High School (Denver) is a Jesuit high school located in the United States in Denver, Colorado. It is located in the Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus and was founded in 1877. Regis has two divisions; a boys division and a girls division.


Early History

  • The school was founded by Italian Jesuits in 1887 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Another school was opened in Morrison, Colorado seven years later. In 1888, the two schools were merged and renamed for St. John Francis Regis to become Regis College, located on 52nd and Lowell in Denver, Colorado.
  • In 1921, the school was formally split into Regis High School and Regis University. The high school and University co-existed on the campus in Denver and shared facilities until a separate building was built on campus for the high school in 1984.
  • In 1989, a parcel of land was donated near Parker and Arapahoe Roads in Aurora, now the Campbell Campus. A new building was erected and the school moved in for the 1990-1991 school year.


Education

Regis Jesuit High School has a college-preparatory curriculum with a strong emphasis on the development of leadership, service, and religious faith. In past years more than 98% of graduates have been accepted at colleges and universities throughout the country. It is possible for Regis Jesuit students to take college credit courses at the high school and earn up to 36 semester hours of college credit from Regis University or through the Advanced Placement Program. There are more than 15 AP classes offered and honors sections exist in most departments. Incoming freshmen are eligible to place into advanced courses in math, foreign language, English and chemistry.

Regis Jesuit has a daily-alternating block schedule which differs slightly between the two divisions. All students must be enrolled in seven courses each semester. There are no study halls in a students' schedule, but there are Office Hours in the morning which can be used to work on homework, talk with teachers, or host meetings for clubs.

Students participate in various retreat programs run by the Pastoral Department each year. Community service is also an important part of school, there are differing levels of hourly service requirements depending on a student's grade level. Juniors are required to take part in a two week/sixty-hour service project while seniors take part in a two week/80-hour equivalent wherein they work in various community organizations.

In 1921, the school was formally split into Regis High School and Regis University. The high school and University co-existed on the campus in Denver and shared facilities until a separate building was built on campus for the high school in 1984.

Notable alumni Paul Tauer, Class of 1952. Former Mayor of Aurora, Colorado Neil Hopkins, Class of 1995. Actor. Appears in various TV Series such as Lost, Big Love and Ghost Whisperer Brian Mullan, Class of 1997. Midfielder of the MLS's Houston Dynamo Mark Lisi, Class of 1997. Former Midfielder for the MLS's New York Red Bulls. Aaron Pitchkolan, Class of 2001. Midfielder of the MLS's FC Dallas. Mike Law, Class of 1996. Colorado Mammoth

Athletics

Regis Jesuit offers many athletic opportunities in conjunction with the academic workload.

List of Sports

   * Baseball, Boys
   * Basketball, All
   * Cheer, Girls
   * Cross Country, All
   * Football, Boys
   * Golf, All
   * Hockey, Boys
   * Lacrosse, All
   * Poms, Girls
   * Soccer, All
   * Softball, Girls
   * Swimming and Diving, All
   * Tennis, All
   * Track & Field, All
   * Volleyball, Girls
   * Wrestling, Boys

State Championships

   * Baseball (1) 1988
   * Boy's Soccer (4) 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996
   * Boy's Swimming (15) 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
   * Boy's Tennis (1) 2000
   * Girl's Swimming (1) 2005

National Championships

   * Boy's Swimming (4) 1992, 1997, 2005, 2006


Contact Information

16300 East Weaver Place; Aurora, Colorado 80016. Boys Division: (303)-269-8000 Girls Division: (303)-269-8100

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