Our Lady of the Sacred Heart High School in Coraopolis, PA, has been named a 2014 Catholic Education Honor Roll School of Excellence by the Cardinal Newman Society.
This distinction places OLSH among the top five percent of Catholic high schools in the United States.
“Being honored as a Catholic School of Excellence is a wonderful honor that recognizes the OLSH community as a whole,” reflected the school’s principal, Tim Plocinik. “I am especially proud for our faculty and staff, who are committed to the mission and vision of the Felician Sisters and who are dedicated to providing an exceptional Catholic education for all of our students.”
OLSH received the recognition after completing a rigorous application process, designed to assess each participating school’s commitment to Catholic ideals and principles, determine the extent to which its administration, faculty and staff are mission-centered, and measure the strength of its policies and programs. Schools of Excellence demonstrate merit in these key areas that ensure the continued expression, preservation, and enhancement of the school’s Catholic identity.
“This distinction validates the strength of our Felician Franciscan mission and our vitality as a Catholic community,” commented Terry O’Rourke Donoghue, OLSH president. “It is a great honor for OLSH to be recognized, and it affirms the excellence with which our faculty and staff form and educate each of our students to live their faith, succeed in their vocation, and contribute to the world. We are blessed by this national acknowledgement of the vision and dedication of our founders, the Felician Sisters, as well as the professionalism, work ethic, and spirit of all who continue their legacy of excellence.”