Our Strategic Plan

Dear Friends,

As we begin the final year of our five-year strategic plan, Partnering for Tomorrow - Living the Holy Names Legacy, we have taken the opportunity to share our accomplishments in a short video progress report. Great things have been happening at the Academy and many great things are yet to come. None of it would be possible without the commitment of AHN teachers, parents, students, alumni and friends.

Sincerely,

Art Raimo
President

Our Accomplishments

Year One

  • Two curriculum coordinators were hired for the elementary and high schools
  • Two Instructional Technology staff members were hired to support teachers in using technology in the classroom on a continual basis
  • Technology infrastructure was upgraded to provide wireless service throughout the campus
  • AHN’s website was redesigned and social media use expanded

Year Two

  • Kitchen facility was upgraded to provide new lunch service with SAGE Dining
  • Artificial turf was installed on three school playground areas to provide a safer and cleaner place for elementary and middle school students to play
  • iPad devices were issued to all teachers and students in grades 3-12, launching one-to-one computing
  • Teachers begin meeting in Professional Learning Communities to strengthen academic collaboration, planning and professional development

Year Three

  • A mission effectiveness coordinator was hired to develop and strengthen programs that reflect our Holy Names identity across the AHN community
  • Block scheduling was launched in the middle and high schools to provide greater opportunities for group work and project-based learning
  • A pilot collaborative learning lab was constructed, featuring state-of-the-art interactive technology and flexible furnishings for small group work in all subject areas
  • Digital textbooks begin to replace paper textbooks as they are becoming available
  • Artificial turf was installed on the softball and athletic fields
  • Water coolers were added in the main buildings to reduce the use of disposable water bottles
  • An interior gate-locking system is completed and additional security personnel was added
  • A Facilities Master Plan will be created to address the academic, athletic and co-curricular needs of the physical plant

Year Four

  • Completed construction of an Innovation Lab to be piloted by eight Innovation Fellows and students representing high school and middle school in a variety of subject areas
  • Complete renovation of Media Center office space into a Maker Lab for 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades students to engage in age-appropriate experiential STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) projects
  • Continue to offer a robust professional development program and resources for teachers to support best practices in 21st century teaching and learning
  • Develop arts programming to serve students at all grade levels in anticipation of adding a designated Center for the Arts to the AHN campus in the near future
  • Continue to deepen understanding of the Holy Names mission and values and promote positive school culture from pre-K through grade 12