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Jan 7, 2019

Alumni transforming lives at Christel House Mexico

Alumni are part of the learning at Christel House
Alumni are part of the learning at Christel House

Graduates are a wonderful resource for students at Christel House Mexico (CHMX). Six alumni are now working in various roles at the school, helping transform lives of current students. César Luna Limón, a web developer teaching computer classes to middle and high school students, says the opportunities at Christel House allow him and the other alumni to grow by sharing their skills. Alicia Fernanda De LeónMeza is working as the CHMX receptionist and preparing to study for a career in accounting. Guadalupe Nuñez Salazar, part of the College & Career team, is giving back. “I have the opportunity to help students and alumni as they did and continue to do for me.” Maricela Borbonio’s seven years of experience in social work assists Christel House families that need it most. She sums up the team’s appreciation: “We get to realize our biggest dream – helping others.”

Oct 8, 2018

Academy honored as School of Distinction

For the third consecutive year, Christel House Academy South has been named a School of Distinction by College for Every Student (CFES). To be considered for the School of Distinction title, a school must meet a strict set of criteria, including implementing college-themed programs for the entire school and involving student families in activities focused on post-secondary opportunities. College Transition Counselor, Laura Tucker, leads Christel House’s CFES program. “Christel House is very proud of the success of our College & Careers program,” says Tucker. “Our students begin visiting colleges as early as 8th grade.” Winning this award for the third time recognizes how Christel House Academy continues to improve a strong program. “We continue to grow our student mentoring and college visit experiences,” says Tucker. “100% of our 2018 graduates received acceptance letters to 4-year universities.”

Oct 8, 2018

Test results show Christel House India advantage

Christel House India - Bangalore (CHI) high school students continue to excel in academics.  New test scores show the Christel House advantage. 98% of grade 10 students passed the state exams, beating the state pass rate by 25 percentage points.  87% of CHI 12th graders passed their graduation exams, beating the state pass rate of 60% by 27 percentage points. "Many factors are responsible for this success," says Jaison C. Mathew, CEO of Christel House India. "The passion and commitment of our teachers, the support of our donors, the hard work of the students and most importantly, the belief of our founder Christel DeHaan -- that education is the only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty. We are committed to continue to fight poverty through quality education and character development."

 
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