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Jan 7, 2019

Students share culture in Skype-A-Thon

Students involved in global Skype-A-Thon
Students involved in global Skype-A-Thon

Dozens of Christel House South Africa (CHSA) students participated in a virtual global field trip as part of the annual Microsoft 48 Hour Skype-A-Thon. CHSA was the only school selected to represent South Africa. The world-wide educational event connects half a million students, teachers and experts with schools using Skype in the Classroom. The two-day event shares cultural experiences, values and perspectives with live classroom connections. Christel House students performed traditional South African dances and songs for the world-wide audience and received enthusiastic feedback. As a Microsoft showcase school, CHSA students also participated in a live Q&A session with Microsoft’s Vice President of Education, who inspired the kids to maximize their tech learning environment at Christel House.

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.”

 
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