The Catholic Schools Office & The HALO Initiative are up to something Good!
As a result of the disruption in education during the pandemic, it is estimated that 60% of young families are open to a different school option than they had this year. In our lifetime, we have never seen as many families interested in finding better education for their children.
Catholic education continues to provide a pathway to meaningful opportunities for every student. It provides learning and development for the whole child and is especially regarded for improving possibilities for minority or socio-economically challenged students. Catholic school students learn how to make ethical decisions and are well-rounded, responsible, capable and inclined to become a vibrant part of their community.
During these pandemic months, the small classrooms and tight community have continued to provide an environment where children can learn and grow. In the 2020-2021 school year our Catholic schools opened in August with 85% of students learning in person and with other classmates learning online. The number of in person students grew and remained steady at 90%-95%. Although it has not been easy, our proactive stance and excellent protocols has resulted in very low virus numbers. Our schools have provided a caring and stable environment and kept our communities strong.
Let’s Give More Students the Advantages of Catholic Education.
Helping Halos 139 – New Family Enrollment Pilot
We want to share our experience of Catholic education with more families. You see, our research indicates that once families try our schools, they want to continue receiving the excellent education and to stay a part of the school community.
The Diocese of Dallas Catholic Schools Office (CSO) and HALO are launching a campaign that makes it easy for new families to try it. We are working with five selected schools for the 2021-2022 school year to reverse the trend of declining enrollment.
The Helping Halos 139 Offer:
Deeply discounted tuition (50% off) for the first and second year of enrollment, with the first payment due in the second semester.
Funding for qualifying families (need-based) for the entire time of enrollment.
Tuition credit for referring families.
We are approaching this with proven marketing practices, including digital and social methods of reaching our target audience. Our aim is to capture the attention of families who never considered Catholic schools before or who have believed this caliber of education could not be possible. We are also assessing and enhancing the entire user experience of shopping and enrolling in these schools.
Helping HALOS139 is expected to increase enrollment 18-20% at each of these schools, with an emphasis on enrolling younger students who can stay at the school for years to come. That means, we’ll bring in 139 students to these five schools for the 2021-2022 school year beginning in August.
donate to helping halos 139
While tuition pricing varies, the cost of educating a child is approximately $8,000 per year (thousands less than other school options).
To fund a student for Helping Halos, it requires $4,000 for one year and $8,000 for two years to reimburse the schools for the discounts we are offering. Please lend your support and donate today to allow new families to try our Catholic Schools.