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Lumen Christi Catholic High School
Archdiocese of Anchorage–Juneau
Lumen Christi Catholic High School is a ministry of St. Benedict Parish in Anchorage, Alaska. Lumen Christi has provided a rigorous Catholic education in a Christ-like environment for grades 7-12 since 1996. This year marks the school’s 25th anniversary in Catholic education. From its humble beginnings to today, Lumen Christi has become synonymous with academic excellence, strong moral development and solid spiritual formation. Our school’s core values are Faith, Family, and Excellence. Our graduates have a worldview centered in the teachings of Jesus Christ, are servant leaders in the church, community and society, and value service to others before self. Lumen Christi has instilled these values in over 200 graduates since our first graduating class in 1999. Despite the challenges of COVID, Lumen Christi opened its doors in August 2020 to in-person learning for 92 students, the largest student body in our school’s history. While we are certainly not back to “normal,” our school has been alive this year with laughter in the hallway, students talking and socializing and learning in classrooms and bright smiles even behind masks. Together, we seek to be the “Light of Christ” in the Last Frontier!

 

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For the last 50 years, NCEA has published a statistical report, United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools {years}: The Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing, on Catholic elementary and secondary schools in the United States using aggregate data collected by each diocese. This year’s report is more important than ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic, which has arguably served as one of the most transformative catalysts for educational change in the United States. To purchase the full report, visit the NCEA online store.

Proclaiming the Good News

Good news stories are happening in Catholic schools across the country! Let NCEA know what is happening with your school so that we may share on NCEA Talk, social media and in the pages of Momentum. Visit www.NCEA.org/shareyourstory to submit your good news today!

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