THE NEED FOR A CAMPAIGN
The Lexington Catholic Board of Trustees and school leadership have approved an effort to embark on what we believe is an achievable $9 million campaign to raise private funds to address critical facility needs.
The future success of Catholic education in this region depends upon our ability to provide the best opportunities for students, teachers and families. We must upgrade our campus and learning environment in order to sustain growth in an increasingly competitive academic marketplace.
Lexington Catholic is the only Catholic high school in Central Kentucky. We must continue to attract students and families dedicated to making a difference in their lives and the lives of others. We have facility needs that are critical to address and improve upon to ensure a solid foundation.
This campaign is designed to provide the needed student services for the 21st century. This is necessary to attract and retain students and families as well as faculty and staff who are experienced, compassionate and understand the mission of LCHS.
LCHS has grown as an outstanding academic institution because of the great community of people and our high achieving programs. We have been building better people for decades. Now, we must continue to do so by addressing the needs and improving our campus.
Expanded High Marks Center
The demand is growing to meet the diverse needs of typical learners and those with learning differences. As more students seek assistance for enriched and individualized academic support, a more functional and expanded space is necessary. More than 80% of Lexington Catholic students take advantage of the center’s offerings and it’s critical we be able to assist them in a setting that is conducive to help them be successful.
New Science Classrooms & Labs
As STEM occupations continue to grow at rapid rates, it’s imperative we equip our students with the finest, state-of-the-art science facilities. Open, flexible spaces that emphasize practical learning, up-to-date technology to facilitate real-time analysis, and improved, durable lab materials along with comprehensive, efficient storage are essential to ensure our STEM offerings are second to none.
New Student Commons Area
Enhancing the student learning experience, this area will serve as a hub where students can connect socially in a welcoming environment and effective learning space. It also will serve as a place that allows flexibility where students can gather to accomplish their studies, collectively and individually.
Academic & Career Services (Guidance)
Creating a destination that helps foster student well-being and success is much-needed. A modern location that provides academic and career planning, resources and solutions is necessary. These centralized services will be available for outreach and student empowerment while helping develop academic and employability skills, as well as providing a place for students to seek advice and assistance to provide a successful, enjoyable student experience.