Pasadena, CA (Grassroots Newswire): January 2, 2013 - The Pasadena Huntington Learning Center is proud to support Catholic Schools Week January 27 through February 2. This is a celebration of Catholic schools in America. Catholic Schools Week is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCES) and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. The celebration became an annual event in 1974.
"Huntington Learning Center is honored to join Catholic schools in Pasadena and around the country to celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2013," says Don Mills of the Pasadena Huntington Learning Center. "With the recent release of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, this year is an important one for our nation's Catholic schools as they strive to implement principles and practices that foster effective education."
The 2013 theme of Catholic Schools Week is "Catholic Schools Raise the Standards." This year's theme supports the recent launch of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, which ensure the effective operation and responsible governance Catholic schools across the country, thus promoting high academic standards.
According to the NCES, 84.9 percent of 2010 12th-grade Catholic school students went on to attend a four-year college. The 2010 Catholic high school graduation rate was 99.4 percent.
"At Huntington Learning Center, we're very proud to support our nation's schools and we applaud those who uphold high academic standards," says Mills. "Without a doubt, Catholic schools are highly focused on rigorous academics and giving their students an excellent education. We are excited to celebrate this important week with our nation's Catholic schools and all other schools of excellence as we all join together to make American education as strong as possible."
Huntington supports a variety of national events focused on education, including Read Across America, American Education Week, National Teacher Day and National Library Week.
[About Huntington: Founded in 1977, Huntington is a pioneer and leader in the tutoring industry. For over 35 years, Huntington has provided quality instruction to hundreds of thousands of students. Huntington prides itself on being "Your Tutoring Solution" for students in all grades and subjects. They tutor in academic skills, such as reading, phonics, math and study skills; and in advanced math and science subjects ranging from algebra through calculus and general science through physics. They also prepare students for state and standardized entrance exams, such as high school entrance exams and the SAT and ACT and provide free school tutoring to eligible schools.]