2018-19 Creighton Prep Viewbook

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MEN FOR OTHERS

A FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE

Within an education, there are lessons retained for a day, a week, a school year. And then there are discoveries and bonds

that last a lifetime. At Creighton Prep, we’re focused on preparing our students for what they need to know right now while

providing a comprehensive educational experience that helps to shape who they become and how they change the world

around them.

Guided by the vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola, our mission is to form men of faith, scholarship, leadership and service in the

Catholic and Jesuit tradition. We develop our students by focusing on spirituality, academics, the arts, athletics and service.

They become leaders in their respective fields in all areas of life, not only here in Omaha but throughout our country and

across the globe.

Within our hallways and classrooms, our students forge friendships that last far beyond graduation. This is where they

develop their talents, discover new interests and determine who they are spiritually, intellectually and socially. It’s a

foundation for the years ahead. We educate our young men to care about the world and people around them, and to care for

others before themselves. At Creighton Prep we form Men for Others and we’ve been doing it for 140 years.


CURA PERSONALIS AND THE FIVE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GRADUATE AT GRADUATION

A PLAN FOR

THE WHOLE PERSON

Creighton Prep is one of over 60 Jesuit high schools across the

United States where the expectation is to graduate students

who meet the five characteristics of the Profile of the Graduate

at Graduation.

Jesuit education is focused on the whole person: mind, body and

spirit. This is accomplished through cura personalis – care for the

whole person – and a holistic curriculum.

A key goal is to form lifelong learners imbued with an Ignatian

approach to living, shaped by knowledge, understanding and use of

experience along with reflection and action. In short, Prep strives to

graduate students who possess the desire and personal resources to

be men for and with others.

FIVE CHARACTERISTICS

OPEN TO GROWTH

A Creighton Prep student at the time of graduation is

beginning to take responsibility for his growth as a

person, desiring integrity and excellence in multiple

facets of his life.

INTELLECTUALLY COMPETENT

By graduation, the Creighton Prep student will exhibit

a mastery of those academic requirements for advanced

forms of education. He will be developing logical skills and

critical thinking, a greater precision in written and oral

expression, a general knowledge of a variety of disciplines

and a growth in awareness of global social problems.

LOVING

The Creighton Prep graduate is moving beyond selfinterest

or self-centeredness in close relationships. He is

learning to trust the fidelity of friends, family and adults.

He has personally experienced God’s love and is growing

in self-acceptance that he is loved by God and others.

RELIGIOUS

By graduation, the Creighton Prep student will have a

basic knowledge of the major doctrines and practices

of the Catholic Church. Having been introduced to

Ignatian spirituality, the graduate will also examine

his own feelings and beliefs with a view to choosing a

fundamental orientation toward God and establishing a

relationship with a religious tradition and/or community.

COMMITTED TO DOING JUSTICE

The Creighton Prep student at graduation has acquired

considerable knowledge of the many needs of local,

national and global communities and is preparing for the

day when he will take a place in these communities as a

competent, concerned and responsible member.


AN EDUCATION FOR

TODAY AND TOMORROW

FAITH

SCHOLARSHIP

LEADERSHIP

SERVICE

Our goal is to present a well-rounded vision of what it means to

be a disciple of Christ—spiritually, liturgically and morally. By

integrating the study of theology with an actively-lived Christian

faith, we challenge students to be men of character and faith.

We want students to use their gifts for the good of the world in light

of the Gospel. We host annual retreats and other Campus Ministry

activities throughout the school year that involve students in

Catholic liturgies, ecumenical prayer services and service events.

We aim to help every student discover his deepest identity as a son of

God and understand how Prep can be instrumental in facilitating a

rich, fulfilling faith life.

Backed by more than 450 years of Jesuit tradition, we consider

ourselves experts in forming young men and giving them the tools they

need to succeed here at Prep and beyond. Faculty and administration

work together to meet each student’s unique learning needs. And our

course of study provides a balanced, college preparatory curriculum.

Ultimately, our goal is to challenge every student, helping him

advance from good to great and from great to outstanding. We are

the home of AP Scholars, National Merit Semifinalists, perfect ACT

scores, and over $25.9 million in college scholarships. Creighton

Prep graduates, regardless of where they begin, can count on being

fully prepared to enter, compete and succeed in college.

At Prep, we prepare our students to be leaders in the service of

others, encouraging them to make a difference through their actions,

choices, examples and influence.

We believe leadership should promote justice and exist as a

fundamental aspect of the Prep experience from day one. Freshmen

witness leadership firsthand before the school year even starts as

their Big Brothers guide them through registration and orientation.

Students also have the opportunity to learn more from Prep

alumni who are serving as leaders in a variety of ways within

the Omaha community.

We offer service opportunities that provide a clear, hands-on

interpretation of what it means to be Men for Others. Our goal is to

help students utilize their talents and gifts for the good of the local

and global community.

During any given year, Prep students can be found at more than 35

service sites across Omaha and at locations around the world tutoring

students, building houses, visiting assisted living homes, working

in after-school programs and recreational programs for people with

disabilities, and feeding the homeless.


ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

& FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Academic scholarships are based solely on the January entrance exam

scores. Students must test at Prep on the day of the exam in order to qualify.

We currently award scholarships on many levels, with the amounts and

number of scholarships determined each year based on the quality of the

students’ scores.

Creighton Prep wants to provide financial aid to any young man who

is academically qualified and demonstrates need. Whether a student is

receiving academic scholarships, need-based assistance or a unique payment

plan, we will work with families to create the best situation financially that is

institutionally sound.

Many families are able to attend Creighton Prep because they were willing

to work with us to establish a partnership with us. Forty-five percent of our

students receive some form of financial assistance.

Don’t rule out an education at Creighton Prep before you go through the

entire process to see what the actual investment is.

OVER 60 ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED

TO FRESHMEN LAST YEAR SOLELY BASED ON

ENTRANCE EXAM TEST SCORE

SUPPORT FOR

ALL STUDENTS

Our tuition, endowment and annual giving programs must work together

to fulfill our Jesuit mission of keeping Prep accessible and affordable for

all who want to share in the tradition of Jesuit education. Crieghton Prep’s

AMDG Annual Fund (parents, alumni, past parents and friends), BASH

(dinner auction), and Men for Others Golf Classic are the major sources of

revenue that support financial assistance and help close the gap between the

cost of education and the cost of tuition. Financial assistance is available in

the form of work grants, financial aid grants and academic scholarships.

WORK GRANTS

Prep provides work opportunities in the form of work grants to offset the

cost of tuition. Students who qualify for financial aid are given $1,000 in a

work grant as a credit to their tuition. The student must complete 100 hours

of work study ($10.00/hour).

FINANCIAL AID GRANTS

Financial assistance beyond work grants is available to families that need

additional support. It is based on the family’s ability to pay as determined

by our individual evaluation of each family’s situation.

Financial information must be submitted to FACTS Grant & Aid

Assessment online at https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/43KLY prior

to January 12, 2019. A copy of the prior year’s IRS (federal) tax return

is required at the time of application. Once reviewed, students who are

eligible and accepted will receive financial aid information in February. The

financial aid award is directly applied to the student’s tuition costs.


THE ROAD MAP FOR A

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION

WE OFFER AN ADVANCED CURRICULUM WITH MANY AP AND HONORS COURSES.

INTEGRATED ARTS & TECHNOLOGY

Advanced Art & Storytelling

Advanced Art Traditional Mediums

Advanced Graphics & Photography

AP Computer Science A

AP Music Theory I, II

AP Studio Art

Architecture I, II

Basic Art Foundations

Beginning Band

Chamber Choir

Coding Circuitry Cad (CCC)

Concert Choir

Concert Percussion

Concert Winds

Digital Media Productions

Graphic Design

Ind. Study: Art

Ind. Study: Media Productions

Introduction to Coding

Introduction to Digital Photography

Introduction to Information Security

Introduction to Media Production

Intermediate Art

Multimedia Storytelling

Multimedia Storytelling II

Prep Choir

Robotic Design

CURA PERSONALIS

Magis Scholars Program

ENGLISH

AP Language & Composition

AP Literature & Composition

College Composition

Composition

Contemporary Literature

Creative Writing

English I, II, III

Honors English I, II

MATHEMATICS

Advanced Algebra I, II

Advanced Applied Mathematics

Advanced Geometry

Advanced Topics In Mathematics

Algebra I, II

AP Calculus A/B

AP Calculus B/C

AP Statistics

Calculus I, III

Differential Equations & Linear Algebra

Finite Mathematics

Geometry

Honors Calculus II, III

Honors College Algebra

Honors Geometry

Honors Geometry / Introduction to Precalculus

Honors Precalculus

Intermediate Algebra II / Trigonometry

Intermediate Trigonometry / Algebra II

Precalculus

Trigonometry

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Fitness For Life I, II, III

Physical Education 9

Principles Of Athletic Training

SCIENCE

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

Biology

Chemistry

Ecology

Honors Biology

Honors Chemistry

Honors Physics

Honors Physical Science

Physical Science

Physics

SOCIAL STUDIES

American Government

AP American Government

AP Human Geography

AP Microeconomics

AP Psychology

AP United States History

AP World History

Economics

General Psychology

Geography

International Relations

Intro to Law

Native American History

Sociology Workshop

United States History

World History

THEOLOGY

Arrupe Experience

Contemplatives In Action

Catholic Social Teaching

Catholic Social Teaching Plus

First Principles of Philosophy

Freshman Theology I

Freshman Theology II

Moral Values

Theology III

Theology IV

World Religions

WORLD LANGUAGE

French I, II, III, IV, V

Honors French II, III, IV

Honors Italian II, III, IV

Honors Latin II, III

Honors Spanish II, III, IV

Italian I, II, III, IV

Latin I, II, III, IV

Latin: Vergil

Spanish I, II, III, IV, V

OPPORTUNITIES FOR A

PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE

Creighton Prep offers 10 NSAA sports during

the school year, including cross country, football,

tennis, basketball, swimming, wrestling,

baseball, golf, soccer and track. We also offer

four club sports and a comprehensive intramural

program as well as dozens of clubs and student

organizations. A state-of-the-art weight room is

available to any student after school.

Many of our sports offer freshman teams while

others have a no-cut policy. This inclusive

approach, combined with an extensive list

of co-curricular offerings, gives students the

opportunity to participate in every aspect of

our school’s culture, while allowing them to

personalize their Prep experience.

CO-CURRICULAR OFFERINGS

Academic Decathlon

Ambassador Club

Architecture Club

Asian Student Outreach Program

Athletic Training

Band

Bee Club

Big Brothers

Black Student Alliance

Blue Army

Bowling Team

Campus Ministry Advisory Board

Chess Team

Christian Life Communities

Classic Rock Club

CPTV

CP 2 (Cyber Patriots)

Econ. Challenge Club

Entrepreneurship Club

French Honor Society

Habitat for Humanity

Harvard Model Congress

Ignatian Leadership Institute

Inclusive Communities

Ink, Inc. (literary magazine)

IT Innovation Club

Italian Club

Jay Journal (newspaper)

Jay Junior (yearbook)

Jazz Band

Latin Club

Latino Student Association

Lettermen’s Club

Liturgical Band

Liturgical and Eucharistic Ministers

Louder than a Bomb

Math Club

Mock Trail

National Art Honor Society

National Honor Society

Operation Others Club

Outdoors Club

Ping Pong Club

Pokemon Club

Prep Accepts

Quiz Bowl

Retreat Leadership

Retro Gamers Club

Robotics Club

Rowing Club

Science Competitions Club

Service Immersion Trips

Settlers of Catan Club

Spanish Honor Society

Speech and Debate (Forensics)

Stanford Model United Nations

Student Council

Sustainability Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Volleyball

Young Democrats

Young Republicans

Zoology Club

ATHLETICS

FALL

Cross Country

Football

Tennis

WINTER

Basketball

Swimming

Wrestling

SPRING

Baseball

Golf

Soccer

Track

CLUB SPORTS

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Powerlifting

Trapshooting


TOMORROW LABS

Made possible by a gift from the family of Thomas J. Morrow ’65 (dec.),

Creighton Prep’s ToMorrow Labs offer a space for self-directed learning where

Prep students and members of the larger Omaha community can develop their

talents for collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and innovation. Users have

access to laser cutters, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) routers and mills,

3D printers, microprocessors and other tools.

WAYS TO VISIT

CREIGHTON PREP

SHADOW DAYS

Any current 7th or 8th grade student is invited to spend the day shadowing a current

Creighton Prep student. See what a day in the life of a Junior Jay entails, from start to finish –

and lunch is on us! Call us to set up a date and time that works for your son.

OPEN HOUSE

The first Sunday in November Creighton Prep hosts the annual Open House, from

11:30 am - 2 pm We invite all the young men in Omaha, in all grades and their families, to our

Open House to meet our students, faculty, Jesuits and alumni. Your visit will include a clubs

and activities preview, Q&A with faculty and administration, Science Club demonstrations,

and student-guided tours.

8TH GRADE FUN NIGHT

Prep hosts an annual Fun Night and Lock-in for 8th graders from 6-11 pm every November.

Games, trivia, and brotherhood from start to finish. Check out the website for specific dates.

PERSONAL TOUR

Call us to schedule anytime during the school day for a personal tour and conversation

regarding the opportunities at Creighton Prep.

FUTURE FAMILY NIGHTS

We’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at our new ToMorrow Labs, Flik dining area and the

Heider Center. Learn about the admissions process and scholarship opportunities. Listen to

current students’ perspective of Prep.

Creighton Preparatory School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic

origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made

available to students at Creighton Preparatory School.


Omaha’s Jesuit College Preparatory School Since 1878 | 7400 Western Ave. Omaha, NE 68114-1878 | 402.393.1190 | www.CreightonPrep.org

For more information, contact Mr. Josh Luedtke, Director of Admissions, at 402-548-3872 or JLuedtke@CreightonPrep.org/Admissions

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