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Father Lopez Catholic High School
Address
3918 LPGA Boulevard
Daytona Beach, Florida, (Volusia County), 32124
 United States
Coordinates 29°10′25″N 81°7′11″W / 29.17361°N 81.11972°W / 29.17361; -81.11972Coordinates: 29°10′25″N 81°7′11″W / 29.17361°N 81.11972°W / 29.17361; -81.11972
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Principal George Pressey
Asst. Principal Patty Dailey,
Sean O'Dell
Grades 912
Enrollment 265 (2008)
Color(s) Green and White          
Team name Green Wave
Accreditation(s) Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Athletic Director Gary Belger
Website

Father Lopez Catholic High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Daytona Beach, Florida. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orlando. 265 students are enrolled.

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History

Father Lopez Catholic High School was established in 1959 to meet the growing need for a central Catholic high school in the Daytona area. The school replaced several parish schools, including St. Paul Parish School, which was established in 1924 as the first Catholic high school in the area.[2 ]It was built by the Diocese of St. Augustine at 960 Madison Avenue. The school was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.[3]

In 1968 the school was transferred to the administration of the Diocese of Orlando.[3]

In 2001 the school paid $1.17 million for 2 acres (0.81 ha) of land and two buildings as the first step in a planned $3 million expansion and renovation project.[3]

In 2004 Bishop Thomas Wenski signed a $2 million-plus agreement for the Orlando Diocese to buy 80 acres (32 ha) on LPGA Boulevard for a replacement campus. The Diocese sold the approximately 15 acres (6.1 ha) old campus to help pay for the new school.[3]

In 2005 Wenski supplied $1.5 million of diocesan funds for the new school. The school raised $10 million.[3]

A new school was constructed in 2008 in Daytona, about 3 miles (4.8 km) from its previous location. The campus has softball, baseball fields, and tennis courts.[4]

Campus

The campus, new in 2008, cost $30 million.[4] The 100 seat chapel was constructed in the Spanish style. The stadium seats 1200.

There is a double gym that holds 740 people. There are over 24 computers for public use, 24 computers for classes, and a television production room with a screen and news casting equipment. The cafeteria-auditorium holds 740 with a murphy-bed fold up stage. The area also doubles as a dance studio. An "in-house" chef caters continuous events.

Athletics

This is the only school in Volusia County with junior varsity sports teams.

  • The mens Varsity Basketball Team was undefeated in 2009

Recognition

The National Catholic Educational Association recognized the school board as "outstanding" in 2008, the only board to be so recognized.[5]

International Thespian Society Members: 2000-2009[6]

External links

Notes and references

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". http://www.advanc-ed.org/schools_districts/school_district_listings/?. Retrieved 2009-06-23.  
  2. ^ FLCHS. "School History & Philosophy". http://www.fatherlopez.org/alumni/history.cfm. Retrieved 2007-05-11.  
  3. ^ a b c d e [1]
  4. ^ a b Father Lopez. Florida Catholic. July 18-31, 2008.  
  5. ^ staff (April 11-17, 2008). Father Lopez High School and Diocese of Orlando school boards receive national recognition. Florida Catholic.  
  6. ^ [2]
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