We are very proud of our graduates and the success they achieve in their lives after graduation. A very high percentage of Resurrection School graduates attend local Catholic High Schools, many being accepted to more than one school and a great number successfully test into Advanced classes.
We look forward to visits from our alumni after they graduate. They return to volunteer at our school, to work in our Summer Programs and help at fundraisers. Some even return as school parents who send their own children to Resurrection and currently we have two alumna who are now classroom teachers.
A highly popular event for alumn graduating high school is our Senior Send-Off. Every May we invite alumni who are high school seniors to Resurrection for a casual mini-reunion. It’s a great time for them to reconnect and relive Resurrection memories and trade high school experiences. Our teachers love to hear how well the students have done in high school and about their future plans.
Every year, during Catholic Schools Week we invite alum to speak to our community at the Catholic Schools Week mass. Our alum reflect on their time at Resurrection and how it shaped them into the people they are today. This is what Alum Laura Cervantes shared with our community in 2014:
Hello, my name is Laura Cervantes, Class of 2011, and a member of the Class of 2015 at Archbishop Mitty High School. I attended Resurrection for ten years, and looking back I can honestly say that that was one of the most formative experiences of my life. I don’t think I would be where I am now, doing the things I love, were it not for my time here. At Resurrection, I found community. I found family and caring and compassion. The people you meet here will follow you for the rest of your life. Through every up and down in my time here, I always had the support of everyone I knew. And once you move on to a larger school, you really appreciate the people you found in the past. From here, I also took away a strong sense of educational preparedness. My honors courses freshman year were bearable because of the rigor of the math and science classes here. My accelerated English course freshman year was more than manageable. I felt ready to take on a harder more involved curriculum. Junior year has been a struggle, obviously, but the techniques I learned here have honestly helped me maintain myself as a good student. But apart from just being prepared, I find myself liking my classes, wanting to learn more. My desire to learn was fostered by the teachers and classes here.
Hello my name is Raziel Santos, class of 2013, and I am currently a sophomore at Presentation High School. To be honest with you, when I found out that I would be speaking here today I had no clue of where to begin or what to say. I thought to myself, how am I supposed to compose the 18 years my family has been here for you in such a short amount of time? And then I remembered my first and last day of being a student at Resurrection. Crying on the first day as my mom dropped me off because I didn't want to go into this strange place. My first day must have foreshadowed my last day 10 years later because I was still sobbing. But for a different reason, this time I didn't want to leave. As I moved on to high school, I realized that this second home had instilled within me, knowledge, compassion, and faith.