Holy Redeemer High School recently held its annual open house for prospective new students and their families. Over 400 people attended the event, which featured information booths in the gym, tours of the school, exhibits and demonstrations, and refreshments. Participants were given the opportunity to meet with faculty from all the school’s academic departments, as well as with coaches, administration, students, and parents.

Prospective incoming freshmen from the Diocese of Scranton feeder elementary schools in Luzerne County will be taking a placement test at their schools this month. Interested students from private and public schools are invited to take the placement test on Saturday, Dec. 110. at Holy Redeemer. Call the school to register.

Holy Redeemer was founded in 2007 after the consolidation of Luzerne County’s Catholic high schools. It offers a variety of college prep programs, including advanced placement (AP), honors college prep, college prep, modified college prep, and individualized instruction to students in grades 9-12. Last year’s graduating class sent 97% of its members to a college or university this fall and merited an average of over $17,000,000 in scholarships. The school’s SAT scores are consistently higher than national, state, and local averages.

Holy Redeemer’s athletic teams have won numerous district and Wyoming Valley Conference titles, as well as state titles. Its academic teams also compete successfully in science, math, debate, and other disciplines, and there are numerous opportunities for students in art, music, and theater. Students also engage in a vigorous community and school service program, donating nearly 20,000 hours of service each year.

Shown at the open house are from left: Holy Redeemer students Christian Ransome, Wilkes-Barre; Rachel Ricker, Dallas; Jillian Smith, Mocanaqua; Greg, Susanne and Adam Smith, Mountaintop; Carmen and Charles Cox, Jenkins Twp.