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St. Helen earns top Angel Scholarship Fund ranking among diocesan schools

News of the Diocese

March 6, 2024

St. Helen earns top Angel Scholarship Fund ranking among diocesan schools

With the April 15 deadline (income tax day) to participate in the Angel Scholarship Fund, members of St. Helen Parish in Newbury are celebrating the news of their success in the program. For the second consecutive year, they snagged the No. 1 spot among schools in the eight-county Diocese of Cleveland by raising $258,000.

A change in state law allows Ohio taxpayers to make an impact on the lives of Catholic students and to receive a tax credit. Contributions to the Angel Scholarship Fund – a state-recognized scholarship-granting organization coordinated by the Diocese of Cleveland’s Catholic Community Foundation – provides tuition assistance to students with financial challenges.

Taxpayers benefit from a dollar-for-dollar tax credit of up to $750 annually per individual or up to $1,500 annually for married couples who file jointly. The program, now in its second year, lowers tax liability and helps students with the greatest need. There is no additional cost to taxpayers to participate in the program.

St. Helen School and parish leaders call their ASF success a testament to the generosity of parents, parishioners and community members.

“Their commitment to our school's mission is truly inspiring, allowing us to provide an exceptional education to our students without financial barriers,” said Steve Martin, St. Helen principal.

The achievement reinforces St. Helen School’s commitment to providing a high-quality Catholic education to all students. The funds raised will contribute to the school's ongoing mission to create an enriching and inclusive learning environment.

St. Helen earns top Angel Scholarship Fund ranking among diocesan schools

To celebrate the achievement and to showcase the St. Helen School, Martin invites parents and prospective students to an open house from noon to 2 p.m. March 24 at the school, 12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury. Attendees can explore the school's facilities, meet faculty members and learn more about the academic programs.

In addition, St. Helen School administrators announced that the success of the ASF program coupled with the EdChoice expansion approved by the state means parents will not have any tuition commitments for the 2024-2025 school year. They said the initiative is made possible by the support received from the school community ensuring gift of education is accessible to all.

Principal Steve Martin expresses his gratitude, stating, "We are thrilled by the overwhelming support from our parents, parishioners, and community members. Their commitment to our school's mission is truly inspiring, allowing us to provide an exceptional education to our students without financial barriers."

Parents interested in scheduling a tour of St. Helen School should call 440-564-7125 or submitting a tour request form on the school's website.

Learn more about the Angel Scholarship Fund here. Also, watch the upcoming March/April issue of Northeast Ohio Catholic magazine for a story about the success St. Barnabas School had with ASF.

Click here for more information on St. Helen School.

St. Helen earns top Angel Scholarship Fund ranking among diocesan schools

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