On the Edge

Your Catholic School Guide to Student Recruitment and Retention

by Daniel Horn

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/27/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781452570235
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781452570259
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781452570242

About the Book

Are you part of a Catholic school community that is experiencing enrollment issues? Does your school have difficulty recruiting and retaining new students? St. Genevieve High School in Panorama City, California, was facing just such a harsh reality: its reputation was shot and enrollment was waning.
By deciding to bring the school back from the edge and work toward achieving an “Ideal Catholic School Community,” St. Genevieve is now one of the great success stories in contemporary Catholic education. On the Edge relates that story, directly offering up the voices of faculty and staff —and their diverse perspectives—while providing an engaging and straight-talking narrative by the principal who led this stunning transformation.

About the Author

Inspired by the Benedictine Sisters, who provided a stimulating elementary school experience at Sacred Heart School in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, Dan Horn knew by the second grade that he wanted to teach. Realizing his dream, Dan taught in both public and Catholic schools on the East Coast and then moved to California, where he earned his master’s degree in administration from the University of San Francisco.
While continuing to work as a teacher and administrator, Dan has been instrumental in transforming two failing Los Angeles-area Catholic schools into national models of success.
Under his leadership as principal, St. Thomas the Apostle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. The award was especially cherished by this innercity parish community since it led to a successful effort to have the Blue Ribbon Schools award program reinstated after the U.S. Congress had abruptly voted to cut the program’s funding.
St. Genevieve High School, where Horn is currently principal, has been named a National School of Character. The entire St. Genevieve faculty and staff traveled to Washington, DC to accept the award from the Character Education Partnership.