Academia del Perpetuo Socorro

Infobox Secondary school
name = Academy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

motto = "Esto perpetua"
"Be everlasting"
native_name = Academia del Perpetuo Socorro
established = 1921
type = Private coeducational
affiliations = Catholic, School Sisters of Notre Dame
address = San Juan, PR 00907
city = Miramar, Santurce
province = San Juan
country = Puerto Rico
students = 1,360 (2005-06)
grades = K-12
principal =| []

Academia del Perpetuo Socorro ("Academy of Our Lady of Perpetual Help") was founded in 1921 as a Catholic parochial school pertaining to the Perpetuo Socorro Parish at the Archidiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The school is located in Miramar in Puerto Rico's capital city of San Juan Students, teachers and alumni commonly refer to their school as Perpetuo.

Perpetuo provides academic instruction in Math, Sciences, History, English, Spanish, and Religion. It also provides a variety of athletic intercollegiate teams for its students as well as academic teams, specifically its Math, Model UN, Forensics, High School Choir, Drama Club and History teams. Perpetuo has 42 organized clubs, a varsity program in ten sports, four student publication and a yearbook a Student Council, and Honor Society for qualified students, it also offer membership for the Jr. Honor Society and Honor Academy.

Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities ranging from Drama Club to community service. Every year, a handful of students have the opportunity to participate in a voluntary trip to Guatemala and Honduras. Students share two weeks with nuns in local villages helping build houses, schools and also sharing time with local children. Also, rising juniors have the opportunity to participate in a month long trip coordinated by our school's Vice-Principal, throughout Europe. Eight grade students can also participate in the week long Washington, DC Workshop done by many schools throughout the United States.

Required Curriculum

9th Grade:English I,Spanish I,World History I,Physical Science,Geometry,Ecclesiology,Elective,Physical Education

10th Grade:English II,Spanish II,Biology I,Algebra II,Sacred Scriptures,World History II,Elective, Physical Education

11th Grade:English III,Spanish III,Chemistry I,Algebra III/Trigonometry or Pre-Calculus,Christian Ethics,United States History,Elective, Physical Education

12th Grade:English IV,Spanish IV,History of Puerto Rico,Health, Christian Anthropology

AP classes and other electives

* Earth Sciences (offering Geodynamical Physics I and II)
* Astronomy and Meteorology
* Honors Biology II
* AP Chemistry
* Honors Physics
* Honors Scientific Research
* AP Psychology
* AP Art History
* AP Calculus
* AP Music Theory
* AP European History
* AP Spanish Literature
* AP English Literature
* Foreign languages (French, Italian, Portuguese, and German.)

chool's Mission

The goal of the educational apostolate at Academia del Perpetuo Socorro is the complete development of the student - spiritually, mentally, morally, socially, culturally, and physically in order to live a full life and to prepare for his/her final goal - union with God. To this end, we work to create a Catholic academic community in which faith, knowledge, and recreation are shared in a spirit of freedom, love, and creativity.

chool Motto

"Esto Perpetua" translated as "Be everlasting" stressing how the values and learning learned in this school are to be infused with individuals and society as eternal values. Some consider this motto as a reference to how the school's positive influence shall last for eternity.

chool Administration

*Director: Father Angel Luis Ciappi

*Principal High School and Elementary School (K-12): Sister Armand Marie SSND

*Students Dean: Angie Del Valle

The school is administered by the Director and the Principal along with the help of an administrative team composed of nine Faculty members, including the high school's Dean of Discipline, Mr. Carlos Ruiz.

chool's Clubs

*Computer Club
*Drama Club
*United Nations
*Honor Society
*Jr. Honor Society
*Honor Academy
*Helping Hands
*Law Club
*Youth Ministry
*Spanish Newspaper
*Psychology Club
*Photography Club
*Environmental Club
*Math Club

chool Sports Teams

Academia del Perpetuo Socorro has the largest gymnasium in the Caribbean. This gymnasium has three wooden volleyball courts that can also be transformed into two basketball courts. The gymnasium also has a small gym where athletes, faculty members, and students can go to do exercise.

Perpetuo has a varsity program in ten sports:
*Indoor soccer
*Track and field

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