Scotus Central Catholic High School
Category: Education

Your donation will go toward:
Replace leaky exterior doors by Dowd Center concessions

Organization Profile

For the past 134 years, Scotus Central Catholic High School has proudly served the 7-12 grades of Catholic education in the Columbus, Nebraska area. Financial support needed to maintain the school is provided by: the three Catholic parishes (30%), school endowment and fund raising (35%) and parent tuition (35%). Current enrollment is 371. The school has approximately 4,000 active alumni and alumnae, including those in religious vocations,professionals in many fields and notably a former U.S. Senator and Secretary of Defense. Scotus offers a disciplined, safe and supportive environment. A uniform and grooming code is enforced. Scotus students contribute more than 9,000 hours of community service each year through the school's "Living the Faith" program. Emphasis is placed on each student striving for excellence in all they do while attending Scotus Central Catholic and in being motivated to apply this desire to their post-secondary experience. Mission Statement: Scotus Central Catholic High School assures all students the opportunity to receive a faith-based, Catholic education through academic excellence and diverse extracurricular activities.

  • 24.3 ACT Composite (2017 Class)
  • 7 named to 2017 OWH Academic All-State team
  • 35 NSAA Academic All-State selection in 2016-17
  • 46 state championships in school history
  • 95% of students involved in at least 1 activity
  • 1st place finish in Class B State Journalism (2017), 5 state champions, 20 state medalists
  • 15 Superior Ratings in Music (2017)
  • 7,000 annual student service hours
  • 1:1 student to computer ratio
  • Cheerleaders selected as 2017Game Day State Champions
  • More than $2.2 million in capital improvements to facilities since 2007

Project Description

Through this year’s 24-hour Columbus Big Give event, Scotus Central Catholic hopes to replace two exterior doors near the Dowd Center concessions area.  These doors are notorious energy wasters--allowing cold air into the school's hallways in the winter and making the Dowd Center hallway stifling hot in the summer.  Help our school conserve resources, be more energy efficient and provide a comfortable learning environment by your participation in this year's Columbus Big Give!