Scotus Central Catholic High School
Category: Education

Your donation will go toward:
Purchase New AC system for Server Room

Organization Profile

For the past 133 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.

  • 25.5 ACT Composite (2016 Class)
  • 10 named to 2016 OWH Academic All-State team
  • 1 current National Merit Finalist
  • 44 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
  • 16 Superior Ratings in Music (2016)
  • 7,000 annual student service hours
  • 36 NSAA Academic All-State selections (2015-16)
  • Cheerleaders selected as 2017Game Day State Champions
  • More than $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 a portable AC unit in our server room with a new and more appropriate cooling system.  As you might guess the many servers operating in support of the hundreds of computers at Scotus generate heat; and heat can damage the servers!  Currently our AC unit is a floor model that runs constantly and vents to the room through a long flexible hose.  During the summer months the school uses a bucket to collect condensation from the hose—not the ideal system for managing the climate in a room of high tech equipment that supports all of the desktop and mobile devices in our school!  The new system will have a thermostat and the air handling unit will be outside of the building and we have an estimate of $3,000 for the new system.