Episcopal's Accomplishments in the Last Five Years
Episcopal is a continuing its tradition of growth under the leadership of Hugh M. McIntosh, exploring new possibilities while maintaining the strong traditions of the past. The last five years have brought many new initiatives, some of which are outlined here.
- A successful Academic Excellence Initiative, which allowed for:
The hiring and deployment of a Science Instigator.
- A new attention to the upkeep and maintenance of the campus.
- A school financial profile and reporting system that is modernized and remains "in the black," with excellent board oversight.
- The attraction and retention of an excellent faculty.
- The addition of excellent coaches and P.E. staff, supporting and complimenting a world-class athletic program.
- A renewed energy in the arts program, attracting some of Baton Rouge's best Teacher/Artists.
- A successful Digital Resources Annual Fund Appeal, resulting the in addition of technology, such as the SMALLab.
- The completion of the Claney Duplechin cross-country trail and outdoor classroom space.
- A new hydroponics program that has branched out into a new greenhouse.
- Testing alignment with the ACT Aspire, and the Non-Negotiable Skills curriculum, allowing for targeting student and grade-level interventions beginning in Middle School.
- The transformation of chapel to include more relevant student participation through Student Vestries.
- The creation of the Center for Service Learning with the addition of a full time director to organize and direct activities.
- The hiring of a full-time chef for the school's lunch program.
- In-sourcing the private piano program,
- Outsourcing busing, janitorial work, and some maintenance.
- The re-distribution of the school's advancement functions, renewing a focus on fundraising, while separating the functions of enrollment and marketing to allow for a flatter reporting structure.
- The hiring of the school's first Alumni Coordinator, with the sole purpose of reconnecting the school to its alumni base.
- The addition of a 1-1 iPad program for grades 6-8.
- The addition and support of a Bring Your Own Device environment in grades 9-12.
- Growing the college counseling program from 1 to 3 full-time counselors and improving the college admission relationship with LSU.
- Organizing and publicizing Episcopal's College fair, inviting representative from major universities and local students from strong public and private schools to attend.
- The addition of full-tuition Episcopal Scholar Merit Scholarship for outstanding students in the Baton Rouge area.
- The addition of a Pre-K 3 program in the Lower School.
- Award of an E.E. Ford Grant for an Upper School Science Instigator.
- The creation of a Legacy Giving initiative, The Good Shepherd Society.
- Work on the endowment in light of changes to