ACE Scholar, Jade | Arrupe Jesuit High School

“ACE donates to schools with teachers that truly care.”


ACE Scholar Jade is a sophomore at ACE partner school Arrupe Jesuit High School in Denver, Colorado. Jade has attended Arrupe on an ACE scholarship for a little over a year and enjoys the community her school provides and the support she receives from her teachers.

When asked what she enjoys at Arrupe, Jade said, “I like how close everyone is and that Arrupe is a smaller school. Everyone knows each other and cares, and the teachers take time to get to know you and your learning.”

Arrupe Jesuit is a Catholic college preparatory school with a vision to strengthen the students’ competence, confidence, and aspirations by igniting their spiritual growth, championing their God-given potential, and empowering them to achieve their dreams.

By instilling core values of faith, community, opportunity, and leadership, Arrupe fosters an environment where students feel safe, supported, and successful.

Arrupe Jesuit is a Cristo Rey-model high school. Cristo Rey modeled schools currently enroll 12,012 students in 35 schools in 22 states and educate students with limited economic resources and enable them to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success.

For Jade’s future plans, she wants to become a medical physicist in engineering and travel abroad. As for college, Jade plans to apply to UCLA or a University in Colorado to continue her education.

Jade currently works at the History Colorado center through the work-study program required at Arrupe. She also plays basketball and volleyball and loves being a part of the Arrupe community!

When asked what ACE means to her and her education, she said, “ACE means more opportunities and that people care about our future. ACE donates to schools with teachers that truly care. Thank you for giving ACE students the opportunity and the ability to not struggle financially to get a good education.”

Jade is a perfect example of the success a student can achieve when they attend the school of their family’s choice.