All Saints High School received the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools' highest honor in the 1-A division.
The highlight of a special school-wide pep rally - the presentation of the coveted Henderson Championship Cup trophy.
The award recognizes the overall state champion TAPPS high school in each division based on total points from a variety of competitions.
"It's not just athletics. It's academics. It's fine arts. It's everything," said All Saints High School Division head Patti Frullo. "It's a traveling trophy, so each year the school that accumulates enough points wins the trophy and it travels to the next school the next year. This year we've actually moved up to 2-A, so we're hoping to repeat that in the 2-A division."
Frullo says this achievement is even more noteworthy since All Saints has only had a high school program for four years.
Named as the most outstanding 1-A private school in Texas, All Saints High School received the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ (TAPPS) highest honor - the coveted Henderson Championship Cup trophy for the 2015-2016 school year. All Saints surpassed 68 other 1-A TAPPS high schools to earn the title, which is an impressive accomplishment for students to make in only the fourth year of the high school program. A TAPPS representative will present the trophy on Thursday (September 8) at 2:50 p.m. in Patriot Gym on campus during the school’s first pep rally of the year.
The distinguished Henderson Championship Cup recognizes one school from each classification as the highest-ranking school in the state within that classification. All Saints High School received the Henderson Cup as the 1-A TAPPS school in Texas for the 2015-2016 school year by earning the most points through academic, athletic, and fine arts competitions. All Saints is the only private school in the Lubbock area to win the prestigious Henderson Championship Cup in recent years.
The Henderson Championship Cup recognizes state champions in Art, Academics, Vocal and Instrumental Music, and various team sports. TAPPS awards an Over-All State Championship Trophy – The Henderson Championship Cup to the school in each classification that accumulates the most points in all competitions. The schools winning the HENDERSON CUP shall keep the traveling trophy for one year, then return it for presentation to the next year’s winner. A plate is added to the trophy each year indicating the school name and year of the latest recipient.
TAPPS awards points based on winning at the district through state levels in athletic, academic and fine arts competitions. Ten points are earned for each state championship; eight points for each state runner-up; six points for each regional winner or third place State finish; four points for each area winner or fourth place finish in State; two points for each Bi-district winner or fifth place State finish; one point for each playoff qualifier or sixth place State finish; and one point for each district champion.
All Saints High School earned 92 points followed by Fredericksburg Heritage with 63 points and Granbury North Central Academy with 56 points. Granbury North Central Academy won the Henderson Cup for the 2014-2015 school year. TAPPS 1-A classification is comprised of 68 private schools across Texas. All Saints will move up to the TAPPS 2-A division for the 2016-2017 school year.
All Saints’ athletic teams contributed 75 of the 92 total points toward the Henderson Cup with three team state championships, three team state runner-up finishes and three state semi-final finishes. The Fine Arts department contributed 11 points with a One Act Play state championship while the Academics Department contributed six points with three state championships and overall team third place state finish.
All Saints High School opened in August 2012 and celebrated its first graduating class on May 20, 2016. The 12 graduates were accepted into 26 universities and awarded over $1,068,000 in scholarships. The school offers a college preparatory curriculum with pre-advanced and advanced placement courses through a 90-minute block schedule. Class size is limited to a 16-1 teacher / student ratio. The smaller-sized high school gives students the opportunity to participate in many organizations and activities.
The 2016-2017 school year marks All Saints Episcopal School’s 60th anniversary. The school began as St. Christopher’s in the fall of 1956 as a preschool and eventually grew into a lower school and middle school. The high school opened four years ago in August 2012. All Saints has experienced its largest combined enrollment in the school’s history with 488 students in attendance through all four age divisions for the current school year. Currently, 71 students are enrolled in the high school.
All Saints is open to all faiths with a focus on educational excellence. The school is widely-recognized for its Fine Arts program as well as excellent academic and athletic programs. The foundation of an All Saints education is based on academics, fine arts, athletics, spiritual development and service to others. No more than 12 students can be enrolled in a classroom in preschool and lower school classes with 16 students per teacher ratio in middle school and high school classrooms. Open enrollment is underway for preschool (3 year-old) through 12th grade. Parents may contact the school office (806-745-7701) at any time for more information.