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Student finds a path to success at Por Vida Academy

Blue Flores is an engaging, capable young man who found success taking an alternate path for his high school education. A recent graduate of Por Vida Academy Charter High School, he’s currently in his second year of studies at Alamo Colleges with plans … Continue reading

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91 Years Old: Still standing, but not standing still

This time last year, Blessed Sacrament Academy was commemorating its 90th Anniversary. In September ‘16 we held a special event bringing past and present friends, and alumni together for a celebration and appreciation of our founders, the Sisters of the … Continue reading

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Lighting up lives at Por Vida Academy

Over the past 20 years, Por Vida Academy Charter High School (PVA) has helped several thousand teens, whose educational options were in jeopardy, to earn a high school diploma. But it’s about more than just getting a diploma. PVA teachers … Continue reading

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Blessed Sacrament Academy Community Engagement Core Group

By Barbara Williams, Community Engagement Core Group Member In the spring of 2016 the leadership of Blessed Sacrament Academy determined that it would be helpful to organize a group of community volunteers who would be involved in helping “tell the story” … Continue reading

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Congratulations to 2016 Por Vida Academy graduates

With 94 graduates this year, Por Vida Academy announces it largest graduating class ever.  We offer our congratulations and best wishes to each and every student. The following is a highlight of two of those students who will walk the stage … Continue reading

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Por Vida Academy Charter High School programs provide a better path

Por Vida Academy Charter High School is an alternative to public school created to meet varying educational and emotional needs of teens on the verge of permanently dropping out of school. Many of the students who attend Por Vida have … Continue reading

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Joven Noble program builds character

Por Vida Academy Charter High School (Por Vida) is an alternative to public school created to meet varying educational and social needs of teens on the verge of dropping out of school. Many of the students who attend Por Vida have … Continue reading

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Por Vida Academy announces new principal

Por Vida Academy Charter High School, located on the Blessed Sacrament Academy campus, 1135 Mission Road, is proud to announce Loren Franckowiak’s advancement to the position of principal. Franckowiak previously taught special education at Por Vida and last year held the position … Continue reading

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Infant program defined by love and patience

How does it feel to be with seven babies all day? The professional staff at Blessed Sacrament Academy’s Infant Program tells us, “It takes a lot of love and patience.” “They don’t nap all at the same time.” The sweet … Continue reading

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Por Vida Academy Charter High School–turning lives around

Candelario Alvarez is the manifestation of success. Graduating from Por Vida Academy Charter High School in 1996, he joined the US Marine Corps that same year. After 18 years of service to his country, Alvarez retired and returned home to San Antonio … Continue reading

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