On Wednesday, May 29, 1996, President Bill Clinton presented St. Thomas Aquinas High School with the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Award for excellence in education. The Blue Ribbon Award, the Department of Education’s most prestigious honor, recognizes schools for excellence in leadership, vision, teaching curriculum, student achievement, parental involvement, and community support.This distinction marks the second time in two decades that St. Thomas Aquinas has received recognition by the U.S. Department of Education, recognized as a “School of Excellence” during the 1984-1985 school year.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School has earned a place on the Catholic High School Honor Roll for five years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010. An advisory panel, comprised of Catholic College Presidents and noted Catholic Scholars, acknowledges those schools that maintain high academic standards, uphold their Catholic identities, and prepare their students to engage the world. For more information on the Catholic High School Honor Roll, please go to www.chshonor.org.