Gus Ramirez, chairman of HUSCO International, recently cut the ribbon for St. Augustine Preparatory Academy, a K4-12 school he founded on Milwaukee’s south side. The $50 million facility just launched its first school year on August 16th and is serving over 600 students. According to BizTimes, the school interviewed in excess of 1,500 teachers to fill 66 positions.
“Our curriculum is drawn from successful schools across the country and is based upon the high expectations we have for every student,” said Alfonso Carmona, Augustine Prep superintendent. “Our classrooms are designed to foster personalized instruction, yet we also believe in the value of learning outside the classroom, as well.”
Augustine Prep recently received a $50K grant from the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation to help fund its aquatics program, which will have an emphasis on swimmer safety. Twenty-five swimming lessons will be offered to every elementary student this year. The Foundation also funded scoreboards for the gym as well as a week-long basketball camp at the school. Khris Middleton, a shooting guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, coached the week-long camp.