One of the school’s greatest assets is the achievements of its graduates. Many prominent leaders in the Central Louisiana area are among students nurtured through their crucial adolescent years by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, the Sisters of Divine Providence, and the dedicated lay faculty and staff members at Holy Savior Menard Central High School.
Holy Savior Menard is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Louisiana State Department of Education. The School is affiliated with the National Catholic Educational Association, The National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Athletic teams participate under the auspices of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association.
The schools of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Alexandria exist as the Church's response to the Gospel message, "TO TEACH AS JESUS DID." Each school espouses Catholic doctrine and the spirit of Vatican II in worship, community, justice, and social concerns. For a school to be Catholic, it must be seen, and it must see itself as an integral part of the Church's mission to spread God's word and to bring all peoples to Christ, helping them to grow in faith and love.Holy Savior Menard is the only diocesan school in the Diocese of Alexandria.
Inspired by our Lord's love and concern for each individual as truly unique and special, we strive to provide an environment that affords a quality education supporting each student's spiritual, moral, intellectual, physical, and aesthetic development. We seek an environment in which each student can acquire a sense of responsibility to God, to creation, to community, to family, and to self.
Since 1892, Holy Savior Menard Central High School has sought to provide a quality education for all students. The school's purpose is to develop an educational climate that fosters Christian values, as well as the democratic principles of freedom, equality, and respect.
The curriculum and environment at Holy Savior Menard are designed for the development of the whole person and vigorously encourage academic excellence. The curriculum of Holy Savior Menard promotes the traditional qualities of a Catholic education: high academic standards, discipline, personal and community development, and commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Holy Savior Menard’s roots date back to 1884, when Father L. Menard became the eleventh pastor of St. Francis Xavier Commercial College Catholic Church.
On October 10, 1892, the works and prayers of Father Menard became a reality with the construction of the first school for boys in Alexandria. It was located on Second and Ogden Streets and was named the St. Francis Xavier Commercial College.
Father Menard was also responsible for bringing the Sisters of Divine Providence and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart to Alexandria. The sisters taught at the St. Francis Xavier Girls Academy, founded in 1894, and later at Providence Academy, Providence Central, and currently at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Elementary School. The Brothers taught at the Commercial College and later at Menard Memorial High School.
In 1903, the school was rebuilt on the corner of Fourth and Beauregard Streets, next to the present St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.
In 1914, St. Francis Xavier transformed into Providence Academy for Girls and opened on the grounds of the present day Our Lady of Prompt Succor Church.
In 1915, the school was raised ten feet to provide a third floor and additional floor space to handle the increased enrollment.
In June 1922, the Elliot Street property between 19th and 20th Streets was acquired, and after thirty-one years, the St. Francis Xavier Commercial College ceased to exist, being renamed Menard Memorial, after Father Menard. Menard Memorial operated at the Elliot Street location as a school for boys until 1966.
In 1934, the Menard Memorial school colors were changed from purple and gold to green, gold, and white, and the mascot was changed from the bulldogs to the eagles.
In 1949, Providence Academy became Providence Central for girls in grades nine to twelve, and Our Lady of Prompt Succor for boys and girls in kindergarten to eighth grade.
The year 1966 marked the last year for the name “Menard Memorial.” In that year, the school combined with Providence Central to become Holy Savior Menard Central High School.
The new facility at its present location on Coliseum Boulevard opened in the fall of 1967.
In 1988, in cooperation with Our Lady of Prompt Succor, the seventh and eighth grades were moved from Prompt Succor to Menard.
|Unweighted GPA is computed on a 4.0 scale. The grading scale for Holy Savior Menard is as follows:|
|Regular classes||Honors classes|
|A =93-100||A =90-100|
|B = 86-92||B = 80-89|
|C = 77-85||C = 70-79|
|D = 70-76||D = 60-69|
|F = Below 70||F = Below 60|
|ACT Testing —20l4-2015|
Formed with the mission of uniting Menard Memorial, Providence Central and Holy Savior Menard alumni, the Eagle Alumni Association is proud of its ongoing work to bring together the more than 5,000 alumni and friends who make up our Menard family. Check this page often for updates on Eagle Alumni Association events and activities. Also, remember to like us on Facebook!