As weather permits, Physical Education and conditioning are currently held in the parking lot. Athletic teams are without a home court and are shuttled to various practice and game facilities. Facility rentals and transportation account for nearly two-thirds of the athletic budget, funds that should be used for sports programming and equipment. The lack of Physical Education space is not safe for our students nor does it allow us to have a robust sports program that meets the needs of all of our students.
Huge strides have been made with the afterschool programming of San Juan Diego Catholic High School thanks to the 21st Century Community Learning Centers
. Through the Texas Education Agency, SJDCHS is providing an array of enrichment activities to complement academics, including woodworking, cooking, drama, cheerleading, study skills, choir and guitar. New facilities will continue to enhance the afterschool offerings by providing a physical location for these programs.
The proposed facility will serve as a gathering space for the school in such events as games, assemblies, parent meetings and student activities. Facilities will also be available to the San José Parish for events, religious education and dinners. A new facility will allow teams to truly have a home court advantage. A sense of community will be built for the school and surrounding neighborhood.