USA Michigan, USA
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Catholic Central High School - DGR

Established: 1906
City

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    650
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • Program Length Available
    Multiple Year, Spring Year, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School was founded in 1906 as the first Catholic co-educational school in the nation. With Honors and AP-level courses, a 1:1 iPad program, and dual-enrollment offered on-campus through nearby Aquinas College, students have endless opportunities to learn in a variety of ways.

FACILITIES
Located near the Division and Wealthy Street intersection, Catholic Central is comprised of three buildings, with a pedestrian mall and ample parking for students and guests.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Catholic Central has a tradition of athletic excellence, with boy’s soccer taking home conference titles, boy’s tennis advancing to the quarterfinals, and girl’s cross country and swimming placing in the top five in their conferences.
There are a number of ways to engage in the arts, as well. Students can take part in a variety of fine and performing arts opportunities, including band, chorus, drawing, and studio art.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Catholic Central is situated in the heart of Grand Rapids, Michigan, a city of 190,000 people located 30 miles from Lake Michigan. The second-largest city in Michigan, Grand Rapids was named the No. 1 US Travel Destination by Lonely Planet in 2014. There are a number of concert venues, theaters, and sports stadiums in Grand Rapids, including minor-league baseball, ice hockey, and basketball teams.

  • 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:17
Average Class Size
18
SAT Average
1224
ACT Average
24.6
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country Skiing, Fencing, Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rugby, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Music
A Cappella, Band, Band - Cadet Band, Band - Concert, Choir, Choir - Concert, Chorale, Guitar, Jazz Band, Pit Band
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics 1, Psychology, Research, Seminar, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History, World History
Languages
Chinese, French, French, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Chess Club, Debate, Earth Group, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (Model UN), Newspaper Club, Quiz Bowl, Spanish Club, Writing Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
-18
ELTiS Required
225
TOEFL Required
50
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
For January students: accepts new students in grade 9-11. To seek the diploma the January students will have to start in grade 11 and stay for year and half minimum

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