Catholic high school graduates enter society valuing their relationships with God, their peers, and the world around them. Each leaves with a vision, a mission, and a prayer.
The diocese is pleased to present the Class of 2017.
Catholic Identity – In each school day, our students have an opportunity to enter into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, religious education, and an active participation in and affirmation of the sacramental life of the church, Catholic schools form young people for the faith. Graduates are prepared to lead and to serve.
Service – Education in the Catholic tradition connects the heart and mind to what matters. Service learning inspires our students to be catalysts for change, empowered by a belief in God. In this school year, diocesan high school students diocese offered over 20,000 hours of service to their communities.
Graduation Rate – This year, 99.6% of our seniors met all academic requirements and received diplomas compared to the national graduation rate of 83%.
Academic Excellence – Catholic high schools students receive an academically excellent education in a distinctly Catholic environment. Their average ACT score was 23.4, compared to a national average of 21.6.
Preparation for Next Level Success – Of our graduates, 95% have confirmed plans for college or university. On average, each has accepted $7,600 in academic scholarships for their first year of college. This does not reflect athletic scholarships, service awards, or needs-based financial assistance.
Service to Country – Four graduates will enter military service.
Statewide Academic Recognition — Of our 242 high school graduates, 29 achieved the distinction of being Missouri Bright Flight Scholars, one was a Nation Merit Semi-Finalist, and two were Missouri Scholars.
Click here for a complete copy of the Graduation-Report-2017.