St. Francis High School

GRADES 9-12

Academic accomplishments are just one of the ways in which a St. Francis graduate stands out. Strong standardized test scores lead to greater acceptance rates at leading colleges and universities. Students’ participation in extracurricular activities – athletics, arts and technology – fosters important life skills beyond the classroom. Best of all, critical thinking skills are honed against the backdrop of a Catholic worldview and amidst a culture of service


WHAT MAKES ST. FRANCIS UNIQUE

  • Small class sizes (22:1)
  • Fusion of faith and knowledge
  • Christian service and immersion mission experiences (required for graduation)
  • Weekly all-school Mass (Thursday), optional Chapel Mass (Monday – Wednesday), Adoration (Wednesday), Rosary and Reconciliation
  • Curriculum oriented toward ACT college readiness standards
  • College preparatory track with Honors and AP course offerings
  • Academic assistance program
  • High levels of participation in extra curricular activities
  • Dual enrollment potential through Northwestern Michigan College and the Career Tech Center including the Manufacturing Technology Academy
  • Average ACT composite of 25.3 (2016)
  • Top 50 Catholic High School/School of Excellence (2008/9, 2010/11, 2012/13, 2014)
  • 10th and 7th in State of Michigan (2016 and 2015, respectively) for America’s Most Challenging Schools, Washington Post report
  • Chef-prepared, whole food lunches

Learn why Catholic schools are so effective by attending one of our upcoming open houses. Then, learn about tuition, grants and the registration process.


WHERE FAITH COMES TO LIFE

Weekly Mass is celebrated most Thursday mornings at St. Francis Church.  Students are encouraged to serve as lectors, Eucharistic ministers, cantors and servers.  There are additional sacramental and devotional opportunities throughout the year, including Adoration, praying of the Rosary, Reconciliation, the living Stations of the Cross and more. Students are required to complete an Immersion Mission Experience along with other Christian service requirements. Our high schoolers also prepare and serve a weekly community meal, GladMeals, and mentor students in our elementary through a program called, GladFriends.


EXTRACURRICULARS TO EXPLORE

St. Francis students have a myriad of ways to explore their talents through extracurricular activities. In addition to choir, band, the musical, and athletics, there are a number of organized clubs or group activities, including the following:


Phone: (231) 946-8038
Fax: (231) 946-1878

Principal: Erick Chittle
Secretary: Kathy Hunt 

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