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Academics

McNicholas High School helps students of all abilities to achieve excellence. Our personalized registration and class selection process allows students and parents to select course levels appropriate to a student’s ability in each subject area. Teachers and guidance counselors are willing to help with individualized attention in classes that average 18 students. We offer 13 Advanced Placement courses and 25 fine arts electives. The Science Department has received the Ohio Governor's Award for Excellence for 23 consecutive years and McNicholas has produced over 48 National Merit Scholars over the past four years. The SAIL program addresses the needs of identified students of all academic levels whose learning styles require tutorial assistance to learn the material presented in a mainstream classroom.

 

2014-2015 School Year
Course Directory
School Calendar
Quarter 1 Honor Roll

 

Peer Tutoring
Members of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics national honor society, are available on a drop-in basis for students who are interested in peer tutoring. A representative from Mu Alpha Theta will be in the library on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during lunch and a representative from National Honor Society will be in the library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. NHS also provides peer tutoring upon request. Sign up in the Guidance Office.

Alternative Credit
In the event that a student’s academic program makes scheduling a course difficult or impractical, approval for courses from an online program, local college, or other accredited program may be made on a case-by-case basis. Such courses should be discussed with the student’s counselor and be included in the student’s overall academic plan. Alternative credit must be approved by the administration prior to the student enrolling in the program.


Courses that are comprised of a written plan designed by the student (previously known as a learning plan for flex-credit) are no longer accepted.


Students who wish to take an online course, a course at a local college or other accredited program must provide a detailed description of the course to the counselor by May 1. Once approved, the student should enroll in the course and make arrangements for an official grade to be sent to the guidance office upon completion of the course. Any costs incurred in taking such a course are the responsibility of the student. McNicholas High School reserves the right to assess a fee if an approved program requires a teacher or counselor to proctor a test or supervise an activity. Grades and credits earned at another school or through a program will be included on the next semester’s grade point average and printed on the transcript.