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.
- With a 12-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, teachers are able to give individualized attention.
- McNicholas offers 13 Advanced Placement courses and 25 fine arts electives. This past May, 84% of McNicholas AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on their tests compared to the state average of 64% and global average of 60%. With a score of 3 or higher, many colleges will award college credit.
- The Science Department has received the Ohio Governor's Award for STEM Excellence for 28 consecutive years.
- In the past decade, 40 students have been named semi-finalists, or finalists, and over 70 have been named commended students in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.
- 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.
- On the ACT, the standardized college readiness assessment test accepted by most colleges and universities, the McNicholas Class of 2017 earned an average composite score of 24.9, an increase from 24.4 the previous year. The national composite average is 21.0, and a perfect score is 36.
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 Tuesdays and Thursdays during lunch, and a representative from National Honor Society will be in the library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:45-3:45 p.m. NHS also provides peer tutoring upon request. Click here to request a NHS tutor.