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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 14 Advanced Placement and 25 fine art elective courses. This past May, 83% of McNicholas AP students earned scores of 3 or higher on their tests, compared to the state average of 64% and global average of 61%. 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, 45 students have been named semi-finalists, or finalists, and over 75 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.

Peer Tutoring

Members of National Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics national honor society, are available for students who are interested in peer tutoring. Please complete a form available in the library or counseling office to request help.


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