Marian Central Friday Focus
279th Issue - January 12, 2024
From the Desk of Kelly Hilton
I’d like to start this new year by expressing sincere gratitude for our beloved Marian parents. There is no question that being a parent is a true gift in so many ways. By the same token, it can also be the most tiring and emotionally taxing role we take on in our lives. There are days we’re called upon to be chefs, therapists, personal assistants, doctors, spiritual directors, pharmacists, law enforcement officers, event planners, crisis negotiators, mechanics, IT specialists - the list goes on. You might feel like you’ve lived a lifetime even before 8:00 am.! For all you do, all you are, and for the many sacrifices you make to give your children the gift of a Marian Central Catholic education – thank you!
We are blessed in the Guidance Department to partner with you in support of your students and January is one of our busiest months! We are currently working with the Development Office building the incoming Class of 2028. Acceptance letters are going home soon, and our future Hurricanes will be choosing their freshman year classes later this month. The excitement is equally high as we support our seniors as they take on their final semester in high school and make college admissions decisions. Our freshman class will be introduced to our college/career search platform called SCOIR and the freshmen, sophomores, and juniors will be completing a career assessment to assist with future planning on SCOIR this month. We’re also busy firming up details and presenters for our annual College Admissions Night, which is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24, Finally, we round out the month and begin February by meeting with all freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to get them ready for online course registration for the 2024-2025 school year.
On behalf of the entire Guidance Department, we wish you many moments of peace and sanity in the new year!
Mrs. Kelly HIlton
Registration for 2024-25
It’s time to make your 2024-2025 Registration Fee payment.
The non-refundable registration fee is $300. However, if you submit payment before February 15, 2024, you receive a $75 discount making the amount due $225. Payment can be made by clicking here (a 4% fee will be applied) or by sending to the office. All returning students will register for courses online.
Incoming Freshmen will be receiving a registration packet in the mail. If you have any questions, please contact our Business Office.
Tuition is Due
Reminder that monthly tuition payments are due by Tuesday, January 16th.
Also, if you have not already submitted your 3rd quarter tuition payment, that payment is also due by Tuesday.
All payments can be made online by clicking here or brought to the office.
Monday, January 15 - No School
Wednesday, January 17 - Late Start
Wednesday, February 7 - Late Start
Friday, February 16 - Noon Dismissal
Monday, February 19 - No School
Tuesday, February 20 - No School
Honor Roll - Semester 1
Congratulations to the students who achieved honor roll status for the first semester of the 2023-24 school year. We are very proud of your hard work and determination.
Please click the link below to view the lists.
ACT Registration Information
Every year, Marian Central Catholic High School serves as a test center for the ACT in April. This year, the test date will be Saturday, April 13th, 2024. Also know that while we serve as a test center, we are not able to reserve seats for our Marian Central Catholic students. If you are interested in signing up for the April 13th ACT (or the February 10th, June 8th or July 13th at other locations), please register on the ACT Registration website. For the April 13th test here, be sure to use our test center code: 174990.
The ACT has provided every student with a $5 discount voucher code to use towards an ACT exam this February, April, June, or July. Please know that the voucher code does expire on January 22nd.
Practice ACT Exam
We will be providing a free practice ACT here at Marian Central Catholic on Wednesday, March 6th after school from 3:00pm - 7:00pm in the library. Space is limited to the first 30 students who sign up. Students can sign up the Practice ACT through the Revolution Prep website. The Revolution Prep website will have links to additional free practice tests as well as some group test prep sessions, which come with a fee.
Save the Date - College Information Night
Please save the date for the annual College Information Night. This in-person program will take place on Wednesday, January 24th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm, with a meet and greet with college reps from 6:00pm - 6:30pm. More information will be available after the first of the year. This program is also open to freshman and sophomore families.
Exam Exemptions - Seniors
if you would like to be exempt from Semester 2 exams, the process starts now. Please review the form below to make sure you understand what you will need to accomplish regarding academics, discipline and attendance over the next 2 quarters in order to be exempt from your second semester exams.
Exam Exemptions - AP Classes
ALL STUDENTS (GRADES 9-12):
If you are enrolled in, paid the fee for, and eventually take the College Board test for any AP class, you have the options to be exempt from taking their end of semester 2 final exam for that class. Students qualify by earning at least an 87% in the class by May 17 AND have taken the AP College Board test.
Please use the form below to submit your request to the main office no later than end of day Monday, May 16.