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EXCEPTIONAL ACADEMICS

Prepared to Excel in College and in Life

 

A Tradition of Excellence Since 1889

For more than a century, Sacred Heart Academy (SHA) has delivered an education rooted in the very best Catholic tradition, providing exceptional academic instruction while promoting a strong commitment to faith and civic engagement. SHA’s well-rounded college preparatory curriculum is founded on a solid academic core interwoven with strong spiritual and character development and enriched with extracurricular offerings. Students are encouraged and challenged to achieve their full potential as individuals. Rigorous academics begin right from the start. Advanced Courses, Dual Enrollment and Technical Education classes ensure our graduates have every academic advantage. These high expectations are balanced by a nurturing and dedicated staff that supports each student throughout their SHA experience. Small classes ensure faculty have essential one-to-one time with students. Our academic advisor helps students choose the path best suited for their abilities, and prepares them for the academic and emotional rigor of college life. The result of this time-tested formula is well documented — year after year SHA students exceed local and state performances on standardized tests and nearly 100 percent of each graduating class attend a college or university. SHA graduates are prepared to excel both in college and in life, ready to step into the world as leaders of the next generation.

In the SHA 2017 graduating class:
  • 93% went on to college
  • One valedictorian (3.987 GPA) and one salutatorian (3.985 GPA)
  • 37% had a grade point average of 3.5 or higher
  • 100% met community service requirement of 100 hours with nine students accumulating more than 200 hours
  • SHA Average ACT Score: 23.3; State average: 20.1 (SAT data available soon)
  • Over $1.7 million in scholarships awarded
  • 2015 and 2016 Girls Cross Country Division 4 State Champions; 2016 Girls Basketball Class D State Finalists
  • Quiz Bowl National Qualifiers
  • Model UN Conference Champion (3rd Consecutive Year)
  • Science Olympiad State Qualifier (Middle School and High School)
College Enrollment:

University of California-Berkeley, Carleton College, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Loyola University-Chicago, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, University of Toledo, Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Albion College, Olivet College, Cornerstone University, Concordia University, and Mid-Michigan Community College

SHA Scores
Highest on SAT

(test taken by
juniors in Mar. 2018)