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Lansing Catholic School Profile

School Hours

Monday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday: 8:28 a.m.-3 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

School Profile Sheet 2017-18

Academic Courses List 2017-18

Type of School

Regional, comprehensive, co-educational Catholic high school.


Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools


Based on prior academic, behavior, and attendance records; recommendations and admissions review of application. 


Thomas P. Maloney, B.S., M.A., President (LCHS graduate 1988)
Doug Moore, B.A., M.P.S., M.A., Principal (LCHS graduate 1980)
Brian Wolcott, B.S., M.A., Athletic Director & Dean of Students
Valerie Meder, B.S., M.A., Associate Dean of Students


33 lay teachers, certified by the State of Michigan & Diocese of Lansing -- 15 of whom have earned advanced degrees; 1 priest, 2 religious sisters

Counselors & Student Resource Coordinators

2 High School Counselors & 2 Student Resource Coordinators

High School Counselors
Renee Nichols, M.A., L.P.C.
Joanne Westfall, M.A., L.P.C.

Student Resource Staff
Brittany Doggett, B.A., LD endorsement
Alise Knight, B.A., CILD endorsement


2017-2018: 531 students (student teacher ration 15:1; average class size is 22)


LCHS serves the varied educational needs of Catholic and non-Catholic youth in the greater Lansing area.

Students hail from as many as 20 different middle and elementary schools in all directions including Lansing, East Lansing, Bath, Haslett, Okemos, Williamston, Fowlerville, Howell, Grand Ledge, Holt, Mason, Eaton Rapids, Dimondale, DeWitt, St. Johns, Fowler, Westphalia, Perry, and Owosso.

Learning Differences

Students who have learning differences and have an active Individualized Education Plan (IEP or 504 plan) are accommodated by Lansing Catholic teachers under the direction of our Student Resource Coordinators and Counselors.

Grading Scale

A 4.0 92-100%
A- 3.67 90-91%
B+ 3.33 88-89%
B 3.00 82-87%
B- 2.67 80-81%
C+ 2.33 78-79%
C 2.00 72-77%
C- 1.67 70-71%
D+ 1.33 68-69%
D 1.00 62-67%
D- 0.67 60-61%
E 0.00 0-59%

Academic Honors

Courses are not weighted in the determination of GPA or class rank. A Cum Laude system for academic honor recognition is in place at Lansing Catholic. Honors for graduating seniors will be determined by the 7th semester cumulative grade point average according to the following scale: Summa Cum Laude (3.9 to 4.0), Magna Cum Laude (3.75 to 3.89), Cum Laude (3.5 to 3.74). Cum Laude status will be printed on the high school transcript as well as the diploma that is issued to the student. Honor cords for each distinction will be presented to students at the Baccalaureate Awards ceremony in May.

Graduation Requirements

All Students must successfully complete 24 credits in the following areas:

Theology 4.0 Credits
English 4.0 Credits
Mathematics 4.0 Credits
Science 3.0 Credits
Social Studies 3.0 Credits
Fine Arts 1.0 Credit
Physical Education 0.5 Credit
World Languages 2.0 Credit (2 years of the same language)
Health 0.5 Credit
Speech 0.5 Credit
Electives 1.5 Credits

World Languages

Levels I-IV are available in Spanish, French and Latin. Levels I-II are available in Greek. AP Spanish is also available.

Academic Placement & Honors Courses

Students can choose from 13 Advanced Placement courses, 11 honors courses, four languages, a complete fine and applied arts program as well as traditional and innovative courses to meet the needs of every student. In 2016, Lansing Catholic administered 150 AP tests, students scored an average of 3.37 out of 5. Over 77% of our students who took an AP exam scored a 3 or higher (state average is 64%, national is 60.2%). Additionally, junior and senior students have the opportunity to pursue vocational and college courses off campus.

Learning Differences

Students who have learning differences and have an active 504 Plan are accommodated by Lansing Catholic teachers under the direction of our Student Resource Coordinators.

College Placement

98 percent of Lansing Catholic graduates get into the college or university of their choice. College placement services at Lansing Catholic are unique to the school. Our counselors work with every student to find the ‘best match’ college and successfully search for scholarships.

Colleges & Universities

99 percent of our 2016 graduates are continuing their studies. Colleges and universities where our recent graduates are attending: Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Central Michigan University, Central State University (OH), Coastal Carolina University (SC), College of DuPage (IL), Colorado State University, Columbia College (IL), Dominican University (IL), Eastern Michigan University, Ferris State University, Franciscan University of Steubenville (OH), Grand Valley State University, Hope College, Kellogg Community College, Kent State University (OH), Kettering University, Lansing Community College, Loyola University (IL), Marquette University (WI), Miami University (OH), Michigan State University, Northern Michigan University, Northwood University, Oakland University, Otterbein University (OH), Saginaw Valley State University, Salem State University (MA), Siena Heights University, Texas A&M University (TX), United States Army, University of Dayton (OH), University of Michigan, University of Mississippi, University of Notre Dame, Western Michigan University.

Test Data - ACT

2017 Average English Math Reading Science
LCHS 25.0 25.6 24.8 25.6 25.0  
State 20.1 19.3 19.9 20.2 20.4  
National 21.0 20.3 20.9 21.3 21.3  

Test Data - AP

2017 English Lang. English Lit Calculus Spanish European History
LCHS 4.33 3.50 4.67 4.08 3.12  
State 2.91 2.80 3.03 3.47 2.90
National 2.77 2.68 2.91 3.60 2.81