The Catherine McAuley Honors Scholars (CMHS) is a program instituted to recognize superior academic achievement, offer opportunities for academic and cultural enrichment, encourage further development of skills and talents, and reward high-scoring students for their endeavors. Students may be invited to membership after their first semester freshman year through first semester junior year.
The program was named for Catherine McAuley who founded the Sisters of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland. From Dublin, Catherine sent her sisters all over the world to serve the poor. One of her strongest beliefs was “no work of society can be more productive of good to society than the careful instruction of women.” So today’s students can better the world in which they live, we continue that tradition of educating women, and we reward them for superior achievement.
The average ACT score for the Class of 2018 Catherine McAuley Honor Scholar is 31.
Enroll in at least four honors classes or AP classes each semester
Complete at least five AP classes before graduation
Maintain a 4.05 average each semester for at least three semesters
Participate in at least one extra-curricular activity each year
Attend all required programs and events-approximately one or two per quarter
Consult with the CMHS Program Director during scheduling time
Create and maintain an electronic resume
At the start of each semester, students who fail to meet academic requirements for two semesters will be removed from membership in the program. They may return as members when they meet requirements
Provides an additional resource for securing information about academics and college preparation
Offers friendship and support from other students in the program
Affords special recognition at commencement
CMHS Enrichment Opportunities
At least four after school events focusing on various topics. This year's plans include two visits from alums in a variety of profession, a visit from college age alums, and speakers helping prepare students for college admission
Lunch time opportunities to learn from in house speakers and alumnae visitors
Up-to-date information about summer study and volunteer opportunities
Possible visits to selective Midwestern university campuses
Scholar Sister initiative which pairs new members with older CMHS members