Profile of a Marian Graduate

 
The Marian High School graduate has matured emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually, and has become independent enough to make value-based judgments. The graduate has learned not just what it means to Learn. Serve. Lead., but why we value these tenets and how to implement them into their daily lives.

 

LEARN

At graduation the Marian student will be adequately prepared for advanced forms of education. In all that we do at Marian, we strive for excellence, especially in the classroom. Graduates find themselves prepared for the challenges of college due in part to the varied and rigorous course offerings at Marian, which include AP, ACP, and Dual Credit courses as college level classes, but also because of the holistic approach to developing citizens of the world.

The graduate:

  • has developed logical and critical thinking skills, an organized approach to learning tasks, and a curiosity to explore ideas and issues.

  • has studied those academic subjects required for entrance into college or some other form of post-secondary education.

  • has begun to understand some of the practical applications of science, technology, knowledge of history, and world languages.

  • has had the opportunity to develop occupational skills.

  • has begun to develop an appreciation for the body and its physical development; has begun to understand the importance of caring for one's health and well-being.

  • has begun to understand both rights and responsibilities as a citizen of the United States and the world.

  • has been involved in art, music, drama, and other aesthetic pursuits through active participation and study.

SERVE

Marian students continuously encounter opportunities to follow Christ’s example of service throughout their time in our school community. This happens primarily because of the very way in which the educational mission of Marian is different than that of secular schools. The school imparts a solid understanding of the major doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church and the central nature of serving others as Christ served us in the most sacrificial form of His death on the cross and continued in the celebration of the Eucharist.

The graduate:

  • has studied Scriptures and encountered the person of Jesus Christ as He is presented in the New Testament, and has a basic understanding of the Church's teaching about Jesus Christ and His redeeming mission;
  • has begun to take responsibility for personal faith development, has experienced the presence of God, in private prayer, on a retreat, in liturgical prayer, or in service to others;
  • has begun to understand the relationship between faith in Jesus and being a servant to others in all we do as Christians;
  • has heard and responded to the call to service in a variety of ways within the school community and beyond our school campus;
  • has begun to appreciate the Eucharist as the source and summit Christian community;
  • has continued to form a Christian conscience through evaluation of moral choices, and can reason through moral issues with increasing clarity.

LEAD

The Marian experience equips students to face challenges, overcome adversity, and lead with integrity. Our faculty and staff on a daily basis display for our students how to be strong leaders, through the classroom setting, in the many activities, clubs and organizations they moderate, and in embodying leadership through service to others. The athletics program at Marian is an important vehicle for teaching life’s lessons that transcend the classroom.

The graduate:

  • has enhanced the school community by presence and participation;
  • has begun to appreciate the satisfaction of service to others;
  • has learned communicate more easily with others, especially with peers of other religions, nationalities, and socioeconomic backgrounds;
  • has learned how to make a commitment, to put team before self, and to sacrifice for a common objective;
  • has become more flexible and open to other points of view;
  • has recognized how much one learns from respectfully listening to those with different perspectives;
  • has explored career and various vocations within a Catholic value framework.