School Profile

2016-2017
Principal: Lawrence P. Theiss | Main Office: (715) 341-2442
School Counselor: Kim Auer | (715)-342-2008
Website: http://www.pacellicatholicschools.com

CEEB Code: 502-192


Community and School

Stevens Point is located in the center of the state near the Wisconsin River.  Stevens Point has various industries with much of the community employed in medical, educational, insurance and manufacturing fields.  Our community is also home to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and MidState Technical College.  Stevens Point has a large Polish and German Community with a strong Roman Catholic presence.

Pacelli Catholic is a comprehensive Lasallian Catholic High School, enrolling 220 students in grades 9-12.  Born in 1955 under the Christian Brothers, Pacelli Catholic follows the tradition of excellent secondary schools in Stevens Point, notably St. Joseph Academy/Maria High School, with which it merged in 1970.  About 98% of our graduates go on to post-secondary schools, with most of them attending four-year colleges and universities. Pacelli is accredited by AdvancED.


Curriculum

Pacelli Catholic’s school year is divided into two semesters and a J-Term.  Semester classes meet four out of five days on a rotating basis, with three 44-minute classes and one 88-minute block each week.  Unique to Pacelli Catholic are the Core Values, Mentoring Program, Community Meetings and J-Term.  The following Core Values are reinforced on a daily basis: Catholic Identity, Personal Responsibility-Trust, Academic Excellence, Creativity, Service and Diversity-Respect.  The goal of the Mentoring Program, in which each student is paired with a staff member, is to provide a long-standing relationship with at least one adult based on mutual honesty, trust and respect to aid the student in integrating the Core Values into their life.  Community Meetings are 20 minute daily, student-led, all-school gatherings, in which knowledge is shared and successes are celebrated.  During the J-Term, students take one elective class that meets all day and is typically not offered during the semester.

Graduation Requirements:  4 Religion, 4 English, 3 Math, 3 Science, 3 Social Studies, 1.5 Physical Education, .5 Health, .5 Fine Arts, 6.5 Electives, 26 Total Credits Required for Pacelli Catholic High School Graduation. Additional Involvement Hours are required for graduation.

Pacelli Catholic offers the following options:  AP Calculus AB, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, Project Lead the Way Pathway to Engineering, Biomedical Sciences, and various Youth Apprenticeship/internship opportunities.


Grading Scale

Grading Scale (Beginning 2015-16)

94-100                     A              4.00

91-93                       A-            3.67

88-90                      B+            3.33

85-87                       B              3.00

82-84                       B-            2.67

80-81                       C+           2.33

77-79                       C             2.00

74-76                       C-            1.67

72-73                       D+           1.33

70-71                       D             1.00

67-69                       D-            0.67

0-66                         F              0.00


Class Rank

Pacelli Catholic High School does not rank students.


Grade Point Average (GPA) Calculation

GPA is computed using the above grading scale. AP courses are given grade weighting for evaluating student performance.  Each semester when a student’s cumulative GPA is calculated, a constant of .04 will then be added for each semester’s AP course taken.  The constant is added in after the GPA is calculated.  Example:  If a straight “A” student, whether taking 7 or 8 classes each year, takes 5 semesters of AP courses he/she would have a GPA of 4.20 at the end of their senior year (.04 x 5) added to 4.0.  The GPA will be carried out to three decimal places (3.975).


ACT Composite Score

Class of 2016:    24.4


Co-Curricular Programs

Campus Ministry, Community Meetings, Destination Imagination, Drama, Musical, Visual Arts, Interact Service Club, International Club, Intramural Bowling, Math League, National Honor Society, Garden Club


Athletics

Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Hockey, Track & Field, Tennis, Wrestling

Girls: Basketball, Cross Country, Hockey, Poms/Dance, Softball, Track & Field, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed: Curling, Golf, Soccer