Why McGill-Toolen Catholic High School?
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School provides a quality secondary education which enables individuals to grow in faith; to search for knowledge and truth in mind, body and spirit; and to continue building the Kingdom of God on earth. By active involvement in the learning process, students are prepared for lives of Christian leadership and service.
· Upgraded infrastructure to include access points in all areas of campus
· Installation of new Fire and Security System throughout campus
· One-to-one technology program for our students
· 2 day Faculty training with instructors from Apple
· On-going faculty training in the use of Google Sites, Google Drive, and most recently Google Classroom with a specific goal of exploring the collaborative nature inherent in these tools.
Academic Achievements, Class of 2016:
· $19.3 million in college scholarships
· 3 National Merit Finalists, 2 Commended, 1 Hispanic
· 50 students or 17% of the class of 2016 scored a 30 or higher on their ACT
· 10 AP Scholars, 10 AP Scholars with Honors, 2 AP Scholars with Distinction
· Hi Q Team made it to the national level of competition and placed 2nd.
· Physic Team takes first in their division for the 4th year in a row.
· The Band won Best in Class Band, Percussion, Color Guard and 3rd place overall at the Gold Medal Classic Competition. They won Best in Class Percussion, Color Guard, Challenge Cup Winner and 2nd place overall at Southeastern States Band Competition.
· The Chamber Singers were first in the Concert Choir Division, again with a Superior Rating. The Men's choir had the highest score of all choirs in all divisions and was awarded 1st Place in the Men's Division and named the Outstanding Choir of the competition. McGill-Toolen was awarded the Sweepstakes Trophy for First Place Choral Program in the competition.
· 200 students signed up to travel to Washington D.C. for the March for Life but, the trip got cancelled due to weather.
· 4 Azalea Trail Maids and 1 Dogwood Trail Maid
· Students raised $15,000 this year for our Lenten Campaign
· Ingenuim, our student produced literary magazine, won All Alabama Overall Literary Magazine Award, ASPA's highest ranking demonstrating excellence in all areas. Students received 5 first place awards, 4 second place awards, 3 third place awards and 2 honorable mentions.
· 20 Student athletes so far have committed to compete in college – they join the more than 60 we have currently competing, including Will Glass who swims for the NCAA Champion Texas Longhorns, TJ Lang who was named the rookie of the year at Auburn Basketball and Sean Collins who broke University of South Alabama's pole vault record as a freshmen.
· 13 top 10 7A state finishes – with 2 State Championships and 4 State Runner Ups
· # 1 female pole vaulter in the state of Alabama, top 3 in the Nation
· 3- 7A State Coaches of the Year: Caleb Ross, Football; Phillip Murphy, Basketball and Paul Knapstein, Girl's Soccer
· 10 players to participate in the Summer North South All Star game
· 1 coach selected to participate in the Alabama Mississippi All Star Football Game
· 2 State MVP's