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Vice Principal of Academic Affairs
Mrs. Lisa Robertson


Academic Overview
McGill-Toolen Catholic High School has an academically comprehensive curriculum that is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The academic programs range from college prep to honors and Advanced Placement programs in art, mathematics, social studies, English, foreign
language and science. In addition, McT offers a program for students with learning disabilities.

All levels of instruction at McGill-Toolen are geared toward college-bound students to best suit their learning styles. College Preparatory 1 (CP1) courses are equivalent to CP2 classes, but the size is reduced to provide additional direct instruction. The same textbook and course of study are followed. In College Preparatory 2 (CP2) courses, content, pacing, and academic challenge are geared to students primarily within the average range of academic ability. Independent work and considerable personal responsibility are expected. The Honors course content, pacing, and academic challenges are accelerated beyond the college-preparatory levels. These classes are for college-bound students at ease with a demanding work load that routinely requires independent research and high levels of personal responsibility and motivation. Advanced Placement (AP) courses are exceedingly rigorous and are recommended exclusively for highly motivated students with exceptional academic abilities. Instruction is geared to a nationally-administered, optional test, the results of which are recognized by many colleges and universities as a basis for awarding advanced placement within their programs. See the special section at the end of this booklet for more detailed information.

Twenty-eight credits are required for graduation: Theology 4, English 4, Social Studies 4, Mathematics 4, Science 4, Physical Education 1, Humanities 2, Health ½, Computer Literacy ½, and electives as needed to meet graduation requirements.

             Accomplishments from our 2013-2014 School Year:
  • National Merit- 1 Finalist
  • 53 students are members of NHS
  • $13 million in awarded scholarships
  • 167 students received scholarships (67%)
  • 37 students scored 30 or higher on the ACT (15%)
  • 10 Eagle Scouts
  • 5 Azalea Trail Maids
  • 2 Oakleigh Belles
  • 18 Students Signed Athletic Scholarships
  • Attending Colleges: University of Alabama, Alabama State University, Auburn University Montgomery, Baylor University, Birmingham Southern College, Catholic University, Concordia University, Embry-Riddle, Aeronautical University, Falkner State Community College, Florida State University, Franciscan University, Full Sail University, Huntingdon College, Jacksonville State University, Jefferson Davis Community College, Kennesaw State University, University of Louisiana Lafayette, Lawson State Community College, Lipscomb University, Loyola University, Louisiana State University, Manhattan College, Merchant Marine Academy, Mississippi State University, University of Montevallo, Nichols State University, Northern Illinois University, University of Notre Dame, Samford University, University of Southern Mississippi, Spring Hill College, Syracuse University, Rhodes College, Troy University, Tulane University, Tuskegee University, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Houston, University of South Alabama, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, University of West Alabama