Our Vision

An Intentional Approach to Faith-Based Learning

In Spring 2022, the Catholic Central school board adopted a five-year strategic plan – Ignite Our Future: A Bold Vision for Mission and Ministry. Inspired by St. Catherine of Siena, who proclaimed “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire," this strategic plan will support enhancing daily encounters with Christ, ensure excellence in mission delivery, foster innovation and discovery, and increase access to a CC education.

Ways To Give

Encounters with Christ

Faith-based education is our number one priority. Our new strategic plan will enhance daily encounters with Christ by providing new campus ministry programing and faith formation opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to express their faith through the Sacraments, Scripture, Mass, prayer, retreats, and the ordinary activities of our daily lives.

Increased Access

In order to make a Catholic education a reality for more students and families who desire one, our strategic plan aims to increase access to Catholic Central through variable tuition and our AMDG Inclusion Program.

Mission Excellence

Catholic Central High School is an inclusive community rooted in the Catholic faith that prepares servant leaders for a Christ-centered life.

Innovation and Discovery

Fostering innovation and discovery is essential for future leaders to thrive. Every day, we help students prepare for higher education, careers, and vocations through career connections, entrepreneurship experiences, and STEAM programming. We are proud to be the only STEM-Accredited high school in Michigan.

Vision FAQs

What is Catholic Central’s Mission Statement?

Catholic Central High School is an inclusive community rooted in the Catholic faith that prepares servant leaders for a Christ-centered life.

What is enrollment and what are enrollment goals?

2023-2024 enrollment is 573 students, up from 552 students in 2021-2022.

Enrollment goals for years ahead:

  • 2024-2025: 600
  • 2025-2026: 610
  • 2026-2027: 620

Essential to achieving these goals is strategic outreach to families from non-partner schools.

What new programs is CC offering?

  • AMDG Inclusion Program 
  • Career Connections 
  • Cougar Cafe 
  • Kairos Retreats 
  • Robotics Team

What is the AMDG Inclusion Program?

  • Allows CC to admit, welcome, and serve students whose learning needs would have previously prohibited them from enrolling. 
  • 13 students are part of the AMDG Inclusion program in 2022-2023, with plans to grow.
  • 38 students serve as peer mentors, working with those in the inclusion program.

What is Career Connections?

  • Professionals offer job talks to CC students highlighting their work and career paths. 
  • In years to come students will job shadow and intern at area businesses.

What is Cougar Cafe?

  • New in 2023, the Cougar Cafe is run entirely by students in the entrepreneurship course. 
  • Students are responsible for every component of running the store: sourcing ingredients and equipment, stocking the store, preparing food and drink, running the register, marketing, and keeping correct financial records.

What are the Kairos Retreats?

  • Off-campus, overnight, faith-based retreats for seniors, led by students.
  • Three retreats per year.

What is the Robotics Team?

  • The CC Robotics Team, named The Spires, began their inaugural season in January 2023. 
  • Their challenge for this year’s competition is to design a robot that can transport and stack packages efficiently and effectively.
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