About Powers Catholic High School
Mission Statement Powers Catholic High School is dedicated to excellence in education while making disciples of Jesus Christ in a safe and welcoming environment.
Powers Catholic High School, 1505 W. Court Street, sits among 57 acres of beautiful, wooded property, just west of downtown Flint, and north of I-69 at the Hammerburg Road exit. The former site of the Michigan School for the Deaf and Blind has been transformed into a state-of-the-art high school campus teeming with more than 650 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors learning the necessary skills for a successful life.
The stately Fay Hall, built in 1913, now houses Powers Catholic classrooms and has been regally restored to much of its original design. An abundance of natural light and beautiful views provide an outstanding learning environment for our classrooms. The sweeping lawns in front and behind the building provide outdoor commons for class picnics, social gatherings and recreational activities.
Excellence in Student Body
Since moving from the original location on Carpenter Road in 2013, enrollment has increased by over 20 percent (675 total students) representing 61 different schools in Oakland, Saginaw, Shiawassee, Livingston, and Lapeer counties. While Catholicism is not a requirement for students to attend Powers, the student body is comprised of 82 percent Catholic, 18 percent non-Catholic. Thirty-seven different Catholic parishes are represented at the school.
Excellence in Education
High academic standards set Powers Catholic apart from the surrounding school districts in Genesee County. Among many points of excellence, Powers Catholic is proud to offer a renowned team-taught Honors Humanities program that challenges students academically and encourages them to build their skills for life beyond high school. The school also offers outstanding options in all academic and elective courses including theology, mathematics, science, English, history, fine arts, and foreign language. For the past three decades, Powers Catholic students have ranked significantly higher than state and national averages with ACT test scores and for the past 30 years, Powers Catholic has had more National Merit semi-finalists than any school in Genesee County. Powers Catholic is proud to offer two different opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school. First, students can participate in an Advanced Placement curriculum and 14 different AP tests. Also, juniors and seniors may participate in an on-campus DEEP (Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership) program to earn over 30 college credits from Kettering University and the University of Michigan-Flint without leaving the Powers Catholic campus.
Powers Catholic students have graduated and gone on to attend outstanding colleges and universities including Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Dayton, DePaul, Harvard, John Carroll, Johns Hopkins, Loyola, MIT, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn, Princeton, Stanford, the University of Michigan and Yale. To help with the costs of higher education, Powers Catholic graduates regularly earn millions of dollars in academic and athletic scholarships with the 138 members of the class of 2016 receiving more than $7 million for their first 4 years of college.
Excellence in Athletics
Powers Catholic is considered a leader in athletic competition across the region and state with 46 different athletic teams competing in 27 different sports. In all, Powers Catholic athletes have won 29 State Championships, more than 200 league and state tournament trophies, and earned more than 325 All-State honors.
Excellence in Faith
Powers Catholic is most renowned for our faith-based, Catholic education. The faculty wholeheartedly believes in teaching students, not subjects, and Powers Catholic is proud to serve families who believe in God, family, and community. In all endeavors, the administration, faculty and staff pursue excellence and actively partner with students for their personal growth and for the common good. Across the board, Powers Catholic is committed to prepare students for leadership today and tomorrow. As a Catholic school, Powers Catholic is proud of their heritage and faith, instilling in each student the knowledge that all belong to God and are called to the continual transformation of our minds and hearts into the image of Jesus Christ. The Powers Catholic four-day Kairos Retreat program for juniors and seniors underscores the commitment to deepen each student’s relationship with God. Powers Catholic is an exceptional AdvancED accredited high school. Powers Catholic faculty is trained to utilize best practice strategies, incorporate high standards, and all are committed to the best in Catholic education.
Excellence in Affordability
Powers Catholic officials are dedicated to keeping tuition costs lower than most Catholic high schools throughout the state. After a three-year tuition freeze, a 1.5% increase was approved for 2016-17, bringing tuition to $8345 for Catholic students and $9065 for non-Catholic students. Powers Catholic also works to offer many tuition assistance opportunities for our families. Total financial aid to Powers students in 2015-16 exceeded $1-million. Tuition Assistance is available through our own program using the FACTS Tuition Management Program, as well as through many Catholic Parishes, the Diocese of Lansing, our New Student Referral Program, various Scholarship Opportunities, and by working concessions at the Palace of Auburn Hills and DTE Theater. For further information regarding tuition assistance, please visit this page.
Excellence in Living
Powers Catholic has nearly 10,000 graduates living and working throughout the world.