Academics and Student Life
Excellence in Student Body
Since moving from the original location on Carpenter Road in 2013, enrollment has increased by 20 percent (605 total students) representing 55 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 75 percent Catholic, 25 percent non-Catholic. Thirty different Catholic parishes are represented at the school.
Excellence in Education
High academic standards set Powers apart from the surrounding school districts in Genesee County. Powers offers a renowned team-taught Honors Humanities program, challenging the best students and building their skills for life beyond high school. The school also offers outstanding courses in fine arts, foreign language, and theology. For the past three decades, Powers students rank significantly higher than state and national averages with ACT test scores. For the past 30 years, Powers has had more National Merit semi-finalists than any school in Genesee County. In 2013-14, Powers had three National Merit semi-finalists and a Nationally Commended student. Twelve different Advanced Placement tests were offered to 131 students with 81 earning college credit; five students earned nine, two students earned 12, and three students earned 18 college credits. Also in 2013, DEEP (Dual Enrollment Educational Partnership) was offered for the first time to junior and seniors providing the opportunity to earn up to 30 college credits from Kettering University and the University of Michigan-Flint without leaving the Powers Catholic campus. Powers 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. The Class of 2014 was awarded more than $2-million in academic and athletic scholarships.