Marian High School has a rigorous commitment to academic leadership. Marian’s key strengths are our high academic standards and the high expectations we have for our students. To ensure each Marian girl succeeds, we offer:
- a total college preparatory curriculum, including advanced placement and dual enrollment course work,
- a competent, professional and caring faculty who know how to teach young women
- and the best facilities, materials, educational tools and support system in the state of Nebraska.
Marian provides the opportunities of a large high school in a smaller high school setting. With an enrollment of 687, Marian has what researchers say are the benefits of an optimum enrollment size (600-900): stronger student achievement, higher participation among students and a richer curriculum. Marian offers the most comprehensive academic and extracurricular programs to ensure the development of the whole person – intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially.
Marian’s faculty and staff is dedicated to its students and their achievements, both in and out of the classroom. We educate at a 15:1 student teacher ratio to ensure that each student gets the necessary attention she may need, and that each class engages in discussion and debate in a safe, nurturing environment.
In addition to optimum class size, Marian’s counselor’s meet individually with each student to assist her in her social development and her college and career planning.
The faculty consists of 52 teachers, 57% of whom hold a Master's degree with an average of 20 years of teaching experience. Marian's teachers display a strong commitment to on-going professional development by participating in numerous state and national conferences.
Marian's academic curriculum is based solely on a college preparatory course load – science, math, languages, fine arts, social studies and religion. Marian is committed to a rigorous and progressive academic program designed to meet the individual needs of each student. There are 36 honors courses and 10 advanced placement courses that allow students to proceed at a more rapid pace and/or to approach subjects in more depth. Honors Courses that function as AP Courses are so noted:
- Students with a cumulative grade point average of 4.1 or above after eight semesters will graduate with high honors
- Students with a cumulutive grade point average of 3.8-4.09 will graduate with honors.
- Graduating with honors is noted on both the transcript and diploma.
Click here for Marian's 2013-2014 Curriculum Handbook
|-Honors Composition & Literature
-Honors American Literature & Composition
-Honors/AP English Literature & Composition
-Honors/AP English Language & Composition
-Honors Journalism II
-Honors Varsity Competitive Speaking
-Honors/AP European History
-Honors American History
-Honors/AP American Government
-Honors World History
-Honors Algebra/Advanced Algebra
-Honors Geometry/Advanced Algebra
-Honors/AP Calculus AB
-Honors/AP Calculus BC
-Honors/AP Biology II
-Honors/AP Chemistry II
-Honors Physics II
-Honors Latin III
-Honors Latin IV
-Honors French III
-Honors French IV
-Honors Spanish III
-Honors Spanish IV
-Honors/AP Spanish V
-Honors Select Women’s Choir
-Honors Art II
-Honors Art III
-Honors Art IV
-Honors String Ensemble
Memberships & Accreditations
Marian is accredited by the North Central Association and by the state of Nebraska. Marian is a member of the College Board and National Association of College Admissions Counselors and complies with the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice. In accordance with Best Practices, upon request from a college for a student's discipline record, the college counselor will disclose if a student has been placed on probation or expelled.
Marian High School is a member of:
The National Catholic Educational Association NCEA
The National Association of Secondary School Principals NASSP
The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD
Women School’s Together WST
The Nebraska School Activities Association NSAA