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Nouvel Catholic Central High School proudly partners with families to develop the whole student—mind, body and soul—towards academic achievement guided by the beliefs of the Roman Catholic Church. It is our goal to help all students recognize their unique gifts and reach their God-given potential, while forming them to be disciples of Christ.

Type of School

Regional, comprehensive, co-educational, college preparatory Catholic high school


Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools


Based on review of prior academic, attendance and behavior records


Nouvel Catholic Central provides an outstanding educational experience for students of all faiths, rooted in the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. Nouvel proudly serves the area as a regional Catholic high school for students from many Mid-Michigan communities: Frankenmuth, Birch Run, Hemlock, Merrill, Midland, Reese, Chesaning and Linwood among others


181 students
Male 56 percent, Female 44 percent
95 percent Catholic, 5 percent non-Catholic


Full Time: 17
Part Time: 4
Percent with Advanced Degrees: 66%
Faculty-Student Ratio: 8.7:1
Average Class Size: 13 Students


One high school counselor/college guidance counselor

Campus Ministry

A chaplain and campus minister

Graduation Requirements

All students must successfully complete 26 credits in the following areas:

Theology - 4.0 credits
English - 4.0 credits
Mathmatics - 4.0 credits
Science - 3.0 credits
Social Studies - 3.5 credits
Foreign Language - 2.0 credits
Fine Arts - 1.0 credits
Physical Education - 1.0 credits
Health - 0.5 credits
Speech - 0.5 credits
Electives - 4.5 credits

Academic Honors

Students who have achieved academic success in various curriculum areas are recognized during an annual Honor’s Assembly:

Bishop Honors - 4.0+
Principal Honors - 3.7 - 3.99
Faculty Honors - 3.3 - 3.69

Cumulative grade point averages are calculated at the end of each semester. Senior grades for recognition are calculated based on the 7th semester grades.

Academic Placement and Honor Courses

Students can choose from Advanced Placement courses, honors courses, and an arts program, in addition to core and elective courses. Last year, 58 Nouvel students scored a three or higher on the Advanced Placement tests, earning advance college credit. Additionally, junior and senior students have the opportunity to pursue International Baccalaureate courses, vocational programs and dual college enrollment off-campus as well as Virtual University.

World Languages


College Placement

Numerous colleges and universities visit annually to recruit NCC students. The Counseling Department assists students with the college selection and application process.

Colleges and Universities

The class of 2017 had 100% graduation rate and 98.5% of students achieved post-secondary placement (enrolled in college/university or military). The 68 students earned more than $5 million in college scholarships. Collectively more than 24,000 volunteer hours were served at the school, in the Parishes and in the community.

ACT/SAT Test Data

Year   NCC   State   National
2017 - SAT   1133   1007.6    
2016 - ACT   21.9   20.3   20.8
2015 - ACT   23.1   20.1   21.0
2014 - ACT   23.5   20.1   21.0
2013 - ACT   22.5   19.9   20.9
2012 - ACT   22.7   20.1   21.1
2011 - ACT   21.7   20.0   21.1
2010 - ACT   23.3   19.7   21.0
2009 - ACT   21.5   19.6   21.1
2008 - ACT   22.2   19.6   21.1


ACT Test Preparation

All junior students participate in a six week college admissions test preparation program. Students learn general test taking skills, subject matter review and pacing. 

We cannot do great things. We can only do little things with great love.

– Mother Teresa