Mrs. Dawn Sandoval has been named prinicpal of the new Catalyst-Maria High School. Mrs. Sandoval brings a wealth of experience as an educator and an administrator to this new enterprise. In addition to her work in the field of education, Mrs. Sandoval was a Ryan Fellow through which she served an internship at Urban Prep West Charter High School. The entire Catalyst community is pleased to have Mrs. Sandoval join the team. Catalyst-Maria High School begins the first day of class on August 20, 2012. Catalyst-Maria Elementary School begins the first day of class on August 27, 2012. The Catalyst Schools follow a common academic calendar from August 27, 2012 forward and have 195 days of instruction in academic year 2012-2013.