Catalyst Maria Post-Secondary Signing Day 2019

Catalyst Maria High School celebrated the Class of 2019 on May 22, 2019 at the school's annual post-secondary assembly.  The 120 scholars of Class of 2019 accomplished numerous remarkable achievements, including a few highlights below:

  • 100% college acceptance (582 college acceptances, an average of 5 acceptances per scholar)
  • $9.6 million in scholarships awarded, including a $2,500 grant given to one scholar from our local Marquette Bank, and three $1,000 scholarships from the first ever CMHS Diversity in Leadership scholarship.
  • The CMHS class President and Vice President will both be attending Adrian College on a full tuition scholarship through the Project Intersect partnership
  • 45 seniors will be participating in CMHS’s first ever UtmostU cohort in partnership with Gary Comer College Prep and the Gary Comer Youth Center. This program will support scholars next year to ensure a successful transition into college.
  • 87.5% of scholars have committed to a 2- or 4-year college; 10% to trade school or job corps, and 2.5% to the military

 A HUGE shout-out to the post-secondary team of Ms. Fawaz, Ms. Delgado, Ms. Coriano, Mrs. Comiskey, Ms. Mosier, Ms. Rogers, and Ms. Townsend, and congratulations to the Class of 2019, their families, and the entire CMHS school community!

Post-Secondary Signing Day 2019

STEAM EXPO 2019 at Catalyst Maria

Please plan to join the Catalyst Maria K-12 school community on May 30, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 pm for the 3rd annual STEAM EXPO!

STEAM 2019 will feature scholars K-12 exhibiting, performing, and demonstrating their accomplishments in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). The event will also host a community resource fair featurng local and city-wide organizations and opportunities.  We are anticipating thousands of supporters at this incredible event, and if you would like to support or have any questions, please contact Sean Hamilton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.!

STEAM 2019

Catalyst Maria Educator Open House 4.4.19

Catalyst is seeking passionate and dynamic educators to join our elementary and high school teams for the 2019-2020 school year.  On April 4, 2019 Catalyst Maria will provide interested educators with an overview of the Catalyst mission and educational philosophy as well as details on the unique programming provided at our schools from 5:30-7:00 pm. Driven by a mission of teaching minds and touching hearts, Catalyst offers educators a collaborative school community grounded in leadership and growth coupled with exceptional salary and benefit offerings.  To register for the April 4th event, please contact Catalyst Maria Executive Director Ms. Dawn Sandoval at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To learn more our schools and apply online, please visit Join Our Team section on the Catalyst website.

Catalyst Maria Post-Secondary News February 2019

Dr. Frank Hribar, Vice President of Enrollment & Student Affairs at Adrian College, visited Catalyst Maria on Thursday to meet with the 9 scholars who applied for the Project Intersect scholarship. Four seniors were selected to receive 95% tuition scholarships, and Adrian College awarded $1,970,936 in scholarships to Catalyst seniors overall! The four winners of the 95% scholarships (pictured below with Dr. Hribar) are Chris A., Cyrus M., Clarence (CJ) W., and Joanna M.- CONGRATULATIONS to all of the scholars receiving scholarships and THANK YOU to Dr. Hribar and Adrian College!

Adrian winners 2019


Catalyst Maria is now a part of the Presidential Award for Excellence program! CMHS has 14 recipients in the first year (10 are pictured below) who achieved a cumulative unweighted GPA of a 3.5 or higher and met both English/Writing and Math benchmarks on the PSAT or SAT for their grade level. Congratulations to all scholars and the CMHS staff that propelled them to this achievement!


Catalyst Celebrates Black History Month 2019!

The Catalyst school communities are celebrating Black History Month throughout February 2019! On Friday February 22nd, Catalyst Circle Rock held their annual Black History Bowl- pictured below are several winners!

Black History Bowl Winners 2

Catalyst Maria HS engaged a joyful Black History Month throughout February! Grade level teams incorporated intentional cross-curricular activities for scholars to learn about black history through multiple lenses, and College Seminars each adopted an African country to research and celebrate through a heritage project. Black History Month culminated in an amazing assembly on February 27th featuring both scholar and teacher singers, dancers, poets, and presenters to exemplify the theme of “Black Girl Magic and Black Boy Joy” (pictured below). Thank you to all of the CMHS staff made this possible!  

Black History Month senior leaders 2019 2


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