The All A’s Walk is scheduled for Thursday, October 1, 2020. This important annual fundraiser raises money to aid the hundreds of students every year who benefit from tuition assistance in addition to helping reduce overall tuition costs for all students. This year, we are working to reach our goal of $60,000, but we need your help! If you are interested in making a contribution, please reach out to a West Catholic student or visit our All A's Walk fundraising page.
At West Catholic, we are constantly working to evaluate and adjust educational practices to better serve our students and our community. After listening to feedback, especially in regard to attendance, live stream, and recordings, we have fine-tuned expectations, policies and procedures in these areas. You can find detailed information HERE. We ask that all students, parents and staff review this information. Thank you for your cooperation as we work to make this a successful school year!
As the school year begins, we ask that families review our digital back-to-school packet! It contains all of the information and forms required for students as they return to classes. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the main office. Go Falcons!
After Gov. Whitmer unveiled her MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap, we were able to finalize our plans for re-opening West Catholic on August 19 and submit them to the State Superintendent prior to the start of the school year. We will continue to follow the necessary requirements and work with the Kent County Health Department to form sensible policy, making sure our students, staff and community remain safe. And we will continue to provide our students with a cutting-edge, dynamic, excellence-driven education.
Our plans center around the knowledge that there is no substitute for in-class instruction and human interaction. Yet during this pandemic, we recognize the need to provide flexibility and choice so we can offer an excellent education while protecting the health of each and every student and staff member. We can get through this together! Go to grwestcatholic.org/back-to-school to learn more about our plans for the 2020-2021 school year.
Prospective students and families - Haven't had the chance to tour West Catholic yet? Now you can explore all the wonderful things waiting for you at West Catholic from the comfort of your own home! As our school building is currently closed, we are now offering virtual tours. Contact Admissions Director Todd Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your one-on-one tour today!
There’s a new opportunity for help with college costs, available to Grand Rapids residents who graduate from a high school within the city – including West Catholic High School.
Local officials approved the Grand Rapids Promise Scholarship plan on Jan. 13. The program will cover up to two years of tuition at Grand Rapids Community College, along with books, supplies and other fees. That means eligible students could have job training, certifications, or even their associates degrees paid for!
***Please note, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1 in order to take advantage of the Promise Scholarship.***
Check out the Diocese of Grand Rapids' Office of Catholic School's blog for more details on the program and student eligibility.
It is truly an honor to be recognized for our commitment to strong Catholic identity by the Cardinal Newman Society. Since 2007, West Catholic has been a member of the organization’s Catholic Education Honor Roll and we are incredibly proud to have once again made the list.
The following West Catholic seniors have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program for their scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT):
National Merit Finalists — Josh Arsulowicz & Hope Thome
Commended Scholars — Edward Frey, Joshua Haskell & Madeline Mitchell
These students all received scores in the top 3% nationwide with National Merit Finalists scoring in the top 1%. Congratulations to them on this outstanding achievement!
On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, our new prayer garden was blessed and dedicated by Bishop Walkowiak. We thank all the parents, alumni and members of the West Catholic community who joined us in celebrating this beautiful new addition to our school. At the center of the prayer garden stands a 7' marble statue of Mary the Blessed Mother. Thank you to the Classes of 2018, 2019 and 2020 for contributing funds for the statue!