Melbourne Central Catholic High School

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Melbourne Central Catholic High School
Address
100 East Florida Avenue
Melbourne, Florida, (Brevard County), 32901
United States
Coordinates 28°3′27″N 80°37′11″W / 28.05750°N 80.61972°W / 28.05750; -80.61972Coordinates: 28°3′27″N 80°37′11″W / 28.05750°N 80.61972°W / 28.05750; -80.61972
Information
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1965
President Mike Burke
Dean Eddie Edwards
Principal Tom Armstrong
Grades 912
Enrollment 510 (2013)
Color(s) Green and Gold         
Nickname MCC
Team name Hustlers
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Newspaper 'The BeeLine'
Tuition Catholic $9,500
Non-Catholic $10,000[2]
Athletic Director Mike Riazzi
Website

Melbourne Central Catholic (MCC) is an American private, Roman Catholic, coed high school located in Melbourne, in Brevard County, Florida. It was a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 1991.[3] MCC has had 100% of their graduates enroll in college and 85 percent on average have received Bright Futures Florida scholarships.[4] Tuition was $7,750 annually in 2007-8. At that time the cost averaged over $10,255 annually to educate each student.[5]

The school offers extracurricular activities including academic competitions, special-interest clubs, performing arts, and athletics.

Academics[edit]

There are 16 Advanced Placement (AP) courses. More than half the students are taking AP courses. SAT mean scores average 1066 (Florida average is 990). ACT mean scores average 23; Florida mean score is less than 20.[2]

Campus[edit]

In 2004, the school built a 12,000 sq ft (1,100 m2), Science and Math Building at a cost of $10 million. In 2006, the school installed an artificial turf football field with a brand new stadium, a new baseball stadium, a new softball stadium and practice fields. In 2008, the school built an 8-lane rubberized track.

Recognition[edit]

  • State Science Fair Annual Winners, State Winner 2003[6]
  • State Student Council of the Year 1998, 1999, 2000
  • Odyssey of the Mind State Champion 1998, 2001
  • Qualified for World Competition 2001
  • Boys Soccer Coach of the Year 1998 and 2008 (3-A)
  • St. Leo College Brain Bowl Champions, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • FIT Business Ethics Competition Finalists 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003
  • FIT Business Ethics Competition Winner 2001
  • Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 1991.[3]

Sports[edit]

The school competes in Class 3A of the FHSAA and has won state championships in both boys (1973) and girls (2002) basketball, as well as the state championship in baseball in 2013.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

History[edit]

MCC became part of legal history when a student who was ineligible to play football due to a recruiting violation filed a suit to be reinstated. The Athletic Association (FHSAA) demurred and took the case to the District Court in Florida High School Athletic Association v. Melbourne Central Catholic(Fla.App. 5 Dist.,), No. 5D03-3437, March 26, 2004. The court ruled that a student must first exhaust his administrative remedies, i.e. with the Athletic Association, before filing suit to be reinstated.[7]

In 2010, all 109 graduates were accepted into college. They had earned $4.2 million in scholarships.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ SACS-CASI. "SACS-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Retrieved 2009-06-23. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b c Dodson, Laura (August 6–19, 2010). "Melbourne Central Catholic: Fertile ground for growth". Orlando, Florida: Florida Catholic. pp. A15. 
  3. ^ a b Secondary School Blue Ribbon School Awardees - National Catholic Educational Association
  4. ^ Melbourne Central Catholic High School - Florida
  5. ^ Florida Today, January 20, 2008."Parochials in a pinch." Brennan, Kate
  6. ^ Melbourne Central Catholic High School - Florida
  7. ^ Ask Sister Angie

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