Everest Academy and High School

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Everest Collegiate High School and Academy
Address
5935 Clarkston Road
Clarkston(Independence Township), Michigan, (Oakland County) 48348
United States
Coordinates 42°45′2″N 83°23′36″W / 42.75056°N 83.39333°W / 42.75056; -83.39333Coordinates: 42°45′2″N 83°23′36″W / 42.75056°N 83.39333°W / 42.75056; -83.39333
Information
Type Private, Gender-specific education
Motto Semper Altius
(Always Higher)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1991 (Academy)
2008 (High School)
President Mike Nalepa
Principal
  • Gregory Reichert
  • Susan Ender
Chaplain Fr. Thomas Salazar
Grades PK-12
Enrollment 111 (High School) (Fall 2016)
 • Grade 9 27
 • Grade 10 28
 • Grade 11 34
 • Grade 12 22
Campus Four building campus
Campus size 90 acres (360,000 m2)
Color(s) Black and Gold         
Fight song Go, Everest!
Athletics conference Catholic High School League (CHSL)
Team name Mountaineers
Accreditation K-8: M.N.S.A.A.; 9-12
Publication The Mountaineer
High School Principal Gregory Reichert
Admissions Director Sue Lowney
Athletic Directors Ann Lowney and Pat Lowney
Website

Everest Collegiate High School and Academy is a private, independent, Catholic school offering co-ed education for pre-school through grade 2, and gender-specific education for grades 3 to high school on a 90-acre (360,000 m2) campus near Clarkston, Michigan,[1] United States. The high school opened to 9th grade students in 2008. Students can enroll in 3 year old pre-school through 12 grade for the 2016-2017 school year.[2] It is located within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. In 2012 and 2014, it was named one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools by the Cardinal Newman Society.[3][4] In 2016, it was named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education Everest was recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category.[5]

Curriculum and affiliation[edit]

Everest Collegiate High School and Academy is a formula developed by the Legion of Christ, a controversial religious congregation of the Roman Catholic Church.[6] The four pillars of this model include a challenging academic curriculum, character development, spiritual formation, and apostolic projects.[2][7]

Everest has two sister schools: Pinecrest Academy (Atlanta) and The Highlands School (Dallas).[2]

Everest Schools[edit]

The Everest Schools are made up of the following:

  • Pre-Kindergarten: 3 and 4 year old Pre-school and Junior Kindergarten
  • Lower Elementary School: Kindergarten, Grades 1-2
  • Upper Elementary School: Grades 3-5
  • Middle School: Grades 6-8
  • High School: Grades 9-12

International Program[edit]

Everest Academy has an International Students Program where students from 6th to 12th grade stay for at least one year. There is an average of 10 international students per grade from 6th to 8th grade. In total there are an average of 45 international students per school year.

Students at Everest Academy get to know the international students and are at school with them, while international students get to know American culture and the American students.

The International Students Program is affiliated with Oak International but compared to the other academies in the same organization this one includes the experience of going to an American school. The other academies are all-international students schools.[8]

Awards[edit]

Everest is recognized as one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools by the Cardinal Newman Society, making the list in 2012 and 2014.

Everest was recognized as a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in the Exemplary High Performing Schools category.

State Championships[edit]

In June 2016, Everest Collegiate won its first MHSAA state championship in boys' golf.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Jennifer S. (November 2007). "Single-sex schools grow in popularity". C&G News. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  2. ^ a b c RC. "Everest Academy in Michigan to Open High School". Regnum Christi website. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  3. ^ Nation’s Top 50 Catholic High Schools Announced
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 
  6. ^ E.A. "Integral Formation: A Formula for Success". Everest Academy and High School website. Archived from the original on December 22, 2008. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  7. ^ NCE. "Integral Formation". National Consultants for Education, Inc. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 
  8. ^ "Academies". Oak International Academies. Retrieved 2012-10-18. 
  9. ^ "Division 4 boys golf roundup: Clarkston Everest Collegiate wins first title". MLive. Retrieved 2017-01-11. 

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