Mother of Divine Grace is very proud to congratulate our 7 National Merit Finalists in the 2012-2013 12th Grade class: Mariah A, Rebecca D, Sarah F, Thomas H, Marie M, Gabriel R, Maria S.
Mother of Divine Grace students took the National Latin Exam in Spring 2012. We are happy to report that 82% of the 166 students taking the exam achieved a first, second, third or fourth place medal. This is particularly impressive as only 45% of those taking the exam nationally medaled. Every student in our Advanced Latin class achieved a medal including 2 Gold Medals in Latin V, the highest level of the exam offered. We had a total of 42 Gold Medals, two in the Latin V exam, two in the Latin III-IV exam, 13 in the Latin III exam, 10 in the Latin II exam, and 15 in the Latin I exam. There were nine perfect papers. We are very proud of our students and teachers.
Mother of Divine Grace graduates make up 29% of the current Freshman class (Class of 2016) and 21% of the current student body at Thomas Aquinas College.
Congratulations to the Graduating class of 2011-2012. Collectively they earned over $6.5 million in scholarship monies. Our 2010-2011 seniors earned over $7.5 million in scholarships.
Of the seniors who graduated from MODG in 2011-2012, 83% went on to pursue a BA, and an additional 4% to a two-year program. The average SAT scores for the MODG seniors (class of 2012) are well above the national average. In fact, they are 58 points higher in Mathematics (572 versus 514), 111 points higher in Critical Reading (607 versus 496), and 113 points higher in Writing (601 versus 488).
MODG students perform well on other standardized tests. Every year there are MODG students who attain National Merit Finalist status. In 2012 there were eleven MODG students who achieved this distinction. Additionally, nearly 20% of all MODG students who took the ACT in the last two years received a score of 30 or higher.
Mother of Divine Grace School's students have earned a variety of academic scholarships including the National Merit Scholarship. Many of our students have received partial or full tuition scholarships to the colleges of their choice. In fact, the MODG 2010-2011 graduating class was offered a collected total of over $7.5 million in scholarship monies.
Adam graduated with honors from Alma College in 2009 with a double major in math and physics. In 2008, he was selected (via the University of Michigan) to spend his summer working on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the particle physics laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland. Adam's project involved developing an online system for monitoring the flow of scientific data from the experiments. He is currently pursuing graduate studies in physics at the University of Michigan where he is studying cosmology and astrophysics, specifically "Dark Energy." His professors have sent him to conferences in San Francisco, Madrid, and Chicago, as well as on several research trips to Chile. His future plans are to continue researching and eventually teach physics.To meet more of our graduates click here
Mother of Divine Grace School's graduates have been accepted at a variety of colleges across the United States. (At least eighty percent of our graduates attend a four year college or university.)
Graduates of MODG have been accepted into 12 of the top 25 schools in the nation according to US News & World Report's "National University Ranking" for 2011: #5: University of Pennsylvania, #9: Dartmouth College, #12: Northwestern University, #13: Johns Hopkins University, #17: Rice University, #17: Vanderbilt University, #19: University of Notre Dame, #21: Georgetown University, #22: University of California, Berkeley, #23: Carnegie Mellon (School of Computer Science), #23: University of Southern California, #25: University of California, Los Angeles.
Math & Engineering: Aerospace Engineering, Accounting, Applied Science, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, and Web Design.
Science & Health: Applied Meteorology, Athletic Training, Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Biomechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Dental Hygiene, Dietetics, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Studies, Equine Management, Equine Studies, Fire Science, Health Sciences, Horticulture, Marine Biology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacology, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Physics, Pre-Med, Pre-Medical Chemistry, Pre-Medical Engineering, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Psychology, Radiography, Radiological Sciences, Veterinary Medical Technology, Wildlife Management and Zoology.
Fine Arts: Art, Art Education, Art History, Broadcasting, Classical Ballet, Classical Guitar, Computer Graphics & 3D Modeling, Dance, Drama, Entertainment Media, Film, Film Production, Fine Arts, Graphics Design, Multimedia Design, Music, Music Education, Music Production & Recording Technology, Music Technology, Musical Theatre, Organ Performance, Photography, Piano, Studio Art, Theatre, Television/Radio, Violin Performance, Visual Communications, and Vocal Performance.
English & Education: Child Development, Creative Writing, Early Childhood Education, Education, Elementary Education, English, Journalism, Literature, Middle School Education, and Special Education.
Philosophy & Theology: Catechetics, Classics, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Political Science, Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology.
MODG graduates have also pursued degrees in Agricultural Business Management, Business Administration, Criminal Justice (including internships with the FBI), Criminology, Culinary Arts, Economics, Enology, Fashion Design, Finance, Forensics, History, Information Systems, International Business, International Relations, Marketing, Pre-Law, Public Relations, Russian, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish.