Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School

School Profile 2016-17

Enrollment
2016-17: 895 students in grades 9-12

Kapaun Mt. Carmel is a diocesan Catholic High School, operating under the auspices of the Catholic Diocese of Wichita. Kapaun Mt. Carmel admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin and gives preference to Catholic students who are registered members of a Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Wichita. Current ratio: 4% African American; 12.5% Hispanic; 13.5% Asian; 69.6% Caucasian; 0.6% Native American; 0.1% Pacific Islander.

The Faculty
The Kapaun Mt. Carmel faculty consists of 62 faculty members and an 23 member support staff for a total of 85 employees. The faculty includes three Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who teach full time in the Religion Department. A full time priest teaches, serves as Chaplain, and provides sacramental ministries to the students. All students take Religion classes each semester and are exposed to numerous opportunities for fully integrating their academic and spiritual experiences.

Accreditation
KMC is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the State of Kansas, and the National Catholic Education Association. Institutional membership is held in the National Association of College Counselors and many other professional organizations.

Block Schedule
Classes meet for 90 minutes on an A/B schedule. On the A schedule, blocks 1,2,3,4 meet. On the B schedule, classes 5,6,7,8 meet. One week the schedule will be A,B,A,B,A. The next week it is B,A,B,A,B. Classes meet 18 weeks per semester.

Curriculum
English, World Language (French, Latin and Spanish), Mathematics, Social Science, Science, Religion, Journalism & Photography, Fine & Graphic Arts, Vocal Music, Business, Home Economics, Speech, Debate & Forensics, Computer Science, and Physical Education. The St. Gianna Catholic Health Care Academy, off-site, is available for students wishing to pursue careers in the medical field.

Graduation Requirements
Kapaun Mt. Carmel's policy is that students must successfully complete all required courses including those in the Religion Department.

Twenty-eight Carnegie units are required for graduation including: 4 units each of English, Mathematics and Religion, 3 units each of Social Sciences and Natural Sciences, 1 unit each of World Language, Fine Arts and Physical Education, and .5 units each of Computer Science, Communications and Financial Planning.

Honors
All Honors courses are designated on the student's transcript by the letter "H." Accelerated courses in elective subjects are also available. Both offer enriched and challenging academic programs.

Ten classes have been designated Advanced Placement classes on the transcript: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C, AP Calculus I, AP Calculus II, AP English IV, AP U.S. History II, AP French IV, AP Latin IV and AP Spanish IV.

In 2016, 101 AP tests were administered to KMC students; students scored a 3 or higher on 56 such exams.

College credit is awarded for 11 classes: AP U.S. History II, AP Calculus I, AP Calculus II, AP French IV, AP English IV, AP Spanish IV, Statistics, College Algebra, College Psychology, College Sociology, and AP Chemistry II.

Grading Policies and Procedures
Kapaun Mt. Carmel employs a modified grading scale.  

Percentage

Grade

Percentage

Grade

99-100

A+

81-82

C+

94-98

76-80

C

92-93

A-

74-75

C-

90-91

B+

72-73

D+

85-89

B

67-71

D

83-84

B-

65-66

D-

 

 

64 and below

F

Grading periods are defined in semesters.  Grade point averages and class rank are computed on all subjects taken. The grading scale is shown on the transcript.

College Visitation Policy
Admission professionals from post-secondary institutions are welcome to visit with students on our campus. Appointments may be scheduled on any weekday between 11:15 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. by contacting the Registrar in the Counseling Department at (316) 634-0315.