CELEBRATING OVER 60 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE IN CATHOLIC EDUCATION!

Convinced of the Church’s teaching that Jesus Christ alone fully reveals what it means to be human, our philosophy at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School is to:

• Instruct and nurture our students in their faith journey by promoting a Christian atmosphere of love, respect, personal responsibility, and social concern.
• Be a school where the life of faith is the driving force behind every activity.
• Provide a sound Catholic and academic foundation that encourages faith-based intellectual inquiry for future achievement in all areas of life.
• Challenge each student to use their God-given talents to achieve personal excellence.
• Provide a place where each child is valued for their God-given uniqueness.

LEADER IN ME

The Leader in Me process not only impacts the leadership and culture of a school, but has a positive influence on academics by activating student-led learning.

Students learn the importance of goal setting, and they regularly set and monitor personal, spiritual, and academic goals. Students maintain a leadership notebook where they gather their best work, track their leadership qualities, academic progress, goal achievements, walk with Jesus, and more. Students are empowered with responsibility and ownership for their learning, leadership, and academic performance by holding regularly scheduled conferences formally with their parents and informally with their accountability partner. During student-led conferences, students learn the process of self-evaluation, and develop organizational and oral communication skills, developing self-confidence.

CURRICULUM

Gospel values permeate in all we do and teach. Our Lady of Good Counsel is fully accredited by the Michigan Nonpublic Schools Accrediting Association. All OLGC teachers hold valid Teaching Certificates from the State of Michigan, and most of our teachers have advanced degrees.

Curriculum for Grades 1 – 8
• Religion • Mathematics • Reading • English – Grammar & Writing • Science • Social Studies • Research/Library Skills • Computer Education • Music • Physical Education • Art • Spanish • Theater • Band

STUDENT-CENTERED CLASSROOMS

OLGC delivers academic excellence by equipping our 21st century classrooms with the latest technology, including Clevertouch boards, iMac lab, and iPads.

• Focused on STEM Education
• Project-based learning
• Small Group Instruction
• Classrooms currently undergoing reconstruction to include flexible seating

NWEA TESTING COMING TO OLGC

We are excited to announce that OLGC has been chosen as a pilot school for MAP Growth created by NWEA. This is a computer-based, adaptive assessment. It will allow us to accurately measure each student’s performance, growth, and unique learning needs. Kindergarten through eighth grade students will take this assessment in February and May of 2019. Feel free to visit nwea.org for more information.

IOWA TESTING SCORES

IOWA ASSESSMENTS provides a nationally norm-referenced measure of a student's basic skills. The faculty uses this test to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum and the learning styles of individual students. The administration also used these results to gauge the overall achievement of our students in relation to those across the country. However, one test alone cannot indicate a student's overall strengths or weaknesses. A more complete picture is gained by observing trends over several years.