Clubs and Organizations

PHILOSOPHY:

At Marian, learning and scholarship are central. All other endeavors flow from this central purpose. The co-curricular program is offered in line with the educational philosophy that academics come first, but that the co-curricular program is an integral part in the educational process of high school students. As stated in the Marian Central School Philosophy, a goal of the school is “to provide student leadership opportunities within the school community.” Almost all of our dedicated faculty serve as advisers and/or coaches to the several clubs, organizations, and sports teams we offer here at Marian.

Linked above, please find information about all clubs and organizations offered here at Marian. Most list meeting dates and times, and when applicable, links to the club pages for more information. Students are encouraged to become involved in as many activities as possible. However, they need to be made aware of the importance of dedication, attendance and practices, fairness, teamwork and doing the best that they can, all while maintaining their class work.

PARTICIPATION:

All students are welcome to join many of these various activities simply by attending regularly scheduled meetings. We strongly encourage students to become actively involved throughout the school year and there is always an event or activity offered that can work with any schedule or level of commitment. Some clubs and organizations require an admission process (such as a tryout or application), are by invitation only, or are elected positions. If you have any questions regarding involvement, please see the faculty adviser.

IHSA ELIGIBILITY:

Grades: As a member of the Illinois High School Association, Marian Central Catholic High School requires that each student must remain academically eligible to participate. Eligibility is determined on a weekly basis. The weekly grade check determines the semester grade for each course that a student would receive were that student to transfer to another school at that time. Students failing a course in a given week shall be placed on participation probation. Students failing more than one course in a given week are ineligible to participate for the following week. Lists of students potentially ineligible are prepared each week.

Attendance: On a regular school day a student is required to be in school by the beginning of third period (9:50 am) in order to be eligible to participate in a scheduled practice, rehearsal, school activity, or athletic contest sponsored by Marian Central. A student is required to attend a minimum of his/her last five classes of the school day to be eligible to participate. All performance activities (drama or music), school dances, and IHSA activities are affected by this regulation.