On that day, Jesus went out of the house and sat down by the sea.
Such large crowds gathered around him
that he got into a boat and sat down,
and the whole crowd stood along the shore.
And he spoke to them at length in parables, saying:
“A sower went out to sow.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path,
and birds came and ate it up.
Some fell on rocky ground, where it had little soil.
It sprang up at once because the soil was not deep,
and when the sun rose it was scorched,
and it withered for lack of roots.
Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.
But some seed fell on rich soil and produced fruit,
a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.
Whoever has ears ought to hear."
Points Of Excellence
Powers Catholic High School:
- is rooted in the tradition of Catholic schools, passing on the faith in an environment of excellence.
- is a co-educational, North Central Association accredited high school, bringing out the best in students of varying abilities and backgrounds.
- has had more National Merit Semi-finalists in the past 30 years than any school in Genesee County.
- Class of 2012 was awarded over 2 million dollars of academic and athletic scholarship money.
- had 1 National Merit Semi-finalists and 2 National Merit Commended Students and 2 NHRP Scholars in the 2009-10 school year, 1 Commended Student in the 2010-11 school year, and 1 National Merit Semi-finalist in the 2011-12 school year.
- students have scored significantly higher than the State and National averages on the ACT test for the past three decades.
- offered 12 different AP tests last year to 131 students with 81 students earning college credit. Five students earned 9 college credits, two students earned 12 credits, and three students earned 18 credits!
- offers a team-taught Honors Humanities program, challenging the best and building their skills.
- offers a "Kairos" retreat program for juniors and seniors, a four day experience to deepen their relationship with God.
- has had students attend Loyola, DePaul, Dayton, Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, John Carroll, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, Penn, Notre Dame and of course, the University of Michigan and Michigan State.
- offers a wonderful fine arts program, foreign language programs, and four years of theology for each student.
- has 48 different athletic teams competing in 27 different sports.
- athletes have won 29 State Championships, more than 200 league and state tournament trophies, and earned more tham 325 All-State honors.
- has a caring faculty that utilizes best practice strategies, incorporates high standards, and is committed to Catholic education.