Mary McElroy
McGill-Toolen Class of 2011

By Rachel Robertson, Class of 2012

As a small town girl living in Robertsdale, Mary McElroy has always dreamed of living in the big city, and now she finally has her chance. Accepted to Barnard College in New York City, Mary has certainly made McGill-Toolen proud. Her hard work and leadership are exemplified not only through a rigorous course load but through varsity soccer and multiple clubs as well. Lettering in a varsity sport her junior and senior year, Mary has learned what balancing a schedule really means. Her commute to school takes an hour, and her soccer practice and homework often grow overwhelming. She explains that taking on so many responsibilities has taught her how to discover what is important in life: school, soccer, family, and friends. Even with athletics and academics, she always makes time for a social life. She credits McT for her Catholic education that readies her to face any challenge that may arise in the future. Devoted not only to God but to school as well, Mary serves in the Ambassador Club, National Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, Hi-Q Team, and The McGillian newspaper, using her impressive intellect to give back to McGill. She eagerly accepted the challenge of five AP classes her senior year, ultimately graduating with a 4.17 weighted GPA and 32 on the ACT. Becoming a National Merit Commended Student and voted Ideal Graduate of McT, Mary became the desired student of every college; she received an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy, was accepted to the Honors Program at Boston College, and was accepted to Fordham University where she was offered the Deanís Honor Scholarship. Despite all of her options, Mary was most attracted to Barnard College, where she will attend this upcoming fall majoring in environmental biology.

Admissions-Finance


Financial

How can I make payments to McGill-Toolen?
How do I get financial aid information?

Admissions
When will the first placement test be given?
Will there be other placment tests?

How do you apply for the placement test?
How do you get an admissions packet?
How do you get admitted as an upperclassman?
How many levels of classes are offered?
How can a school visit be planned?
When is Open House?

Registrar
How do I get a transcript?
How do you find out your GPA or class rank?
How do you get a report card?
How can I view my child's grades?




How can I make payments to McGill-Toolen?
Currently, there are two options for tuition payments. The first is full payment due August 1 and paid directly to McGill-Toolen Catholic. The second is a 12 month payment plan, using automatic draft withdrawals from a checking or savings account or by credit card. Fees are withdrawn in June and July and tuition is withdrawn in August-May. Mrs. Lil Bowab,445-2917, is in charge of Student Billing.

How do I get financial aid information?
Financial aid packets are available in the Finance Office after February 1 prior to the new school year.

When will be the first placement test be given?
The Placement Test will be given November 19 - (gym) 7:45-11:30 AM. Students should bring a calculator, 2 No. 2 pencils, & a snack

Will there be other placment tests?
Yes, there will be a make-up test held January 21, 2012

How do you apply for the placement test?
To apply for the Placement Test, contact the Office of Admissions, (251) 445-2934

How do you get an admissions packet?
To obtain an admissions packet, contact the Office of Admissions, (251) 445-2934

How do you get admitted as an upperclassman?
To be admitted as an upperclassman, contact Mr. Paul Knapstein (251) 445-2934

How many levels of classes are offered?
Four levels of courses are offered: general studies, college prep, honors, and Advance Placement (AP).

How can a school visit be planned?
To visit the school, contact Paul Knapstein for details and information. (251) 445-2934

When is the Campus and Curriculum Tour?
Campus and Curriculm Tour will be held on November 6, 2011

How do I get a transcript?
To get a copy of a transcript,

How do you find out your GPA or class rank?
To get your GPA or class rank, see your grade-level counselor.

How do you get a report card?
Report cards are given out in 2 ways: at the end of first and third quarters, they may be picked up by the parents/guardian during parent/teacher conferences; at the end of first and second semester, the report cards are mailed home.

How can I view my child's grades?
Parents may obtain an internet viewer code which allows them to view their student's progress on line. These codes are available at the first PTO meeting or throughout the year in the Registrar's Office.





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