Special Academic Programs
St. Francis Xavier Scholars
St. Francis Xavier Scholars Program encourages and celebrates consistent academic excellence among high-achieving Malden Catholic Students in our most challenging courses. Members participate in various enrichment activities over their four years.
THE SCHOLARS PROGRAM INCLUDES:
- Four-day MC Summer Institute
- Heightened College Counseling
- Lecture Opportunities (Colleges or In-house)
- Project Development (Christian Service; Senior Thesis, etc.)
- Quarterly school-year seminars/lectures/field trips
- Recognition (transcript notation; Banquet; Blessing Ceremony)
HOW ARE SFX SCHOLARS SELECTED?
Admission is offered to incoming Freshmen who score in the 90th percentile on the HSPT. Select Freshmen who achieve a cumulative average of 90% or better at the end of the year and take a very rigorous course schedule may be granted admission to the Scholars Program. These Students are not eligible for additional scholarships. Members are expected to be enrolled in Honors and Advanced Placement Courses. Saint Francis Xavier Scholars must maintain an average of 85% or better each marking period to remain in the program. If in any marking period, a Scholar does not achieve an average of 85%, he/she will meet privately with the SFX Scholars moderator. Each quarter the moderator will provide a list of Students who did not achieve an 85% average to both the President and Principal. These Students will be placed on probation from the scholars’ program and written notification will be sent to the Student’s Parents. The Student on probation will have two marking periods to improve his/her average. If at the end of the next marking period, the Student has an average of 85% or more, his/her probationary status will be removed. If for three consecutive marking periods the scholar has not achieved an average of 85% or more, he/she will be dismissed from the program. If at the end of any academic year, a Student has a cumulative average below 88%, the Student will be dismissed from the Scholars’ Program. There will be no probationary period allowed in this situation. The Student’s Parents will receive written notification of his/her dismissal from the program. Students who are not in the SFX program are allowed to apply for admission into the program at the conclusion of their freshmen year only. Students will have 3 weeks after receiving their final report card of their freshman year to contact an SFX moderator for consideration to be accepted into the program..
Mr. Jared Belliveau (BOYS)
Mrs. Saman Abbas (GIRLS)
Brother Kevin Program
The Brother Kevin Program responds to the individual needs of 9th and 10th grade students whose personal learning styles and academic profiles indicate they will benefit from additional support as they approach college preparatory classes. The program is designed for students who have ability but need a stronger foundation in study skills and learning strategies.
Participants in the Brother Kevin Program have schedules which include a double English class. Students have access to a full-time learning specialist who provides organizational support and consults with the student's teaching team.
The 10th grade Brother Kevin Program continues the good work begun in grade 9. As a team, students and their learning specialist meet once a cycle to review organizational skills, discuss classes and make sure all work is in order for students to achieve their best. Additionally, the learning specialist is available each day before school, during the school day and after school to work on any project based learning, preparation for tests, or any other homework issue that might be posing a challenge for the student.
The Brother Kevin Program accommodates a limited number of students each year. Placement is recommended by Malden Catholic administration and the learning specialist, based on a review of student transcripts, standardized test scores and academic profile. For further information about the Brother Kevin Program, please contact:
Mrs. Stacey Sullivan
Director of Specialized Learning