Recruiting Excellence in Academics for Catholic High Schools and More
Magis is a Latin term that means more. The term is a favorite of Jesuits, who feel that we are all constantly called to do Magis, or more. The Magis Program is our effort to do more to prepare students who have been traditionally underrepresented at Saint Ignatius High School for the academic, social and spiritual challenges they may encounter as students in a college preparatory high school setting.
The program’s purpose is consistent with the school’s mission to develop young men to achieve academic excellence, be open to growth, to be religious and committed to a life of service and justice. MAGIS students are referred by their teachers, principals, pastors, community leaders or Saint Ignatius alumni and must possess a standardized test score (Iowa, CAT, Stanford) above 50%, and maintain good academic and conduct records. Students will be admitted to the program during their 5th grade year.
MAGIS students come from schools such as Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Urban Community School, Metro Catholic, St. Rocco’s, St. Ignatius of Antioch, Holy Name, Our Lady of Peace, St. Francis, St. Mary - Collinwood, St. Thomas Aquinas, Riverside, Luis Munoz Marin, and several other inner-city schools.
MAGIS Student Profile
MAGIS students are comprised of the following:
- African American
- Asian American
- Latino American
- Middle Eastern
- those who self-identify as Multiracial
One of the primary ways REACHing MAGIS measures its success is by the number of young men who matriculate to Saint Ignatius High School. While the program has grown in the number of students served, the percentage of yield for Ignatius has held steady at around 55%.
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