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Women In Program

"Women In" is McAuley's groundbreaking academic program that introduces students to careers in medicine, law, engineering and technology through monthly seminars, discussions, hands-on activities, and volunteer opportunities. Admission to the Women In Program is offered to 8th graders who score 85 or higher on the High School Placement Test. Excellent grades and consistently positive standardized test scores may also be considered. Students who are not granted admission as an incoming freshman may qualify for the program as a sophomore if they meet specific academic criteria at the end of their freshman year.

Once they are accepted into the program, students must maintain a 90 average or higher in honors or advanced English, Math, Science and Social Studies courses along with participating in the program's monthly activities. At the end of freshman year, each student selects her area of study to follow for the next three years and the group divides into Medicine, Law, Engineering or Technology.

Women in Medicine

  • Academic program in partnership with Mercy Health - West.
  • Students explore careers in the health fields through monthly seminars and volunteering (two hours per month).
  • Mentoring with health professionals available to upperclassmen.
  • 1/4 academic credit earned each year.
  • Science requirements: Biology; Chemistry; Anatomy and Physiology; and two of the following (one must be AP): AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Physics, Physics, Forensics, Marine Biology
  • Math requirements: Algebra 2 completed by end of sophomore year; Honors or ACP1 Pre-Calculus junior year; AP Calculus or Calculus senior year
  • Additional requirement:
    Ethics Seminar

Women in Law

  • Academic program in partnership with multiple law firms and government offices.
  • Students explore careers in law through monthly seminars, fieldtrips and volunteering.
  • Access to summer law-related workshops through various universities.
  • 1/4 academic credit earned each year.
  • Curriculum requirements for junior and senior years:
    • The Law Class
    • AP Government
  • Additional requirement:
    Ethics Seminar


Women in Engineering

  • Academic program in partnership with engineering firms and University of Cincinnati.
  • Students explore careers and types of engineering through monthly seminars and volunteering.
  • Access to summer engineering workshops through various universities.
  • 1/4 academic credit earned each year.
  • Science requirements: Biology; Chemistry; AP Chemistry or AP Biology; and AP Physics or Physics
  • Math requirements: Algebra 2 completed by end of sophomore year; Honors or ACP1 Pre-Calculus junior year; AP Calculus or Calculus senior year
  • Additional requirement:
    Ethics Seminar

Women In Technology

  • Academic program in which students are given the opportunity to explore types of technology and digital art and design through monthly seminars and volunteering.
  • Students are given access to summer technology workshops through various universities such as UC's DAAP, as well as access to a digital curriculum and technology certification program.
  • Sophomore requirement: Fundamentals of Art completed by end of grade 10.
  • Junior & Senior requirements:
    • At least one of the following: Digital Art; Multimedia; Software Development
    • At least one online course through Coursera, Edx Online Course approved by McAuley.
    • Completion of a Capstone project.

McAuley High SchoolMCAULEY HIGH SCHOOL
6000 Oakwood Ave / Cincinnati, OH 45224 / 513.681.1800 

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