Academics at Bishop Carroll
With a high-quality and supportive academic structure anchored in a framework of Christian values, Bishop Carroll Catholic High School prepares students for success in high school and beyond.
Bishop Carroll is committed to providing a high-quality, Christ centered education for all students. From developmental reading and math programs for struggling learners to AP courses and college credits for highly-motivated learners, Bishop Carroll has a course of studies to meet many needs.
Bishop Carroll Catholic High School recognizes the importance of reading in our students’ future successes – both in and out of the classroom.
Therefore, all students are required to complete a supplemental reading requirement each year in order to graduate. Additionally, summer reading assignments prepare students for the upcoming school year and give teachers a common ground with which to begin instruction.
The English Department has chosen the summer books for their timeliness and timelessness. Summer reading is assessed by classroom teachers during the first week of school. Successful completion of summer reading is necessary for fall sports participation.
Students who struggle with reading or math skills can find support and appropriate instruction in the developmental programs. Math courses are broken down into simple units for slow and steady progress. A reading specialist works with students whose reading skills are below the targeted grade level, and support is provided by classroom teachers to enable struggling readers to improve and succeed.
For motivated students, advanced courses are available in many subject areas: Art, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, English, History, Math, Spanish and more. Most upper-level advanced courses are pursuing AP designation for the 2010 and 2011 school years. These courses prepare Bishop Carroll graduates for the competitive global marketplace of the 21st Century.
Local colleges and universities offer students the opportunity to earn credits through courses taken at Bishop Carroll. Students pay minimal fees for the credits, and graduate with a college transcript as well as a high school one. In the 2009-2010 school year, students had the opportunity to earn as many as 25 credits before graduation.