Academic Information

Bishop Carroll provides a rigorous academic program while at the same time acknowledging the specific needs and interests of all students. Developmental math and reading courses, AP and Dual Enrollment Courses, and a partnership will Admiral Peary Vocational-Technical School provide students with several options in their academic progress.

Bishop Carroll is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and the Middle State Association. Our faculty is comprised of PA certified teachers, many of whom hold advanced degrees in their subject areas. Our student to teacher ratio is 10:1.

Academic programs are available for students at varying skill levels, and teachers provide each student with individual attention based on their academic goals and abilities.

Regularly, more than 90% of graduates go directly on to higher education and collectively earn up to $2 million in scholarships. Many students go on to prestigious Catholic colleges and universities through scholarship and articulation agreements with Bishop Carroll.

Bishop Carroll is located in the heart of Ebensburg in the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Our campus includes our high school building and gymnasium, as well as Aquinas Hall which houses BC’s International Program. Our view from “Husky Hill” of the surrounding hillsides and landscape is a daily reminder of God’s wonder.

College in High School and AP Classes

Students at Bishop Carroll can currently graduate with over 40 earned college credits through Dual Enrollment and AP Courses. Many local colleges and universities have offered these courses to our students and taught by our own teachers, at a significant cost reduction.
  • AP Calculus
  • AP Advanced English 12
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP Biology
  • AP Computer Science
  • AP Studio Art: Drawing
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • Advanced Trigonometry/Pre-Calulus
  • Advanced Physics
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Modern American History
  • Advanced Accounting
  • Advanced Chemistry

Professor in Residence Program

Bishop Carroll also participates in the Professor in Residence program with Saint Francis University. Under this program, students from Bishop Carroll are taught college level courses by Saint Francis professors on our campus. The students are also invited several times a year to events and classes on the SFU Campus. These courses are also worth college credits.
  • Business in a Global Society
  • Introduction to Engineering and STEM
  • Statistics
  • Fine Arts: Cultures and Values (This is part of the Summer in France Program where students from Bishop Carroll participate in a week long program in Ambialet, France with Saint Francis personnel.)

Catholic College Scholarships

Several of our other regional Catholic colleges and universities offer scholarships to graduates of Catholic high schools as recognition of the commitment to academic excellence in Catholic education. Amounts and terms of eligibility vary. The following amounts are guaranteed and may be stacked with other earned academic scholarships.

Carlow College$2,000 discount per year
Duquesne University10% off tuition per year
La Roche College$2,000 per year
Seton Hill University$2,500 per year
St. Michael College, NH$5,000 per year

Admiral Peary Vocational-Technical School

Bishop Carroll students in their junior and/or senior year are eligible to apply and attend Admiral Peary Vo-Tech. Bishop Carroll students who attend Vo-Tech will pay half tuition to BCCHS. Students may enter either a one or two year program of the following options:

  • Autobody/Collision Repair
  • Automotive Technology Repair
  • Carpentry
  • Cosmetology
  • Culinary Arts
  • Early Childhood Teacher Education
  • Electrical Technologies
  • Engineering Technology
  • Health Assisting
  • Heating and Ventilation
  • Masonry
  • Networking
  • Small Engine Repair
  • Welding
  • Co-Operative Education Program


For more information about our academic programs, contact:

Mrs. Christine Laverick, Guidance Counselor
814.472.7500 x.122

Articulation Agreements

Colleges and universities recognize the strong education that students receive at Bishop Carroll. Locally, both Saint Francis University and Mount Aloysius College have signed Articulation Agreements with Bishop Carroll. Saint Vincent and Franciscan University also have guaranteed agreements with Bishop Carroll. This is a guarantee that students who meet specific academic goals will receive academic scholarship monies of at least the following amounts, based on a four year program:

Saint Francis University$10,000 per year$21,000 per year
 $40,000 total$84,000 total
Mount Aloysius College$2,000 per year$12,000 per year
 $8,000 total$48,000 total
Saint Vincent College$18,500 per year$29,000 per year
 $74,000 total$116,000 total

Franciscan University – half off tuition each year – for the 2017-2018 school year, that worked out to a discount of $12,000 a year, or $48,000 over four years.

Often, students with academic credentials higher than these minimums actually receive even more scholarship money. These numbers reflect totals for the 2017-2018 school year. These amounts will be adjusted in the spring.

Selecting a College

Nearly every college-bound senior at Bishop Carroll was granted admission to the college or university of their choice, with many gaining acceptance to several institutions.

Earned College Scholarships

Between 2000 and 2018, Bishop Carroll students earned scholarships to the following colleges and universities:

  • American University
  • Auburn University
  • Bucknell University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Catholic University
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Cornell University
  • Dalhousie University (CN)
  • Delaware Valley University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Durham University (UK)
  • Franciscan University
  • Gannon University
  • George Washington University
  • Immaculata University
  • Johnson and Wales University
  • Juniata College
  • Michigan State University
  • Mount Aloysius College
  • Ohio State University
  • Parsons School of Design
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Point Park College
  • Robert Morris University
  • Rochester Institute of Tech.
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint John’s University
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Stanford University
  • The Citadel University of Bristol (UK)
  • University of California-Irvine
  • U. of California – Santa Cruz
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Tulsa
  • University of Washington
  • US Coast Guard Academy
  • US Naval Academy
  • US Merchant Marine Academy
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Washington and Jefferson University Yale University West Virginia University and dozens more.

Testing at Bishop Carroll

For post-secondary admissions requirements, Bishop Carroll students are offered a wide array of standardized testing, including:

  • PSAT – 10th and 11th grades
  • SAT – 11th and 12th grades
  • ACT – 11th and 12th grades
  • AP – Testing is available for students for AP courses through The College Board at Bishop Carroll

Whether you are a member of our alumni, a prospective student, or just have a question, we would love to hear from you!

PHONE: 814.472.7500 
FAX: 814.472.8020

728 Ben Franklin Highway
Ebensburg, Pa 15931