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2016–17 Course Registration Now Available:

The Course Selection Process for the 2016-17 school year is now underway.  Students will again select courses online through Family Access. In advisory this morning, students will be given course selection materials and the teachers will demonstrate the online course selection process. Attached you will find directions on how to complete this selection process online. Copies of the Course Description Book are available in each classroom and attached to this message.

 

The Online Course Selection Process must be completed and a $200 commitment fee must be paid by Thursday, January 28th.  Students can complete the selection process either at home or at school. Teachers have already selected the required core courses for all students. The students need to select their elective courses and also alternate elective courses. Students should refer to the Graduation Requirement section in Family Access as they plan their future course selections.

 

We will have an informational meeting for all parents/guardians on Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. We will discuss the importance of selecting the correct courses in preparation for college and also review the online selection process. If you have any questions about this process, please contact your child's advisor, guidance counselor or call the main office.

 

Please see documents below for additional information:

Curriculum

Bishop DuBourg High School offers a comprehensive college preparatory curriculum designed to prepare all our students for college and post-high school life. The Bishop DuBourg High School curriculum is well rounded, challenging and individualized to meet the varying academic needs and interests of all our students. Click on the  link to view the Course Description for 2015-16.

Our rotating block schedule allows students an opportunity to delve more deeply into the curriculum and allows more opportunities for out-of-school enrichment activities.  All students participate in an academic hour daily.  During this time, all of our teachers are available to provide extra assistance and the library and computer labs are also open for student use.
 

Bishop DuBourg School-Wide Goals
Bishop DuBourg High School is a comprehensive school where each student is challenged to succeed in all aspects of education.  Bishop DuBourg’s faculty and staff strive to empower our students to:

  1. Live the gospel message by showing respect for God, self and others through worship, service and moral decision-making.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Catholic beliefs, principles and practices.
  3. Exhibit acceptance and appreciation of the diversity in our communities.
  4. Express personal, moral and civic responsibility.
  5. Apply creativity, talents, knowledge and logical reasoning to gather and evaluate information and to solve problems.
  6. Utilize critical thinking skills and effective study habits across the curriculum to support life-long learning.
  7. Use technology appropriately and effectively to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
  8. Communicate in an effective and appropriate manner.
  9. Demonstrate the aspects of healthy living including social, mental, physical and spiritual well-being.

A+ Program

Please see flyer below for more information.
 
Dear Parents & Students,
 
We want to share some important information with you about a new program for our students – the A+ Schools Program. This program has been available to public school students since 1993 and just this year became available for private school students. The A+ Schools Program provides applicants who meet the A+ requirements free tuition and fees to any approved community college or post-secondary vocational or technical school as a full-time student. Many 4-year colleges and universities also offer scholarships or grants to students who have been certified as an A+ student.
 
This is a wonderful opportunity for our students, many of whom already qualify for this program. The main requirements include – a 2.5 cumulative grade point average, a 95% cumulative attendance record, a qualifying score (15-17) on the Math section of the ACT test, and a total of 50 hours of unpaid tutoring/mentoring over the four years of high school.
 
We want to encourage all students who can meet the A+ requirements before graduation to participate in this program. Students can only gain by participating in this program. Once students apply to the program, they can get started with their tutoring/mentoring hours and/or select a service site which will help meet this requirement.
 
We will be hosting an informational meeting for all interested parents and students on Tuesday, March 7th at 7:00 pm in the DB cafeteria. We will outline the details and expectations of the A+ School Program. Students will receive an A+ Student Handbook which includes all of the necessary forms. Students will also receive an individualized report indicating his/her status with the A+ requirements. St. Louis Community College at Meramec will also be hosting an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 28th. See the attachment for more details.
 
If you have any questions about the program, please direct these to myself or Mr. Jim Campbell who will serve as our A+ Program Coordinator at jcampbell@bishopdubourg.org.
 
In Service to Christ,
 
Dr. Bridget Timoney