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