Bishop Hendricken’s academic curricula are designed to support our school’s mission by encouraging each student to develop his whole person – heart, mind, body and soul. We do this with a variety of courses, taught at multiple levels by top instructors, who together will prepare our students for success in their college studies and beyond.
The following pages will provide details on graduation requirements, grade point average, class rank, honor societies and services for students with learning differences. You can also find a complete course catalogue, which will help you track your son’s path from freshman year through graduation.
As you review this material, please know Bishop Hendricken thrives in part because it welcomes students of all learning styles. We offer various levels of study to challenge each individual to be the best he possibly can be. The 14 Advanced Placement courses we offer, and the Edmund Rice Scholars program for students who excel in math and science, will challenge our most gifted and highest-achieving students. Our Options Program, instituted in 2008, employs a modified inclusion model to provide a Catholic high school education for students with intellectual disabilities.
Hendricken’s administration and faculty, better than half of whom have earned advanced degrees, stand ready to serve your sons and help them become better learners and thinkers. But excelling as a Hendricken student requires tremendous effort from our young men. Multiple hours of homework each night are common, and each course includes a significant end-of-semester assessment — an exam, paper or other project. The commitment to excellence at Hendricken must come from student, teacher and administrator.
Throughout Hendricken’s history, a rigorous and rewarding academic experience has become part of our school’s trademark. We promise the same experience for our young men today, and we pledge to do all we can to help them grow as young men by thriving in the classroom.
Joseph T. Brennan, ’72