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BISHOP McNAMARA HIGH SCHOOLA Catholic, Holy Cross, Coeducational, College Preparatory School for Grades 9-12

Graduation Requirements

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Departments Number of Credits
English 4
Fine Arts 1
Technology & Engineering 1
Mathematics 4
Modern & Classical Language* 2
Physical Education/Health 1.5
Science 3
Social Studies 4
Theology** 4
Gateway Seminar 0.5
Electives 2.0
Total Credits Required 27
* 2 Consecutive years of the same language, 3 years recommended
**Including service hours each year. Please note that community service hours
are required in all years at Bishop McNamara High School.
The school year is divided into four 9-week quarters. BMHS follows a block schedule with alternating days of four classes.
Grade %Score Value
A+ 98-100 100
A 90-97 95
B+ 87-89 88
B 80-86 85
C+ 77-79 78
C 70-76 75
D 65-69 65
F 0-64 55
M Missing 50


Rank in Class

A ranking upon every student’s cumulative grade point average is computed at the end of the 6th, 7th and 8th semesters based on the final grade in all subjects, with extra weight given to honors and Advanced Placement classes.

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Honor Roll

Dean's List

Students who have a quarter average between 3.250 and 3.499

Cum Laude

Students who have a
quarter average between 3.500 to 3.749

Magna Cum Laude

Students who
have a quarter average between
3.750 and 3.899

Summa Cum Laude

Students who
have a quarter average of 3.900 and above
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The St. Joseph Program

The St. Joseph Program is designed to provide a positive educational and social experience for a select group of students with learning differences. The St. Joseph Center is staffed by highly qualified special education professionals who are dedicated to fostering maximum achievement in the demanding Bishop McNamara High School college preparatory program by promoting the skills and knowledge necessary to form intellectual autonomy.