|Departments||Number of Credits|
|Technology & Engineering||1|
|Modern & Classical Language*||2|
|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.
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.
quarter average between 3.500 to 3.749
Magna Cum Laude
have a quarter average between
3.750 and 3.899
Summa Cum Laude
have a quarter average of 3.900 and above
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.