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

Application Process


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The application process for admissions varies depending on student's current school and grade.

We have provided details below for the Application Process for each option. Be sure to mark on your calendar any important deadlines and dates for this process.

8TH GRADE STUDENTS IN ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

  • Complete and submit an Online Application through the BMHS MACCESS portal along with the $75 application fee. In order to submit an online application, you must first create an account.  Once you access the portal, you can submit an application through the link on the checklist.
  • Complete a Records Release Form; upload it to the BMHS MACCESS portal, as well as provide a copy to your student's current school.  Records should include the following:
    • Archdiocese of Washington Catholic High School Student Information Form
    • Copies of psycho-educational evaluations, testing and education plans, if applicable
    • 8th grade students with Learning Differences, go to St. Joseph Program for more information.

8TH GRADE STUDENTS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PRIVATE NON-CATHOLIC, OR HOME-SCHOOLED

  • Complete and submit an Online Application along with a non-refundable $75.00 application fee.  In order to submit an online application, you must first create an account.  Once you access the portal, you can submit an application through the link on the checklist.
  • Complete a Records Release Form, upload it to the BMHS MACCESS portal, as well as provide a copy to your student's current school.  All academic records should be uploaded to the MACCESS portal including the following:
    • Report cards for 7th and 8th grades
    • Results of standardized achievement and aptitude tests
    • Records of attendance and disciplinary actions
    • If applicable, copies of psycho-educational evaluations, testing and educational plans
  • Arrange to have two Teacher Evaluation Forms from current teachers of core subjects (Math, English, Science, or Social Studies) completed.  In the BMHS MACCESS portal, you have the ability to send a copy of the teacher recommendation directly to your student's teachers.  Teachers can fill out the recommendation and then confidentially upload it to the portal.
  • 8th grade students with diagnosed learning differences, go to St. Joseph Program for more information.

TRANSFER STUDENTS IN CATHOLIC, PRIVATE, OR PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS

  • Complete and submit an Online Application along with a non-refundable $75.00 application fee. In order to submit an online application, you must first create an account. Once you access the portal, you can submit an application through the link on the checklist.
  • Complete an additional Records Release Form, upload it to the BMHS MACCESS portal, as well as provide a copy to your student's current school.  All academic records should be uploaded to the MACCESS portal including the following:
    • For transfer students in 9th grade: Report cards for 8th and 9th grades
    • For transfer students in 10th grade: Report cards for 9th and 10th grades
    • Results of standardized achievement and aptitude tests
    • Records of attendance and disciplinary actions
    • If applicable, copies of psycho-educational evaluations, testing and educational plans
  • Arrange to have two Teacher Evaluation Forms from current teachers of core subjects (Math, English, Science, or Social Studies) completed.  In the BMHS MACCESS portal, you have the ability to send a copy of the teacher recommendation directly to your student's teachers.  Teachers can fill out the recommendation and then confidentially upload it to the portal.

Open House at Bishop McNamara is a great way to learn more about the opportunities and experiences available as a prospective Mustang!

Open House 2021
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Are you ready to take a next step?

Walking the halls of BMHS with Dr. Barnhardt and Mrs. Carter