Bishop McNamara High School began offering an online option for students in the 2013-2014 school year. We will continue to offer some courses online that provide distance learning through a variety of delivery methods that will complement our traditional high school curricula. The students in these courses will report to a computer lab classroom during a designated block. There will be an educator with them throughout the course, but it is important that students are confident, self-motivated, and determined to meet deadlines, since students in these classrooms may be taking different courses. There will be ongoing evaluation, especially at the end of the first semester.
The choice of courses available to the student varies depending on the student’s past academic performance and course selections, as well as whether the course may be taken for graduation credit or only as an elective. The final decision will be up to the discretion of the Dean of Programs.
Courses range from Computer Science, German, Japanese, Latin and Web Design.
Admittance into these courses requires the Dean of Program’s approval according to the following criteria:
- Student’s performance in all subject areas that impact online course criteria
- Demonstrate success with primarily A grades in honors-level classes
- Interview with Dean of Programs. Please contact the Dean of Programs Mr. Brian Brower to set up an interview.
There are additional lab fees for each year-long online course between $150 and $200 depending on the course. Semester course lab fees are $75.