Bishop Carroll High School (Calgary, Alberta)
Bishop Carroll High School is part of the Calgary Catholic School District in Alberta, Canada. The school is named after Bishop Francis Patrick Carroll, the Bishop of Calgary from 1935 to 1966; the school welcomes people. Bishop Carroll's athletic teams are nicknamed the Cardinals; the school offers a unique program that allows students to work at their own pace in an individual environment. This self-directed learning is part of the constructivist model of student-centred learning advocated by member schools of the (Canadian Coalition of Self-Directed Learning; the school is a member of the Action for Bright Children Society. Opened in 1971, Bishop Carroll High School was the first school in Canada to offer a program based on the CCSDL fundamental practices of personalized programming, flexible scheduling, continuous progress, mastery learning and a Teacher Advisory Program. In 2011, Mount Royal University signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Bishop Carroll High School to build on a history of cooperation between the two institutions in order to enhance a working relationship that will increase educational opportunities for students.
The MOU allows discussions to commence between the parties to offer specific courses at the high school. Bishop Carroll High School students beginning in 2013 got a head start on their University studies with the successful completion of Critical Reading and Writing, a university-level credit course offered jointly by Mount Royal University and Bishop Carroll High School; this course was the first of its kind, is part of a plan of continuing cooperation between the University and Bishop Carroll High School in many disciplines. In 2015 this MRU, BCHS course became dual credit. Three full-time counsellors offer a Comprehensive School Counselling program which meet the needs of student in three basic domains: academic development, career development, personal/social development. In 2014, Mount Royal University and partner school Bishop Carroll joined together to raise awareness about, change the culture of, bullying. Who's Frank? is an initiative determined to change hearts and minds through the power of stories and inspire action against bullying.
The Bishop Carroll Music Society is an independently run organization directed by parent volunteers and faculty from the department of music at the school. The music program consists of a Concert Choir & Auditioned Chamber Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Sassy Jazz Ensemble, four string orchestras, a Concert Band, Auditioned Touring Band, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, 1:00 Jazz band and 2:00 Jazz Bands and in 2014 added a Symphony Orchestra; this is the only high school in Calgary with an Orchestra. In December 2017, the Virtuosi Strings were invited to perform at The Midwest Clinic, an International Band and Orchestra Conference in Chicago, IL. Bishop Carroll is one of two Calgary schools. Ballet students at Bishop Carroll and Queen Elizabeth High may receive credit toward their high school diploma for the instruction they receive at ballet school. Bishop Carroll was locked down for 4 hours on December 12, 2008. No threat was found and students were released. Bishop Carroll was locked down for 2 hours on September 20, 2016.
Once again, Police "found nothing out of the ordinary". Certain sources claim that a "bomb threat" was made to the school, while others say that the threat was "unspecified". A similar lockdown happened at Bishop Grandin at the same time, but "Police say the calls to the schools were unrelated". No one was harmed, all students were released. Amanda Billings - Figure skater. Anastasia Bucsis - Speed Skater. Competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver in the Women's 500 metre. Erin Chan and Shayna Nackoney - Synchronized swimmers who won a bronze medal at the team event at the 2001 world championships in Fukuoka, Japan. Mark Dewit - Was drafted in the 6th round, 42nd overall to the Toronto Argonauts in the 2008 round. Lindsay Ell - Jeromy Farkas - Calgary city councillor for Ward 11 elected in the Calgary municipal election, 2017 Leslie Feist, known as Feist, singer/songwriter, founded a punk band named Placebo at Bishop Carroll before switching to Alternative High School. James Keelaghan - Folk Singer/Songwriter.
Juno Award winner Warren Kinsella - Lawyer and political consultant. John Kucera - Currently on the Canadian National Ski Team. Member of the 2006 Canadian Olympic Team. 2005/2006 National Super G Champion. 2005 National Downhill Champion. 2006 National GS Champion Dana Murzyn - An NHL defenceman who, in 1985, was the first round draft pick of the Hartford Whalers. He was traded to the Calgary Flames where he was a member of the 1989 Stanley Cup championship team. Curtis Myden - Olympic bronze medalist swimmer in three consecutive Summer Olympics starting in 1992. Nattie Neidhart - Professional wrestler in WWE Alison Redford - Premier of Alberta and leader of Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta from 2011 to 2014. Chris Renaud - Medal winning swimmer in the 1994 and 1998 Commonwealth Games, he competed in the 2000 Olympics and has won multiple Canadian championships. Harry Sanders, 2012 Calgary Historian Laureate & Author Jeff Schultz - NHL defenceman with the Washington Capitals. Played with the Calgary Hitmen while attending Bishop Carroll, graduated in 2004.
Tyler Seitz - Competed in the 1998 and 2002 Olympics in luge. Tyler Sloan - Professional hockey play
Bergen Catholic High School
Bergen Catholic High School is an all-male Roman Catholic high school in Oradell, Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in ninth through twelfth grade. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1989. Bergen Catholic operates under the supervision of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. Bergen Catholic draws students from a wide geographic area that includes over 100 North Jersey communities, Orange, Westchester counties and New York City; as of the 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 745 students and 43.0 classroom teachers, for a Student–teacher ratio of 17.2:1. All students are required to graduate with at least 140 credits. Required courses for graduation are three years of a world language, of social studies/history, of science. Required are four years of mathematics, religion, computer science, physical education. General elective courses include visual art, jazz ensemble, vocal ensemble, music editing and recording.
Senior year electives include college credit courses from Seton Hall University, allowing students to earn credits that are transferable to many colleges and universities and allowing the student advance standing in courses that have included English, Italian, Biology and History. Bergen Catholic offers Advanced Placement courses. Students who are qualified may apply for and be accepted into the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Italian Honor Society, Chinese Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, Mathematics National Honor Society, History Honor Society, Visual Arts Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society; as part of Bergen Catholic High School's laptop program which began with the class of 2007, students buy a ThinkPad through the school as their own laptop for completing work that requires internet access and for taking notes. Uses of the computer include PowerSchool and Edline help everyone in the school community stay up to date on news and grades; the school custom-installs software on each student's computer, such as the screen monitoring program DyKnow and various test programs.
In the fall of 2013, the campus increased its bandwidth from 50 megabits per second to one Gig or 1000 megabits per second to accommodate the use of more devices. In addition to the network upgrades, 5 new classrooms have been fit with 75 HDTVs that have AppleTV capabilities; the school has announced the shift to Apple products for the 2014-2015 school year. Sites and apps such as Glogster, Google Apps, Naviance, DyKnow and Turnitin are used as part of the learning experience at Bergen Catholic. Activities within the school include CCA, the Student Government, The Herald school newspaper, The Crusader yearbook, Tomorrow's Children/Crusaders Against Cancer, ski club, chess club, green club, USO, stock market club, an award-winning mock trial team. Bergen Catholic offers a program of intramural sports for students not on the school's interscholastic teams: golf, tennis, bowling and ping pong. A program of weight training is available. BCTV is the school's own television crew. BCTV presents a TV show every day at 8 am before first period which shows the cafeteria menu for the day, news of the day, recaps the previous day in Crusader sport contests.
Bergen Catholic has one of the most successful mock trial teams in New Jersey, with 12 county championships and five state titles, as well as a National Championship. Bergen Catholic's team is nearly student-run, with student captains in charge of preparation and tactics. In 1991, Bergen Catholic High School won the National High School Mock Trial Championships held in New Orleans, Louisiana. Bergen Catholic returned to the national championship hosted in Columbia, South Carolina in 2000 after going undefeated in the County and State tournaments; the 1999-2000 team finished 4th in the country, with three "Outstanding Attorney" awards. The 2016 team won the New Jersey state championship, sending it to the National High School Mock Trial Championship in Boise, Idaho. In the 2008-09 season the team made it to the county finals. In 2010, the team defeated Mahwah High School to win the Bergen County Championship, but the team lost in the regional semi-finals, ending its season as one of the top ten teams in the state.
The Bergen Catholic team fell in the semi-final round of the county tournament at the end of January 2011 to the Mahwah High School team that went on to win the 2011 Bergen County Championship. In 2012, the team fell to Immaculate Heart Academy in the county quarterfinals. In an identical situation in 2013, Bergen Catholic defeated Immaculate Heart to advance to the county semi finals. After winning against two-time defending champion Mahwah High School, the team lost to Torah Academy of Bergen County in the county finals. Bergen Catholic's Mock Trial team finished undefeated in the regular season in 2014 and finished third overall in the County. In the 2015 season Bergen Catholic again finished undefeated in the regular season. In the "playoff" tournament Bergen Catholic defeated Northern Valley Demarest in the first round. On January 29, 2015 in a double header, defeated Mahwah in the semifinals and Indian Hills in the finals. In the 2015-2016 season, BC Mock Trial finished undefeated in the regular season, achieved a Bergen County Championship for the second year in a row, went on to win the
Boulder Creek High School
Boulder Creek High School is a high school in Anthem, Arizona. It opened in the fall of 2004. North Valley Regional Library, a branch of the Maricopa County Library District, is integrated into the school and serves as its library; the school is designed to hold 2,660 students. The school had a rating of "A" in the 2013-14 school year, the graduation rate was 94% in 2015. School sports include the following: School departments include: Boulder Creek High School main site Maricopa County Library District: North Valley Regional
Boca Ciega High School
The Boca Ciega High School referred to as Bogie by students and people in the county, is an American four-year public high school in Gulfport, just south of the St. Petersburg city line, is part of the Pinellas County Schools district; the school has a student enrollment of 98.5 teachers. The Boca Ciega students' nickname is the Pirates and its colors are gold and navy, its interscholastic teams compete in the Pinellas County Athletic Conference. Any student in the county may enroll in the BCHS "school-within-a-school" Fundamental Program, which emphasizes a “back-to-basics” educational structure, student responsibility and mandatory parental involvement. Boca Ciega is home to the Center for Wellness and Medical Professions, a county-wide magnet program for students interested in careers in healthcare; the school's Project Lead The Way curriculum emphasizes science and engineering technology. BCHS juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.0 and higher may be eligible to earn high school and college credit through dual enrollment coursework at St. Petersburg College.
Opened in 1953, a new campus on the current site was completed in 2012. Ground was broken for a $1.34-million school in December 1952, the first new high school built in southern Pinellas County in 26 years. It was open-air with a central administration building and classrooms extending out in a series of parallel wings to take advantage of the Florida weather by providing maximum natural light and exposure for each classroom. In July 1953, the school board chose Boca Ciega as the school's name over Gulfport, Sunshine City, Sun City, Gulf Coast, 58th Street, Southwest St. Petersburg. Prospective students chose white as the school colors and "Rebels" as the nickname. In September 1953, BCHS opened with 964 students in grades 9–12; the first principal, Richard L. Jones, declared. Rebels was adopted as the nickname of the school's cross-town rival, Dixie Hollins High School. On March 13, 1954, Christine J. Baker, choir director from 1953 to 1972, directed the first spring concert, she supervised several singing groups, notably the Baker's Dozen, who performed at the 1964 New York World's Fair after raising $12,000 to make the trip.
The school band performed in Nassau, Bahamas on April 23, 1960, the first out-of-the-country performance by a St. Petersburg-area high school. In 1970, the band visited Colombia. On July 11, 1976, the BCHS Jazz Band performed at the US Bicentennial celebration at Independence Hall in Philadelphia; the 1964 Mrs. America Pageant was held at the BCHS auditorium. In 1967, a portion of the student body was transferred to the new Lakewood High School. Gordon Young became principal in 1968. Boca Ciega, by only grades 10–12, had been an all-white school until 1967 when one black student was enrolled that year. In 1968, 85 black students were transferred from then-overcrowded Lakewood High, it led to the first of several racial disturbances at the school over the next five years, the first on April 23, 1969. Court-ordered desegregation took place in 1971, which sparked a week of racial disturbances in December. Hugh B. Kriever became principal in 1973; that year, racial violence again broke out at the school on February 5.
In September 1970, BCHS students organized to fight for the abolition of the county-wide student dress and grooming code, liberalized that spring through student pressure. The movement spread to other schools and the code was relaxed in January 1971. John C. Demps was named principal in 1976. Drainage renovations were completed in 1980, improving swampy conditions on campus, prone to flooding. In 1986, BCHS received a $24,500 federal grant and implemented a campaign to restore the school's image and spirit; the buildings received a fresh coat of paint, parents and staff re-discovered the words to the fight song thanks to Mary Ann Frey, a teacher, a 1968 graduate. In January 1987, Barbara Paonessa became the first woman principal until May 2003. An Army Junior ROTC program was established in 1988. Boca Ciega underwent a major renovation from 1990 to 1993, which included a new music building, remodeling the gymnasium, restructuring the administration building and installing central air conditioning.
Classrooms were restored, asbestos floor tiles were removed and carpeting installed. The auditorium and library were updated. In the fall of 1997, the 20,000-square-foot Center for Wellness and Medical Professions magnet facility opened. John M. Leanes served as principal from 2004 until his retirement in April 2007, followed by Paula-Gene Nelson. Michael Vigue became principal in October 2010. During the 2011-12 school year and teachers noted a reduction in student disturbances and credited Vigue, as well as the new enclosed buildings which limit walking outside in open-air hallways. Construction of a new campus began in January 2008 on the existing site. While BCHS remained occupied and functional and new construction proceeded in phases throughout the campus; the new school was built using the Daggett Model School concept and features different buildings, or "learning communities", for each grade. The existing gym. A new 103,000-square-foot administration, media center and classroom
Business Careers High School
Business Careers High School is a business magnet high school part of the Northside Independent School District in San Antonio, Texas. It is a "school within a school" located on the campus of Oliver Wendell Holmes High School; the school attracts students who want to study other related fields. The school allows the students to grasp the concepts of the business world easier by offering laptops to each student to use for school purposes. Northside Independent School District and the business community combined their resources in 1991 to create Business Careers High School. Business Careers High School is a magnet school; the curriculum at BCHS is intended to expose students to business professions, with classes including business etiquette and technology. Such components include proper business attire and etiquette; the curriculum gives students a plan for college. Students may choose to follow their own interests while choosing classes specific to their needs or participate in one of the academy curricula offered at Business Careers.
Additionally, BC students make frequent field trips to work places. Business Careers High School has the same location as Oliver Wendell Holmes High School; as such, the school mascot and many activities will be under Holmes High School. The mascot of the school is the Siberian Husky and the school colors are green and gold. Students attending BCHS may participate in organizations and clubs in the same manner as Holmes students do. Students are mixed in with Holmes students in their classes and only differentiate when taking BC courses such as Financial Planning. Class sizes are rather small and are more one-to-one focused in the business courses and the honors program. Student's participate in the same UIL events such as the fine arts program and sports activities. Students are allowed to participate in many clubs and organizations such as the Young Women's Organization and Young Men's Organization as well as the Goldenbelles and Silverbelles, the AFJROTC, Academic Decathlon team and its UIL event teams.
Business Careers High School serves students from across San Antonio. Students residing in nearby districts, such as Edgewood and San Antonio ISD may attend Business Careers with the approval of the administration; the traditional high school, serves around 1500 students from grades 9-12. Business Careers High School, along with its parent school Holmes High School, is accredited by the Texas Education Agency. Business Careers High School shares its rating with Holmes. Holmes is rated by the Texas Education Agency as "Academically Acceptable"; the TEA is the agency who rates schools based on the performance of the school on tests such as the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. As a magnet school, the population is lower than a traditional high school; the population of Business Careers for the 2006–07 year was 573. The mother school, includes Business Careers as part of its total population, therefore the total population of Holmes is around 2100 students having around 1500 students of its own.
The application process for Business Careers is much like the other magnet schools in NISD. A student planning to attend BCHS must fill out an application form; the typical form includes a section to sign residential information and a section where the student must explain why they want to attend Business Careers. Middle school 8th grade students are the target of the BCHS recruiters since it will be their first year in high school and it is easier for them to take full advantage of the programs offered at BCHS, but students in high school may be eligible to apply provided that they meet the requirements to attend. For 8th graders to attend the following year, they must have at least a "C" average and have a good attendance record with few disciplinary problems; those in high school may apply provided that they meet the stated requirements and apply by the end of the 9th grade year. In order for 10th graders to be considered for acceptance they must be taking business-related courses in their current high school.
No 11th graders may apply for acceptance the following year. Should the applicant meet the requirements he/she will receive a notice of acceptance; as with all magnet schools in NISD, the school cannot accept everyone. Cap limits were stated at 170 students each year, but it has increased its quota. Business Careers High School is on a traditional high school schedule, it operates on an 8 period day schedule, divided into two semesters. Classes meet for 45 minutes a day with one lunch period so students can earn up to seven Texas HS credits a year. Though, a new program being offered at Holmes High School, open to students at BCHS is the Zero/9 period schedule; this schedule, which started in the 2006–07 year, includes an additional 50-minute period class before or after school which gives students a chance to get ahead or catch up on their traditional Texas credit requirements. Business Careers High School has ties with several universities; because of this, students at BCHS are allowed field trips to experience first-hand views on certain institutions for higher education.
Several of these include University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas State University, UT Austin, campuses in the Alamo Community College District. This allows students at BCHS to take "Dual Credit" courses and receive college credit hours per course at San Antonio College and Northwest Vista College; some of these incl
Bradley Central High School
Bradley Central High School is a public high school located in Cleveland, Tennessee that serves 1,700 students from grades 9-12. It was founded in 1916, is part of the Bradley County Schools system; the school maintains a crosstown rivalry with Cleveland High School, as well as fellow county rival Walker Valley High School. Bradley competes in the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association and its sports are: Baseball Basketball Bowling Cheerleading Cross Country Football Golf Softball Soccer Tennis Track and Field Volleyball Wrestling The school opened its doors on September 11, 1916, was the second public high school in the county, after Charleston High School in Charleston, which opened in 1913; the original campus was located on the present site of Ocoee Middle School, was called Central High School at first. It was renamed Bradley County High School in 1920 and Bradley Central High School in 1948; the school was moved to its current location on South Lee Highway in 1972. Ryan Casteel, former professional baseball player Charles Paul Conn, superintendent of Lee University Rex Dockery, former football college head coach Dee Gibson, former professional basketball player Brittany Jackson, former professional basketball player Dale Jones, former professional football player and football college coach Tim Long, former professional football player Toby McKenzie and entrepreneur.
Terrence Oglesby, professional basketball player in the International Basketball Federation Christian Pitre, actress Alvin Scott, former professional basketball player Steve Sloan, former football college head coachOwnbey, Gary. "Sloan stands alone as best Bear". Cleveland Daily Banner. Cleveland, Tennessee. Retrieved 2019-03-23.</ref> Ray Stephens, former professional baseball player 96.6 percent of the students are white, while two percent are Hispanic, 1.1 percent are African American, 0.1 percent are Asian, 0.1 percent are Pacific Islander and 0.1 are Native American. School Web site
Barron G. Collier High School
Barron G. Collier High School is a four-year high school located at 5600 Cougar Drive in unincorporated Collier County, United States, northeast of the city of Naples. Collier was included in Newsweek's 2006 list of top U. S. high schools by Jay Mathews's Challenge Index. 1978-1996 Paul Manley 1996-1998 Toni Eubank 1998-2004 Raymond Baker - Former Superintendent 2004-2007 Ron Miller 2007-2008 Gary Brown 2008-2013 Tim Kutz 2013–2015 Tammy Caraker 2015–present Jose Hernandez Barron Collier High School is one of the seven members of the Collier County Athletic Conference. The school's official list of sports is separated by season. In 2012 and 2013, both the men and women's tennis teams won the state title. In 2006 and 2008, the Barron Collier Cougars Varsity Girls Basketball won the Class 5A state championship; the main athletic crosstown rivals are Naples High School, Lely High School, Gulf Coast High School. Varsity Football Varsity Golf Boys and Girls Cross Country Varsity Swimming and Diving Girls Varsity Volleyball Boys Basketball Girls Basketball Boys Soccer Girls Soccer Wrestling Varsity Baseball Boys Lacrosse Girls Lacrosse Softball Tennis Track and Field Concert Chorus Bel Canto Vocal Ensemble Glee Men's Choir Honor Choir Marching Band Wind Ensemble Symphonic Band Concert Band Jazz Band Winter Guard- Weapon Line and Flag Line Dance Team/ Dance Line String Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Barron G. Collier High School is home to many different extracurricular clubs.
An accurate, up-to-date list is difficult to keep, as clubs are added and dropped as students graduate or lose interest. However, some of the notable clubs are: JROTC DECA Key Club Model United Nations National Honor Society Spanish Honor Society Drama Club Art Club Ranked as an'A' school based on FCAT scores Boys Tennis State Champions: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Girls Basketball State Champions: 2006 and 2008 Wrestling State Champions: 1994 Football District Champions: 1990, 1995, 2007, 2008, 2009 Basketball District Champions: 1999, 2011 Haley Bennett - Actress Courtney Hansen - Actress, television personality, syndicated columnist, model. Anthony Herrera - NFL offensive guard Jeff Heuerman- Denver Broncos Tight End Chris Resop - Major League Baseball pitcher Bjorn Fratangelo, online student, professional tennis player