International Student Program
We are delighted you are considering Bourgade Catholic High School for placement of your child(ren).
For students: Currently attending a local Diocesan Catholic grade school, we will work with you to make this transition to high school seamless. You will follow the Local admission process for incoming freshman.
For agents/agencies: International students currently studying in the United States and for those seeking initial placement in an American Catholic College Preparatory High School, we will work with you to make the transfer and admission to Bourgade Catholic high school seamless.
For families hosting international students: We will be happy to partner with you to place your students in our Catholic College Preparatory High School.
For families hosting international family members: We will be happy to partner with you to place your family members in our Catholic College Preparatory High School.
Tuition, fees, and Cultural events/immersion experiences are based on the individual needs of the students.
Demographic Profile of BCHS & City of Phoenix
We look forward to partnering with you to educate your children by providing an Academic environment that educates both the hearts and minds of students in the Catholic tradition and as servant leaders and stewards of the Gospel. (BCHS, Mission Statement, 2012).
Education at Bourgade Catholic High School fosters the spiritual, intellectual, moral, social, creative, and physical development of the total person. Informed by faith and the Catholic tradition, we are committed to providing a rigorous academic program that prepares students of all learning styles for college. Supporting families as the primary educators of the student, we continue the development of spiritually centered lifelong learners, who are academically prepared, effective communicators, and citizens of a global world. As educators and ministers, we promote a vision of life that respects individuals, appreciates cultural differences, and gives witness to faith beyond the school setting. Bourgade Catholic High School strives to be a student-centered learning community where each unique individual is welcomed and encouraged to grow in his or her relationship with God, others, and a constantly changing world. (BCHS Philosophy 2012; Integrated Student Outcomes, 2014; Student Handbook, 2018.
Bourgade Catholic High School provides students a rigorous academic community that invites students to develop strategies and skills of life-long learners which will assist them as they prepare to be successful in higher education and life. Our faculty strives to create interactive learning communities within the classroom that allow each student to find the extraordinary in themselves while pursuing academic learning. Our faculty is collaborative and works together with our Teaching, Learning, and Innovation team, Technology Division, coaches, administration, and counselors to provide a dynamic and personalized learning environment in which our students can thrive.
We are a digital campus and provide Chromebooks for each student so they can access our learning management system, courses, assignments, quizzes/tests, apps for learning, academic research, collaboration, and the global learning community. Our Wi-Fi network is secure and provides student access when appropriate for learning, and is closed to maintain integrity in the classrooms as needed.
Christian Ministry is also a core part of our Academic program, with students expected to complete and report 20 hours of service to the community each academic year.
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses Offered
Advanced Placement credit can be earned in Calculus, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, US History, English Language and Composition and Research, Art History, Capstone Research, Capstone Seminar, and Biology.
Honors Courses Offered
Honors courses include; Introduction to Literature and Composition, World Literature, Geometry, Algebra I, Algebra II with Trigonometry, Biology, Chemistry, World History, US Government and Economics.
Dual Enrollment Credit Offered
Dual Enrollment credit opportunities are offered via Seton Hill University in AP Biology, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Pre-calculus, and AP United States History. In addition, bi-annually Dual Enrollment credit opportunities are offered in AP Art History, and AP Biology.
Dual Enrollment credit opportunity currently exists in Church History with the University of Mary during the second semester of senior year.