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 and Learning 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.
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.
Mrs. Esmeralda Murphy, M.Ed.
Bourgade Catholic High School assists students in discovering and developing their God-given potential through a college preparatory curriculum and the teachings of Jesus Christ.
340 young men and women
Western Catholic Educational Association
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Advanced Placement credit can be earned in Calculus, Spanish Language and Culture, Spanish Literature and Culture, US History, English Language and Composition, Art History, Environmental Science, Seminar, Biology, English Literature and Composition, and Research (offered in 2020-2021).
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
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.
Online Credits are offered to allow students opportunities to restore academic credits and as needed to provide for a wider breadth of elective opportunities. These course are offered via Edmentum online
Bourgade Catholic High School does not rank students.
The GPA is calculated using quality points for grades earned. Quality points reflect the rigor and challenge of the course
A - 5.00 / B - 4.00 / C - 3.00 / D - 2.00
A - 4.50 / B - 3.50 / C - 2.50 / D - 1.50
A - 4.00 / B - 3.00 / C - 2.00 / D - 1.00
Career & Technical Education
Bourgade Catholic High School is blessed to have an exclusive partnership with Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC). West-MEC is a career and technical education district with 4 campuses spread throughout the west valley. West-MEC is dedicated to providing innovative career and technical education programs that prepare students to enter the workforce AND pursue continuing education.
With nearly 30 program offerings, Bourgade juniors and seniors can apply to West-MEC to enroll in a one-year or two-year program of most interest. Students enrolled at West-MEC spend part of their day at Bourgade taking core curriculum and electives, and part of their day at their West-MEC campus enjoying hands-learning for their program, including: