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Bishop McNamara Catholic offers a wide variety of Honors and Advanced Placement courses. Open to those students whose test scores and class performance have shown them to be capable of exceptionally challenging work, these courses present more material, in greater depth, in a shorter period of time. Grades in these courses are given an extra quality point in computing a student's GPA. Prior approval by the teacher is always required for admission to these courses.

Honors/AP Courses:
MathematicsEnglishScienceSocial StudiesModern Languages
Honors Algebra 2 /9th gradeHonors English 9Honors BiologyHonors World HistoryHonors Spanish III- Pre AP
Honors GeometryHonors English 10AP Chemistry/ Dual CreditAP United States HistoryAP Spanish IV
Honors Precalculus Honors American Literature AP Physics 1AP Psychology / Dual CreditHonors French III
AP Calculus ABAP English Literature  Honors French IV

  • Students who are eligible for Advanced Placement courses benefit in several ways. The primary benefit is the knowledge gained from the course itself, but there is the added benefit of the confidence that comes with meeting a challenge.
  • Select colleges take into consideration the AP courses studied by prospective students.
  • AP courses save money. Students who score well on the AP exams administered each spring are able to apply these credits towards college, thus saving the expense of course tuition.


Dual credit options through Kankakee Community College are available during 2015-16. Fifty-one percent of juniors and seniors are enrolled in classes with the dual credit option.

Offered at the McNamara Campus

  1. CHEM 1514 General Chemistry I (4 Credits) 
  2. CHEM 1524 General Chemistry II (4 Credits)
  3. PSYC 1813 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
  4. ORIN 1503 First Year College Experience (3 Credits)

Offered at the Kankakee Area Career Center Campus

  1. PNUR 1438 Nursing Assistant (8 Credits)
  2. HLTH 1312 Medical Terminology ( 2 Credits)
  3. WELD Basic Welding (4 Credits)
  4. CNST 1423 Construction Materials & Methods (3 Credits)
  5. CDEV 2263 Heads Up Reading for Child Development (3 Credits)
  6. AUTO 1064 Internal Combustion Engine (4 Credits)
  7. AUTO 2243 Alignment, Steering & Suspension (3 Credits)


Art IJesus Christ: God's Revelation to the World
Art IIJesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry
Art IIIJesus Christ: Source of Our Salvation
Art IVCatholic Tradition, Mission, and Practices
Computer Repair and SupportSacrements
Accounting IMorality
English ISocial Awareness
English IISacred Scripture
Honors American LiteratureWorld Religions                          
American LiteratureBiology
AP English Literature Honors Biology
English Literature Chemistry
French IAP Chemistry
French IIPhysics
Honors French III AP Physics 1
Honors French IV / APPhysiology
French VLaboratory Assistant 
Spanish IExperimental Research
Spanish IIHonors World History
Honors Spanish III- Pre APWorld History and Geography 
Spanish IVUnited States History 
Honors Spanish IV / APAP United States History
Spanish VEconomics/Government/Psychology
Algebra I Honors Psychology / AP 
Accelerated Algebra I  
Geometry Kankakee Area Career Center
Honors Geometry • Collision Repair
Algebra II/Trigonometry• Apprenticeship Education
Honors Algebra II • Automotive Technology
Honors Pre-Calculus• Business Technology/Management
AP Calculus • Child Care
Chorus• Construction Technology
Band• Cosmetology
Freshman Physical Education • Computer Technology
Health• Architectural Drafting/CAD
Upper Level Physical Education • Fire Suppression/EMS
 • Health occupations
 • Law Enforcement
 • Machine Tool Technology 
 • Welding 


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550 West Brookmont  |  Kankakee, Illinois 60901  |  Phone: 815-932-7413  |  Fax: 815-932-0926

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