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HONORS/AP COURSES

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:
Mathematics
English
Science
Social Studies
Modern Languages
Honors Algebra 2 /9th gradeHonors English 9Honors Physical ScienceHonors World HistoryHonors Spanish III- Pre AP
Honors GeometryHonors English 10Honors BiologyAP United States HistoryAP Spanish IV
Honors Precalculus or Honors  Algebra 2/TrigHonors American Literature AP Chemistry/ Dual CreditAP Phsychology / Dual CreditHonors French III
AP CalculusAP English LiteratureAP Physics Honors French IV


WHY CHOOSE AP COURSES?

  • 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.

 

COURSES OF STUDY

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 ApplicationsSacrements
Computer Repair and SupportMorality
Accounting ISocial Awareness
English ISacred Scripture
English IIWorld Religions                          
Honors American LiteraturePhysical Science 
American LiteratureHonors Physical Science 
Honors English Literature / AP Biology
English Literature Honors Biology
French IChemistry
French IIHonors Chemistry / AP
Honors French III Physics
Honors French IV / APHonors Physics / AP
French VPhysiology
Spanish ILaboratory Assistant 
Spanish IIExperimental Research
Honors Spanish IIIWorld History and Geography 
Spanish IVUnited States History 
Honors Spanish IV / APHonors United States History / AP
Spanish VEconomics/Government/Psychology
Pre-Algebra Honors Psychology / AP 
Algebra I 
Accelerated Algebra I Kankakee Area Career Center
Geometry • Collision Repair
Honors Geometry • Apprenticeship Education
Algebra II• Automotive Technology
Advanced Algebra II • Business Technology/Management
Honors Algebra II & Trigonometry• Child Care
Pre-Calculus• Construction Technology
Honors Calculus / AP • Cosmetology
Transition to College Mathematics • Computer Technology
Chorus• Architectural Drafting/CAD
Band• Fire Suppression/EMS
Freshman Physical Education • Health occupations
Health• Law Enforcement
Upper Level Physical Education • Machine Tool Technology 
 • Welding 


COLLEGES ATTENDED BY OUR GRADUATES

American Musical and Dramatic Academy 
Arizona State University 
Aurora University 
Ball State University 
Belmont University 
Benedictine University 
Butler University 
Collin County Community College 
Columbia College Chicago 
Concordia University Chicago 
Concordia University of Wisconsin 
DePaul University 
Eastern Illinois University 
Fontbonne University 
George Mason University 
Georgia College & State University 
Hope College 
Illinois Institute of Art Chicago 
Illinois State University 
Illinois Wesleyan University 
Indiana State University 
Iowa State University 
Iowa Wesleyan College 
Joliet Junior College 
Kankakee Community College 
Kirkwood Community College 
Knox College 
Lakeland Community College 
Lewis University 
Lincoln Land  Community College 
Loyola University 
MacMurray College 
Marian University 

 

 
Marquette University
Miami University  Ohio
Millikin University
Murray State University
North Park University
Northern Illinois University
Northwestern University
Nova Southeastern University
Ohio State University
Olivet Nazarene University
Park University
Parkland College
Purdue University
Robert Morris University
Savannah College of Arts & Design
South Dakota State University
St. Joseph College 
St. Louis University
Truckee Meadows Community College
Tulane University
University of Dayton
University of Florida
University of Hawaii at Manoa
University of Illinois
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Notre Dame
University of Rochester
University of St. Francis
University of Wisconsin/Green Bay
Valparaiso University
Vanderbilt University
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
Western Illinois University
Wisconsin Lutheran College
Wyo Tech

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