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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:
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

  • 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 through 2014-15. 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 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 


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

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