School Profile

BISHOP KELLY HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE

Academic Excellence ∙ Moral Leadership ∙ Social Responsibility

2017-18 School Profile

LOCATION, FACILITY AND COMMUNITY PROFILE

Bishop Kelly High School is centrally located on the west side of Boise, Idaho’s capital city.  Boise is the largest metropolitan area in the state, with a population base of approximately 400,000 in Ada County.  Boise is home to many high-tech industries and other diverse business opportunities.  Bishop Kelly is situated on 70 acres near I-84 and Franklin Road.  The 81,350 square-foot facility, built in 1964, was expanded in 1995 to include four science classrooms, four multipurpose rooms and additional cafeteria space. A new gymnasium and four new classrooms were completed in the fall of 2000. In the fall of 2005, a Strategic Plan was implemented, focusing on making improvements in all areas of Bishop Kelly.  The Capital Campaign, which began through this Strategic Plan, created funding for recent and future growth and improvement to our physical structure.  In the summer of 2007, a 2.2 million dollar renovation allowed for updating and improvements in 75,000 square feet of academic space. In the fall of 2014, a new educational wing was added to the school, which housed 7 new classrooms, and an expanded and remodeled library was celebrated in December 2014.  A brand-new tennis complex, with 8 tennis courts, was also completed.

PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION STATEMENT

“A true education aims at the formation of the person with respect to his [her] ultimate goal, and simultaneously with the respect to those societies of which he [she] is a member…”  –-Vatican Council II

Bishop Kelly High School’s mission as a Catholic, Christian educational community is to develop the total student–spirit, mind and body.  Through a diverse and comprehensive education in the Catholic tradition, students prepare themselves to serve God and others in the world community.

Bishop Kelly High School is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission and the Western Catholic Education Association.

STAFF:

President:
Rich Raimondi

Principal:
Mike Caldwell

Assistant Principal/Curriculum & Instruction:
Stephany Herrera

Assistant Principal/Student Affairs
Cheryl Hutchinson

Activities Director:
Tom Shanahan

Faculty:
54 full and part-time teachers

Guidance Staff:
Mary Crum
Samuel Kristensen

Christine Haener

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Enrollment:  Fall 2017
777 students in grades 9-12

SERVICE LEARNING:

Students must complete 90 documented hours of community service; 30 of those hours are to be earned as a senior.  Service learning is an integral component of the Bishop Kelly education.

CLUBS AND SPORTS:

There are 50 extra-curricular clubs and sports, with approximately 2/3 of our student body participating in an extracurricular activity.

COLLEGE ATTENDANCE:

100% of the class of 2017 will continue their education in 2- or 4-year colleges in 21 states and 3 foreign countries. One student received a military appointment.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS:

53 SEMESTER CREDITS
English  |  8
Math  |  6
Speech  |  1
American Government  |  2
Economics  |  1
Health  |  1
Foreign Language  |  4
Physical Education  |  2
Service Learning | 1
Science  |  6
World History  |  2
U.S. History  |  2
Theology  |  7
Technology  |  1
Electives  |  9

GRADING SCALE: (See the link above for unweighted and weighted GPAs)

90-100 = A = 4.0
80 – 89 = B = 3.0
70 – 79 = C = 2.0
60 – 69 = D = 1.0
0 – 59 = F =  0.0

When a student repeats a course, only the highest grade is calculated into the GPA; however, both courses will appear on the student’s transcript.

AP COURSES (Weighted):

AP American Government
AP Biology
AP Calculus AB
AP Chemistry
AP Computer Science
AP Computer Science Principles
AP English Language/Composition
AP English Literature
AP Environmental Science
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Physics I & II
AP Spanish Language
AP Statistics
AP Studio Art
AP U.S. History

HONORS COURSES (Weighted):

Honors Chemistry
Introduction to Engineering Design

NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS:

1 Finalist  2016-17
3 Finalists 2015-16
4 Finalists 2014-15
2 Finalists 2013-14
2 Finalists 2012-13
5 Finalists 2011-12
3 Finalists 2010-11
4 Finalists 2009-10

AP EXAMS 2017:

325 exams were administered to 207 students.  A total of 52 students were recognized with various AP Scholar designations.

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT 2015-16:

86 students earned 407 concurrent credits in 7 different courses through Boise State University, taught at Bishop Kelly.