Academics

Curriculum

Bishop Ireton's college preparatory curriculum has a solid tradition of educating young men and women of faith by offering rigorous academics and strong athletic and fine arts programs in a culture rich with Salesian Spirituality.

Courses, Curriculum, and Faculty

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Dual Enrollment Courses

Bishop Ireton has partnered with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) to offer dual enrollment classes during the school year. The courses are offered at no additional cost to the current students and upon successful completion, students can earn up to six college credits. The dual enrollment course credits are fully transferrable from NVCC to a Virginia public college or university. They may also be transferrable to private and out-of-state institutions. Dual enrollment courses are taught during the regular school day by Bishop Ireton faculty. Students must meet the pre-requisites and the Northern Virginia Community College application requirements to enroll in a dual enrollment class.

Bishop Ireton High School offers engineering coursework through a partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Introduction to Engineering Design and Principles of Engineering are part of a rigorous STEM initiative at Ireton. For more information on Project Lead the Way, visit pltw.org.

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  • 22

    Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered each year
  • STEM

    Our Project Lead the Way curriculum creates an engaging, hands-on classroom environment that allows students to thrive
  • 80%

    Percentage of faculty who hold an advanced degree at Bishop Ireton
  • 185

    Students from the class of 2020 enrolled in 77 different colleges and universities.

Yannet Ephrem '19

Bishop Ireton has helped me develop not only as a student, but has also allowed me to deepen my Catholic faith and relationship with God. One of my favorite things about Bishop Ireton is that it prepares us for the real world.

Curriculum Sequence

The minimum credit requirements for each academic department are listed below. Upon graduation, students will have accumulated 26.5 credits during their four years at Bishop Ireton.

  • Religion - 4 credits
  • English - 4 credits
  • Social  Studies - 4 credits
  • Mathematics - 4 credits**
  • Science - 4 credits
  • World  Language* - 3 credits**
  • Physical Education - 1.5 credits
  • Fine Arts - 1 credit
  • Computer  Science - 1 credit
Total = 26.5 credits
* Two years of one World Language followed by two years of another World Language may be substituted.

** Credit earned in the eighth grade for subjects normally taken in grades 9-12 (e.g., Algebra 1 and/or level 1 of a World Langauge) will only be listed on a student's transcript if the student passes the diocesan exemption exam and is placed in the next advanced level course. This credit will not calculate into a student's cumulative or current GPA. Students may not substitute these credits for overall Bishop Ireton graduation credits.

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  • Freshman Year

    Religion1.00
    English1.00
    Math1.00
    Science1.00
    Social Studies1.00
    World Language1.00
    Health/P.E.1.00
    Computer Science.50
    Elective (Fine Arts, etc.)optional*
  • Sophomore Year

    Religion1.00
    English1.00
    Math1.00
    Science1.00
    Social Studies1.00
    World Language1.00
    Health/P.E.1.00
    Computer Science*optional
    Elective (Fine Arts, etc.)optional*
  • Junior Credits

    Religion1.00
    English1.00
    Math1.00
    Science1.00
    Social Studies1.00
    World Language1.00
    Fine Artsoptional
    Computer Scienceoptional
    Other Electiveoptional*
  • Senior Year

    Religion1.00
    English1.00
    Math1.00
    Science1.00
    Social Studies1.00
    World Languagerecommended
    Fine Artsoptional
    Computer Scienceoptional
    Other Electiveoptional*