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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.

We offer a challenging curriculum of college prep, honors, and Advanced Placement courses, specifically geared for 21st-century learning.  By the time they graduate, Bishop Ireton students are well prepared to succeed at the nation's top colleges and universities, evidenced by our
 99% college placement rate.  In addition, they leave with a unique perspective on who they are and how they can make a difference in the world.

Our talented and highly qualified faculty at Bishop Ireton encourage our students to "Be who you are, and be that well." I'm immensely proud of the work that goes on inside the classroom and the support our students feel from every corner of the school.  The interaction between faculty and students makes Bishop Ireton a thriving community both academically and spiritually allowing them to Advance Always!

Denise Tobin
Principal




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

College

204 students from the class of 2018 enrolled in 75 colleges and universities in 22 different states




Courses, Curriculum, and Faculty



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 at during the regular school day by BI faculty. Students must meet the pre-requisites and the Northern Virginia Community College application requirements to enroll in a dual enrollment class.




What They're Saying

"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."

- Yannet Ephrem '19


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 BI.

  • 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. 

Freshman Year

Religion 1.00
English 1.00
Math 1.00
Science 1.00
Social Studies 1.00
World Language 1.00
Health/P.E. 1.00
Computer Science .50
Elective (Fine Arts, etc.) optional*

Junior Year

Religion 1.00
English 1.00
Math 1.00
Science 1.00
Social Studies 1.00
World Language 1.00
Fine Arts optional
Computer Science optional
Other Elective optional*

Sophomore Year

Religion 1.00
English 1.00
Math 1.00
Science 1.00
Social Studies 1.00
World Language 1.00
Health/P.E. 1.00
Computer Science *optional
Elective (Fine Arts, etc.) optional*

Senior Year

Religion 1.00
English 1.00
Math 1.00
Science 1.00
Social Studies 1.00
World Language recommended
Fine Arts optional
Computer Science optional
Other Elective optional*



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