Academic Profile

Bishop England High School runs on a semester system with each semester divided into two quarters.  Each semester culminates in a week of exams:  mid-term exams in December and final exams in May.  The school day begins at 8:05 am each morning with dismissal at 2:50 pm.  Classes meet each day for 45 minutes and rotate in a seven week cycle each Monday morning.

Grading Scale

GPA System of BEHS: The BEHS grade point average (GPA) that appears on student transcripts is based on the following system that weights grades according to academic level. This unique system is used in the college admissions process to reward our students for the rigor of our academic program.

AP H AI AII
90-100 A 6.5 5.5 4.5 3.5
85-89 B+ 6.0 5.0 4.0 3.0
80-84 B 5.5 4.5 3.5 2.5
75-79 C+ 5.0 4.0 3.0 2.0
70-74 C 4.5 3.5 2.5 1.5
Under 69 F 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

 

GPA System for the South Carolina Uniform Grading Policy (SCUGP):  The following 7-Point Scale was used for SCUGP calculations until August 15, 2016. The 10-Point Scale that follows is used for SCUGP calculations beginning on August 15, 2016.

SCUGP before 8-15-16

SCUGP after 8-15-16

Graduation Requirements

To receive a diploma from Bishop England High School, a student must meet the requirement of a minimum of eight semesters of attendance in a secondary school and earn twenty-four credits. Ordinarily, a student must be in attendance at BEHS for the last two semesters prior to graduation.

REQUIRED CREDITS:

4 – Theology

4 – English

4 – Mathematics

3 – Science

2 – World Language

1 – U.S. History

½ – U.S. Government

½ – Economics

1 –Additional social studies

1 –Computer technology

1–Fine Arts

1 – Physical Education

1–Additional elective

24 TOTAL CREDITS

*Please note that Clemson University, the College of Charleston, and a number of other colleges and universities require 3 years of a world language. While Clemson requires those courses to be in the same language, the College of Charleston allows students to take two years of one language and one year of another.

Bell Schedules

Regular Schedule

8:05 Warning Bell
8:10 – 8:20 ………. Homeroom
8:25 – 9:10 ………. 1st time block
9:15 – 10:00 ………2nd time block
10:05 – 10:50 …….3rd time block
10:55 – 11:40 …….4th time block
11:40 – 12:15 ……. Lunch
12:20 – 1:05 ……….5th time block
1:10 – 2:00 …………6th time block
2:05 – 2:50 …………7th time block

Half-day

8:05 Warning Bell
8:10 – 8:20 ………. Homeroom
8:25 – 8:50 ………. 1st time block
8:55 – 9:20 ………. 2nd time block
9:25 – 9:50 ………. 3rd time block
9:55 – 10:20 ………4th time block
10:25 – 10:50 …….5th time block
10:25 – 10:50 ……..6th time block
11:30 – 11:55 ……..7th time block

All-school Mass

8:05 Warning Bell
8:10 – 8:20 ………. Homeroom
8:25 – 9:00 ………. 1st time block
9:05 – 9:40 ………. 2nd time block
9:45 – 10:25 ………3rd time block
10:30 – 10:40 …….Hmrms called to Mass
10:45 – 11:40 ……..Mass
11:40 – 12:15 ……..Lunch
12:20 – 12:55 ……..4th time block
1:00 – 1:35 …………5th time block
1:40 – 2:15 …………6th time block
2:20 – 2:50 …………7th time block

All School Assembly 

8:05 Warning Bell
8:10 – 8:20 ……….Homeroom
8:25 – 9:00 ……….1st time block
9:05 – 9:40 ……….2nd time block
9:45 – 10:20 ……..3rd time block
10:25 – 11:00 …….4th time block
11:05 – 11:40 …….5th time block
11:40 – 12:15 ……..Lunch
12:20 – 1:05 ……….6th time block
1:10 – 1:50 …………7th time block
1:55 – 2:05 …………Return to homeroom
2:10 – 2:50 …………Assembly

*Announcements will be made during the 6th time block.

Exam Schedule

Exam Schedule
8:00 Teachers open classrooms *First semester exams begin
8:05 Warning bell with the 1st period class.
8:10 Tardy bell
8:25 – 10:25 1st exam of day
10:55 Teachers open classrooms
11:05 Warning bell *Second semester exams begin
11:10 – 1:10 2nd exam of the day with the 7th period class.
2:10 Main office closes

*First semester exams begin with the 1st period class.

*Second semester exams begin with the 7th period class.

Levels of Study

Honors Program and Advanced Placement (AP): This program is designed to challenge gifted students. As part of the Honors Program, Bishop England participates in the Advanced Placement Program of the College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) and offers 13 AP courses. Because the Honors program and AP curricula require such intense study, students selected for this program must demonstrate maturity, learn at an accelerated pace, and review/complete assignments with a high degree of independence. They are expected to be capable of writing well-organized analytical essays and to apply information in a way that goes beyond basic comprehension of the facts. They should be able to evaluate and synthesize information as well.

College Preparatory (Level AI): The majority of our students are placed at the College-Preparatory (AI) instructional level. Students are able to learn at a moderate, yet challenging, pace. As they develop the necessary skills, they may be expected to complete assignments with a moderate degree of independence. Testing will involve some application and analysis.

College Preparatory (Level AII): At the College-Preparatory (AII) level, students are prepared to go on to college level work after graduation; however, they are given a significant degree of guidance from teachers in preparing papers and other assignments. Tests reflect a smaller amount of content than tests in the AI level and focus largely on comprehension of information with an ever-increasing expectation to develop comparison and contrasting skills.

Options Program: This program is designed to provide an inclusive educational experience for students with moderate developmental or intellectual disabilities. In most cases, students in this program will not be eligible to receive a high school diploma.