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Bishop Gorman High School Diocese of Las Vegas


Bishop Gorman

At Bishop Gorman High School, we pride ourselves on the ability for students to find academic rigor in a faith-based environment. Utilizing available programs and our academic services help maximize a student’s potential and gives them the opportunity to discover a path unique to them, while preparing them for higher learning.

We want you to challenge yourself and create an academic schedule that interests you and propels you to

higher education. With a variety of College Prep and Advanced Placement (AP) courses available, our students find themselves well prepared for their future endeavors. Below are examples of classes available to you,

whether you are interested in a general STEM or medical field trajectory, business or law-centered classes, or

something in the visual and performing arts. You have the opportunity to discover and create your own path.




• AP Economics

• Advanced Ceramics

• AP Statistics

• AP Art Studio Drawing

• AP Physics 1 and 2

• Criminal Justice

• AP Art Studio 2D Design

• AP Chemistry

• Law Club

• AP Art Studio 3D Design

• AP Biology

• AP US Government

• Black & White Photo

• AP Environmental Science

• Mock Trial

• Introduction to Programming

• Speech and Debate

• Computer Programming 2

• Micro Bank

• AP Calculus AB and BC

• Future Business Leaders of


• AP Statistics • Robotics • Medical Society

America • Associated Student Government

• Broadcast Media & Journalism • Color Guard • Dance Team • Digital Photo • Directing Practicum • Gaels on Broadway • Jazz Ensemble • String Orchestra

College Preparatory Academics

Academic Tracks


Counseling Department Our Counseling Department is dedicated to student success. In addition to our academic advisors that monitor academic progress, advise class

placement and schedules and support students’ collegiate learning, our College Counselor and NCAA Liaison supplements the college preparatory experience with events and planning.

Under the direction of our College Counselor, students will experience a comprehensive college planning program that includes:

College Counselor

• An annual college fair • On-campus college visits • Collegiate financial aid/ scholarship information • A college application camp

Naviance Family Connection is a web-based program designed to help students navigate every aspect of the college admissions process.

Within the Naviance program and with the guidance of our College Counselor, students can take a personality assessment and interest

inventory, access a college database, research potential colleges, build a college resume, create a college list and manage their applications.

Learning Center

The Learning Center was created in response to a growing need to extend

Did you know?

BGHS administers the ACT test to all students during their junior year? The test is free of charge and taken during the school day for convenience to ensure all students are on a college preparatory track.

additional educational and support services to students with diagnosed,

mild to moderate learning disabilities and attention problems. For students

formally enrolled in the program, the Learning Center offers a comfortable

learning environment for small group studying, individual tutoring and test

taking accommodations.

The Learning Center Program is not a Special Education Program, but

rather, unique in that students needing learning accommodations can still find themselves in a rigorous college preparatory environment with help from our Learning Center support staff.


Advanced Placement pass rate

National Merit Scholars

97 97% of the graduating


Class of 2018 attending a college or university


perfect ACT and

$30 million

SAT score from

in college

the Class of 2018


College Preparatory Academics



Where Will Your Path Lead You?

IDAHO Boise State University Idaho State University

MONTANA Montana State University, - Bozeman

NORTH DAKOTA Minot State University

Here are the schools that students from our recent

MINNESOTA University of Minnesota - Crookston

graduating Class of 2018 were accepted to. SOUTH DAKOTA Presentation College WASHINGTON Gonzaga University Seattle Pacific University Seattle University University of Puget Sound University of Washington Washington State University Western Washington University Whitworth University OREGON Corban University Oregon State University Portland State University University of Oregon University of Portland Willamette University

CALIFORNIA California College of the Arts, San Francisco California Lutheran University California State Polytechnic University - Pomona - San Luis Obispo California State University - Fullerton - Long Beach - Monterey Bay - Northridge - San Marcos Chapman University Dominican University of California Holy Names University Humboldt State University Loyola Marymount University Marymount California University Moorpark College Mount St. Mary’s University, Chalon Campus Pacific Union College Pepperdine University Saint Mary’s College of California San Diego State University Santa Clara University Santa Monica College Stanford University University of California - Davis - Irvine - Los Angeles - San Diego - Santa Barbara - Santa Cruz University of Redlands University of San Diego University of San Francisco University of Southern California Vanguard University of Southern CA Whittier College Woodbury University

WYOMING University of Wyoming IOWA Cornell College Grinnell College Waldorf University

NEVADA College of Southern Nevada Nevada State College Regis University Truckee Meadows Community College University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Nevada, Reno

NEBRASKA Creighton University Hastings College Midland University University of Nebraska, Lincoln

UTAH Brigham Young University Dixie State University Southern Utah University Utah State University University of Utah Weber State University

ARIZONA Arizona State University Barrett, The Honors College Benedictine University at Mesa Grand Canyon University Northern Arizona University Pima Community College University of Arizona

HAWAII Hawaii Pacific University University of Hawaii, Manoa

KANSAS Benedictine College Independence Community College Kansas State University University of Kansas Washburn University of Topeka

COLORADO Adams State University Colorado Mesa University Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Johnson & Wales University - Denver University of Northern Colorado University of Colorado - Boulder - Denver University of Denver

OKLAHOMA Oklahoma City University Oklahoma State University The University of Oklahoma

TEXAS Baylor University Southern Methodist University St. Mary’s University of San Antonio Tarleton State University Texas A&M University Texas Christian University The University of Texas - Arlington - Austin Trinity University

INDIANA Indiana University, Bloomington Marian University Purdue University Saint Mary’s College University of Notre Dame University of Evansville

OHIO Case Western Reserve University Denison University Franciscan University of Steubenville Miami University, Oxford The Ohio State University Xavier University

MASSACHUSETTS Bentley University Berklee College of Music Boston College Boston University Brandeis University College of the Holy Cross Harvard University Nichols College Northeastern University University of Massachusetts - Amherst

NEW HAMPSHIRE Dartmouth College

VERMONT University of Vermont

MICHIGAN Michigan State University University of Michigan - Ann Arbor - Dearborn

ILLINOIS DePaul University Dominican University Illinois Wesleyan University Loyola University Chicago Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville

RHODE ISLAND Salve Regina University CONNECTICUT Fairfield University Wesleyan University

NEW JERSEY Rutgers University - New Brunswick Seton Hall University Stevens Institute of Technology

WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia University Wheeling Jesuit University MISSOURI Saint Louis University

MISSISSIPPI Belhaven University University of Mississippi University of So. Mississippi

SOUTH CAROLINA College of Charleston

WASHINGTON, DC American University Howard University Georgetown University The Catholic University of America The George Washington University NORTH CAROLINA Duke University Gardner-Webb University University of NC at - Chapel Hill - Wilmington

VIRGINIA James Madison University Norfolk State University University of Richmond Virginia Commonwealth University Washington & Lee University University of Virginia

GEORGIA Emory University Georgia Military College Morehouse College Savannah College of Art & Design

TENNESSEE Middle Tennessee State University Tennessee State University University of Tennessee - Knoxville

PENNSYLVANIA Drexel University Duquesne University Franklin & Marshall College Lehigh University Muhlenberg College Pennsylvania State University Robert Morris University Temple University Thiel College University of Pennsylvania University of Pittsburgh

MARYLAND Loyola University Maryland Morgan State University University of Maryland, College Park

KENTUCKY Bellarmine University

LOUISIANA Louisiana State University Loyola University New Orleans Tulane University Xavier University of Louisiana

NEW YORK Baruch College of the CUNY Columbia University Cornell University Fordham University Hofstra University Hunter College of CUNY Long Island University -Brooklyn - Post Mahattanville College Marymount Manhattan College Mount St. Mary College New York Film Academy New York University Pace University Purchase State University of NY Queens College of the CUNY Sarah Lawrence College St. John’s University, Queens Campus Syracuse University The King’s College The New School Union College

College Preparatory Academics

WISCONSIN Marquette University University of Wisconsin - Madison

FRANCE Institut Paul Bocuse SCOTLAND University of St. Andrews

ALABAMA Auburn University The University of Alabama - Birmingham - Tuscaloosa

* This is just a sampling of the schools to where the Bishop Gorman’s Class of 2O18 was accepted.

SPAIN Universidad Europea de Madrid FLORIDA Ave Maria University Eckerd College Florida State University Florida Atlantic University Rollins College Stetson University


What does a Bishop Gorman schedule look like during the week? Each school day begins at 8 A.M. and ends at 2 P.M. In addition, our modified block schedule gives students the opportunity to experience a typical college class schedule while affording in-depth instruction that cannot be accomplished in a typical 50-minute class period.





PERIODS 1, 2 & 3




PERIODS 4, 5 & 6



GAELS Period GAELS periods (God, Activities and Enhanced Learning

College Preparatory Academics

A Week In The Life of a Bishop Gorman Student


Study Time

Sessions) occur on every block day (Tuesday and


Wednesday) and provide

will find that

students and teachers

GAELS periods

additional opportunities to meet and extend their experiences beyond what they

allow for:

Club & Activity Meetings

Remedial Work

are receiving during regular instructional time.

Make Up Work

Other School Programs



your faith 8.5 x 9 page 4 back

Our values are rooted in the Catholic faith and we are committed to a faith-based environment, where students will find spiritual discovery and acceptance throughout their Bishop Gorman journey.

Students are required to take Theology courses each year at Bishop Gorman. They begin their studies with

Sacred Scripture and progress to senior electives such as Apologetics, World Religions, Vocations, Social Justice,

and Catholic Perspectives in Literature and Film.


In keeping with the commitment to enhance the spiritual experience of the Bishop Gorman community, students and faculty worship together with monthly Eucharistic celebrations. Students are welcome to

participate in the liturgies as lectors, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, altar servers or members of the Worship Choir.

Mite Box On Tuesday mornings, the Bishop Gorman community

participates in the weekly Mite Box collection. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to donate to the Mite Box collection, whether two quarters or two dollars. All funds collected go to the Matthew 25 Board, a

student-led group that reviews applications for monetary assistance from the Las Vegas community, with some

Faith Based Learning Environment


special collections benefiting specific causes.


was raised during Mite Box collections for the 2017-2018 school year 9

It is the mission of our Campus Ministry Department to help the Bishop Gorman community explore and discover Jesus Christ’s abiding love and presence in our lives.

Our Campus Ministry team coordinates many faith-filled aspects of our campus, including our Christian Service program and Retreat program.

Christian Service As part of our Bishop Gorman mission statement, we aim to

create a community where service is valued and celebrated.

Students are required to participate in a minimum of 100 hours of Christian Service (25/year minimum) as a requirement for

graduation. Within the Christian Service Program, students will find different service opportunities that speak to them, create

25 Hours of Christian Service per year required by each Bishop Gorman student.

teaching experiences and set a foundation to be servant leaders after leaving the Bishop Gorman community.


Christian Service hours fulfilled last year

100 hours total to graduate


Community organizations and agencies that students visit


Blankets donated to the Las Vegas Rescue Mission during the 2017 December blanket drive

Campus Ministry coordinates two different retreats – one for freshmen and sophomores and one for juniors and seniors – that provide an opportunity to explore one’s

relationship with God, oneself and others. Both retreats

are offered multiple times throughout the school year,

in addition to day-long class retreats, and opportunities

to attend both LA Youth Day and the Viatorian Youth Congress.


QUEST is an overnight retreat for 9th and 10th graders. This retreat allows for students to learn more about

themselves, their relationships with family and friends

and their relationship with God. Led by previous sophomore retreatants, it is typically offered three

times during the school year.


KAIROS is a three day retreat for 11th and 12th graders.

This retreat helps students learn more about self, relationships and God, but also discusses how living

a Christian life can help guide their future and strengthen those relationships. Led by previous senior

retreatants, it is typically offered three or more times

Faith Based Learning Environment

Retreat Program

during the school year.



your passion

Students involved in extracurricular activities receive more out of their high school experience. With over 40 different clubs and organizations in which our students can participate, there is truly something for everyone to help students discover and grow their passions.

Aquinas Theology Honor Society

Investment Club

Photography Club

Art Club

Jewelry Club

Rho Kappa

Associated Student Gov’t, ASG (elected)



American Sign Language (ASL) Club

Live Action Role Play

Romantic Comedy Club

Best Buddies

Marching Band

Science Club

Ceramics Club

Matthew 25 Board

Science National Honor Society

Creative Writing Club

Medical Society

Spanish National Honor Society

Dance Team

Micro Bank

Speech & Debate

Environmental Club

Mock Trial

Tri Music Honor Society

French Honor Society

Model United Nations

Varsity Quiz

Frisbee Golf Club

Mu Alpha Theta

Worship Choir, Chamber Musicians, and

Future Business Leaders of America

National Art Honor Society

Gaels of Justice

National English Honor Society


Gaels Theatre Guild

National Honor Society


History Club

Philosophy Club


Did you know?

Something For Everyone

Clubs, Societies & Activities

Our Art students partnered with the

Memory Project, a nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and students to donate portraits around the world? During the 2017-2018 school year, our Bishop

Gorman students created portraits for Syrian refugee children.


Mock Trial State Champions


Students qualified for the National Tournament from our State Championship Speech & Debate Team


National Thespian Championships 13

Athletics The athletic facilities at Bishop Gorman High School are second to none with

dedicated fields for most athletic teams. The Athletic Training Center (ATC) is a

state-of-the-art two-story facility that offers students, faculty and staff all the latest

equipment for weight training and conditioning, with a versatile meeting and event space on the second floor that overlooks Fertitta Field.

Our National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Liaison and Counselor advises and directs all students who wish to continue participating in sports at the

college level, and assists student-athletes with NCAA eligibility as well as NCAA Clearinghouse forms.

FALL • • • • • • •

Cheerleading Cross Country Football Women’s Golf Soccer Tennis Women’s Volleyball

WINTER • • • •

Basketball Bowling Cheerleading Wrestling

SPRING • • • • • • •

Baseball Men’s Golf Lacrosse Softball Swimming & Diving Track & Field Men’s Volleyball

Something For Everyone

113 State Championships in School History

2017-2018 Athletics Accolades


Men’s Track & Field State Title in Bishop Gorman History


Athletes of the Year



Straight Football State Championships

Straight Men’s Basketball State Championships


NCAA Scholarships 15


your potential

We want our students to discover their potential and doing so means taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities, technology, collegiate opportunities and academic services that accompany a Catholic, college preparatory education.

Moved its campus to 56 acres at the base of the beautiful Spring Mountain Range. A college preparatory campus means

experiencing and utilizing our facilities to see students’ success. The following facilities are just a snapshot of what students can take advantage of in various classes, clubs and school events.

FINE ARTS COMPLEX, including a



media studio, 340-seat theatre with

gymnasiums, baseball and softball fields,

natural-light artist studio, ceramic classroom

including a black box theatre, broadcast

photography lab.

orchestra pit and green room.

multi-sport turf field with lights, soccer field,




nutrition center, lecture hall and Ryan Hall

computer lab with 3D printers and scanners

with two kilns, black and white

an extensive weight room, training room,


for meetings and social gatherings.

a 5,000 capacity football stadium, two

running track and 10 lighted tennis courts.

ranging in capacity from 80 to 140 seats.

Giving You Tools For Success

In 2007, Bishop Gorman...

and group project meeting rooms.

Wellness Counselor Bishop Gorman’s full-time Wellness Counselor provides support to students who seek guidance beyond that which is offered by our academic faculty and staff. The Wellness Counselor assists students with topics such

as stress, school and social life balance, grief, family issues and other common teenage issues, good and bad. Additionally, the Wellness Counselor makes referrals to professionals in the community when warranted and hosts enrichment opportunities and/or lectures during the year.


Internship Program Second semester juniors can apply for our Bishop Gorman Internship Program, for placement in a summer internship as a returning senior. Accepted applicants will receive a first-hand look into a career field

of interest, providing a unique, professional experience in a particular field with insight into possible career paths.


Students who have participated in the Internship Program

1:1 iPad Program Our 1:1 iPad Program permits Bishop Gorman to maximize the advantages of current technology in our academic instruction.

Each student receives an iPad for his or her use, to house e-textbooks

and supplementary academic programs, giving students the

technological competence necessary to be successful in college.

Throughout the academic year and during the summer, students can take advantage of offerings to expand their horizons through various travel opportunities. These enriching trips give students the opportunity to represent Bishop Gorman locally and across the world, with teaching moments in the fields of culture, performing arts, science, visual arts and more.





Washington, DC


Science Trip

Summer Trip

Science/Art Trip

Summer Trip

Speech & Debate

Summer Trip

Giving You Tools For Success

Bishop Gorman Travel



the Bishop Gorman legacy

Bishop Gorman is a tight-knit community of students, parents, alumni and friends who have influenced the fabric of this community for decades. We are proud of our humble beginnings, accomplishments and contributions to the Las Vegas Valley. Once you make a commitment to Bishop Gorman, we make a commitment to your family to support you through not only high school, but long after you have graduated.

Yes, all of our parents are Gaels, too! The support of our parents enables us to continue our traditions of excellence and help us foster that sense of Gael community. Parents are always welcome at our events and activities.

Stay Connected We strive to keep you up-to-date on all things Bishop Gorman.

To stay in the loop, follow us on social media, visit our website

and sign up for our regular publications like Sharing the Pride for parents and The Gael Gazette, for alumni.

Follow Us: @bishopgormanhighschool

Like Us: Bishop Gorman High School

Discover Our Legacy


Follow Us: @bishopgormanhs


Tuition Assistance

Tuition Information

An investment in Bishop Gorman is an investment in your student’s education and

ultimately, their future. Making this investment affordable may mean applying for tuition

2018-2019 School Year Rates


Regular Rate: $13,700 Catholic Parishioner Rate with Affidavit:


Admissions Application Fee:


Registration Fee: (non-refundable)


New Student Enrollment Fee: (non-refundable)


Graduation Fee (seniors only):


Tuition assistance is available for families that qualify. Parents must complete an online

application and be verified by February 15, 2019 to be considered for the first award review. Awards are based on demonstrated need and the availability of funds.

Please note: The Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association does not permit athletic scholarships to be awarded to student athletes. Bishop Gorman High School strictly adheres to the rules and regulations of the NIAA.

Additional Costs • Textbooks: • Clothing:

varying per class schedule varying per selections

• A.P. Exam Fees


(per Advanced Placement class) • Tuition payment and credit card processing fees

For more information please visit:


of students receive Tuition Assistance

$1,000,000 Tuition Assistance awarded during the 2017-2018 school year

Discover Our Legacy

Shadow Days Shadow Days are an opportunity for prospective students to spend the day with a current Bishop Gorman student to experience the normal flow of a regular school day. Sign up online at to reserve your spot today.


Start Your Legacy As you prepare for your high school experience, knowing your deadlines will make the application process that much easier.

2018-2019 October 21

Open House

November 3

Priority Placement Exam (available to all Partner School 9th grade applicants)

December 8

Placement Exam for 9th grade applicants

December 21

Priority Student decisions mailed

January 12

Placement Exam for 9th grade applicants

February 1

Priority Student deadline for deposit

February 15

Deadline for Bishop Gorman Tuition Assistance


Admissions decisions for incoming 9th grade applicants mailed Tuition Assistance decisions mailed

March 18-22

Registration week for new, accepted students

April 5

Increased Registration Fee for first pool of applicants

Admissions Requirements Incoming Freshman Students:

Incoming Transfer Students:

• Positive disciplinary and attendance records

• A minimum 2.75 GPA in core classes (English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Language and Theology, if coming from a Catholic School)

• Positive scores on the High School Placement Exam (HSPT)

• Positive disciplinary and attendance records

• A minimum 2.0 GPA or better in middle school, with a “C” or better in core classes

Bishop Gorman High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational and admission policies, athletic programs or other school administered programs. Bishop Gorman, “is operated as an exempt school under the provision of NRS 394.211 and as such is exempt from the provisions of the Private Elementary and Secondary Education Authorization Act.”

Submit your BGHS Application online! Come to Open House on October 21, 2018 Sign up for and take the High School Placement Test before January 12, 2019

Discover Our Legacy

Admissions Deadlines & Checklist:

Submit your Tuition Assistance application by February 15, 2019

This magnet belongs in a place where you won’t forget it! Here are the checklist items you don’t want to forget when applying to Bishop Gorman this year.

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