Brother Martin Admissions Viewbook 2022-2023

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Brother Martin High School


AMETUR COR JESU “LOVED BE THE HEART OF JESUS.”

BROTHER MARTIN SCHOOL PRAYER We thank you for the charism of André Coindre, the selfless service of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, and the sanctuary that is Brother Martin High School. Please continue to bless us with leaders, teachers, and students of wisdom and compassion who love us, form us, challenge us, and inspire us. Enlighten our minds, sanctify our hearts, strengthen our wills, and grace us with courage and trust to meet the needs of our changing world, We ask all of this through your son Jesus Christ. Amen. Ametur Cor Jesu! Ametur Cor Mariae!

AMETUR COR MARIAE “LOVED BE THE HEART OF MARY.”


MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of Brother Martin High School is to form young people through a holistic education that fosters academic excellence in a caring, disciplined community, which integrates Catholic tradition and the charism of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart to meet the needs of a changing world.

Brothers of the Sacred Heart - In New Orleans Since 1869 Quality Catholic Education for boys 8th - 12th grade

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PHILOSOPHY The 154-year educational tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart is grounded in a holistic approach to education. We believe that young persons learn from their total experience of the school setting. The most important aspect of any Catholic education is the development of Christian values and the transmission of the Catholic heritage. Our efforts to have religion spread through the school include campus ministry programs, modeling of religious values, service with others, religious activities, and symbols in the school. We advocate an orderly and disciplined environment that is respectful, consistent, fair, and based on a relationship of mutual trust and cooperation. To promote an environment characterized by Christian concern and friendly discipline, we give our personal attention to developing open and genuine relationships with our students and parents through opportunities outside of class time and in less formal settings. We view academic excellence as the development of our students to the maximum of their potential. We establish a demanding curriculum, provide interesting lessons and continually adapt our curriculum to help our students become the persons God created them to be.

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S T. A L OY S I U S 1 8 6 9 - 1 9 6 9

COR JESU 1954 - 1969

B ROT H E R M A RT I N 1 9 6 9 - P R E S E N T

H I S TO RY Brother Martin is a private Catholic school offering a college preparatory curriculum for boys in grades 8 through 12. The school has a lay and religious faculty, which is under the direction of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, an international religious order founded in 1821 by Father André Coindre in Lyons, France. In September of 1969, celebrating the 100th year of educational commitment to the youth of the New Orleans area, the Brothers of the Sacred Heart consolidated St. Aloysius (1869-1969) and Cor Jesu (1954-1969) high schools under the title of Brother Martin High School. In selecting the name, the Brothers honored one of their own. His contributions to the Brothers and to education are inscribed on the plaque in the lobby of the school: Brother Martin Hernandez, S.C., a Brother of the Sacred Heart whose lifetime of dedicated service to the youth of New Orleans is perpetuated by this building.

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HOPES FOR OUR GRADUATES We are confident that based on their experiences as students in a Brothers of the Sacred Heart school, our graduates are becoming well-rounded, faith-filled, self-disciplined, compassionate, and academically prepared men who respond to God’s love.

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HOLISTIC EDUCATION R E L IG IO U S VA LUES We care for our students. Through our love, our challenging them, we show them God’s love. We help our young men journey through a faith-filled and meaningful life, all under the loving care of our gracious and forgiving God. We provide a sanctuary for all students.

F R IE N D LY D IS CI P L I N E We respect our students. We trust them to do “the right thing” and “get in their way” when they don’t, not to punish but to correct. We want every act to be a “learning moment,” even their flawed moments. We want them to respect themselves and hold themselves accountable for living a moral life.

P E R S O N A L AT T E N T I O N We know our students. We know their families. We strive to know and value each student’s sacred story, recognizing that the complete experience of a young person exists in all aspects of his life - his family, his faith, his academics, and his own personal interests. Our students are more than grades and GPAs. They are young men of varied talents and interests, and we strive to know and support these.

AC A D E M IC E XC E L L E N C E We challenge our students. Our varied academic programs encourage students to develop their God-given intellect, to nurture their curiosity, and to give them confidence in their future professional plans. Academic Excellence is different for each student. Our goal is for each young man to reach his academic potential.

“ EVERYTHING WE D O T EAC HES S O MET HIN G.” - BROTHER JEAN SOBERT, S.C. 5


CURRICULUM JU NIO R HIGH C U R R I C U LU M

COMPUTER SCIENCE

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ENGLISH

½ CREDIT ELECTIVES Computer Applications I (HSC) Concurrent with Intro to Algebra Digital Media (HSC) Concurrent with Algebra I

English 8

Computer Applications I

English I

Digital Media

English I H

English I H (HSC)

English II English II H

HIGH SC HO OL CU R R ICU LU M

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English III H

ELECTIVES Computer Science I H Computer Science (Fall)

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English III English III H English III H/AP English IV H English IV H/AP 1/2 CREDIT ELECTIVES Creative Writing

ELECTIVES Computer Science I H Computer Science II H Computer Science (Fall)

HEALTH & PE MATHEMATICS RELIGION NJROTC

ELECTIVES Applied Music 1: Fundamentals (HSC)

Health & PE I (HSC) Intro to Algebra

English IV English IV H (DE) English IV H/AP English V H (DE) English V H/AP 1/2 CREDIT ELECTIVES Creative Writing

SOCIAL STUDIES

WORLD LANGUAGES

Earth Science (HSC)

World Geography (HSC)

Physical Science (HSC)

World Geography H (HSC)

NJROTC I (HSC)

Algebra I H (HSC)

Physical Science H (HSC)

ELECTIVES Applied Music 1: Fundamentals Beginning Band Advanced Band Advanced Chorus Art I Studio

Health & PE I

Algebra I

Earth Science

French I

Health & PE II

Algebra I H

Physical Science

German I

Geometry

Physical Science H

Latin I

Geometry H

Biology H

Spanish I

Advanced Band Advanced Chorus Art I Studio Art II Studio

Health & PE III

NJROTC I

Religion 8

SCIENCE

Algebra I (HSC)

Beginning Band (HSC) Advanced Band (HSC) Advanced Chorus (HSC) Fine Arts Survey (HSC)

English II H

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FINE ARTS

Religion I

NJROTC II

Biology

Western Civilization

French II

Geometry H

Biology H

Western Civilization H

German II

NJROTC II

Algebra II

Chemistry H

World History H/AP

Latin II

NJROTC III

Algebra II H

ELECTIVES Advanced Band Advanced Chorus Art I Studio Art II Studio Art III Studio Art History H/AP ½ CREDIT ELECTIVES Fine Arts Survey - Theatre/Speech - Music Appreciation - Visual Arts - Animation - Game Development

Health & PE III

Algebra II

ELECTIVES Advanced Band Advanced Chorus Art II Studio Art III Studio Art IV Studio Art History H/AP

HEALTH & PE II

Religion II

Spanish II

Religion III

Chemistry

American History

ELECTIVES*

Algebra II H

Chemistry H

American History H (DE)

French III H

NJROTC III

Advanced Math

Physics H

American History H/AP

German III H

NJROTC IV

Advanced Math H (DE)

Latin III H ELECTIVES Psychology H/AP

Health & PE III NJROTC IV NJROTC V

½ CREDIT ELECTIVES Fine Arts Survey - Theatre/Speech - Music Appreciation - Visual Arts - Animation - Game Development

Geometry

Advanced Math Advanced Math H (DE) Calculus (DE) Calculus H (DE) Calculus AB H/AP Calculus BC H/AP Statistics H/AP

Religion IV

Physics Physics H Physics H/AP-C ELECTIVES Anatomy & Physiology Biology II H/AP Chemistry II H/AP ½ CREDIT ELECTIVES Physics of Technology I Environmental Science (DE) Aerospace Science Fundamentals of Food Science (DE)

Civics Civics H United States Gov. & Politics H/AP ELECTIVES Psychology H/AP Economics

Spanish III H *Required for Honors Diploma Students

ELECTIVES French IV H Latin IV H Spanish IV H ½ CREDIT ELECTIVES Chinese American Sign Language

½ CREDIT ELECTIVES Law Studies Psychology

H - Honors | AP - Advanced Placement | (DE) - Dual Enrollment | (HSC) - High School Credit

- Each year requires a minimum of 6 credits

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W H AT M A K E S BROTHER MARTIN UNIQUE U N ST RU C T U R ED C L ASS P ERI O D The unstructured class period is instructional time designed to provide the student opportunities to do independent study, including reference work, and to use the library, Formation Center and resource centers. Also, the student can arrange conferences with teachers, guidance counselors and/or campus ministers. While always under adult supervision, the student can develop a sense of self-responsibility, self-discipline, efficient use of his unstructured time, and serious study habits. All students have an unstructured class period every day.

T H E FO R M AT IO N C E N T E R The Formation Center is designated to provide tutoring to students who need academic assistance before school, during their unstructured periods and/or after school. Students come to the center voluntarily or as required by teachers, counselors or the Formation Director. The Formation Center is also a place where students remediate missed or incomplete homework assignments in order to better prepare them for their classes. Teachers and National Honor Society members are available to provide any necessary assistance in building skills and strategies to foster students’ academic success.

R EGUL A R S C H E DUL E 7:55

ST UDEN T DEVIC E T Y PES

1 ST TONE

8:00 - 8:50

1 ST PERIOD

8:53 - 9:43

2 ND PERIOD

9:46 - 10:36

3 R D PERIOD

10:36 - 10:41

ANNOUNCEMENTS

10:44 - 11:34

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11:37 - 12:27

5 TH PERIOD

12:30 - 1:20

6 TH PERIOD

1:23 - 2:13

7 TH PERIOD

2:16 - 3:06

8 TH PERIOD

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PERIOD

12%

APPLE LAPTOP

22%

WINDOWS LAPTOP

66%

CHROMEBOOK

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R E C E N T G R A D UAT E S W E R E O F F E R E D A D M I S S I O N American University Arizona State University Auburn University Baton Rouge Community College Baylor University Belhaven University Bethany University Blinn College Boston College Brandeis University Carleton College Case Western Reserve University The Catholic University of America Christian Brothers University Clemson University College of Charleston College of William and Mary College of the Ozarks Colorado School of Mines Colorado State University Cornell University Cumberland University Delgado Community College DePaul University Dillard University Duke University Eckerd College Emory University Florida Institute of Technology Florida State University Fordham University Furman University Georgia State University Grambling State University Hardin-Simmons University Hampton University

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Howard University Huntingdon College Iowa State University Jackson State University Johns Hopkins University Lees-McRae College Louisiana Scholars' College at Northwestern State University Louisiana State University Louisiana State University Eunice Louisiana Tech University Loyola University Chicago Loyola University New Orleans Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Maritime Academy McNeese State University Michigan State University Millsaps College Mississippi College Mississippi State University Morehouse College New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary New York University Nicholls State University North Carolina A&T State University Northeast Texas Community College Northeastern University Northwestern Michigan College Northwestern State University of Louisiana Nunez Community College Oklahoma State University Pepperdine University Prairie View A&M University Purdue University Rhodes College Rice University

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TO T H E F O L L O W I N G C O L L E G E S & U N I V E R S I T I E S : Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Saint Louis University San Diego State University Savannah College of Art and Design Seton Hall University Southeastern Louisiana University Southern Methodist University Southern University and A&M College Southwest Mississippi Community College Spring Hill College Texas A&M at Galveston Texas A&M University Texas Christian University Texas Southern University Texas Wesleyan University The Catholic University of America The Ohio State University The University of Alabama The University of Alabama in Huntsville The University of Oklahoma The University of Texas at Dallas The University of Texas, Austin The University of Virginia Trinity University Tulane University Tyler Junior College United States Air Force Academy United States Coast Guard Academy United States Merchant Marine Academy United States Military Academy West Point United States Naval Academy University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama University of Arkansas University of Arkansas at Monticello University of California, Los Angeles

University of Central Florida University of Colorado Boulder University of Dallas University of Denver University of Florida University of Georgia University of Holy Cross University of Houston University of Louisiana University of Louisiana at Lafayette University of Louisiana Monroe University of Massachusetts, Amherst University of Miami University of Minnesota, Twin Cities University of Mississippi University of Montevallo University of New Orleans University of Notre Dame University of Oregon University of Pennsylvania University of San Francisco University of South Alabama University of Southern California University of South Carolina University of Southern Mississippi University of Tennessee Southern Wartburg College Washington University in St. Louis Wheaton College, MA Whitman College William Carey University Xavier University of Louisiana Yale University York St John University

THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES IN GOLD.

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STUDENT AC T I V I T I E S ACADEMIC

ATHLETIC

Academic Games Aquaculture and Herpetology Club Book Club Close Up CyberPatriot Team Excalibur National Honor Society for Excellence in Science Literary Magazine (The Pen and Sword) Literary Rally Mock Trial Mu Alpha Theta National Honor Society National Junior Honor Society Quiz Bowl Team Tabletop Gaming Club World Culture Club WWII Quiz Bowl Yearbook (Yesterday)

Beach Volleyball Club Bowling Club Cheerleading Fishing Club Intramural Athletics Lacrosse Club Martial Arts Rugby Club Sailing Club Ultimate Frisbee Club

ARTS Art & Design Club Band (Concert, Marching, Pep, Stage, and Symphonic) Chorus Drama Club (Dionysians)

SERVICE Key Club Student Ambassadors Student Council Student Recruiting Team

SPIRITUAL Crusaders for Life & Justice Team Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Student Ministers

OTHER CLUBS Crusader Streaming & Programming Network (CSPN) Culinary Crusaders NJROTC Teams (Academic, Athletic, Color Guard, Drill, Orienteering, Rifle) Photography

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LHSAA ATHLETIC TEAMS BASEBALL BASKETBALL BOWLING CROSS COUNTRY FOOTBALL GOLF

POWERLIFTING SOCCER SWIMMING TENNIS TRACK & FIELD WRESTLING

2021-2022 CRUSADER TEAM RESULTS BASEBALL - State Semifinals BASKETBALL - State Quarterfinals BOWLING - Undefeated District Champions, Regional Champions, State Champions CROSS COUNTRY - 4th place at State FOOTBALL - State Semifinals GOLF - Co-Catholic League Champions, 7th place at State

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AT H L E T E S RECOGNIZED AS ALL-DISTRICT

POWERLIFTING - 7th place at State SOCCER - District Champions, State Quarterfinals SWIMMING - 8th place at State TENNIS - 3rd place at State TRACK & FIELD - District and Region III-5A Champions, 10th place at State WRESTLING - Undefeated District and State Champions

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AT H L E T E S RECOGNIZED AS A L L - S TAT E


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8 TH & 9 TH GRADE ADMISSIONS TIMELINE SCHEDULE YOUR PRIVATE TOUR THIS FALL!

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Wednesday, November 9

Friday, November 11

OPEN HOUSE Elementary students are given online access to Archdiocesan Application forms, www.brothermartin.com, or visit www.archdiocese-no.org. Students return completed Archdiocesan Application form to their elementary school with their one school of choice.

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Appointments for such visits are made with the Admissions Office (504) 283-1561 Ext.3022

Thursday, November 3

Tuesday, November 15

ADMISSION IS SELECTIVE & BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:

Prospective students may request application materials at any time.

Saturday, January 7

Application Day: all students must report to the school of their choice.

Thursday, February 16

Letters of Acceptance mailed to all 8th & 9th grade applicants.

Saturday, March 11

Crusader Registration Day for ALL accepted applicants.

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All online Brother Martin Applications are due to the Admissions Office (click APPLY at www.brothermartin.com).

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• DESIRE to attend Brother Martin High School • Cumulative elementary school records • Recommendations of elementary school principal and teachers • Results of interview with each applicant and his parent(s)/guardian(s)

Thursday, December 1

Applications & Records sent from Catholic Elementary Schools to High Schools.

Brother Martin High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies.

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WHERE DO

OUR CRUSADERS LIVE? Brother Martin students come from 53 different zip codes and over 125 different schools throughout the metropolitan New Orleans area and the United States.

LAKE PONTCHARTRAIN

Kenner

70128

10

70065

123 65

90

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70124

45

121

70001 77

70119

Jefferson 70121 - 7

Harahan/ River Ridge

70116

14

70123

70125

78

6 70118

5

70115

Arabi

4

70032

Chalmette

7

70043 70075

9 Algiers 70114

70053

2

15

70094

Gretna

4 Marrero

Harvey

70072

70058

33

Lacombe LaPlace Luling Lutcher Madisonville

2 10 11 1 1

Meraux

15

Westwego

1 21 2 15 1

70117

2

8

Ama Belle Chasse Covington Destrehan Houma

70129

7

12

6

70127

8

70 1 3 13

70062

76

70126

70122

70 1

70003

70005

Gentilly

1

49

Lakeview/ Lakefront

00

Metairie

New Orleans East 70002

701 3

70006

70131

20

70056

32

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Mandeville Meraux Pearl River Port Sulphur Reserve

5 1 3 1 1

Robert St. Bernard St. Rose Slidell Violet

1 3 2 55 1

TRANSPORTATION: Carpooling is the most popular form of transportation and a zip code listing in the student directory enables families to coordinate their efforts in this regard.

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ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS Pictured are members of the Class of 2027 who are recognized as Academic Scholarship Recipients

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INVEST IN

YOUR FUTURE

TUITION, SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AID Tuition can be paid annually, semi-annually, quarterly, or monthly. Brother Martin continues to offer interest-free tuition payments, which can save the average family over $1,000 a year in interest fees on school loans.

2 02 2 - 2 02 3 Registration

$500.00

Activity Fee

$150.00

Tuition

$11,410.00

Total

$12,060.00

Students eligible for Academic Scholarships at Brother Martin are incoming 8th and 9th graders. These scholarships are renewable for an additional three or four years depending upon the recipient’s year of entrance. Academic scholarships are merit based. A student’s elementary academic profile, including grades and standardized test scores, are taken into consideration when the scholarship committee blindly chooses recipients. Financial assistance, in the form of Work Study Grants, is available and applies to tuition only (payment of the registration fee is required). Tuition Reductions are awarded to students whose families demonstrate financial need and are granted in conjunction with Work Study Grants. Brother Martin awards over $750,000.00 annually.

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WHY

BROTHER MARTIN? The following stats are 4-year averages:

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AV E R A G E

AV E R A G E A C T

ACT (100% tested)

89

%

for

50 ALUMNI

FA C U LT Y/ S TA F F

12:1

S T U D E N T TO FAC U LT Y RAT I O

Honor Graduates

AV E R A G E who take AP Exams

SCORE A 3+

CLASS SIZE

70+

The Class of 2022 Graduates qualified and earned

$14,810,000.00 in College Scholarships. TOP 5 ANTICIPATED MAJORS:

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EXTRACURRICULAR CLUBS

AND ATHLETIC TEAMS

1. ENGINEERING 2. BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 3. MEDICINE/HEALTH SCIENCES

CLASS OF 2022 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARS

4. ACCOUNTING/FINANCE

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5. COMPUTER SCIENCE

FINALISTS

COMMENDED

42 HONORS, 14 ADVANCED PLACEMENT & 8 DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES OFFERED 123 C R U S A D E R S A R E C U R R E N T LY O N A C A D E M I C S C H O L A R S H I P 20


CRUSADER

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CRUSADER

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“WE ARE NOT HERE TO TEACH BOYS HOW TO MAKE A LIVING BUT HOW TO MAKE A LIFE.” - B ROT H E R M A RT I N H E R N A N D E Z , S .C . 1 9 0 4 - 1 9 9 1

MR. CARLOS BOGRAN III ‘99, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR ADMISSIONS 4401 Elysian Fields Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70122-3898 | 504-283-1561 Ext. 3022 | www.brothermartin.com

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