CB excels as a college preparatory high school. Teachers embody the Lasallian tradition of inspiring students to meet their full, God-given potential with a core curriculum that emphasizes reflective thinking, critical analysis and writing skills.
COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: The College Prep program is a robust, four-year curriculum that prepares students for entrance to a traditional liberal arts four-year college or university. The majority of students meet qualifications for our rigorous college prep program. CB graduation requirements ensure that students are college-ready.
ACCELERATED COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM: The CB Accelerated College Prep program challenges high-achieving students with rigorous course offerings. Accelerated and honors courses are preparatory courses for advanced placement and university courses. Those colleges and universities which make use of honors and advanced placement credits may or may not add honor credits according to their own policies. The most selective colleges and universities expect that students will successfully complete honors and advanced placement courses. A component of the Accelerated College Prep curriculum is the Scholar Program. The program offers students both the opportunity to be part of a community of highly motivated young men and women, and to enhance their admissions possibilities to highly selective colleges/universities. Students who have taken five accelerated courses and maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at the end of their freshman year are eligible for this program. To continue in the Scholar Program, students must earn a GPA of at least 3.85 each semester of Sophomore, Junior and Senior year. They must enroll in five accelerated (honors/AP) courses as sophomores, and three honors/AP courses as juniors and seniors.
In addition, Christian Brothers participates in the nationwide Advanced Placement program of college level instruction in high school by offering Advanced Placement courses. Students enrolling in advanced placement courses must meet stated course and grade prerequisites and departmental approval. To maximize the likelihood of successfully completing these courses, students must evidence strong academic skills, high test scores, consistency of performance and self discipline. Advanced placement courses are designed to prepare students for the AP exam. Students who do well on the AP exam may qualify for college credit upon entrance at participating colleges.
Christian Brothers’ Academic Resource Center (ARC) is designed to help meet the various learning needs and academic challenges within the student body. Our goal is to ensure that students have access to the resources and support they need to be successful within the school’s college-preparatory curriculum. Working with students to develop their academic skills and to expand their capacities for self-advocacy, the ARC furthers our mission of academic inclusion using new methods adapted to the needs of today’s learners.
Students who need assistance with core academic content, homework organization and prioritization, and study skills may be enrolled in a one-semester ARC class. These classes are designed for small groups and aim to meet the individual needs of each student.