Guidance Office

About the Bishop Lynch Guidance Department

Bishop Lynch is home to nearly 300 National Merit Scholars, has been named the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Academic State Champions  for the past five years, and for nine consecutive years has been recognized as overall TAPPS State Champions for combined excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Known for its ability to challenge students of all talents and backgrounds, and due to the school's college-preparatory curriculum, virtually 100 percent of graduates attend institutes of higher learning. Millions of dollars in scholarships are awarded yearly to Bishop Lynch students from such prestigious schools as Wellesley College, Vanderbilt University, Notre Dame, and the United States Military Academies.

Proud of both its heritage and tradition, the mission of Bishop Lynch High School is to teach students "to strive for excellence, to seek truth, and to work for justice in the world." To see that each student emerges from their time at BL with a well-rounded experience, Bishop Lynch offers first-rate academics, including the largest dual-enrollment program (50 available courses) of any private school in the State of Texas. 

 


GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES

Seniors:  Important Scholarship Deadlines

Seniors who are applying for the Bridges College Scholarship through Communities Foundation of Texas (which has an award amount up to $10,000), the application deadline of May 1, 2017, is rapidly approaching.  To apply, go to https://cftexas.academicworks.com/ and click on “Sign Up” at the top right of the page to create your login and password.  Complete the General Application, then select the Bridges College Scholarship Fund from the list and answer the additional questions indicated.  Also, be sure to apply for any of the other scholarships listed for which you might be eligible!

May 5th is the deadline for seniors to turn in a copy of any scholarship or grant award notifications to the Guidance Office.  We have received some of your scholarship awards, but we know there are many more seniors who have received monetary awards from colleges and have yet to report those to us.  Once we receive notifications of your awards, we will enter the financial data in Naviance and will cite the achievements of the Class of 2017 at the May 20th Honors Convocation.  Thanks!

Seniors Awarded Eagle Scout and Gold Awards

We have learned that several of our seniors have earned the Eagle Scout Award for Boy Scouts and the Gold Award for Girl Scouts.  Please notify your student’s counselor as soon as possible if your son or daughter has been awarded this distinction so that it can be recognized at Honors Convocation.

Seniors:  How to Let Us Know What College You Will Attend

Naviance is the place to let us know the results of your college applications and where you will be attending so that it can be announced at graduation. 

•  In Naviance, go to “Colleges I’m applying to,” click the pencil icon (edit) under “Results” column.

•  Under the correct college heading, go to “Result” and click either “Accepted,” “Denied,” or another result from the list.  (This information is confidential and used to track data for future student use.)
•  You MUST click “Update Applications” at the bottom of the screen for information to be saved.  
•  If you did not complete or submit an application to a college listed under “Colleges I’m applying to,” please delete the college by clicking delete application.
•  COLLEGE ATTENDING: Indicate the college you will be attending under the “College I am attending” tab and click “update.” This is where your final transcript will be sent.
•  If you have alternate plans other than attending college in the fall, please inform your counselor what you would like announced at graduation.

Juniors:  College 101 Registration Information for Class of 2018

Don't forget to register ASAP for your required College 101 session using this link: https://pickatime.com/client?ven=11607504&event=306548. Five different College 101 sessions are being offered on:
Tuesday, May 16th
Monday, May 22nd
Tuesday, June 6th
Tuesday, June 13th
Tuesday, June 20th

Student attendance is required, and although parent attendance is optional, we welcome and encourage you to join us at one of these sessions.

Juniors

If you have not done so, please submit a copy of your birth certificate to Lauren Shirley in the Guidance Office immediate, as the deadline has passed.  It is imperative that we have a copy to verify your legal name as we begin to process transcripts to be sent to colleges beginning this summer.

Juniors who requested Advanced English 4 senior year but are not yet qualified for dual enrollment must see their counselors or Mrs. Hublein immediately.  The deadline to test for dual enrollment is June 2. 

Please update your resume so it is prepared when requesting letters of recommendation from teachers. Also, submit a copy of your resume to your counselor.

Be sure to take advantage of the ACT and SAT test prep offered through Method Test Prep in Naviance.  This is an excellent resource for accessing several hours of free tutorials.

Two opportunities remain to take the SAT:  May 6 and June 3.  One opportunity remains to take the ACT:  June 10.  Please note that testing will not be offered at Bishop Lynch on this date.      

Important AP Test Information

AP testing begins on Monday, May 1, and continues through Friday, May 12.  All morning exams begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.  Afternoon exams begin at noon, and students taking afternoon exams must go to A-lunch, then report to their testing location for the noon start time.  Testing dates, times, and locations will be posted around the school and communicated to the students by their AP teachers.  See schedule below:

WEEK 1

7:30 A.M. START

12:00 NOON START

Monday, May 1

Chemistry

Environmental Science

Psychology

Tuesday, May 2

Spanish Language and Culture Computer Science A   

Physics I

Wednesday, May 3

English Literature and Composition

Physics II

Thursday, May 4

US Government and Politics

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Friday, May 5

US History

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WEEK 2

 

 

Monday, May 8

Biology
Music Theory

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Tuesday, May 9

Calculus AB & BC

Spanish Literature

Wednesday, May 10

English Language and Composition

Economics

Thursday, May 11

World History

Statistics

Friday, May 12

Human Geography

Latin, European History                

 

TSI Testing for Dual Enrollment

The TSI Assessment will be offered at Bishop Lynch one last time this school year:  Tuesday, May 2, after school in the Library. Eastfield College personnel will be present to administer the assessment, which must be passed in order to qualify for dual enrolled classes. Juniors planning on taking Advanced English IV as seniors need to check with their counselors about their dual enrollment status ASAP.

Learning Center Updates

Students planning on taking a CLEP test need to talk with Mrs. Hublein in the Learning Center as soon as possible!

Students requesting extended time on the ACT need to talk with Mrs. Hublein at least one week before the ACT Registration deadline, which is May 5th for the June 10th test.   

  

Admissions Quick Facts

Student Population 2016-2017

Total Enrollment: 1031
Seniors: 263
Juniors: 265
Sophomores:260
Freshmen: 247

Males: 44%
Females: 56%

Catholic: 71%
Non-Catholic: 29%

African-American: 6%
Caucasian: 61%
Asian: 4%
Hispanic: 13%
Multi-Racial 6%
Pacific Islander >1%
Other: 10%

Faculty 

33 Bachelors Degree
51 Masters Degree
5 Doctoral Degree
1 Religious Personnel
Faculty/Student Ratio: 1:18

Academic Achievements

National Merit – 350 cumulative National Merit Scholars 

The Bishop Lynch A Cappella Choir accepted a special invitation from the Vatican to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir for Pope Francis for the Epiphany Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in January 2017 

Mock Trial Team – Finished 7th at the National Empire Mock Trial Invitational Tournament, Allison Clay ’17 was named 3rd “Best Attorney” in the tournament and the team was also named Dallas Bar Association Regional Tournament semi-finalist 

BL Drumline – State Champions at the 2nd annual TAPPS State Drumline Competition 

Six students placed at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Tournament - winning first place in the Plant Sciences division was Mabry Webb ’18 

Jackie Snead’s ’17 sculpture, “Deadline on the Doorstep,” - named “Best of Show” during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Young American Talent Juried Art Competition out of 749 entries  

American Classic Choral Festival 
JV Treble Choir – Superior rating 
Men’s Ensemble – Superior rating 
Women’s Select – Superior rating and Outstanding Performance 
Harmony Show Choir – Superior rating and Outstanding Performance Group 

BL A Cappella Choir – Superior rating

2016 Graduates

$19.73 million in academic, athletic, fine arts and Military scholarships 
Average GPA of the top 25% of the class = 4.0 
Earned 3,500 dual enrollment/college credit hours through Dual Enrollment 
22 members of the graduating class signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics 
Performed nearly 32,000 hours of Christian service over the last four years 
Out of 255 graduates, students will attend 114 unique colleges/universities

2015-2016 Athletic Achievements

Baseball – Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Basketball – State Semifinalist (Final 4) 
Brigade – 3rd Place TAPPS State 
Cheer – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Football – Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Golf – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Women’s Powerlifting – Hannah Eboagu (Regional Champion) 4th in State, Jasmine Ruvalcaba 7th Place finish 
Men’s Soccer – Regional Runner-up 
Women’s Soccer – State Finalist 
Softball – District Champions, Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Swimming – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Women’s Soccer – State Champions, Final Season National Ranking #4 
Wrestling – Recognized for their All-State status earned during the TAPPS 
State Wrestling Championships: Martinez (1st), Mills (2nd), Metry (2nd), Stalder (2nd) and Santiesteban (3rd) 
Volleyball – State Champions, District Champions (4th consecutive state championship win)

 

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