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

Upcoming Dates

•  Thursday/ Friday and Monday/Tuesday (Feb. 23/24 and 27/28) -  Students register for 2017-2018 course selections online in the Library during Theology classes
•  Parents must have completed the online registration process for 2017-2018 before students can register for classes!
•  Wednesday, March 22, Naviance training for sophomore parents
•  TSI Testing: March 28th & 30th and April 6th

 

TSI Testing at Bishop Lynch

TSI testing at Bishop Lynch for dual enrollment is Tuesday, March 28th Thursday, March 30th, and Thursday, April 6th.
D
eadline to complete paperwork and sign up for the test is Friday, march 10th.

 

Course Selections FOR 2017-2018

Parents:  please ask to see the Course Selection Worksheets that your student received on 2/16/17 

Every freshman, sophomore, and junior received course selection materials on Thursday, February 16.  If students were absent, they must pick up the materials from their counselors.

After teachers have signed for English, Math, Science, History, and Foreign Language, students must fill in the rest of the worksheet with other courses needed for graduation and electives, such as Speech, Health, Computer/Business courses, Fine Arts courses, and Sports/PE.

Parents should sign the form after all teachers have signed and other courses have been entered, indicating approval.  Be aware that a student taking three or more Honors, AP, or Advanced (dual enrolled) courses will be facing a serious commitment of time.  Please count on extra hours of preparation in addition to sports or other extra-curricular commitments, and let your counselor know if there is a need to adjust some course levels.

Students are to bring their completed Course Selection Worksheet--with all required teacher signatures and parent signature--with them when their Theology class goes to the Library beginning Feb 23rd  to enter courses into the computers. Two criteria must be met for a student to enter courses in the computer system: 

•  The registration form and fee for 2017-2018 must be completed online and paid to the Business Office by February 21, 2017.
•  The student must have a completed Course Selection Worksheet —signed by teachers and parent--to enter courses and turn into their counselor.

A complete list of the 2017-2018 course offerings can be found in the Course Selection packet on the Guidance website.

Summer School Registration begins online Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. This may be found on the BL website at http://www.bishoplynch.org/SummerAcademics

Counselors are available to help students with a Four-Year Plan of Courses for graduation if this has not already been done.  It is invaluable for students to know in advance when specific courses will be taken, especially for students who have sports, Brigade, choir, and/or band every year on their schedule. 

 

Eastfield College Dual Credit Enrollment Instructions

General requirements for the Dual Enrollment Program

•  Student must have a 3.0 GPA (80)
•  Pass the TSI assessment exam OR be exempt (see below)
           SAT score of at least 500 on both the Critical Reading & Math sections with a combined score of 1070 (DUKE Program SAT/ACT scores can be used).
           ACT score of 19 on both the English and Math with a composite score of 23.
           PLAN score of 19 on both the English and Math with a composite score of 23.
•  Students may still need to take the CLEP for placement purposes if they plan to take high-level math, science or language classes.

Application Requirements

1.  Complete the ONLINE Dual Credit Admissions Application here: https://www1.dcccd.edu/stuapp/newuser_hs.cfm

•  Upon completion please print the letter of acceptance/confirmation page with your Eastfield College Student ID number. If you are given a pending status you must still print this page and contact Mrs. Malouf in Guidance or Elizabeth Cruz at Eastfield (972-860-7024) to retrieve your ID number. You must have this number in order to complete #4 on this list. Make sure you keep this number in a safe place; you will need it in the future!

2. Required additional forms include: http://www.bishoplynch.org/page.aspx?pid=254

•  DCCCD High School Enrollment Form
    -Print full name and Eastfield Student ID at the top.
    -Leave the course name & number box blank. 
    -The student and parent/guardian must sign and date at the bottom of the form. Parent/Guardian signatures are not required if the student is 18.

•  Consent to Emergency Treatment Form (only required if student is under 18)
•  
Parent/Guardian Access to Official Student Records Proxy Form

3.  Official high school transcript with qualifying SAT or ACT scores if applicable. (Bishop Lynch will supply this)

4.  Once all application materials have been completed the student must:

•  Setup and access their econnect account http://www.econnect.dcccd.edu/index.jsp 
•  
Complete the PAA (pre-assessment activity) which includes watching an informational video and taking a short quiz in the econnect account. Student must print the confirmation page displayed at the end of the quiz. The PAA activity can be completed individually or during a scheduled time on the Bishop Lynch campus. 

Deadline for new Dual Enrollment students paperwork is Friday, March 3rd

Requirements for Currently Dual Enrolled Students

If you were dual enrolled in a class during the Fall 2016 semester OR the Spring 2017 semester AND intend to dual enroll in the Fall 2017 semester, please fill out a High School Enrollment Form and return to Mrs. Malouf in Guidance. You do not need to complete the entire application process again.

•  If you dual enrolled in the Fall 2016 semester but not the Spring 2017 semester AND do not intend on dual enrolling until Spring 2018, you WILL need to complete the entire application packet again.

Duel Enrollment Questions:

Jan Hublein, Dual Enrollment Coordinator, 214-324-3607, ext. 4132
Pam Malouf, Guidance Registrar/Administrative Assistant, 214-324-3607, ext. 4113

 

Seniors: Weekly Update on College Admissions and Scholarships

As of February 23, 2017, 95% of seniors have submitted applications for colleges, and many have already received acceptance letters and offers of scholarships.

What Seniors Need to Do

Reminder: Seniors, please let your counselor know if any of your colleges require a mid-year transcript (which includes senior year fall semester grades).

- When you receive an answer from a college, please indicate on Naviance the result by going to the “Result” column and clicking on the pencil.
- When you receive an acceptance letter and scholarship offer from colleges:

- Bring a copy of your acceptance letter to Dr. Iden so that he can give you a banner to create for displaying.
- Bring a copy of scholarship offers to Mrs. Malouf in Guidance so that the scholarship can be recognized at Honors Convocation.

 

NHS Tutoring 2016-2017

Please Note: NHS TUTORING had moved to a new location. Tutoring is held in the tutoring rooms located inside of the commons.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Mornings
7:45-8:10 a.m. — Tutoring rooms located inside of the commons.

Late Arrival Days:  8:45-9:15 am— Rm. 102

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday Afternoons
3:45-4:15 p.m. — Tutoring rooms located inside of the commons.

 

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)

 

>>View complete Bishop Lynch Profile

 

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