Roger Bacon High School offers three academic programs in order to challenge the abilities of all students. Freshman placement is determined on the basis of grades, teacher recommendations, and the results from the placement test.
At the end of each year, teachers and the guidance staff evaluate students to insure that they are performing at their highest potential. Adjustments are made as needed in consultation with parents.
Because students progress at different levels, it is common to be placed in more than one academic program; for example, a student may take honors level math and science and college prep level history or English.
This accelerated program of studies is designed for our most academically capable students. Students will complete 4 credits each in English, Math, and Science; 3-4 credits of Social Studies and a foreign language; and quality academic electives. Students taking AP® courses may earn college credit.
Assisi Scholar Program: This program is designed to foster a small community of learners who take advanced courses across all subject areas. Students apply for the program at the end of their freshman year. Students are required to take Honors or AP® level courses in their core subjects and maintain Honor Roll status each quarter. In addition, Assisi Scholars participate in enrichment programs, work with a faculty advisor, and present an academic Senior Capstone of their own design and implementation. Their senior year they also participate in a pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy.
This program is designed to meet the academic curriculum requirements for acceptance at four-year colleges and universities. Students will complete 4 credits each in English, Math, and Science; 3-4 credits in Social Studies; 2-3 credits of a foreign language; and quality academic electives. Students in this program present a Senior Capstone as a culmination of their senior service project.
This program is designed to prepare students for post-secondary experiences including community colleges, the military, or other post-secondary training. Students will complete 4 credits in English and Math (including at least Algebra II); 3-4 credits in Science and Social Studies; and quality academic electives. Students in this program present a Senior Capstone as a culmination of their senior service project.