Additional Academic Programs
Bishop Kelley High School students are offered many opportunities beyond the traditional classroom, including career internships, Tulsa Technology Center, concurrent enrollment, Advanced Placement classes, and a number of Fine Arts activities.
Career Internship Program
Career Internship program gives seniors the opportunity to explore career options while still in high school. Students can apply their learned subject matter in a work environment that appeals to them. While taking part in daily business operations, students develop a practical understanding of the professional workplace. The Career Internship program can also help students begin evaluating their vocational interests.
Career Internship Program Requirements
- Available to seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (cumulative).
- Students must submit an application and be accepted based upon academic standing, disciplinary standing and teacher recommendation.
- Students must work without compensation.
- Internship hours must be completed during the school day.
- Meet with the Career Internship Coordinator after enrollment to fill out appropriate paperwork and find an internship. The Career Internship Coordinator can assist with suggestions or contacts, if necessary.
- Submit the paperwork by May 1st. Failure to submit the form in a timely manner may result in the student being denied placement in the Internship Program.
- Internships may be one or more quarters. Students may choose to continue in the same internship or may choose a different internship for subsequent quarters.
- Career Internship locations with relatives are prohibited.
- Students will utilize an online tool for completing assignments, which the Career Internship Coordinator will introduce to the students during a meeting prior to beginning the internship. Students will be expected to regularly submit required materials through this online program.
Tulsa Technology Center
Tulsa Technology Center provides an extension to our curriculum by offering juniors and seniors the opportunity for cutting-edge training in a variety of areas, including programs leading to college credit.
Tulsa Technology Center (TTC) Program Description
- Students who wish to enroll in a program at TTC must apply during their sophomore or junior year. Students are allowed to start a program at the beginning of their junior year or senior year.
- Students are selected through an application process with TTC. Applicants are notified of their acceptance in the spring.
- Attending TTC replaces two classes per quarter for an entire year and will count as elective credit. Therefore, careful schedule planning during freshman and sophomore years is encouraged. Students should consider taking classes required for graduation during 9th and 10th grade so that elective credits can be used for attendance at TTC.
- Students attending a TTC program during high school do so free of charge; however, students continue to pay full tuition at Bishop Kelley.
- Many TTC programs offer college credit to specific colleges/universities. If a student begins a two-year program during senior year, then the second year of the program is free.
- Application and enrollment are done through the Bishop Kelley guidance office. Visit the Tulsa Technology website for a listing of programs offered in 2013-2014.
Concurrent enrollment is a great opportunity for Bishop Kelley students to earn college credit while attending classes on a local college campus. Any senior who meets the college’s requirements can pursue concurrent enrollment after school or in the evening. Students also may be able to take a college class during the school day. Interested students should contact their guidance counselor.
The policies that follow apply to Bishop Kelley students who wish to enroll in a college class that meets during the school day in lieu of enrolling in 8 credits for the school year.
Eligibility Requirements for Concurrent Enrollment
- Must be a senior who has accumulated at least 23 credits by the end of junior year.
- Must meet the ACT/SAT and GPA requirements of the college or university. These vary by college.
Policies Governing Concurrent Enrollment
- Seniors who enroll in a college course that meets during the first block must be able to arrive on time to second block on normal school days.
- If the college course begins at 3:30 or earlier, seniors may leave after 3rd block. Courses with later starting times will not exempt students from 4th block.
- Proof of enrollment and attendance MUST be provided to the guidance office if a student enrolls in fewer than 8 units at Bishop Kelley.
- Concurrent enrollment courses will NOT fulfill any Bishop Kelley graduation requirement unless prior approval is given by the administration.
- College courses will be transcribed by the college/university and will not appear on the Bishop Kelley transcript.
- Students will be responsible for paying their own tuition in addition to full tuition costs at Bishop Kelley.
- The Academic Vice-Principal must sign the Concurrent Enrollment Form. The student is responsible for all paperwork associated with the application to the college/university.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses offer students the challenge of college-level instruction and the opportunity to earn college credit through the national AP Exams.
Bishop Kelley offers a number of AP courses, and we encourage all students who think they can qualify for an AP course to try to do so. Research shows that participation in an AP program while in high school gives students an edge in college, and students who successfully complete AP classes in high school are more likely to complete a college degree.
However, these courses are difficult and fast-paced. Students must be prepared to complete one or two hours of homework each night for each AP class. Therefore, students should carefully consider their abilities and outside commitments before enrolling in an AP class.
AP Course Description/Requirements
- Courses designated as AP courses conform to the course guidelines set forth by the College Board.
- Because AP courses represent college-level work, students desiring to enroll in AP courses must be recommended by the respective department through a selection process.
- Students enrolled in AP courses are required to take the AP Exam.
- AP course students must pay the exam fee (for each exam) charged by the College Board unless he/she applies for and receives a fee waiver based on financial need.
- If a student withdraws from an AP class, it will be noted on the transcript and a revised transcript will be sent as required by the university.
- Awarding college credit is contingent upon the student’s score and the individual college’s policies. It is the student’s responsibility to determine what each college’s policies are regarding Advanced Placement credit.
Fine Arts Programs
The Fine Arts department provides numerous curricular offerings and extracurricular activities to develop and nurture our students’ creative talents.
Drama at Bishop Kelley consists of a combination of credit classes and co-curricular performing arts. Contact Dana Hoagland
- Principles of Drama
- Acting I
- Musical Theatre
- Play Production
- Competitive Acting
- All-School Musical (Auditions for the Spring Musical are held in November. Any student may audition. )
- All-School Play
- Improv Troupe
- Talent Shows
Bishop Kelley’s vocal music department provides the music for Mass and other campus events. Drumline performs at pep assemblies and home football games. Students may develop their talent through a combination of credit classes and co-curricular activities.
- Concert Choir
- Advanced Concert Choir
- Men's Choir
- Advanced Guitar
- Piano Lab (3 levels)
- String Ensemble