Class of 2023

All the information you need as you prepare to become a BCHS Trojan!

Trojan Mascot holding Class of 2023 signWelcome to Bishop Chatard High School! We are looking forward to welcoming you as a member of the Trojan Class of 2023.

During the spring and into early fall, this webpage will provide important announcements and information you will need as you begin your high school career. Please check back frequently.
Send a photo of you holding your admissions certificate and we’ll add it to this webpage! Please include the student’s name. Send to communications@BishopChatard.org

Don’t forget to check the ‘Sports’ tab just above for spring tryouts and parent meetings coming up.

You are officially a Trojan! What’s next?

  1. Families new to BCHS: Return the Registration Form in your packet and the tuition deposit by February 26 to let us know you are coming. Deposit is $350/student or $500 for 2 or more in a family. After we receive your payment, we will email you that we have opened up Course Registration Appointments for you in the Application Portal.
  2. Families with current BCHS Students: Return the Registration Form in your packet by February 26 to let us know you are coming. After we receive your form, we will email you that we have opened up Course Registration Appointments for you in the Application Portal. Your tuition deposit ($350/student, $500/family) will be automatically withdrawn from your BCHS FACTS account on February 26.
    If you do not want this automatic FACTS transaction, contact Karen Feeney, kfeeney@bishopchatard.org, NO LATER than Monday, Feb. 18, to stop the withdrawal. If you stop this special withdrawal, you still need to pay your deposit via cash or check by the February 26 due date.
  3. Make your registration appointment: After you receive our email saying the appointment schedule is open for you, simply log in to the Application Portal to make your appointment. Your password can be re-set if you’ve forgotten. Appointments are available at various times on March 12-14. Follow directions in the portal, choose your day, time and submit.
  4. Registration Packet: After we receive your deposit/Registration Form, we will also mail you a Registration Packet, explaining class schedules and what to expect at your registration appointment.
  5. Consult the Freshman Course Catalog: As your appointment nears, consult the Freshman Course Catalog for courses you might be interested in. At your appointment, a member of the School Counseling office will guide student and parent(s) through the course registration process.
  6. Questions? Give the enrollment staff a call or schedule a One to One Appointment for a personal conference. If you have any questions about your financial aid, contact the Business Office for clarification.
  7. Check back to this Class of 2023 page often for information about upcoming events, news and general information. This is your spot for info until school begins in August.
  1. Your deposit is made, you’ve registered for Freshman courses. Do you still have questions? Give the enrollment staff a call or schedule a One to One Appointment for a personal conference. If you have any questions about your financial aid, contact the Business Office for clarification.
  2. Check back to this Class of 2023 page often for information about upcoming events, news and general information. This is your spot for info until school begins in August.

Choir Auditions

Incoming 8th graders who currently sing in the Indianapolis Children’s Choir or the ArchIndy Youth Choir (or equivalent) are invited to audition for the BCHS advanced choirs: the new Vox Troiano and the A Cappella Choir.

All those auditioning must come prepared to sing your choice of either “America, The Beautiful” (one verse, one chorus) or “Amazing Grace” (one verse). There will also be a short, vocalization exercise (to determine your voice part) and a short, sight-reading exercise (to determine the level of your ability to read music).

Please contact Mr. Duray, mduray@bishopchatard.org to schedule an audition.

View information about the choirs and how they can fit into a student’s schedule

Summer School: Health Class

Registration is now open for our Summer School Health Class. Classes will be held June 6 – 26, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The cost is $200. 1 credit hour is earned. This is a great way to meet fellow classmates and earn a credit to open space in your schedule for other courses over your high school career. The class is open to BCHS incoming students, 9th – 12th grades. Registration deadline is May 1.
Questions? Contact Allison Mayer, Assistant to the Principals, at 317-251-1451, Ext. 2248 or amayer@bishopchatard.org

Register for Summer School Health Class

Course Description
Summer School Expectations
Technology Responsible Use Policy


Proficiency Testing: June 4 & 5

Students interested in testing out of various courses before they begin BCHS can take our Proficiency Tests early this summer. The tests are given as follows:

  • Geometry: Tuesday – June 4, 2019 – 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Algebra I: Wednesday – June 5, 2019 – 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
  • Spanish I or Latin I: Wednesday – June 5, 2019 – 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Details: If you are taking 2 tests in a day, bring a snack for the break. Check in at the main lobby (Door #1) 10 minutes before the test. Registration questions? Contact Marilynn Fagan at mfagan@bishopchatard.org Test/placement questions? Contact Jamie Marx at jmarx@bishopchatard.org

Families had the opportunity to register for these tests during your Course Registration appointment. If you did not register then, register here. Registration closes on May 1.

Math Academy

Bishop Chatard Summer Math Academy is a two week intensive course taught by high school math teachers. The designed purpose of this academy is to prepare students for success in high school level math by working on foundational mathematical elements essential to Algebra 1. The Academy will be held June 10-14, June 17-21, 2019 from Noon- 3:00 p.m. Cost is $50/student.
For questions regarding the Bishop Chatard Math Academy, contact Ann Taylor (Vice Principal of Academics) ataylor@bishopchatard.org; 317.251.1451 ext. 2244.

Further information was available during your student’s course registration appointment. If you did not register then, registration is available at this link.

Freshman Orientation Part I: June 8

Students
Join us in comfortable and casual attire (athletic clothes and shoes are preferred) for your Great Race-themed morning on Saturday, June 8, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. You will gain familiarity with key locations at Bishop Chatard, while becoming acquainted with “must-know” details and fun facts about the school. This orientation will conclude on the front lawn with snacks and sweet treats.

Parents
Parents of incoming freshmen are invited to attend a brief information session from 11 a.m. to noon on the Freshman Orientation morning, June 8. Join your student after this meeting for fun on the lawn and to meet new friends. If you have questions, please contact Marilynn Fagan at mfagan@BishopChatard.org or 317-251-1451 ext. 2234.


Looking Ahead

  • 2019/2020 BCHS Key Dates Calendar
  • Proficiency Tests in Algebra I, Spanish I, Latin I and Geometry: Look for signup for these after course registration.
  • If you received financial aid, you are eligible for a Citizenship Grant (for students). Look for applications in early to mid March. Read more about the program
  • Any parent can become part of the Event Support Staff and receive money for their services that can be applied to tuition costs. Signup for events will also be available in early to mid March.
  • Financial Aid Appointments: Registration will open in early spring for these appointments held during June – August. These are mandatory for everyone receiving financial aid from BCHS.


Used Uniform Sale: Early June

Don’t miss the chance to purchase used uniforms and spiritwear at a reduced price at our annual Used Uniform Sale. Information will be posted as it becomes available.

Uniforms
Official school uniforms can be purchased through Schoolbelles (School code: S1664) on the north side of the Glendale Mall on 62nd street. Uniform sweatshirts can only be purchased through the BCHS Spirit Shoppe, located off of the BCHS cafeteria.

View Uniform Code


The School Calendar

Throughout the year, our electronic calendars are the best source for calendar information. Calendars are found under the News & Events section.
Go To Calendars Page
Print a version of the 2019/2020 key dates calendar here.


Parent Volunteers at BCHS

Many volunteer opportunities are available during school, at extra events or with organizations. The BCHS parent organization, The Trinity Parent Club, organizes volunteers for the school and school events. The Athletic Booster Club, Music Booster Club and Theatre Boosters also have needs throughout the year.

Look for our 2019/2020 volunteer form in early June.


Escape to Yacht Rocks! Party: September 7

Chatard-A-Bration, our yearly fundraiser party, continues in September with this 80s-themed party for parents and the BCHS community at the home of Bryon & Christine Konvolinka. Tickets are on sale for this poolside party. View details



Freshman Football: Parent Meeting is April 25

Details about the summer football schedule are now available. Also included is a letter to parents and players. An important Parent-only Meeting is on April 25 at 6:00 p.m. (Note: This information can also be found on the Summer Conditioning Page).

Details


Cheerleading Clinics and Tryouts: May 8 – 10

Interested in becoming a BCHS cheerleader? Mandatory clinics and tryouts are now scheduled.

View details


Sports Physical Night: June 3, 2019

Mark your calendars for BCHS Sports Physical Night on Monday, June 3, from 6 – 8:00 p.m at BCHS. IHSAA Physicals administered at that time are good for the entire 2019/20 school year. Don’t miss this easy opportunity to complete your required documents to receive an athlete’s ‘Ticket to Play’.

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Summer Sports Conditioning Information

Summer sports schedules for most sports have been posted. This information can be found on the Athletics website, Summer tab.


‘Ticket To Play’ for summer (and all) sports

The ‘Ticket to Play’ is our way to confirm that the student is an eligible athlete, with all paperwork, permissions and physical on file in the Athletic Office.
Every student-athlete needs to present a personal ‘Ticket To Play’ to the head coach of each sport they participate in BEFORE they can begin any team involvement: summer or seasonal conditioning, practice, etc. The ‘Ticket to Play’ and accompanying physicals and permissions are good for the entire 2019/20 school year.

View Ticket to Play Information

Class of 2023 Future Trojans

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