Class of 2026

What you need to know as you become a BCHS Trojan!

Trojan Mascot holding Class of 2026 signWelcome to Bishop Chatard High School! We are looking forward to welcoming you as a member of the Trojan Class of 2026.

During the spring, summer 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.

You are in! Blue Envelop logoYou’ve received your acceptance packet in the mail and have made the decision to start your journey as a BCHS Trojan. What’s next?

Step 1: Send in Your Registration Form

Let us know your intention to attend BCHS as part of the Class of 2026 by completing and returning the Registration Form, found in your acceptance packet mailed in early February. Deadline for this form is February 25, 2022.

Step 2: Make your Registration Deposit

The deposit of $350/student or $500 for a family of 2 students or more is also required as part of confirming your student’s intention to attend BCHS. This is also due by Feb. 25, 2022.

Please remit your payment along with your completed Registration Form.

After we receive your payment, we will email you that we have opened up Course Registration Appointments for you.

Your tuition deposit ($350/student, $500/family) will be automatically withdrawn from your BCHS FACTS account on February 25.

All you need to do is return the Registration Form found in your Acceptance Packet by February 25 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.

If you do not want this automatic FACTS transaction, contact Karen Feeney, Tuition Manager, at kfeeney@bishopchatard.org to stop the withdrawal. If you stop this special withdrawal, you still need to pay your deposit via cash or check by the February 25 due date to open up your Course Registration appointments.

Step 3: Make your Course Registration Appointment

In this meeting, students together with their parents/guardians will have the chance to register for 2022/2023 Freshman courses under the guidance of one of our School Counselors.

Starting in mid-February, we will begin emailing appointment information to those who have returned BOTH their registration form and made their payment deposit. Appointments are available from March 14-16.

Step 4: Prepare for your Registration Appointment

Before you meet with a counselor to select your Freshman courses:

  1. Watch the video below about diploma types and course offerings
  2. View the Freshman Course Catalog
  3. Use the Registration Worksheet to guide your thoughts.
  4. BCHS Counselors will guide you through the registration process at your meeting
 
 
Questions? Don’t hesitate to contact Karen Aruta, Enrollment Manager, at karuta@bishopchatard.org or 317-251-1451, Ext. 2234. If you have any questions about your financial aid, contact the Business Office for clarification.

Freshmen Orientation Day Information View all Back To School Information

BCHS Parent App – Important Links at your fingertips

Where can I find that? What is that link?
Add an icon to the homescreen of your cellphone, device or computer to the new BCHS Parents App for easy access to commonly used links.

  • If you are currently viewing this on the device you want the icon, follow these instructions:
    1. Open the app link: Open here
    2. After a few seconds, a popup will appear with instructions.
    3. Follow instructions or your normal process to add a link to your homescreen. If you get stuck and there is an option to open in a browser, follow that option.
  • If you’d like to add this to a different device (a cell phone, an iPad, etc.), you can either use the link above or scan in the QR code below with the device. A popup will appear with instructions or simply follow your normal process to add an icon to your homescreen.
    Parent App QR codeView Detailed Instructions
    • PowerSchool, Canvas and Directory Spot logins will be explained/activated as school begins.
    • Don’t forget: Click the first green button on the app each time you use it to see any updates on the app.
Parent App Screen Shot

Freshman Parent Coffee: August 9, after drop-off

After dropping off your freshman for Orientation on Tuesday morning, please join members of the Bishop Chatard Trinity (parent) Club for a cup of coffee and breakfast pastry, and an opportunity to meet other parents of the Class of 2026.

We will gather in the Stadium Concession Stand Plaza. After dropping your student at Door #10, drive around and park in the southeast area of the parking lot. We look forward to celebrating the beginning of your child’s high school career at BCHS!


Class of 2026 PARENT Gift Gathering Party: August 13, 2022

Chatard A Bration 2023 LogoHere’s a great way to meet fellow freshman parents, kick off the school year, and have some fun! Mark your calendar for August 13, beginning at 7:00 p.m. and plan for an enjoyable evening as we kick off Chatard-a-Bration with our Freshman Parent Gift Gathering party (parents only)! (Look for an email with location details.)

Chatard-a-Bration (February 11, 2023, this year) is Bishop Chatard’s second-largest fundraiser for our Annual Fund and each year, each class joins forces to raise money to support it. Last year we raised over $300,000 to benefit all our students and teachers. Please join us in this fun way to support Bishop Chatard. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Looking forward to seeing you on August 13!

We are hoping to raise $5,000 from the Class of 2026 through the party to support of Chatard-a-Bration. A typical gift for a family is $50. Of course, we welcome other auction items as well, especially experiences that our families will love to bid on at Chatard-a-Bration in February.

Your hosts for the party: Mike & Amy Borchers, Bryan & Beth Brown, Brad & Eileen Countryman, Mike & Kristin Felts, Aly & Andy Schroeder, and Cindy & Vince Todd.

RSVP here

Questions? Contact Eileen Countryman at countrymaneileen@yahoo.com.

Donations can be made online too!
Donate here



Class of 2026 Parent Meeting was June 14

If you missed this meeting or need a refresher, view the powerpoint presentation at the following link:

Open Freshman Parent Meeting document


Immunization Records

Immunization records need to be up-to-date by the beginning of the school year.

View Complete Information


Interested in Band?

If your child has signed up to be a new member of the BCHS Band, or is interested in becoming a member, please notify our music director, Mr. Mark Duray by simply emailing him at mduray@bishopchatard.org. Please indicate the instrument your child plays, and whether you own or rent the instrument.





The School Calendar

Throughout the year, our electronic calendars are the best source for calendar information. Calendars are found under the News & Events section on this website.
Go To Calendars Page
View the 2022/2023 key dates calendar (pdf).


Uniforms

Official school uniforms can be purchased through Schoolbelles (School code: S1664), online or through their store at 6315 N. Keystone Ave.

Schoolbelles Buying Guide

BCHS Uniform Sweatshirts

The approved uniform sweatshirts can only be purchased through the BCHS Spirit Shoppe, in the school cafeteria, or through the online Spirit Shoppe.

The BCHS Spirit Shoppe is located off of the BCHS cafeteria.
The BCHS online store is open 24/7. ( Enter the Spirit Shoppe Online).
These are the only school-approved sweatshirts that can be worn during school.

View the Complete Uniform Code


Parent Volunteers at BCHS

Many volunteer opportunities are available during school, at extra events or with organizations. The BCHS parent organization, The Trinity 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.

Volunteer Here

Cross Country Summer Dates & Interest Form

      • Important summer dates for Cross Country can now be found on the BCHS Summer Conditioning page.
        View Summer Conditioning information
      • If your student is interested in joining the Cross Country team, please fill in the Interest Form.Open Interest Form
      • Remember: All Athletics forms (including a physical) must be completed and signed before your student can participate in summer conditioning or other summer practices. These forms are good for all seasons for all sports too!


Class of 2026 Trojans

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

RT @BCHS_Principal This past Saturday, Sarah Semon competed in the Indiana State School Music Association State-level Solo and Ensemble Festival at Perry Meridian High School, and achieved a near-perfect, Gold Rating on her soprano solo! Congratulations Sarah! pic.twitter.com/DmXyj3k7AX

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