Accreditation and Awards

2014 School of Excellence

School of Excellence 2014 Honor Roll
Bishop Chatard has been honored as a School of Excellence by the Catholic Education Honor Roll, a program of the Cardinal Newman Society. The Catholic Education Honor Roll is a national program recognizing schools committed to strong Catholic identity. Recognized schools commit to and model the Principles of Catholic Identity in Education.

2016/2017 ‘A’ School

Bishop Chatard earned an ‘A’ letter grade from the Indiana Department of Education in 2016-2017. This is the seventh consecutive year the school has received this designation. Indiana’s A-F Accountability Model holds schools and corporations to a higher standard and provides a more accurate picture of their performance by incorporating student academic growth and graduation rates, as well as college and career readiness, as measures of success.

Four Star School

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Bishop Chatard High School has been named a Four Star School of Indiana for the 2016/2017 school year. This is the fifth consecutive year BCHS has received this honor.
The Four Star School designation is awarded by the Indiana Department of Education to recognize great schools in Indiana. To receive Four Star designation, a school must receive an “A” on the state’s A-F accountability system, have excellent ISTEP pass rates, carry an overall high graduation rate (if applicable), and show success in closing achievement gaps. A total of 238 schools received the award for the 2016/2017 school year.

AdvancEd Accredited

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Bishop Chatard is accredited by AdvancEd, the largest community of education professionals in the world. We are also guided by the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools as well as the Five Principles of Catholic Identity in Education. BCHS is committed to the education of the whole person. While emphasis is placed on academics, students deepen their faith through retreats, liturgical celebrations, and service projects. They strive to develop their talents and interests through a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities.

Advanced Placement Award

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Bishop Chatard High School was recognized in 2018 by the Indiana Department of Education for exemplary performance on 2017 Advanced Placement exams. A school must have at least 25 percent of a graduating class receive a 3 or higher on an AP exam to receive the Advanced Placement Award. Bishop Chatard’s Class of 2017 had 57 percent reach this level of achievement. This accomplishment ranked BCHS as tied for the top 11th school in the state. BCHS was the highest-achieving diocesan school in the state. Bishop Chatard’s Class of 2016 also received this award with 46 percent reaching this level of achievement.

BCHS Achievement Awards

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Bishop Chatard High School presents its Achievement Award at the school’s Annual Fund Dinner to honor faculty, alumni, community members and volunteers who epitomize the Catholic mission and values lived out daily at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis North Deanery High School. Presented annually since 1994, the Achievement Award is Bishop Chatard’s highest non-academic honor. It recognizes the important role the extended community plays in educating, nurturing and forming today’s students — tomorrow’s leaders.
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