Academic Support Program

Bishop Chatard High School is directed and dedicated to the success of each student. As part of its mission to the students, Bishop Chatard offers an academic support program to those students who qualify for an education plan.

Services address a range of student needs to enhance learning and to increase overall student success. These educational opportunities are planned and directed by our full-time Director of Academic Support.

Bishop Chatard’s academic support services include:

  • Bishop Chatard High School Education Plan
    The preparation of an individualized Bishop Chatard High School education plan for academic accommodations and services is created from a current psycho-educational evaluation with school-based recommendations, an Individual Educational Plan/Individual Service Plan and/or a current medical diagnosis from the student’s physician. Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, Bishop Chatard will offer a four year educational experience for those students working towards either an Indiana Core 40 diploma or Indiana Certificate of Completion.
  • Academic Resource Center (ARC)
    A distraction free assessment environment for extended time exams, audio text and/or dictation for assessments, and notetaking services is available at the ARC.
  • Standardized assessment accommodations
    Eligibility for accommodations on state and national standardized tests is determined with proper documentation and obtained through the Academic Support office.
  • Temporary education plans
    Temporary medical conditions may allow for academic and student-life accommodations when requested and documented by a physician.

In 2022-23, 20% of Bishop Chatard’s student body are served by the Academic Support Program. 48% of seniors in the Class of 2023 who participated in the Academic Support Program earned Academic Honors Diplomas.

Academic Support for Incoming Students

Parents of students interested in attending Bishop Chatard who would like to be considered for Academic Support services are asked to send the student’s psychological-educational evaluation and public or private service plan to:

Bishop Chatard H. S.
Attn: Beth Brogan, Director of Academic Support
5885 N. Crittenden Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220

High School Placement Exam

Extended time is available for eighth-grade students taking the High School Placement Exam at Bishop Chatard. For more information, contact Beth Brogan, Director of Academic Support, at (317) 251-1451 ext. 2252, or e-mail

Read more about High School Placement Testing at BCHS

Beth Brogan, Director of Academic Support
Beth Brogan

Director of Academic Support
317-251-1451, ext 2252

Michelle Kowal, Academic Support Team Instructor
Michelle Kowal

Academic Support Team Instructor

Ellen Schroeder, Academic Support Team Instructor
Ellen Schroeder

Academic Support Team Instructor

Laura Welty

Academic Resource Assistant