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Bishop McNamara High School provides a Catholic, college-preparatory education that values academic excellence for all students and a curriculum that informs, forms and transforms our students to reach their God-given potential by educating their hearts and minds while preparing them for life within the context of a global community.
Ensuring students’ success in college and in life, the school’s curriculum and course offerings are rooted in the Catholic faith and the Holy Cross mission and charism.
To meet the diverse interests, backgrounds,and talents of students, Bishop McNamara High School provides a variety of course offerings to individualize the learning experience. At the same time, we help students meet the requirements for college admission or other types of professional preparation.
Honors courses are offered in English, mathematics, science, modern & classical languages, technology, social studies, and each of the fine arts disciplines.
Advanced Placement courses are offered in English language, English literature, calculus, statistics, computer programming, psychology, chemistry, biology, physics, French, Spanish, U.S. history and European history. Advanced Placement courses are also offered in music theory, Latin Vergil, Latin Poetry, and modern & classical language literature when there is sufficient student interest.
Bishop McNamara has joined with Prince George's Community College in the initiative to continue the tradition of quality education at the secondary and post-secondary levels. Prince George's Community College will offer college classes taught at Bishop McNamara High School. This opportunity for obtaining concurrent/dual credit is open to juniors and seniors whose general academic profile meets Prince George's Community College criteria. During the school year, classes will take place as Omega Periods from 3:30-6:30pm one day a week on the Bishop McNamara campus.