Bishop Rosecrans High School Profile
1040 East Main Street
Zanesville, OH 43701
Located in the Appalachian region of Muskingum County, Zanesville is 55 miles east of Columbus, Ohio. The population of Muskingum County is 84,585. Zanesville is a small city of 25,277 people whose median family income is $26,642. Bishop Rosecrans students travel from Morgan, Perry and Guernsey counties as well. In close proximity to Bishop Rosecrans are Ohio University (Zanesville branch), Zane State College, Muskingum University, The Ohio State University (Newark branch) and Central Ohio Technical College.
The mission of Bishop Rosecrans High School is to provide a community in which all can live and grow in faith, scholarship, and service following the teaching of Jesus Christ and the Catholic church.
Bishop Rosecrans High School provides many opportunities for each student to deepen his/her relationships to Christ. As a Catholic school an opportunity is provided for the student body to participate in the celebration of the Liturgy. Mass is celebrated twice per month, on Holy Days and on other special occasions. The sacrament of Reconciliation and prayer services is held during Advent and Lent. A Catholic/Christian based all school retreat is held once per year. Attendance is mandatory for all students. All Bishop Rosecrans High School students are required to take a one credit religious class each year during their attendance at Rosecrans. These classes cover Catholic history, beliefs and practices. A student’s personal religion is respected. All students are expected to participate to the maximum level allowed by the faith they practice.
BISHOP ROSECRANS HIGH SCHOOL
Bishop Rosecrans is a four year comprehensive college preparatory high school with grades 9-12. The school is fully accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and Accredited by Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association. School is in session 180 days from August to May each year. The school day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:40 p.m. Transportation can be done by public school district bus, as well as student & parent drivers. There are 8 periods in the school day, not including lunch. Each period is approximately 42 minutes. Educational opportunities include a challenging Advanced Placement, Honors, or College Preparatory curriculum, College Credit Plus Options. We have 1 Intervention Specialist and tutoring is done both by teachers and students (student tutoring through National Honor Society). Student/Teacher Ratio 10:1 and 20% of students are non-Catholic. Lunch provided from Bishop Fenwick, or students may pack their lunch. We offer a variety of sports (Baseball, Boys/Girls Basketball, Cross Country, Cheerleading, Football, Golf, Boys/Girls Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, Volleyball). Musical programs include both class and extracurricular participation in Instrumental Music or Choir. There are many ways to get involved in extracurricular activities. We enroll international students from over 5 countries each year. Students benefit from learning from each other about the diverse cultures and customs. This is becoming an increasingly more relevant and important source of diversity for our school. Financial aid is available through the FACTS tuition assistance system and parish assistance. Those who think this may not be enough to help them afford a Rosecrans education should schedule a meeting with the principal.
Bishop Rosecrans High School is a member of the national Association of College Admission Counseling and the Ohio Association of College Admission Counseling, and has fully endorsed the State of Principles and Good Practices of these organizations.
PROGRAMS OF STUDY
The curriculum at Bishop Rosecrans High School is rigorous and comprehensive. It includes Advanced Placement, Honors, College Preparatory, College Credit Plus courses.
Advanced Placement Courses:
Calculus AB Biology
English 9, 10, 12 Algebra I Geometry
COLLEGE CREDIT PLUS COURSES
HST 1111 Western Civilization I HST 1112 Western Civilization II HST 1151 American History HIST 1152 American History II PSYCH 1100 Introduction to Psychology FGMT 1101 Personal Finance ACCT 1211 Accounting I
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND GRADE REPORTING
Graduation Requirements: 24 Carnegie units of credit are required for graduation. Specific requirements include
English 4.00 units Mathematics 4.00 units Science 3.00 units Social Studies 3.00 units Religion 4.00 units Physical Education .50 unit Health .50 unit
Electives 4.0 units Fine Art 1.0 unit
Service Hours: Students are required to have a minimum of 75 service hours for graduation. Students are to earn 55 in the area(s) of school and/or community and 20 for church.
Grade Scale: The numerical grade scale as converted to letter grades is
A (4.0) = 93-100 B+ (3.5) = 90-92 B (3.0) = 85-89 C+ (2.5) = 82-84 C (2.0) = 76-81 D (1.0) = 70-75
Courses are not weighted with respect to difficulty. Class rank is not weighted.
Interpretation of Transcript Final Average (FV) for a course is determined by averaging first semester (MV) and second semester (S2) grades. Each quarter grade is worth 20% of the final course grade. The Midterm Exam (MX) and the Final Exam (FX) are each valued at 10% of the final grade.
CLASS OF 2015 – COLLEGE TESTING
The following tables show the average scores earned on the ACT for the Class of 2017: Class size 25
37 Tests Taken
Average BR OH Nat. .
Composite: 22.8 22.0 20.8
English: 21.9 21.2 20.1 :
Math: 22.9 21.6 20.6
Reading: 23.1 22.5 21.3
Science: 22.4 22.0 20.8
ADVANCED PLACEMENT TESTING
Advanced Placement Exams: BRHS offered 2 Advanced Placement courses in 2017: A total of 6 Exams were taken.
Score 5 4 3 2 1
Total 1 4 2 4 0
Total Exams 0 0 33 67 0
PROGRAM ABBREVIATIONS FOUND ON THE BRHS OFFICAL TRANSCRIPT
AP = Advanced Placement H = Honors CCP = College Credit Plus
POST-HIGH SCHOOL PLANS – GRADUATING CLASS OF 2014
Four-Year Colleges 100% Two-Year Colleges 0%
COLLEGE MATRICULATION – CLASS OF 2017
Academy of Art: San Fransisco
Baldwin Wallace University
Case Western Reserve University
Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Los Angeles Mission College
Ohio University Zanesville
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University-Newark
The University of Notre Dame
University of Akron
University of Cincinnati
VISITS BY COLLEGES AND OTHER INSTITUTION REPRESENTATIVES ARE WELCOME
College and University representatives are invited to visit Bishop Rosecrans High School during lunches which start at 11:58-1:10 pm. Please contact Chelsea Tolliver to set up a visit 740-452-7504 Ext. 103.
To Contact the School Counselor Mrs. Tolliver via email or phone
740-452-7504 Ext. 103