Global Studies

Program Overview

Bishop O’Connell High School established the Global Studies Certificate Program to prepare students to be well-informed, self-motivated adults with the skills, confidence and moral perspective needed to succeed as leaders in the 21st century. This optional program is centered on student-selected, beyond-the-classroom learning experiences focused on themes of world importance in our time.

The Bishop O’Connell curriculum requires completion of 26 credits in specific subjects studied over a period of eight semesters. Students who choose to participate in the Global Studies Program receive a certificate upon graduation which indicates the completion of a set of non-GPA credit units in global studies, the equivalent of a ninth semester of academic work.

Program Components

How to Enroll

The Global Studies Certificate Program is open to students in grades 10 through 12. In order to enroll in the program, a student must complete the registration form and schedule an individual meeting with the global studies advisor.

Participants incur no additional tuition fees.