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.
- Choose a thread of interest
- Attend core sessions
- Include a Bishop O'Connell course
- Participate in supplemental seminars and learning experiences
- Complete a capstone project
Choose a thread of interest
Attend core sessions
Include a Bishop O'Connell course
Participate in supplemental seminars and learning experiences
Complete a capstone project
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.