Academic Overview

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Excellence i
n Academics
Bishop Heelan High School students are exposed to a rigorous curriculum that prepares them for college studies. Some 95% of our graduates go on to college, 84% to four-year colleges and universities. Our 2018 ACT composite score is 24. Heelan students also score higher than students in Iowa for College Readiness Benchmarks in English, mathematics, reading and science.

Hours for Graduation
Bishop Heelan students are required to successfully complete 48 credit hours for graduation. 

Class Rank
Bishop Heelan High School uses a weighted 4.0 grading system in calculating a cumulative GPA for students & class rank.

Advanced Placement Classes
AP Biology
AP Calculus
AP Computer Science
AP English Honors 12
AP Government
AP Spanish
AP US History
Honors Classes
Anatomy & Physiology Honors
Chemistry Honors
Current American History Honors
English Honors 10
English Honors 11
Modern Algebra II Honors
Modern Geometry Honors
Physical Science Honors
Physics Honors
Pre Calculus Honors