The BCCHS tradition of performing better on the ACT than the local, state and national averages continues. The Wichita Eagle reported in August 2014 that the average composite score for Kansas students was 22 – up 0.2 percent from 2013 and above the national average of 21 (out of a possible 36). The ACT average composite for BCCHS is 23.7; the local average composite for Wichita is 20.4, Maize 23.0 and Goddard 21.5. The state average composite is 21.7 and the National average is 20.9.
BCCHS Counselors recommend that students who want to improve their ACT scores complete a rigorous curriculum. To illustrate the difference in curriculum, listed below are the average ACT composite score for BCCHS students who completed the BCCHS required Core Curriculum compared to the Kansas Regents Qualified Curriculum, the Kansas Regents Scholar Curriculum and the BCCHS Honors Diploma Curriculum:
BCCHS required Core Curriculum ACT average is 22.2.
Kansas Regents Qualified Admissions Curriculum ACT average is 24.6.
Kansas Regents Scholars Curriculum ACT average is 26.5.
BCCHS Honors Diploma Curriculum ACT average is 28.94.