St. Gianna Health Academy

Health Academy allows selected BCCHS students to attend class and shadow doctors and nurses at Via Christi Hospital.  Students observe surgeries, therapy and other patient care, and complete a college medical terminology course.

- Course Instructor: Karla Denlinger

- Available in both fall and spring semesters

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St. Joseph Construction Science Trade Academy

This academy is designed to introduce high school juniors and seniors to the various fields of technical and skill trades such as plumbing, carpentry and more. It focuses on various careers that may not require a four-year college degree but may require a post-secondary vocational or apprenticeship program.

- Course instructor: Al Rohleder

- Available in both fall and spring semesters


St. Benedict Engineering Academy/Project Lead the Way

Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the nation.

- Course Instructors: Eric Weber and Ryan Biedron

Available in both fall and spring semesters


Tom Seiler Teaching Academy

The Teaching Academy is an innovative partnership of our Catholic community (Newman University and BCCHS) that supports parishes in low-income communities.  The outcome of the Teaching Academy is aimed at achieving a pipeline of teachers for the Catholic community.

- Course Instructor: Barry Newell

- Named after former BCCHS instructor Tom Seiler

- Only offered fall semester