Guidance Office

About the Bishop Lynch Guidance Department

Bishop Lynch is home to nearly 300 National Merit Scholars, has been named the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Academic State Champions  for the past five years, and for nine consecutive years has been recognized as overall TAPPS State Champions for combined excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Known for its ability to challenge students of all talents and backgrounds, and due to the school's college-preparatory curriculum, virtually 100 percent of graduates attend institutes of higher learning. Millions of dollars in scholarships are awarded yearly to Bishop Lynch students from such prestigious schools as Wellesley College, Vanderbilt University, Notre Dame, and the United States Military Academies.

Proud of both its heritage and tradition, the mission of Bishop Lynch High School is to teach students "to strive for excellence, to seek truth, and to work for justice in the world." To see that each student emerges from their time at BL with a well-rounded experience, Bishop Lynch offers first-rate academics, including the largest dual-enrollment program (50 available courses) of any private school in the State of Texas. 

 


GUIDANCE & LEARNING CENTER HEADLINES

Class of 2017: Important Information About Your Transcripts

• Your final high school transcript has been sent to the college you listed as attending in Naviance. 

• You must request your Eastfield transcript to be sent to your college through your eConnect account http://econnect.dcccd.edu/index.jsp.

- Bishop Lynch cannot send your Eastfield transcript. Only you can do this through your eConnect account or you can go to Eastfield and request one in person.

- It is recommended that when you request a transcript to be mailed to a college/university you should also request at least 1-2 copies to be mailed to yourself at your home address.

• If you need to request your Bishop Lynch High School transcript, please do so online https://www.bishoplynch.org/transcripts . You can find this link by going to www.bishoplynch.org under Alumni and click on TranscriptsPlease contact our registrar, Pamela Malouf, for all transcript-related inquiries, rather than contacting your counselor.  The Registrar handles all requests for records and transcripts.  Please request all transcripts via the online transcript request form.  Transcript requests will not be taken over the phone.

• If you misplace your diploma and need another one you will need to contact Jostens directly to order a new one. Bishop Lynch does not keep copies of your diploma, but we will always have your transcript.

Schedules for 2017-2018

Next year’s schedules have been posted on FriarNET.  The schedule currently available will have the courses you will be taking so that you can purchase books when they are available from our virtual bookstore. However, class and teacher changes may be made by the administration during the summer.  Please be aware that, due to the balancing of the master schedule, you may have a class at a different period with a different teacher than what is currently posted.   You will receive a final printed schedule at your student orientation in August.

Summer Enrichment students—please note:  Schedules for students attending Summer Enrichment will be available on FriarNET on Friday, July 7.  Students in Summer Enrichment will be able to view schedules earlier, but they will not be official until July 7. 

Please remember the policy for schedules:  no course changes allowed except for the following reasons:  

•  an error, such as a full-year course with a different teacher spring semester
•  a class period which has been omitted on your schedule, or 2 classes scheduled the same period
•  a levels change, if approved by your teacher or counselor
•  a sports change

If one of your chosen courses does not appear on your schedule, it is either due to a schedule conflict or the course not being offered.  In this case, one or more of your alternate course selections has been substituted.

Please note, counselors are unable to grant specific teacher requests.
If you have a reason to request a change, please email your counselor as soon as possible!

If you need your FriarNET user name or password:

•  Go to the BL web site
•  Click “My FriarNET Login”
•  Enter user name (first 4 letters of last name, first name initial, middle name initial, last digit of year of graduation—example:  PerkMP8)
•  Click “forgotten password” in red

How to Read Your Schedule: Please Read Before Contacting Your Counselor

• A 5th period that begins “Adv Course (DE) Status…”:  this is not a class—it is your dual enrollment status.

-  "Adv Course (DE) Status Accuplacer Not Ready":   retest is required.  To schedule a retest, please email Pamela Malouf, Guidance Assistant, at pamela.malouf@bishoplynch.org.  
-  "Adv Course (DE) Status Reading/Writing Ready" and "Math Level 1, 2, or 3":  you are qualified to take dual enrollment courses.  
-  “Adv” before the course name:  the course is dual enrolled.

• After-school athletics are scheduled as 5th-period classes.
• All sports will be changed from the name of the sport to “Athletics” over the summer.
• Online classes appear in the 5th-period slot; however, students work independently and do not meet for class after school.  (Examples:  611OL Computer Applications, 612OL Office Applications) 

Counselor Assignments 2017-2018

July 10th College Fair at Bishop Lynch for All Students and Parents 

On Monday, July 10, the Dallas-Ft.Worth Admissions Regional Network (DARN) will be conducting a College Summer Search Series program on our campus for all students and parents, grades 9-12. The program will begin at 1:00 p.m. in McGonigle Theater where you will be introduced to all of the college admissions counselors who will be represented, followed by a brief College 101 overview presented by Cullen Hippler of LeTourneau University. All of the college admissions counselors will then be available for you to meet with them during the College Fair that will be conducted in the Legacy Gym from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

This is a great opportunity for you to explore your college options, to meet with college admissions counselors, and to “demonstrate interest” in those schools to which you know that you will be applying. Please be sure to pre-register for the July 10 DARN College Fair as soon as possible by using the following link:  http://bit.ly/2rIohMU

Should I Take the ACT or the SAT? Free Diagnostic Test Opportunity!

The first of our two Kaplan Combo SAT/ACT Tests will be offered on Saturday, August 19, and is for juniors and seniors only. Along with the immediate diagnostic and practice test benefit for seniors, this free SAT/ACT Combo test will also be a great practice test for all juniors who will be taking the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test on October 11 for National Merit Scholarship Program consideration. An additional SAT/ACT Combo Test opportunity will be made available on January 13, 2018, for all sophomores and any junior who is unable to test on August 19.

Here is the link to the Kaplan announcement and registration for the August 19 Combo SAT/ACT Practice Test which is for juniors and seniors only (Please be sure to make note of the Wednesday, August 16 registration deadline):  http://kaplan.formstack.com/forms/blhs_satact

Upcoming SAT and ACT Test Registration Deadlines

As a reminder (and especially for seniors), the next SAT testing date is August 26, and the registration deadline is July 28. The next ACT testing date is September 9, and the registration deadline is August 4. If you are planning to take either of these tests, don’t delay – register today, and take advantage of this summer to prepare, prepare, prepare! 

ACT Accommodations

Students who have never previously applied for accommodations for the ACT must contact Mrs. Hublein in the Learning Center before the registration deadline.

Accommodations Plans For Students With Documented Disabilities

BL offers a limited number of accommodations to students with appropriate documentation. In order to meet the criteria of Bishop Lynch, College Board’s and ACT’s extended time testing policies, medical notes from a personal physician in the case of both learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD are inadequate; a complete psycho-educational evaluation is required, with both cognitive and achievement testing. Documentation requesting accommodations at BL must meet the following stated criteria used by the College Board:

  1. State the specific disability, as diagnosed.
  2. Be current (less than three years old).
  3. Provide relevant educational, developmental, and medical history.
  4. Describe the comprehensive testing and techniques used to arrive at the diagnosis of the disability (including evaluation date(s) and test results with subtest scores from measures of cognitive ability, current academic achievement and information processing.
  5. Describe the functional limitations supported by the test results.
  6. Describe the specific accommodations requested and state why the disability qualifies the student for such accommodations.
  7. Establish the professional credentials of the evaluator, including information about license or certification and area of specialization. 

If your student has a documented learning difference, meets the documentation criteria and would like to write an Accommodations Plan for the 2017-2018 school year, please send two copies of the documentation by mail to the attention of Jan Hublein in the Learning Center, even if you have already previously submitted the evaluation to Admissions. Or, you may email the documentation to Mrs. Hublein as an attachment.  She will begin contacting parents for appointments beginning late July/early August. Please feel free to call or email:  214-324-3607 x 4132 or jan.hublein@bishoplynch.org.

 

  

Admissions Quick Facts

Student Population 2016-2017

Total Enrollment: 1031
Seniors: 263
Juniors: 265
Sophomores:260
Freshmen: 247

Males: 44%
Females: 56%

Catholic: 71%
Non-Catholic: 29%

African-American: 6%
Caucasian: 61%
Asian: 4%
Hispanic: 13%
Multi-Racial 6%
Pacific Islander >1%
Other: 10%

Faculty 

33 Bachelors Degree
51 Masters Degree
5 Doctoral Degree
1 Religious Personnel
Faculty/Student Ratio: 1:18

Academic Achievements

National Merit – 350 cumulative National Merit Scholars 

The Bishop Lynch A Cappella Choir accepted a special invitation from the Vatican to sing with the Sistine Chapel Choir for Pope Francis for the Epiphany Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica in January 2017 

Mock Trial Team – Finished 7th at the National Empire Mock Trial Invitational Tournament, Allison Clay ’17 was named 3rd “Best Attorney” in the tournament and the team was also named Dallas Bar Association Regional Tournament semi-finalist 

BL Drumline – State Champions at the 2nd annual TAPPS State Drumline Competition 

Six students placed at Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Tournament - winning first place in the Plant Sciences division was Mabry Webb ’18 

Jackie Snead’s ’17 sculpture, “Deadline on the Doorstep,” - named “Best of Show” during the closing ceremony of the 2016 Young American Talent Juried Art Competition out of 749 entries  

American Classic Choral Festival 
JV Treble Choir – Superior rating 
Men’s Ensemble – Superior rating 
Women’s Select – Superior rating and Outstanding Performance 
Harmony Show Choir – Superior rating and Outstanding Performance Group 

BL A Cappella Choir – Superior rating

2016 Graduates

$19.73 million in academic, athletic, fine arts and Military scholarships 
Average GPA of the top 25% of the class = 4.0 
Earned 3,500 dual enrollment/college credit hours through Dual Enrollment 
22 members of the graduating class signed letters of intent to play collegiate athletics 
Performed nearly 32,000 hours of Christian service over the last four years 
Out of 255 graduates, students will attend 114 unique colleges/universities

2015-2016 Athletic Achievements

Baseball – Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Basketball – State Semifinalist (Final 4) 
Brigade – 3rd Place TAPPS State 
Cheer – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Football – Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Golf – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Women’s Powerlifting – Hannah Eboagu (Regional Champion) 4th in State, Jasmine Ruvalcaba 7th Place finish 
Men’s Soccer – Regional Runner-up 
Women’s Soccer – State Finalist 
Softball – District Champions, Playoff Qualifier 
Women’s Swimming – 4th Place TAPPS State 
Women’s Soccer – State Champions, Final Season National Ranking #4 
Wrestling – Recognized for their All-State status earned during the TAPPS 
State Wrestling Championships: Martinez (1st), Mills (2nd), Metry (2nd), Stalder (2nd) and Santiesteban (3rd) 
Volleyball – State Champions, District Champions (4th consecutive state championship win)

 

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Teacher Tutoring Times

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