Academic Support

At Bishop Lynch, our students’ success is at the forefront of our mission to promote the development of the total person. Our goal is to provide a variety of resources encouraging student success. 

Academic Support offered:

List of 7 items.

  • Academic Coaching

    The Academic Coach is an additional resource for students needing short-term one-on-one academic coaching in the area of organization, time management, and study strategies. Students are usually referred by a counselor and/or teachers.

    For more information contact the Guidance Department.
  • Counselors and College Advising

    Students and their families have a team of counselors who work collaboratively to provide academic guidance and personal support.  In addition, BL's College Advisor assists students in selecting and charting their academic course by helping them find colleges and universities that match their academic goals, needs, and abilities. 
  • Essential Level Classes

    Essentials classes are taught at a slower pace, less content in both breadth and depth, more repetition, and drill in basics. Enrollment in Essentials level courses is restricted to students who have documented learning differences or deficiencies identified through standardized test results. 

    Freshman levels of Algebra are double-blocked and meet every day. Other Essentials classes are single blocked and meet every other day. BL offers Essentials classes in:  English I- IV, Algebra I-II, Chemistry, and Spanish I-II. See the Course Selection Handbook for more information.
  • Freshman Seminar Class

    A one-semester course designed to help freshmen make a smooth transition into the rigor of high school academic life.  Instructors work in conjunction with freshman teachers, counselors and even coaches to foster individual success. Students are mentored 1-on-1 to receive individual assistance. Some of the topics include organizational skills, time management methods, classroom technology, problem-solving, goal setting, how to study, and much more.  For more information contact Denise DiBiase.
  • Math Success Center

    Need extra help in a math class?  The Math Success Center (MSC), located in room 346, is home to veteran math teacher, Mr. Mike Hall.
    Hours of Availability:  7:45–8:10 am, 8:30–4:00 pm (Mr. Hall takes B lunch). Students may go to the MSC during any study hall, Wednesday Activity Period, early dismissal, or late arrival. Drop-in or email Mr. Hall for an appointment.
    Topics Covered:  Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, ICM, Statistics, AP Statistics, Calculus AB and BC, Advanced Quantitative Reasoning, and Intermediate Algebra.
    Contact Information: or 214.324.3607  ext. 5346.
  • The Learning Center

    The Learning Center is a resource for students with documented learning differences as well as for students experiencing academic difficulties. 

    The Learning Center offers:
    • Meet with parents and students to determine accommodations
    • Processing of applications for extended time for PSAT/SAT and ACT
    • Parent support in determining if students need outside testing for learning disabilities or ADHD
    • Working with teachers and Guidance Counselors to address academic difficulties experienced by BL students
    • Extended time testing for students with Accommodation Plans in the LC for midterm/final and classroom tests
    For more information, check out or contact Ms. Shannon Byrne, the Learning Specialist at
  • The Writing Center

    Need help with writing a paper? The Writing Center, located in the library, is available to help with any course's writing needs. 
    Hours of availability: Peer tutors and an English teacher are on duty during every class period except mentor time. You can schedule an appointment via FriarNet Resources Page or limited walk-in appointments are available. Please be mindful of special schedules when making your appointment. At this time, help is not available before or after school.
    Contact information: From your email, you can contact with any questions.  

Peer Tutoring

National Honor Society Peer Tutoring
Students volunteer their time to help their peers with a variety of subjects.  Students are welcome to attend drop-in tutoring sessions in room 114.
  • Tuesday and Thursday mornings
    7:40 a.m. –  8:10 a.m.
  • Wednesday mornings
    8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons
    3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Questions about NHS Tutoring, please contact NHS Moderator Mark Morris.

National Spanish Honor Society Peer Tutoring
Students volunteer to help their peers in all levels of Spanish. Students may drop in or make an appointment for tutoring in Ferguson Hall room 149 every b-day from 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Questions about NHS Tutoring, please contact NHS Moderator Doran Lopez.


Faithful to Catholic Tradition and to our Dominican heritage of scholarship and service, Bishop Lynch High School promotes the development of the total person by bringing together a diverse community in a rigorous, college preparatory environment where students are taught to strive for excellence, seek truth, and work for justice in the world. - Founded in 1963