Our students are not just active learners, they’re leaders as well. Molded by our rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, our students are constantly challenged to discover their passions and potential while taking their education to a higher level. The knowledge and confidence they gain while attending BL will carry them through college and into the future.

The diversity of courses offered at BL ranges from A (arts) to Z (zoology). Through careful planning, students complete their education at BL with a solid foundation on which to build their future academic endeavors. Our guidance department is always available and happy to help chart your course to academic success.


What is Dual Enrollment?
Students in Dual Enrollment classes are enrolled at Bishop Lynch High School and Eastfield Collge, simultaneously receiving credit at both levels. Students never have to leave the high school campus because both our instructor and curriculum are accredited at the college level.

Dual Enrollment advantages include:
  • Added Value 
  • Enhanced Preparation 
  • Highly Qualified Faculty 
  • Core Classes 
  • Time Savings 
  • Additional Resources 
Learn more about our Dual Enrollment program here.

Graduation Requirements

Social Studies
World Language (consecutive)
Fine Arts
Communication Applications
Computer Education
Physical Education

4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
4 credits
2 credits
1 credit
.5 credit
1 credit
1 credit
.5 credits
1.5 credits

27.5 credits

Bishop Lynch High School uses a numeric grading system on a 100-point scale. Credit is awarded for a semester grade of 70 or above. A semester consists of two nine-week quarters. Students may receive a “final pass” for earning a 77 or higher in the spring semester following a failure in math, foreign language and chemistry courses only.

GPA Conversion to 4.0
90 – 100+ = 4.0
80 – 89 = 3.0-3.9
70 – 79 = 2.0 – 2.9
0 – 69 = 0-1.9

Weighted Grades, Class of 2021+
All numeric grades earned in a particular class are weighted by the following factors:
AP/Advanced = Numeric Grade x 1.07
Honors = Numeric Grade x 1.05
Regular = Numeric Grade x 1.0
Essentials = Numeric Grade x 1.0


Academics Team

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Chad Riley

    Chad Riley 

    (214) 324-3607 x4106
  • Photo of Rachele Piazza

    Rachele Piazza 

    Assistant Principal for Academics
    (214) 324-3607 x4105


“The teachers always have our best interests in mind. I feel as though you can come to them with anything, whether it pertains to their class or not.”

Levi Herrick, Class of 2021
"My three children are all recent Bishop Lynch High School graduates. They were well prepared for college and have excelled. I know you sometimes wonder “Where are they now?” 
My oldest graduated magna cum laude from Ole Miss and was accepted into the Duke School of Nursing for her accelerated masters of nursing program. My middle child is in his junior year at The University of Oklahoma pursuing a business degree with a biology minor.
We just returned from our youngest child’s orientation at University of Georgia. She was credited with 54 hours ... that’s right, 54 college credits. Thanks to Bishop Lynch’s robust dual enrollment program, she starts college as a second semester sophomore and can apply to the Terry School of Business at the end of her first semester. Her advisor had never seen such a transcript! He has put her on the fast track for a “Double Dawg” – two degrees – a bachelor’s and master’s in four years instead of five. 
Thank you for encouraging and guiding my children!"

Dr. Bob Hawthorne, parent
"My Dual Enrollment earned credits from Bishop Lynch gave me enough 'cushion' so that I was able to take four classes my first college semester instead of five. This enabled me to allocate time to participate in sorority rush and associated social events. Most importantly, it gave me the extra time to devote to the more intense reading and studying requirements of college. As a senior, my credits are still paying dividends as I use my extra time to search for my post-graduation job while I take my last four courses I need to graduate."

Alexandra Kish '15 
Texas Christian University 
Bishop Lynch High School is accredited by the Texas Catholic Conference Bishops - Education Department and Cognia.


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