Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School is an Archdiocesan, co-educational high school offering a college preparatory curriculum for students with varied academic abilities. The school is dedicated to educating and developing the whole person spiritually, mentally and physically, providing a moral, ethical and Christ-centered compass for life.
Academics is the essential core of a McGuinness education. A structured course of study helps students grow in their faith, clarify personal goals and provides 21st century skills necessary to pursue future endeavors successfully. With this in mind, an individual course of study is developed for each student at Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School based on God-given talents, academic policy of the school and guidance from the school's professional staff.
Prospective Freshman Students
Incoming freshman students must successfully complete their 8th grade year, have the ability to follow a predetermined course of study, and have demonstrated exemplary conduct. In the event of a waiting list, preference is given to children and siblings of current students and graduates, to Catholic students and those coming from the Catholic and private feeder schools in the Oklahoma City community.
All incoming ninth grade students must take the STS High School Placement Test to determine the appropriate course of study. This test is given on a Saturday in the fall and the cost of the test is $15.00. Students must register to take the placement test. Additional placement exams or competencies in math, science, foreign language and computers will be required for upper level course placement.
Results of the STS Placement Test will be mailed in January. Students who attend one of the Catholic feeder schools will receive their results from their current school. Registration packets will soon follow in the mail with all information required for enrollment.
A copy of the student's official academic records including 8th Grade Explore Test and/or ITBS results and health records must be submitted before final acceptance.
Discipline records may be checked on all non-feeder school applicants.
Incoming freshmen with middle school or high school credit(s) in Algebra 1 or a foreign language who want to enroll in advanced math or foreign language courses are required to take a proficiency exam regardless of the credit awarded. Students are also allowed to take a subject placement test for Pre-AP Biology and Computer Tech II. The exam will better enable the Department Coordinator, counselor and parents to assess the course of study pursuant to the student's goals. In cases where proficiency and benchmarks are not met, retaking the course for McGuinness credit may be recommended.
Prospective Transfer Students
All 10th and 11th grade prospective transfer students must be personally interviewed by an administrator prior to acceptance. Please call Mrs. Ann Bleything, Sophomore/Junior Counselor at 842-6638 ext. 245, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
Transfer students must provide the following at the time of the interview:
- An up-to-date immunization record
- A transcript from their current school (and any other high school attended)
- A letter of good standing from their school principal or counselor will be required to take a drug test before admittance
- Test Scores
- Completed Drug Screening Test
Students entering from non-accredited schools including home schools (accredited or non-accredited) may be required to take proficiency exams for course and grade placement. Credits for previous course work will be awarded at the discretion of the administration based on state and school graduation requirements, Students may jeopardize participation in extra-curricular activities until all immunization records and required transcripts are on file. Transfers from other high schools are not accepted during the senior year with the exception of students transferring from other Catholic high schools.