- Inclusion Program
- Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
- INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE® (IB) Courses
- California Scholarship Federation (CSF)
The Inclusion Program
The Inclusion Program strives to support students who have special learning needs. These needs are identified through comprehensive assessments by the student’s neighboring school district or through private testing.
A specialized academic plan called STEP (Support Team Education Plan) is set in place for students who are part of the program. This plan is created in collaboration with the student, parents, guidance counselor, and Learning Specialist. The STEP lists minor adjustments that are necessary in order to facilitate student learning in the general education classroom. Our goal is to foster self-advocacy within students so that they are able to become confident in their strengths and academic capabilities.
Parents or guardians who feel that their student may need a minor adjustment to enable him/her to participate in the general education curriculum should talk to the Learning Specialist, Dr. M. Warnasuriya- email@example.com; 626-962-2495 Ext: 7407.
Learning Resource Center
The Inclusion Program is based in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) located in Room 401. The LRC is staffed with the Learning Specialist and Learning Resource Assistant who facilitate the program and check in regularly with all students in the program to monitor their success.
How to be part of the Inclusion Program: Information for Parents
If your child has an IEP/504, a psychoeducational evaluation, or any other relevant assessment of a learning challenge, please send this information to the Learning Specialist (Dr. M. Warnasuriya: firstname.lastname@example.org; 626-962-2495, Ext: 7407
- Based on the assessments an initial STEP (Support Team Education Plan) will be created. The STEP will list minor adjustments that the student needs.
- A STEP meeting will be held in the fall semester in order to finalize the plan. The student’s STEP Team (teachers, parents, Learning Specialist, Learning Resource Assistant, & Guidance Counselor) will participate in this meeting.
- The finalized STEP will then be sent to the student’s teachers who will implement the minor adjustments within the classroom environment.
Bishop Amat High School has an extensive Advanced Placement Program. This program is a cooperative educational endeavor between secondary schools and colleges and universities. It allows high school students to undertake college-level academic learning. Students can receive advanced placement, college credits or both from thousands of colleges and universities that participate in the Advanced Placement Program.
Bishop Amat students enrolled in these courses are required to take the Advanced Placement exam in May. A fee is charged for this exam. Students who wish to "challenge" a World Language exam (e.g. AP Spanish Language, AP Chinese Language & Culture, etc.) without enrolling in an Advanced Placement course must make their intentions known to the AP Testing Coordinator no later than October 15 of the fall semester. Other "challenge" requests will not be considered.
Most four-year colleges and universities in the United States—as well as many institutions in more than 100 other countries—grant students’ credit, placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam scores. Search AP policy database https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement/search-policies
Bishop Amat offers the following 18 Advanced Placement (AP) courses:
|AP Art History
|AP Human Geography
|AP Calculus AB
|AP Physics 1
|AP Calculus BC
|AP Spanish Language
|AP Computer Science Principles
|AP English Language
|AP Studio Art
|AP English Literature
|AP U.S. Government & Politics
|AP European History
|AP U.S. History
There is an exam fee for each AP exam. Students who drop an AP class after exams have been ordered will be required to pay the exam fee plus an unused exam fee of which is charged to the school by College Board. If a student commences an AP course in the second semester and decides to drop the course, they will be responsible for the exam fee plus the unused exam fee of if the course is dropped after March 15. Students who do not show up for their AP exam who do not have an excuse approved by the College Board are responsible for the exam fee and the unused exam fee. Students who advise the school of a serious illness will be required to produce a doctor’s note in order to sit for a late AP exam.
Students requesting consideration for a fee reduction per exam must provide the school’s AP Coordinator with a copy of the parent/guardian 2021 income tax return, page 1, showing total household adjusted gross income. Approval for consideration must be made by October 15.
Students at International Baccalaureate® (IB) World Schools are given a unique education.
- be encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning
- take part in programs of education that can lead them to some of the highest-ranking universities around the world
- become more culturally aware, through the development of a second language
- be able to engage with people in an increasingly globalized, rapidly changing world.
IB STUDENTS OFTEN PERFORM BETTER
IB World School students develop strong academic, social, and emotional characteristics. They are also likely to perform well academically – often better than students on other programs.
Students on the IB Diploma Programme (DP) are likely to enroll at top universities.
Bishop Amat offers the following 10 IB Diploma Programme (IB) courses:
|IB History of the Americas
|IB Sports, Exercise and Health Science
|IB Theory of Knowledge
|IB Visual Arts
CSF is a prestigious organization that seeks to recognize academically high achieving students that also serve
their community. You are likely eligible to join CSF if you regularly earn mostly A’s and B’s in “core” classes
such as Math, English, Science, Foreign Language, and Social Studies. Physical education and dance are
ineligible classes. There is an application process every semester that requires your previous semesters report
card to determine if you meet the minimum 10 CSF point* requirement. You need 4 active semesters of
membership to be considered a Lifetime member and earn a diploma seal, pin, and cords at graduation.
For active membership, every semester you must:
- Complete an application with qualifying grades* from the previous semester. You must do this at the start of each semester.
- Submit $5 dues.
- Complete two tutoring sessions each semester
- (One of the semesters must be in the Senior year from a Senior year report card.)
- *CSF points are different from GPA points and they are explained on the application.
Library tutoring schedule:
Mon-Thurs after school from 2:45pm-3:45pm
Tues-Thurs before school from 7:05am-8:05am
Library tutoring will be recorded on the sign-in form on the librarian’s desk. Upon arrival you must sign in and
upon leaving you must notify the librarian you are leaving and sign out. The librarian will initial to verify your
You must be on the CSF Google Classroom to get the link to schedule your tutoring assignment. There is no
canceling or switching your tutoring time slots. If you miss one scheduled hour, you can make it up any time
before the end of the semester. Simply show up at the library and record the time and date of the hour served.
You cannot miss more than one hour or it will not count as an active semester.
- CSF applications are available at the start of each semester. Applications must be turned in by the
- announced due date.
- Not open to Freshmen
- Sophomores can apply in the second semester
- Open to juniors and seniors
- During the application period, there will be scheduled days when students can get help from CSF
- officers to fill out their applications (if needed).
- If you have any questions, please see/contact Mr. Rebudal in Room 101 or any of the CSF officers.