Education Geared Towards Boys
- Hands on learning bringing lessons to life
- Activity and movement within the classroom keeps students’ attention
- Competition in the classroom encourages teamwork and critical thinking
- Student activities, clubs and athletics allow teachers to double as mentors outside of the classroom
Big School Resources, Small School Atmosphere
- Google affiliated school with 1:1 Chromebook program
- 3-year engineering program partnered with Project Lead the Way
- Immersion Trips:
- Foreign Language trips – Germany
- Advocacy Trips: – Peru, Texas, & Tennessee
- Science trips – Kennedy Space Center, National Museum of the US Air Force
- Electives – Engineering, Business, Computer Science, Music, Nursing, Broadcast Journalism and more!
Customized Learning Experience
Dual Credit Courses
The Dual Credit Course opportunity consists of 6 junior and senior level courses which are accredited as college level courses. This program is executed in conjunction with Lewis University, Moraine Valley CC, and St. Mary’s University (MN).
Advanced Placement Courses
There are 15 Advanced Placement level courses available at Brother Rice, beginning in sophomore year. Our pass rate hovers between 70-80%, compared to the state norm of 60%.
Between the Dual Credit and AP programs, it is very common for Brother Rice graduates to enter college with AT LEAST one semester worth of college credit hours. This makes our students much more attractive to colleges and passes along significant savings
to their families.
APEX Honors Program – Beyond the Traditional
Academic Pursuit of EXcellence
Brother Rice is nationally recognized for superior collegiate preparation programs. Graduates from our APEX Honors Program have been actively sought out by the finest schools in the nation and perform exceptionally well at those schools.
How does our APEX Honors Program go beyond the traditional honors program?
In addition to our excellent Advanced Placement classes, a number of our Honors classes offer dual credit at Brother Rice High School and either St. Mary’s University, Moraine Valley Community College, St. Xavier University or Lewis University. Several faculty members presently teach or have taught at the college level. Several are adjunct college instructors. APEX courses are open to all highly motivated students with the recommendation of the appropriate department. The combination of the expertise of our faculty and the high level of our honors courses benefits our students through Advanced Placement courses and college credit courses. Our Advanced Placement courses have an exceptionally high pass rate resulting in college credits. The College Credit Program has actual credit awarded via an official university or college transcript presented as transfer credit.
The FOCUS Program at Brother Rice is designed to meet the needs of particular students who may experience difficulties in competing in and completing academic high school programs.
FOCUS involves two years of FOCUS courses taught by select teachers. Beginning with junior year, the students are partially mainstreamed into general courses while complete immersion takes place during senior year. Students are reevaluated annually to determine their placement in the next academic year.
The curriculum is based upon the requirements needed for college entrance. The Guidance Department works closely with the FOCUS Program, especially as students make decisions about their future education,