Academics at IHS


Academic Overview

The academic programs offered at Immaculate High School are designed to prepare the whole student for college and beyond. We offer an extensive, rigorous NEASC accredited program that exceeds the Diocese of Bridgeport and the State of Connecticut guidelines.

"I love Immaculate because I am given the opportunity to grow in faith while receiving a high quality education. The teachers at Immaculate have pushed me to be the best person I can be."
~ R. Chory '24

Students have an opportunity to enroll in numerous honors and AP classes, dual enrollment classes from four prestigious universities as well as on-line college programs. Faculty and staff work together to create an engaging community that encourages students to develop and master the skills needed to become lifelong learners.

Counselors provide several services to assist students with academic planning and support services so that they may exceed their own expectations. Our extracurricular programs enhance classroom learning and allow students to expand their interests, broaden their experiences and to become global leaders.

As a result of our academic offerings, students have been recognized for achieving beyond the national averages on both the ACT and SAT assessments.
 

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College Preparation

Immaculate High School is committed to providing the academic rigor, course offerings, personalized attention and support from dedicated counselors and teachers to prepare every student for opportunities to achieve their college goals. An annual 100% college acceptance rate and noteworthy merit scholarship offerings, including $24M for the Class of 2023, you are ready to soar upon graduating from Immaculate. In addition, our student SAT scores consistently exceed national and State of Connecticut averages.

Our college preparatory curriculum prepares our students for life. We strive to develop the full potential of every student so that they may be the best version of themselves and exceed their own expectations.

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Honors & Advanced Placement Courses 

Fifty honors level courses in English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Art, Technology, Business and World Languages are available for academically advanced students, along with 18 Advanced Placement (30 with virtual options) and 9 dual-enrollment courses allowing you to simultaneously earn high school and college credits.

Course Guide: Program of Studies

 
Leading Scholars Program

Leading Scholars Program

The Immaculate High School Scholars Program is designed for the highest achieving students in the freshman and sophomore classes. Admission is based on your academic record in middle school, your scores on the HSPT exam, letters of recommendation and an interview with scholars selection committee.

  • Career Presentations - a series of guest speakers to help students learn about potential career options.
  • College Tours and Admission Presentations -  Guided College Tours at some of the best colleges in the country.
  • Enhanced Academic Programs - identify opportunities for academic enrichment for you. Some include a Summer Academic Program ( on a college campus), an OnLine Academic Enrichment Course, Research Opportunities and Academic Certification Programs.
  • Community Service - identify additional opportunities for community service.
  • College Profile -  Develop your college profile by identifying the appropriate level classes, building a resume, selecting clubs and activities in the community.
  • Sophomore scholars will be invited to participate in a day long educational and celebratory excursion at the conclusion of the program in the spring.

 

Foals Program

The “FOALS” Program is designed to assist our newly enrolled freshman as they begin to navigate high school life. The program is dedicated to establishing a “seamless” transition between middle school and high school, leaving our freshman well-prepared for the journey ahead of them. The program will include a comprehensive collection of events constructed to help our freshman become acclimated to their course load quickly, while continuously developing new skills to apply directly to their studies. Below are just some of the events that take place throughout the year.

  • New Student Orientation 
  • Family BBQ
  • Student Engagement Panel
  • Student/Parent Survey 
  • Freshman Retreat & Social 
  • Individual Counselor Meetings throughout the year 
  • Wellness Activity 
  • PSAT Prep Workshop 
  • Individual Counselor Meeting 
  • Academic Prep Workshop 
  • Midterm Prep Workshop 
  • Individual Parent/Student Meeting for course selection & college planning
  • Career Day 
  • Wellness Assembly 
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School Profile

Immaculate High School, a Catholic college preparatory school under the Diocese of Bridgeport, provides a challenging academic education in a wholesome and disciplined environment. Because Immaculate High School values character formation, moral development and spiritual direction, religious education is an integral part of the curriculum.

School Profile