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SCHOOL PROFILE 2015-2016

PRESIDENT
Dr. Kevin G. Burns
kburns@brrice.org

PRINCIPAL
Mr. James P. Antos
jantos@brrice.org
ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Mr. Robert J. Alberts
ralberts@brrice.org
Mr. M. Jacob Mathius
docmathius@brrice.org
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mr. Tim OConnell
toconnell@brrice.org
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Mr. Phil Cahill
pcahill@brrice.org
REGISTRAR
Mrs. Darlene Diehl
ddiehl@brrice.org
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT
ACTIVITIES
Ms. Becky Pacetti
bpacetti@brrice.org
DIRECTOR OF
COUNSELING
Miss Amy Axelrood
773-298-2535
aaxelrood@brrice.org
COUNSELING OFFICE
ASSISTANT
Mrs. Mary Beth Jantz
773-429-4316
mjantz@brrice.org
COUNSELORS
Mrs. Samantha Antos
Mr. Patrick Creed
Mr. John McCarthy

Brother Rice High School, a private, all-male, Roman Catholic


college preparatory high school, is located on the far southwest
side of Chicago. The student body consists of 804 students (74%
Caucasian, 13% Latino, 11% African American, 1% Asian, and 1%
Other). Students are admitted to Brother Rice High School
according to the results of a national competitive examination,
their grade school records, and recommendations from their
grammar school teachers.
Mission Statement
We, the family of Brother Rice High School, are a diverse,
Catholic Christian community, committed to preparing young
men for college and for the process of life-long learning. We
educate young men to act manfully in Christ Jesus and to deal
wisely with their world in the tradition of the Christian Brothers
and the charism of Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice.
Brother Rice Faculty
The Edmund Rice Christian Brothers of North America,
formerly known as the Irish Christian Brothers, operate the
school, which includes 56 faculty members, both religious and lay
persons, 21 of whom have at least one Masters Degree or higher.
Brother Rice High School
10001 South Pulaski, Chicago, IL 60655
773-429-4300 Fax: 773-779-5239
Counseling Office: 773-429-4316
ACT/CEEB School Code: 140682

CRUSADER CLASS OF 2015 AT A GLANCE


Class size:
Highest GPA (weighted):
% of students attending college:
% of students attending a 4 year college:
% of students attending a 2 year college:
# of students offered scholarships:

206
4.87
97%
82%
15%
108

CURRICULUM
The traditional college preparatory
curriculum at Brother Rice High School
requires 24 credits for graduation.
Advanced Placement and Honors courses
are offered in multiple disciplines.
ACCREDITATION
Rice High School is accredited by
Brother
the State of Illinois and AdvancED. We are a
member of the College Board, the Illinois
Association of College Admission Counselors,
the National Catholic Educational
Association, and the National Association of
Secondary School Principals. Brother Rice
High School has been named one of the best
Catholic secondary schools in the nation by
the Catholic Honor Roll; this designation is
given to only 50 Catholic high schools
nationwide.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

# of scholarship offers:
% of students who took the ACT:
ACT composite average:
# of students who took AP Tests:
# of AP Tests taken:
% of students with AP scores 3-5:

426
97%
23.4
115
202
80%

GRADING SYSTEM
Listed below are the academic grades and
percentages used by Brother Rice High
School. Reported GPA and class rank on a
students transcript are weighted. An H
following a course on a students transcript
indicates an Honors course; an AP
indicates an Advanced Placement course.
Academic
Grade

Percentage

A+

99-100

Unweighted Weighted
(H & AP)
4.2

5.2

95-98

A-

93-94

B+

91-92

3.2

4.2

87-90

B-

84-86

C+

82-83

2.2

2.7

78-81

2.5

Theology

4 credits

C-

75-77

2.5

English

4 credits

D+

73-74

Mathematics

3 credits

71-72

Social Studies

3 credits

D-

70

Science (all lab sciences)

3 credits

Below 70

World Language

2 credits

Physical Education & Health

1.5 credits

Computer Technology

0.5 credits

Electives

3 credits

Total

24 credits

HONOR ROLL
Superior Honors = Grade point average of 4.6+
High Honors =

Grade point average of 3.9+

B Honors =

Grade point average of 3.0+

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
APEX Program: APEX (Academic Pursuit of Excellence) is a special program
designed to guide the truly academically gifted student to his full potential.
Academically gifted students are admitted into APEX to help assure a challenging
academic environment appropriate to their talents. The class of 2015 Average APEX
ACT score was 31.
PACC: PACC (Program for Advanced College Credit) is a program offered through
Loyola University (Chicago), St. Marys University, Saint Xavier University and
Moraine Valley Community College where a number of junior and senior classes
have been accredited as college level courses.
FOCUS Program: FOCUS is offered to students in need of more individualized
strategies to improve their academic skills and prepare for post-high school plans.
Most students remain in the program for two years and, by junior year, many
students are mainstreamed into regular academic level classes. FOCUS students are
not required to take a world language.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES:

Biology
Calculus AB
Calculus BC

Chemistry
Economics
English

Composition
English Literature
European History

French
German
Government

Music Theory
Spanish
U.S. History

COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSES 2015-2016


ENGLISH
AP English Language
AP English Literature
Broadcast Journalism
Broadcast Journalism
(Honors)
English I
English I (Honors)
English II
English II (Honors)
English III
English III (Honors)
English IV
English IV (Honors)
Journalism
Journalism (Honors)
Novel Analysis
Reading I
FINE ARTS
AP Music Theory
Art Design
Art Design (Honors)
Art I
Art I (Honors)
Art II
Art II (Honors)
Beginning Band
Chorus
Concert Band
Concert Band (Honors)
Music Appreciation
Orchestra
Symphonic Band (Honors)
Theater Seminar I
Theater Seminar II
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
AP French Language
AP German Language

FOREIGN LANG (CONT)


AP Spanish Language
French I
French I (Honors)
French II
French II (Honors)
French III
French III (Honors)
French IV
French IV (Honors)
German I
German I (Honors)
German II
German II (Honors)
German III
German III (Honors)
German IV
German IV (Honors)
Latin I
Latin II
Latin III (Honors)
Latin IV (Honors)
Spanish I
Spanish I (Honors)
Spanish II
Spanish II (Honors)
Spanish III
Spanish III (Honors)
Spanish IV
Spanish IV (Honors)

MATHEMATICS
Adv. Geometry/Trigonometry
Adv. Geometry/Pre-Calculus
(Honors)
Advanced Algebra I (Honors)
Advanced Algebra II
(Honors)
Algebra I
Algebra I (Honors)

MATHEMATICS (CONT)
Algebra II
Algebra II/Trigonometry
Algebra II/Trigonometry
(Honors)
Algebra III/Trigonometry
Analytic Geometry
Analytic Geometry/Calculus
(Honors)
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Calculus I (Honors)
Geometry
Geometry (Honors)
Pre-Algebra
Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus (Honors)

SCIENCE
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy & Physiology
(Honors)
Biology
Biology (Honors)
Chemistry
Chemistry (Honors)
Earth Science
Integrated Science
Physics
Physics (Honors)

SOCIAL STUDIES
AP European History
AP Economics (Micro &
Macro)
AP US Government & Politics
AP US History
Economics

SOCIAL STUDIES (CONT)


Economics (Honors)
Psychology
Psychology (Honors)
Sociology
Sociology (Honors)
US History
US History (Honors)
Vietnam War
Vietnam War (Honors)
World Geography
World History
World History (Honors)
WWII to Present
WWII to Present (Honors)
TECHNOLOGY &
BUSINESS
Accounting
Accounting (Honors)
Autocad I
Autocad II
Business Law
Cisco Academy I (Honors)
Cisco Academy II (Honors)
IT Essentials (Honors)
Marketing
Microsoft Office
Web Page Design (Honors)
THEOLOGY
Christian Marriage
Peer Ministry
Theology I
Theology II
Theology III
Theology IV
World Cultures/Religions

2015 ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS

DECISIONS

PERCENT OF CLASS

Four Year Colleges and Universities


Two Year Colleges
Military
Employment

83%
15%
1%
1.5%

In State (Illinois) Colleges and Universities


Out of State Colleges and Universities
Public Colleges and Universities
Private Colleges and Universities

60%
40%
55%
45%

Act Manfully in Christ Jesus