Bishop Moore Catholic employs a college-preparatory system that consists of state-required courses for graduation, theological studies, and a wide variety of electives. Our curriculum is designed to foster academic and spiritual growth and to promote students to become leaders in their worlds of influence.
The curriculum of BMC is designed for student success at the post-secondary level. This curriculum exceeds the Florida Department of Education's requirements and employs interdisciplinary techniques that help students integrate what they are learning into their daily lives.
Placement in core classes is based on student entrance exams, previous transcripts, and teacher recommendations. As part of our graduation requirements, students must take core classes along with religion classes.
Students at BMC are expected to take electives as part of their graduation requirements. Electives offered include fine arts, performing arts, physical education, technology, the sciences, world languages, and publications.
Qualified students may seek to participate in AP classes at BMC. By enrolling in one of the 25 AP courses offered and fulfilling the requirements of the Moore Scholar, students may graduate with an honor's diploma. BMC consistently outperforms both the state of Florida and the nation for AP pass rates.
See the Curriculum Guide for a complete listing of AP courses and the requirements for enrollment.
STEM Programs of Distinction
For the 2021-2022 school year, BMC has added course pathways to its Curriculum Guide. These pathways were developed for students who wish to focus on a particular field of study. Some of these pathways fall under the STEM umbrella. The STEM curriculum, which is based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines, including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an interdisciplinary and applied approach to teaching. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, STEM integrates them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications.
Technology is infused into the curriculum at BMC. Student textbooks are completely digital. Technology is integrated into student learning, from research to student productivity, to assessments.
The Diocese of Orlando adheres to the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools through which we are accredited (link: The Standards (catholicschoolstandards.org). The Diocese follows the Florida state curriculum standards for all core content areas along with these uniquely Catholic standards. For a full review of the Florida Standards for Social Studies, you may go to Next Generation Sunshine State Standards Social Studies 2021 (fldoe.org)
Integrated throughout all content instruction and explicitly taught as a core content area are the teachings of the Catholic Faith, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Critical Race Theory is not included in any of those documents and is not part of the instructional standards taught in our schools.
Supporting Our Students
At Bishop Moore Catholic, we endeavor to see every student succeed at every step of their high school journey and beyond. We offer a range of services to our students from academic tutoring, to college-prep, and special needs accommodations for every student. Learn more about our various departments below.