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SCHOOL PROFILE 2016-2017

PRESIDENT
Dr. Kevin G. Burns
kburns@brrice.org
PRINCIPAL
Mr. James P. Antos
jantos@brrice.org

Brother Rice High
School, a private, allmale, Roman Catholic
college preparatory
high school, is located
on the far southwest
side of Chicago. The
student body consists
of 733 students (76%
Caucasian, 11%
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.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
Mr. Robert J. Alberts
ralberts@brrice.org
Mr. M. Jacob Mathius
docmathius@brrice.org
DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS
Mr. Tim O’Connell
toconnell@brrice.org
Mr. Bobby Frasor
bfrasor@brrice.org
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Mr. Phil Cahill
pcahill@brrice.org
DIRECTOR OF STUDENT
ACTIVITIES
Ms. Becky Pacetti
bpacetti@brrice.org

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.

REGISTRAR
Mrs. Darlene Diehl
ddiehl@brrice.org

Brother Rice Faculty
The Edmund Rice Christian Brothers of North America,
formerly known as the Irish Christian Brothers, operate the
school, which includes 48 faculty members, both religious and lay
persons, 20 of whom have at least one Masters Degree or higher.

COUNSELING OFFICE
ASSISTANT
Mrs. Mary Beth Jantz
773-429-4316
mjantz@brrice.org
COUNSELORS
Mrs. Samantha Antos
Miss Amy Axelrood
Mrs. Sindy Corona
Mr. Patrick Creed
Mr. John McCarthy

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 2016 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:

210
4.9
95%
83%
12%
116

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:

538
97%
23.6
131
251
66%

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

Percentage

A+

99-100

A

Unweighted Weighted
(H & AP)
4.2

5.2

95-98

4

5

A-

93-94

4

5

B+

91-92

3.2

4.2

B

87-90

3

4

B-

84-86

3

4

C+

82-83

2.2

2.7

C

78-81

2

2.5

Theology

4 credits

C-

75-77

2

2.5

English

4 credits

D+

73-74

1

1

Mathematics

3 credits

D

71-72

1

1

Social Studies

3 credits

D-

70

1

1

Science (all lab sciences)

3 credits

F

Below 70

0

0

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: 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 2016 Average APEX ACT score was
30.4.
PACC: Program for Advanced College Credit is a program offered through Loyola University (Chicago),
St. Mary’s 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 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.
PLTW Engineering Program: Project Lead the Way is a curriculum program nationally known for introducing
high school students to engineering. Starting sophomore year and ending with senior year, Brother Rice
students can apply to take three engineering classes that prepare them to study engineering at the college level.
Some universities offer scholarships or college credit options for the PLTW courses offered at Brother Rice.

ADVANCED PLACEMENT COURSES: Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Economics, English,
Composition, English Literature, European History, French, German, Government, Music Theory, Spanish,
and U. S. History

COLLEGE PREPARATORY COURSES 2016-2017

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)
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
Philharmonic Band (Honors)
Symphonic Band (Honors)
Theater Seminar I
Theater Seminar II
FOREIGN LANGUAGE
AP French Language
AP German Language

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
Fundamentals of Algebra
Calculus I (Honors)
Geometry
Geometry (Honors)
Pre-Calculus
Pre-Calculus (Honors)
Statistics

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)

SCIENCE
AP Biology
AP Chemistry
Anatomy & Physiology
Biology
Biology (Honors)
Chemistry
Chemistry (Honors)
Earth Science
Integrated Science
Physics
Physics (Honors)
Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

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

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

SOCIAL STUDIES (CONT)
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)
Entrepreneurship (Honors)
IT Essentials (Honors)
Microsoft Office
Web Page Design (Honors)
THEOLOGY
Christian Marriage
Peer Ministry
Theology I
Theology II
Theology III
Theology IV
World Cultures/Religions

2016 ILLINOIS STATE SCHOLARS
Michael R. Anthony
Frank G. Basile
Michael F. Bradshaw, Jr.
John H. Burke
Brian P. Conlisk
Garrett N. Dederichs
Sean F. Dunn
Andrew R. Dyke
Edward J. England
Owen I. Falk
Liam C. Flood
Timothy B. Gallagher
Patrick J. Gilmartin

Brendan M. Godsel
Mitchell L. Gribble
Peter J. Gurka
Luke M. Guzelis
Joseph M. Haberkorn III
Luke A. Healy
Thomas J. Jakubczak
Jonathan F. Kaminski
Bennett Kang
Andrew S. Kenny
Andrew C. Klimczak
Steven A. Lona
John T. Mahay

DECISIONS

Ben W. Malone
John R. Nelligan
Spencer T. Oldfield
Jack F. O’Sullivan
Daniel M. Reidy
Sean M. Roberts
Jordan C. Rogers
John A. Ryan
Thomas J. Saas
Ryan J. Slattery
Nicholas J. Smith
Jacob A. Smuda

CLASS OF 2016

Four Year Colleges and Universities
Two Year Colleges
Military
Employment
Other

83%
12%
2.5%
1%
1.5%

In State (Illinois) Colleges and Universities
Out of State Colleges and Universities
Public Colleges and Universities
Private Colleges and Universities

58%
42%
60%
40%

“Act Manfully in Christ Jesus”