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Signature Programs

Central Catholic is proud to offer enriching academic programs that provide additional resources and challenges for our students. Our signature programs, the Brother David S. Baginski, FSC Scholars Program and the Bishop McDowell Program, provide opportunities for students to be challenged and to grow.

The Bishop McDowell Program
Students who may benefit from additional assistance in their coursework may be eligible to be a part of the Bishop McDowell Program. Students in the Bishop McDowell Program attend regular classes and participate fully in the co-curricular life of the school, but have scheduled time for assistance and skill-building to enable them to progress in the college preparatory curriculum.
The Brother David S. Baginski, FSC Scholars Program
The Brother David S. Baginski, FSC Scholars Program offers an engaging intellectual forum to highly motivated students. These students become part of a community of peers and faculty advisors, and meet regularly through seminars, mentoring, programmatic trips, symposia and a Senior Thesis project. At its core, the program is designed to encourage students to understand the intrinsic connections between their intellectual development and their responsibilities as global citizens. Eligible sophomores must have taken a minimum of three AP or Honors courses, demonstrate an ability to work at a minimum GPA level of 3.5, commit to three years of foreign language study and demonstrate innovative ability, intellectual curiosity and interest in social causes.