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Accepted Students

Welcome, Accepted Students!

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance to
Bishop Shanahan High School, Class of 2026!

​As new students, you are important members of the Shanahan community and we are happy to provide you with connections and opportunities that will enable you to have a successful freshman year. Please know that you are joining a community filled with experienced faculty, staff, students, and other families who are eager to support you in this journey.  We are so excited for you to be a ​Shanahan Eagle!

Future Eagle Day

Thank you for joining us on April 30th for Future Eagle Day! It was a true pleasure to meet our new parents and students for the panels and games! ​We look forward to celebrating the Class of 2026 again at Freshman Welcome Night on August 30th as we prepare to kick off their first school year this fall!

Accepted Students Checklist

We know you have a lot to plan and do before arriving to BSHS! This checklist will help you to keep on track with the major steps in this process. Review the steps below regarding the Class of 2026.

1. Submit your online registration before January 7, 2022 for discounted fee.

2. Attend the Future Eagle Day. 

3. Review pre-orientation materials: Freshman Packet, Summer Information Packet, Science Packet (due first day of school in Fall 2022).​
4. Sign up for your Chromebook Drop Off slot - over the summer, freshman families will receive via email a Sign-Up Genius link for appointments to get your child's Chromebook configured in late August 2022.

5. Optional - Attend a summer reading test over the summer. Check the Summer Information Packet for your designated time. You do not need to sign up beforehand and may choose to take one, two, or all three tests before the school year begins.

6. Receive and review your course roster by mid-August. Roster changes dates TBA. 

7. Attend Freshman Welcome Night. Meet your classmates at Freshman Welcome Night on August 30th! You will receive your invitation in the mail in the summer of 2022!

​8. Enjoy your first day of school, Class of 2026! Arrive on campus in September 7th for a great first day of school! Welcome to BSHS!

9th Grade Placement

Level placement for incoming ninth grade students is determined through a careful review of students’ academic transcripts, standardized test scores, and for students coming from our partner schools, recommendations from eighth grade math teachers. If it is determined that a student requires additional testing for proper placement, the Office for Academic Affairs will reach out to schedule the appropriate tests. Student rosters are shared with families in mid-August; if at that time parents/guardians have questions or concerns about a student’s placement, they will have the opportunity to sign up for an appointment with the Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs.  

Please note a student’s level placement is not necessarily permanent. Ninth grade students placed in the College Prep (CP) level who thrive and express an aptitude and desire to succeed at the Honors (H) level will have the opportunity to change levels during the course selection process for the next academic year.