USA Iowa, USA
  • Homestay Accommodation
  • $ $ $
  • Private

Beckman Catholic School

Established: 1966
STEM

School Facts

  • Number of Students
    410
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Catholic
  • Program Length Available
    Short-Term, Multiple Year, Spring Semester, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
Beckman Catholic High School offers a challenging curriculum including Post-Secondary Options, where students can take college courses through partnerships and via internet, an Honors Program which encompasses 24% of the student body, and Advanced Placement courses. The school also offers innovative Project Lead the Way courses provide learning and mentoring opportunities in Engineering and STEM fields.

FACILITIES
At Beckman Catholic, all classrooms have wireless networks and each student has a chrome laptop. The facilities include two computer rooms, an iPad laboratory, the new multi-usage hall built in 2016-17, and a football/soccer/track stadium.

SPORTS AND ARTS
All international students are welcome to participate in any sport offered from freshman to varsity levels. The arts department also encourages students to take part in a class or extracurricular program.

AWARDS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Beckman Catholic was honored as one of the 2010-2012 top 50 Catholic High Schools in America by the National Catholic High School Honor Roll. In 2012, Beckman Catholic earned a ranking in the top 50 schools in the Iowa Advanced Placement index.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Dyersville is a progressive community in eastern Iowa, located one hour northeast of Cedar Rapids. With 100 acres of parks, including a skateboard park, baseball, softball and soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, an aquatics center and a variety of recreational programs. The city has plenty to keep international students entertained.

  • 9, 10, 11 Grades at School
  • 25 acres Campus Size
  • 1% Percentage of International Students
Diploma Year Offered?
No
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:14
ACT Average
23.4
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
No
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling
Arts
Clay Sculpture, Digital Photography, Drama, Drawing, Drawing and Painting, Graphic Design, Speech
Music
Band, Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Jazz chorus, Vocal
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Calculus, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, US History
Languages
Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
American Future Farm Association, Art Club, Ballroom Dancing, Book Club, Campus Ministry, Math, Ministry of Science, National High School Student Honor Alliance, Spanish Club, Student Ambassador, Student Government, Vocal Music, Writing Club
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
14-18
ELTiS Required
215
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Diploma is offered for students who attend 2+ years

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