Summer Work

Many courses require a summer assignment to be completed prior to the first day of school. Assignments are intended to review concepts that will help students to begin the year successfully. Summer assignments are organized by department on the menu on the left side of this page. Questions about summer assignments should be addressed to the teacher of the course.

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inside the classroom

As the cornerstone of Bishop O’Dowd High School, our rigorous academics help expand students’ minds and prepare them for educational opportunities after they leave our campus. We offer a wide range of classes, including advanced academic courses, in subjects that are as engaging as they are challenging.

Advanced Academics
Book Program
Course catalog

Outside the classroom

We understand that students learn just as much outside the classroom as inside, so Bishop O’Dowd High School offers a wide range of engaging trips and tours to stimulate our students’ minds. We also require all students to participate in our service learning program, in which students will gain a personal understanding of social justice and our Catholic call to reach out to those on the edges of our society.

Educational Travel
Service Learning
Service Learning

Student Support »

Bishop O’Dowd High School has an experienced counseling team and an extensive set of programs designed to help students effectively handle personal and academic challenges, assess and evaluate their interests and goals, attain maximum personal and intellectual growth, and make the best individual choices related to college and career direction.


Summer Academy »

We offer programs at the Middle School and High School levels as well as a High School preparatory program for entering 9th graders. Our academy programs are designed to engage, to inspire curiosity and to fulfill academic credit goals. From Science Lab to Computer Art, Strength & Conditioning to Writers Workshop, classes address a wide range of subject and interest areas.


Library & Research Tools »

Access our catalog, see library hours, get book recommendations and even email your questions to our librarian. It’s all right here.

Technology »

At O’Dowd, we are committed to supporting the latest technology tools and platforms for our students, faculty and staff in order to maximize learning opportunities while also supporting productive digital citizenship. Our teachers incorporate technology into their class design and instruction and they are committed to continually update their technology skills by attending professional development opportunities and working one on one with the Technology Team. Teachers are also encouraged and supported to incorporate innovate software as appropriate to their courses.

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Staff »

Find bios plus class and contact information for teachers and staff here at Bishop O’Dowd High School.

Faculty & Staff Directory »