Available courses

Sculpture (Meeker)

This course is an exploration of a wide variety of ways to make sculpture with various tools and mediums. Students will create with plaster, wood, clay, metal and found materials. We all take up space; sculpture is a very creative and stimulating way to fill in and around your space. Some of the mo…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Printmaking (Meeker)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 2 (Meeker)

This course enables the more serious photo student to strengthen picture composition principles and technical skills learned in Photo I. Photography as an art expression will be emphasized in the enlarging and making of 8 x 10 format prints. Experimental techniques such as solarization, montage, pu…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 2 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 1 (Meeker)

Black and white photography is explored involving correct use of the camera, developing, enlarging and dry mounting for presentation. Design principles as they relate to composing a picture via the camera are incorporated and artistic expression is emphasized. The historical background of photograp…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Photo 1 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Painting (Gross-Shader)

Students will explore ways to creatively examine their visual world through the media of acrylic and watercolor painting. Students will work from still-life arrangements, interior settings, landscape, portrait, and personal subject matter. Students will gain skill in color mixing and painting techn…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Drawing 2 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Drawing 1 (Meeker)

Students will explore ways to develop drawings more inventively as well as heighten their observational skills. Utilizing a variety of drawing media, students work from still-life arrangements, the figure, and personal subject matter. Students are also introduced to a number of artists and their st…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Drawing 1 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Design (Meeker)

The focus is on content as well as application of the design elements and principles. Students will use a variety of media and techniques. A number of contemporary artists and their styles are introduced along with an art vocabulary. Written quizzes and tests are given to evaluate learning of conte…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Design (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Creative Crafts (Meeker)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Ceramics 2 (Cohen)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Ceramics 1 (Gross-Shader)

  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Ceramics 1 (Cohen)

This course emphasizes the elements and principles of three-dimensional design. The student is introduced to the different hand building techniques of pinch, slab and coil and their combinations. The student will also learn basic potter’s wheel techniques along with the glazing and firing process…
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

3-D Design (Meeker)

Students will gain a practical, hands-on understanding of sculpture and design in a wide variety of media and processes. Students will make things that take up space. Themes ranging from structural engineering and architecture to representational sculpture and public installation will be attempted, …
  • Teacher: Dan Cohen
  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Ben Meeker

Learning Resource Center


This information is designed to assist teacher with using the Learning Resource Center.
  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell
  • Teacher: Kathy Maxey
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

Orell Library


Click here to find academic resources that will help you in your courses at Bellarmine.
  • Teacher: Kathy Maxey

Writing Lab

  • Teacher: Kelly Goodsell
  • Teacher: Kathy Maxey
  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

Freshmen

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

Sophomores

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

Juniors

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

Seniors

  • Teacher: Jessica Achziger
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin
  • Teacher: Kristine Zelazny

AP Computer Science A

  • Teacher: Timothy Brooks
  • Teacher: Sandy Halvorson
  • Teacher: Ian Harding
  • Teacher: Alexander Merk
  • Teacher: Michael Schneider
  • Teacher: Lila Transue
  • Teacher: Garrett Wyler

Computer Graphics


.5 Credit/One SemesterThis is a multidisciplinary course that will blend concepts from geometry, art, computer science and engineering. Students complete projects in which they develop 3-dimensional design and computer graphics skills using both their iPads and school computers.
  • Teacher: Aaron Rogers
  • Teacher: Chelsey Rosario

Introduction to Computer Science S2

0.5 Credits/One SemesterPrerequisite: Geometry  This introductory survey course is offered in partnership with the TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) program hosted by Microsoft YouthSpark. The course is based on the UC Berkeley CS10 course and offers students a hands-on intr…
  • Teacher: Timothy Brooks
  • Teacher: Christopher Olson
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

English 1 (Hanigan)

English 1 provides a study of grammar and usage skills. Vocabulary (spelling and definitions) and knowledge of literary terms based upon the reading material covered each semester are stressed. Literature includes short story, nonfiction, essay, novel, poetry and drama. Through explanation, experim…
  • Teacher: Jeanne Hanigan

English 1 (Harrison)

  • Teacher: Cari Harrison

English 1 (Henderson)

  • Teacher: Barbara Henderson

English 1 (Minjares)

  • Teacher: Melissa Minjares

English 1 (O'Connor)

English 1 provides a study of grammar and usage skills. Vocabulary (spelling and definitions) and knowledge of literary terms based upon the reading material covered each semester are stressed. Literature includes short story, nonfiction, essay, novel, poetry and drama. Through explanation, experim…
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

English 1 (O'Loughlin)

English 1 provides a study of grammar and usage skills. Vocabulary (spelling and definitions) and knowledge of literary terms based upon the reading material covered each semester are stressed. Literature includes short story, nonfiction, essay, novel, poetry and drama. Through explanation, experim…
  • Teacher: Barbara Henderson
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

English 2 (Barnes)

This course will endeavor to build composition skills by strengthening the ability of the students to develop expository, descriptive, and narrative paragraphs closely related to the literature they are reading. Skill in expressing themselves in essay form will be emphasized in order that students …
  • Teacher: Joshua Barnes

English 2 (Campbell)

Prerequisite: English 1 This course will endeavor to build composition skills by strengthening the ability of the students to develop expository, descriptive, and narrative paragraphs closely related to the literature they are reading. Skill in expressing themselves in essay form will be emphasized…
  • Teacher: Julie Campbell

English 2 (Modarelli)

This course is about writing, which is to say that it is also a course about reading since, as we shall see, it is difficult to do one without also doing the other. You will be required to do a considerable amount of both in this course, and a good deal of talking as well. My ultimate aim as your i…
  • Teacher: Mark Modarelli

English 2 Hnrs (Casey)

The mythological approach is strengthened through the reading of a Greek Epic. The study of literary pattern is extended into a critical approach to various novels and plays. Literary terms and structures as well as vocabulary development are emphasized. The students write narrative and expository …
  • Teacher: Shannon Casey

English 2 Honors (Baerg)

Prerequisite: English 1 This course will endeavor to build composition skills by strengthening the ability of the students to develop expository, descriptive, and narrative paragraphs closely related to the literature they are reading. Skill in expressing themselves in essay form will be emphasized…
  • Teacher: Bill Baerg

American Lit (CampbellJ)

1 Credit/Two Semesters   Prerequisites: English 1 and 2 This course explores our American Heritage chronologically so that the students will become acquainted with the writers who have shaped our literary background. The students will read, write, and discuss the types of literature which ulti…
  • Teacher: Julie Campbell
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

American Lit (Casey)

Prerequisites: English 1 and 2 This course explores our American Heritage chronologically so that the student will become acquainted with the writers who have shaped our literary background. The student will read, write, and discuss the types of literature which ultimately reflect the philosophies …
  • Teacher: Shannon Casey

American Lit (Lindstrom)

This course explores our American Heritage chronologically so that the student will become acquainted with the writers who have shaped our literary background. The student will read, write, and discuss the types of literature which ultimately reflect the philosophies of the authors. The students wi…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

American Lit (O'Connor)

Prerequisites: English 1 and 2 This course explores our American Heritage chronologically so that the student will become acquainted with the writers who have shaped our literary background. The student will read, write, and discuss the types of literature which ultimately reflect the philosophies …
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

American Lit (Singer)

  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

American Lit Honors (Campbell)

Honors level American Literature is a survey of the major writers, modes and themes in American literature from the time of the first settlements in the New World to the present. Specific writers include such major figures as Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, D ickinson, Twain, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and…
  • Teacher: Julie Campbell

American Lit Honors (Ploof)

Prerequisites: English 2 Honors, and/or English Department recommendation Honors level American Literature is a survey of the major writers, modes and themes in American literature from the time of the first settlements in the New World to the present. Specific writers include such major figures as …
  • Teacher: Ed Ploof

AP Language and Composition (O'Connor)

The course will include both the reading and analysis of varieties of expository prose, as well as the study of the process of writing. The required essays and formal research papers will demonstrate particular skills and practice. Students will study examples of prose from various fields and perio…
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

Senior Composition (Minjares)

This single semester course is designed to prepare seniors for college by focusing on critical reading and on the writing process.  We will explore and refine our thinking and writing skills by reading a variety of non-fiction and by analyzing the various rhetorical modes employed by …
  • Teacher: Melissa Minjares

Senior Composition (Modarelli)

  • Teacher: Mark Modarelli

Senior Composition with Mrs. Lindstrom

This course will prepare senior students for college by focusing on the writing process. A majority of class time will be spent reviewing and learning skills pertaining to critical reading and writing analysis, sentence style, paragraph development, and expository writing. Major projects will inclu…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

Annual (O'Loughlin)

Prerequisites: application, sophomore standing or above; instructor approval This course is designed to provide students with class time to produce the Bellarmine Annual. Students will learn the mechanics of layout, design and production. They will also receive instruction in photography, business m…
  • Teacher: Jennifer OLoughlin

AP Lit (Modarelli)

Prerequisites: Honors standing and/or English Department recommendation Students will be engaged in the careful reading of the literary works written primarily by English authors. Students will intensively study representative works from several genres, i.e., novel, short story, poetry, drama, essa…
  • Teacher: Mark Modarelli

Collaborative Unit

This course is not for student use. Use the ideas in this course as an example of effective Moodle utilization. Import the content into your own course, and then modify to fit your needs.

Creative Writing (Lindstrom)

Students will engage in daily creative writing in a workshop atmosphere. They will learn techniques for more inventive and distinctive writing, and will strengthen their powers of imagination and observation. The major project is a “free choice creative writing final piece” informed by our diffe…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

Creative Writing (Singer)

  • Teacher: Jacob Singer

Intro to Theater (Barnes)

“All the world’s a stage…” Students will explore the world of theater in this class. The course is designed to provide students with basic drama activities and exercises. Stage terminology and the history of the theater will be taught. Mime, improv, and performances are some of the areas th…
  • Teacher: Joshua Barnes

Journalism (Hanigan)

Prerequisites: application This course combines the theory and skills of journalistic writing with the practical experience of publishing the school paper, The Lion. Class time will be divided between instruction in writing news stories, features, sports, editorials, headlines, and advertisements, a…
  • Teacher: Jeanne Hanigan

Public Speaking (Jensen)

Students will learn the fundamentals of public speaking in a creative and fun environment. Speaking and word games will be used to build student confidence. Specific attention to impromptu and extemporaneous speech will be utilized. The students will perform a variety of topical speeches, including…

Senior Lit: Contemporary Voices (Minjares)

This Senior Literature elective is designed to introduce students to a number of significant contemporary writers and their works.  Many of these writers bring us new stories; some bring us new versions of stories we think we know.  Through our reading, writing, and discussion we will exp…
  • Teacher: Melissa Minjares

Senior Lit: Shakespeare (O'Connor)

“He was not of an age, but for all time!” --Ben Johnson How is it that Shakespeare’s plays continue to captivate, inspire, provoke, and instruct audiences around the globe more than 400 years after he wrote them? In addition to studying the history of Shakespeare’s theater, students will ex…
  • Teacher: Daniel O'Connor

Algebra 1 (Solbakken)

  • Teacher: Barbie Solbakken

Algebra E (Solbakken)

  • Teacher: Barbie Solbakken

Geometry A

With an emphasis on modeling, the course organizes geometric content so that students make connections between geometry concepts, proofs, and applications of geometry to the world around them. The course establishes a strong strand of logical reasoning and critical thinking beginning with Inductive…
  • Teacher: Tom Larsen
  • Teacher: Heidi Pettit
  • Teacher: Tony Rehberger
  • Teacher: Barbie Solbakken
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Geometry B (Pettit)

  • Teacher: Heidi Pettit

Geometry Honors (Pettit)

With an emphasis on modeling, the course organizes geometric content so that students make connections between geometry concepts, proofs, and applications of geometry to the world around them. The course establishes a strong strand of logical reasoning and critical thinking beginning with Inductive…
  • Teacher: Heidi Pettit

Advanced Algebra / Trigonometry

  • Teacher: Kirsten Byers
  • Teacher: Tom Larsen
  • Teacher: Donna Pitt

Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry Honors (Rousseau)

Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry at the honors level presumes a solid background in pre-algebra and first-year algebra as a minimal prerequisite.  Voluntary enrollment in the course constitutes a joint decision by students, parents and academic advisors to take on the additional challenges which …
  • Teacher: Charlie Rousseau

Algebra 2 (Larsen)

Algebra 2 is the first of a two part sequence; together they comprise Adavanced Algebra and will prepare the student for Pre-calculus in college. The student will work hard on mastering most of the material without a calculator and yet there are new calculator skills that will be introduced and pra…
  • Teacher: Tom Larsen

Trigonometry/Functions/Statistics (Pitt)


The second of the two part course with the emphasis on trigonometry, review of functions,  and continued study of statistics.
  • Teacher: Donna Pitt

Precalculus

Welcome to Precalculus with Ms. Byers, Ms. Pettit and Mr. Rousseau for 2017-18.  Your success in this challenging course is very important to us.  Please check this website regularly for solution sets to assigned homework problems, practice quizzes and tests, revised course calendars and …
  • Teacher: Kirsten Byers
  • Teacher: Heidi Pettit
  • Teacher: Charlie Rousseau

Precalculus Honors

  • Teacher: Kirsten Byers
  • Teacher: Lindley Schmitt

AP Calculus AB

After a brief review of functions and limits the derivative is studied in detail. The first semester is devoted to the derivative, curve sketching (with and without a calculator), applications of the derivative, and theory. The integral as antiderivative and area under a curve is also investigated.…
  • Teacher: Tony Rehberger
  • Teacher: Lindley Schmitt

AP Calculus BC

1 credit/2 semesters  Graphing calculator required: TI-83+ or TI-84 Plus C  The class covers integration by parts, partial derivatives, calculus with polar coordinates and vectors, and sequences and series (with special emphasis on Taylor Series polynomials). Several weeks of the last quar…
  • Teacher: Lindley Schmitt

Introduction to Calculus (Schmitt)



This course will build upon and solidify the skills learned in the students' previous pre-calculus course, as well as introduce some broad beginning calculus topics in the second semester.
  • Teacher: Lindley Schmitt

AP Statistics (Emery)

  • Teacher: Anita Emery

Personal Finance Sem 2

  • Teacher: Barbie Solbakken

Personal Finance

  • Teacher: Barbie Solbakken

Bands and Percussion






  • Director: Frank Lewis
  • Director: Casey Whitson

Choral and Orchestra Music

Choral and Orchestra This site is designed for students who are enrolled in the Choral or Orchestra program at Bellarmine Prep. You will find information and dates for concerts, permission slips, choral music practice files,recording and an assortment of assignments, resources, lessons and quizzes.…
  • Maestro: Frank Lewis
  • Maestro: Faith Ockwell

White Christmas


White Christmas


This course will contain a cast list and rehearsal schedules with mp3 files for use by all of the students who will participate in Bellarmine's production of


White Christmas
  • Director: Frank Lewis
  • Director: Ben Meeker

Lifetime Fitness (Campbell)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Lifetime Fitness (Hiles)


Lifetime Fitness
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Campbell)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction. During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on “Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life.”
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Garcia)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction. During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on “Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life.”
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Hiles)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction. During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on “Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life.”
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Jensen)


The Freshman curriculum involves 4 quarters of instruction while sophomores engage in 2 quarters of instruction.  During the instruction time for freshmen the focus is on "Healthy Lifestyles and Fitness for Life."
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (9th - Peterson)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (10th -Hiles)


The sophomore curriculum is geared more towards behaviors and the impact on society as well as lifetime sports.
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

PE/Health (10th - Peterson)


The sophomore curriculum is geared more towards behaviors and the impact on society as well as lifetime sports.
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Sports Medicine (Garcia)

Sports Medicine is designed for students interested in fields such as athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, nutrition, physiology of exercise, kinesiology, and other sports medicine related fields. Sports Medicine emphasizes the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of …
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Sports Psychology (Campbell)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Strength and Conditioning (Garcia)

This course is recommended for all athletes and students interested in increasing their level of physical fitness. Program goals include: Improve overall physical fitness through a systematic program of intensive weightlifting exercises accompanied with a speed development program. • Increase awa…
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Strength and Conditioning (Jensen)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Team Sports (Campbell)

This semester course will be divided into a variety of sport “seasons.” Leadership and sportsmanship will be emphasized along with development of sports skills and strategies. Students of all athletic ability levels are encouraged to participate. Activities will vary each semester depending on …
  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Team Sports (Jensen)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Team Sports (Peterson)

  • Teacher: Mary Campbell
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brian Jensen
  • Teacher: Michael Peterson
  • Teacher: Paul Richardson

Community Service

Bellarmine's Christian Service Learning Program encourages students to actively discern how Catholic Social Teaching applies to the local community by giving them tools for social analysis from the Church’s social teaching and from Ignatian spirituality. By learning to hold experiences, prayerful…
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

CS-Online

Community Service has been a powerful learning experience for students at Bellarmine Preparatory School.  Our goal is that this continues for all students.  The requirement is more than just completing hours.  It is participating in the educational and spiritual exploration of servic…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

Christology (Bernards)

This course focuses on the person of Jesus found both in Scripture and as taught through Tradition. The Gospels will be of primary focus, where both the stories of Jesus and Catholic theology will be studied. This course will examine how the culture and geography of the Ancient Near East played a r…
  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Christology (Keller-Scholz)

  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Christology (Lamanna)

The Church has two foundations, scripture and tradition.  This course will focus on Jesus Christ as the foundation of the Church both in Scripture and Tradition.  We will study the Gospels and the Letters of St. Paul, and learn about the public ministry of Jesus Christ.  We will look…
  • Teacher: Thomas Lamanna

Christology (Sauvage)

Students will study the person of Jesus as he is revealed in the New Testament. The course begins with an exploration of some non-Christian historical documents and an overview of the New Testament books themes and audiences.  Then, students study the time period in which Jesus lived and the e…
  • Teacher: Thomas Lamanna
  • Teacher: Debra Sauvage

Christology (with Mrs. Lindstrom)

This course explores the mystery of the hypo-static union - in Jesus, God is fully human and fully divine.  We will learn about the socio-political context of first century Palestine in order to better understand all the major players in the Canonical Gospels.   We will grow to appreciate…

Jesus in Scripture (Bernards)

The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course they will learn about the Bible, inspiration, and its value to people throug…
  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Jesus in Scripture (Keller-Scholz)

  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Jesus in Scripture (Sauvage)

This course is designed to give students a general knowledge of and appreciation for Christian Sacred Scriptures. It is hoped that through study and experience of the Living Word, students will grow in identification of themselves as deeply loved by God and on a spiritual journey. The course begins…
  • Teacher: Debra Sauvage

Pascal Mystery (Bernards)

  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Paschal Mystery (Eckert)


This course follows up on your 9th grade courses.

We now focus on the redeeming act of God through the Paschal Mystery.
  • Teacher: Bill Eckert

Paschal Mystery (Scanlin)

In this course we examine the central belief of Catholicism and all of Christianity, the Paschal Mystery. This work will take us into Scripture, with a particular focus on the Passion and the Resurrection Narratives. We will see how that informs the life of the Catholic Church in the Sacraments, pa…
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Prayer & Sacraments (Bernards)

  • Teacher: Becky Bernards

Prayer & Sacraments (Keller-Sholz)

This class will help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a real way through personal prayer and  the sacraments of the Catholic Church. Students will explore a variety of prayer styles as well as examine each of the sacraments to learn how they may encounter Christ throu…
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Prayer & Sacraments (Scanlin)

  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Service and Justice 2020

  • Teacher: Jim Fish
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom
  • Teacher: Debra Sauvage
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Service Learning and Social Justice

  • Teacher: Tom Gross-Shader
  • Teacher: Julie Hiles
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Contemporary Moral Issues (Eckert)

This course seeks to challenge and support a student’s struggle to live in the modern world in light of the gospel. After an initial investigation into the nature of human beings, moral principles, and the Christian moral tradition, the course will address specific moral issues in terms of persona…
  • Teacher: Bill Eckert

Life In Christ (Claravall)

Prerequisite: Must be a junior                                                                  Credit hours: .5/ One Semeste…

Life in Christ (Fish) S2

Final Exam Prep   Ch. 1 Morality: implies an internal system of beliefs and values guiding our choices The Roman Catholic Church believes morality is objective as God wrote universal moral principles into human nature and God gives us the standard of Jesus to follow   Character: The combi…
  • Teacher: Jim Fish

Life In Christ (Keller-Scholz)

Through case studies, readings, discussions, journals and projects, students will investigate the moral concepts that govern our lives as companions of Jesus. This class will invite students to recognize that in Christ they can discover who they are truly meant to be in God’s eyes. Life in Christ …
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Morality (Scanlin)


Students will investigate the moral concepts that govern our lives as companions of Christ.

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. " John 15:11-12
  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

Pilgrim Church (Eckert)

This course is designed to look at the Catholic Church in its teachings, its practices, and its beliefs. The course will demonstrate the influences of the Church on culture as well as how culture shapes the Church. Specific themes include: Models of the Church, Teachings of the Church, Influence of…
  • Deacon Eckert: Bill Eckert
  • Deacon Eckert: Rick Keller-Scholz

Pilgrim Church (Fish)

Through case studies, readings, discussions, journals and projects, students will investigate the moral concepts that govern our lives as companions of Jesus. This class will invite students to recognize that in Christ they can discover who they are truly meant to be in God’s eyes. Life in Christ…
  • Teacher: Jim Fish

Pilgrim Church (Keller-Scholz)

This course is designed to look at the Catholic Church in its teachings, its practices, and its beliefs. The course surveys Catholic thought, events, and people in relation to key areas of the life of the Church in her history. The course will demonstrate the influences of the Church on culture as …
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

Pilgrim Church (Lindstrom)

A pilgrim is a traveler on a sacred journey or mission. This image extends to the Church - she is on a mission to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ to all nations. This semester, we are going to see how she goes about that through an examination of the four marks of the Church: one, h…
  • Teacher: Brandy Lindstrom

Service and Justice 2019

  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

CLM: Lifestyles (Keller-Scholz)

The senior course in religious studies builds upon three years of religious and faith formation at Bellarmine. The purpose is to clearly integrate the faith life of students with the academic studies of the previous years. The hope is that this course will give students an opportunity to reflect on…
  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

CLM: Prayer Semester 2 2018 (Fish)

This course designed to explore the Christian context of prayer as our response in faith to God's love for us. Ignatian meditation, contemplation and the Examen are introduced and practiced. The core of the prayer class is the experience of an adaptation of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius o…
  • Teacher: Jim Fish

CLM: Social Justice (Eckert)

A course which will map out Catholic social teachings and their impact upon everyday life choices for a person of conscience. The course will explore structures in society with an eye on evaluation and transformation. Students will use the skills and information of their Bellarmine education to do …
  • Teacher: Bill Eckert

CLM: Social Justice (Keller-Scholz)

  • Teacher: Rick Keller-Scholz

CLM: Social Justice (Scanlin)

  • Teacher: Allison Scanlin

CLM: World Religions (Sauvage)

In this course, students will learn the major components of the following world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Islam.  We may also touch on other “smaller” traditions (such as Jainism,  Sikhism, etc.) per the students’ interest and as time allows.  The…
  • Teacher: Debra Sauvage

CLM: Prayer (Lamanna)

This is a course on Ignatian prayer, or prayer coming from the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola.  This course is a practical course more than anything else.  You will have the opportunity to learn to pray, learn to pray in the Christian tradition,  and learn to pray in the Ignatia…
  • Teacher: Thomas Lamanna

ILS (Andresen)

This course is structured as an inquiry based, process-oriented, dynamic examination of science, integrating traditional laboratory methods with computer technology. Topics of study include, but are not limited to, the physical sciences (physics and chemistry), biological sciences (ethology, freshw…
  • Teacher: Emily Andresen

ILS (Etter)

  • Teacher: Jazz Etter

Biology (Barnhart)

Biology is the study of all living things. This course will emphasize the fundamental unity in the "diversity of life forms." Throughout the course the major life processes among all living things will be covered. Each student will become involved in class discussion, laboratory investigations, rep…
  • Teacher: Rick Barnhart

Biology (Etter)

  • Teacher: Jazz Etter

Biology (Phillips)

Biology is the study of all living things. This course will emphasize the fundamental unity in the "diversity of life forms." Throughout the course the major life processes among all living things will be covered. Each student will become involved in class discussion, laboratory investigations, repo…
  • Teacher: Emily Andresen
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips

Biology Honors (DeGroot J)

Biology is the study of all living things. This course will emphasize the fundamental unity in the "diversity of life forms." Throughout the course the major life processes among all living things will be covered. Each student will become involved in class discussion, laboratory investigations, rep…
  • Teacher: Jody DeGroot
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips

Biology Honors (Nuno)

  • Teacher: Bridget Nuno

Biology Honors (Phillips)

  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips

Chemistry (DeGroot D)

This course provides the students with an understanding of the molecular theory of matter and energy. Students will be expected to understand and use the metric system, chemical formulas and chemical equations. Topics first semester would include stoichiometric problems, energy changes, gas laws an…
  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Chemistry (Transue)

This course provides the students with an understanding of the molecular theory of matter and energy. Students will be expected to understand and use the metric system, chemical formulas and chemical equations. Topics first semester would include stoichiometric problems, energy changes, gas laws an…
  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Chemistry AP (Emery)





AP Chemistry is teaching college freshman inorganic chemistry to high school juniors.
  • Teacher: Anita Emery

Chemistry Honors (Emery)


Chemistry is the Study of matter and the changes that it undergoes
  • Teacher: Anita Emery

Chemistry Honors (Wiley)

This course is designed to prepare a student for future courses or careers which require a strong foundation in chemistry. To meet that goal the student should plan to take both semesters of the course. This two semester course will give an adequate preparation for college chemistry. Experimentatio…
  • Teacher: Jay Wiley

AP Physics 1 (Chase)


Prerequisites: Current enrollment in pre-calculus

Credits: 1 (2 Semesters)

Description: AP Physics 1 is a college level physics course which is based on trigonometry math. The course covers kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, wave mechanics, sound, and electricity.
  • Teacher: John Chase

AP Physics 1 (Wiley)


Prerequisites: Current enrollment in pre-calculus

Credits: 1 (2 Semesters)

Description: AP Physics 1 is a college level physics course which is based on trigonometry math. The course covers kinematics, dynamics, circular motion, wave mechanics, sound, and electricity.
  • Teacher: Jay Wiley

AP Physics C (Chase)

Prerequisites: Calculus or current enrollment in calculus courseCredits: 1 (2 Semesters)

Description: Physics is a course that covers the basic understandings of mechanics, waves, energy transfer, electronics and electromagnetism.
  • Teacher: John Chase

Physics (Etter)

  • Teacher: Jazz Etter

Physics (Parent)

Prerequisites: 1st year Algebra, C+ or better

Credits: 1 (2 Semesters)Description: Physics is a course that covers the basic understandings of mechanics, waves, energy transfer, electronics and electromagnetism.
  • Teacher: Martha Parent

Physics (Wiley)

Prerequisites: 1st year Algebra, C+ or better
Credits: 1 (2 Semesters)
Description: Physics is a course that covers the basic understandings of mechanics, waves, energy transfer, electronics and electromagnetism.
  • Teacher: Jay Wiley

Anatomy (Garcia)


This course is designed for students who are considering a career in the
health sciences as well as students interested in the structure and
function of the human body.
  • Teacher: Tigre Garcia

Anatomy (Phillips)

This course is designed for students who are considering a career in the health sciences as well as students interested in the structure and function of the human body.
  • Teacher: Jenny Phillips

AP Environmental Science (Parent)

The scientific principles and disciplines learned in previous science courses are an integral part of AP Environmental Science. Students are encouraged to consider and apply scientific principles when completing the activity components of this course. Topics covered will include earth systems, livi…
  • Teacher: Martha Parent
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

AP Environmental Science (Transue)

The scientific principles and disciplines learned in previous science courses are an integral part of AP Environmental Science. Students are encouraged to consider and apply scientific principles when completing the activity components of this course. Topics covered will include earth systems, livi…
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

Astronomy (Nilsen)

Prerequisites: Algebra, Geometry, Physics Subject matter will include: history of astronomy; planetary (solar system) astronomy; light, time and space; birth, life and death of stars; and beyond our galaxy, including study of quasars, pulsars and black holes. The instructor will incorporate the use…
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Electronics (Nilsen)

Prerequisite: Algebra 1 An introduction into the rapidly expanding and important field of electronics. Designed for the high school student who has an interest in electronics, and has completed first year algebra, the course consists of an examination of the basics and an overview of applications o…
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Forensics (Barnhart)

With an explosion of interest in forensic science and the application of science to law, this course will introduce forensics such as DNA testing, fingerprinting, crime scene investigation, and evidence gathering as used in criminal and civil cases. The course is designed to tie together concepts le…
  • Teacher: Rick Barnhart

Forensics (Nilsen)

  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Marine Biology (Nilsen)

Prerequisite: Biology, open to juniors and seniors                        The student studies the marine life in the Puget Sound and adjacent waters. The basic phyla of the invertebrates are covered along with many of the vertebrates …
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Marine Biology Species Identification


This course is for students in Marine Chemistry. Students will use SCUBA and underwater observational techniques to collect data regarding the species found in local marine waters.
  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

Junior Marine Chemistry Research (Nilsen)

  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen

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  • Teacher: Emily Andresen
  • Teacher: Kirsten Byers
  • Teacher: Dave DeGroot
  • Teacher: Ron Nilsen
  • Teacher: Charlie Rousseau
  • Teacher: Lila Transue

AP World History (Brown)

A.P. World History is not simply the isolated histories of various societies at various times, but the interaction of societies around the world which have,over time, linked together through trade, diplomacy, migration, economic expansion, and technology. These patterns of interaction reveal what i…
  • Teacher: Ken Brown

AP World History (Matthew)

  • Teacher: Megan Matthew

AP World History (MeinesK)

This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence. In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and practices th…
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines

World History (Brown)

This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence.  In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and pract…
  • Teacher: Ken Brown

World History (Dempsey)

This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence. In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and practices t…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

World History (Matthew)

This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence.  In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and pract…
  • Teacher: Megan Matthew

World History (MeinesC)

This sophomore course surveys the breadth of the human experience from the first human settlements in Africa to the modern period of global interdependence. In addition to presenting the chronological expanse of the human story, this course also looks at the rich cultural traditions and practices t…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

World History (MeinesK)

  • Teacher: Kevin Meines

AP US History (Dempsey)

The AP course in U.S. history is a college level survey of American history from the beginnings of European exploration to the present. Using a college level text book, supportive readings and primary source material, we will chart the chronology of U.S. history, analyzing the significant political…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

AP US History (MeinesC)

Students will chart the chronology of U.S. History, analyzing the significant political, social, diplomatic, economic, and cultural events that have shaped our nation's story. In preparation for the AP exam in the spring, students will not only acquire the knowledge expected to show scholarship, bu…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

CRP (ALL)


Critical Research Paper

US History (Dempsey)

This course covers the story of the United States beginning with Native Americans, continuing through colonization, creation of a nation, expansion, Civil War, economic growth, World Wars, and contemporary issues. Within this chronological framework, students study political, social, and economic c…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

US History (Lamanna)

This course covers the story of the United States beginning with Native Americans, continuing through colonization, creation of a nation, expansion, Civil War, economic growth, World Wars, and contemporary issues. Within this chronological framework, students study political, social, and economic c…
  • Teacher: Thomas Lamanna

US History (MeinesC)

This course covers the story of the United States beginning with Native Americans, continuing through colonization, creation of a nation, expansion, Civil War, economic growth, World Wars, and contemporary issues. Within this chronological framework, students study political, social, and economic ch…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

American Government (MeinesK)

This course covers the philosophy underlying our system of government and the roles played by the three branches of government. Each student researches a real-world problem involving a local or state issue, interviews government officials, lobbyists, media, and community leaders, and proposes a sol…
  • Teacher: Kevin Meines

US History / AP US History / American Government (Payne)

Advanced Placement American Government and Politics:  Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics will give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course includes both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. government…
  • Teacher: Robert Payne

AP US Government and Politics

  • Teacher: Ken Brown
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis

AP Euro History (Gould)

Many of the concepts which we recognize as religion, science, technology, philosophy and politics originated in Europe. Consequently the importance of the study of European History can not be understated. This is no dry chronology of dusty and faceless people. The magic and the mystery of the Europ…

AP Psychology (Andresen)


This course is equivalent to a college freshman level psychology course and prepares students for the national advanced placement examination in psychology. 
  • Teacher: Emily Andresen

AP Psychology (Ellis)

This course is equivalent to a college freshman level psychology course prepares students for the national advanced placement examination in psychology. Students cover the topics studied in the year-long course in greater depth than a college introductory class and participate in an ongoing resear…
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis

Contemporary World Problems (MeinesK)

In this course, students study the historical, political, cultural, and social background of contemporary world events. Special emphasis will be paid to the study of developing and emerging nations with an eye towards appreciating their rich cultural diversity. Additional emphasis will be placed on…

Economics (Matthew)

This course emphasizes economic theory and the basic concepts of scarcity, choice, production, advantages, demand, supply, equilibrium and incentives.   Microeconomic concepts include the nature and function of product markets, market failure and the role of government.  Macroeconomics concepts …
  • Teacher: Megan Matthew

Freshman Humanities Honors (Brown)

Humanities Honors is a one-semester elective for the highly motivated student who plans to pursue honors-level coursework in Social Studies and English. Course content includes a study of world cultures through a humanities framework: literature, art, architecture, music, history, geography, and go…
  • Teacher: Ken Brown

History of American Popular Music

In addition to a historical overview of American popular music from the 19th Century to the present, students will be expected to think creatively and critically about popular music. Developing / deepening students’ interest and passion for music is a class goal, with the exploration of a variety…
  • Teacher: Caroline Meines

Psychology (Dempsey)

This course examines traditional and contemporary theories of psychology. A major emphasis is the study of the life cycle from birth through adolescence. A part of this process will be observations at day care centers and grade schools. Abnormal psychology and various approaches to therapy are expl…
  • Teacher: Jim Dempsey

Psychology (Ellis)

This course examines traditional and contemporary theories of psychology. A major emphasis is the study of the life cycle from birth through adolescence. A part of this process will be observations at day care centers and grade schools. Abnormal psychology and various approaches to therapy are expl…
  • Teacher: Matt Ellis