The Bishop Chatard Trinity Club is the original parent organization at BCHS still going strong today. Engagement in the Trinity Club enables parents to stay actively involved in the lives of students and the Bishop Chatard School community. In the process, friendships are made and bonds are created that will last well beyond your children’s high school years!
Simply by being a BCHS parent or guardian, you are already a member!
Athletic Booster Club
Bishop Chatard’s Athletic Booster Club supports student athletes and athletic programs at BCHS. Events are sponsored throughout the school year to encourage participation in athletics and to support the school’s over 20 sports teams. The Athletic Booster Club welcomes all parents, past parents, alumni and Trojan fans in the community to join.
Theatre Booster Club
Bishop Chatard’s Theatre Booster Club supports its student thespians and theatre department by assisting with production needs, volunteering at events and planning activities that encourage student involvement in the theatre program. New members are always welcome!
Music Booster Club
The Bishop Chatard Business Office is located in the St. Benedict Center, located at the south end of the Bishop Chatard campus. Entrance to this building faces Crittenden Ave.
How Do I Make Tuition Payments?Bishop Chatard offers parents several tuition payment options and plans. Payments can be made through FACTS, by cash or check.
How Do I Apply For Financial Aid?Families seeking financial aid from Bishop Chatard are required to submit a BCHS financial aid application through FACTS to begin the process. All families who receive a BCHS financial aid award must also complete applications for Indiana Choice Scholarship (vouchers) and tax credit scholarships (SGOs).
- List of common BCHS forms
- How to Report a Student Absence through SafeArrival
- Pre-Arranged Absence Request Form (pdf)
- 2019/2020 Key Date Calendar (pdf)
- Coping with Loss: Depression and Suicide Resources
- Teen Vaping: what you need to know (website)
- List of Mental Health Resources (pdf)
- BCHS School Wellness Policy (pdf)
- Technology Responsible Use Policy (pdf)
- Hair Follicle Testing Policy (pdf)
In the event of bad weather, school closings or delays will be available on the following local T.V. stations: Channel 4 (CBS), Channel 6 (ABC), Channel 8 (CW), Channel 13 (NBC) and Channel 59 (FOX). School closings will also be posted on the school website and sent via phone, text and email using the phone numbers and email addresses available. We will also announce school closings via various twitter accounts including @BishopChatardHS and @BCHS_Principal and the school’s Facebook page.
Have you completed Safe and Sacred at your parish?
If you have completed this program at your parish, you don’t need to complete it again. We will receive notification from the Archdiocese if you list BCHS as a primary or secondary institution when you take the test, or you may email Deacon Rick Wagner at email@example.com to let him know you’ve already taken it. You will also be able to download a certificate of completion.
Start the Program
This program is online, taking about 45 minutes to complete. The program can be accessed at safeandsacred-archindy.org
Bishop Chatard appreciates your willingness to volunteer. If you have questions about this program, please contact Deacon Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn More about the program and application procedure
If you qualify for free/reduced school meals, contact BCHS Guidance Counselor Pam Nixon (email@example.com) for information about SAT/ACT test fee waivers and possible college application waivers.
Archdiocese Safe-Environment Newsletter (pdf)
Updated April 2019
The Indiana State Department of Health has just released Immunization requirements for this school year, 2018-2019. The changes include the following:
- Hepatitis A (2 doses) is now required for grades 4, 6, and 12
- HPV is now recommended for grades 6-12
- Annual Influenza vaccine is recommended for all ages
- Meningococcal Serogroup B (in addition to the already required Meningitis vaccine -2 doses) is recommended for grade 12
Seniors Class of 2020: It is a state requirement to have both the Meningococcal vaccine as well as the booster documentation on file before the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Please provide proof of the immunization to the Bishop Chatard High School Nursing Office. Records may be faxed to 317-251-3648 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please notify the School nurse if you need clarification or have questions.
General Immunization Information
Indiana high schools are required to keep specific student immunization information on file. Students in grades 6-12 must have appropriate documentation of the following vaccinations: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Acellular Pertussis vaccine (Tdap); Mongolia Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4); two Varicella (chickenpox) vaccinations appropriately spaced per CDC guidelines, documentation of disease history, or laboratory evidence of immunity.
All 12th grade students are required to have two doses of Meningococcal conjugate vaccine by the start of their senior year.
If you are unsure as to whether your student has had the shots required, please contact your family physician. BCHS will contact you if it is determined that the school needs additional information for your student.
If a student has a vaccine exemption, by law, BCHS needs a copy of that exemption.
The Bishop Chatard High School school building is known to have asbestos containing building materials (ACBM) in various locations that are maintained in a safe condition with ongoing surveillance, re-inspections, and an ongoing operations and maintenance program according to law.
The INPEA is anticipating a somewhat contentious 2019 Indiana legislative session that may include challenges to programs important to Catholic schools. Visit www.inpea.org for more information.