Students leave with a variety of occupational skills
By Ian C. Beck ’12
This institution is called Brophy College Preparatory, but as many students and teachers attest, the impact it leaves on its students goes far beyond college and into future careers.
According to the 2010-2011 school profile, 99 percent of graduates proceed directly to higher education with 97 percent of graduates proceeding to four-year institutions.
The title of college preparatory does not mislead, but some say it also does not adequately capture what Brophy does for its students.
The impact Brophy has on its students extends beyond college into the real world.
“I definitely think Brophy prepares its students for careers after college because it is a college prep school, so just the academics alone are geared toward students being successful in college and ultimately being successful in their careers,” said college counselor Mrs. Robin Miller.
At Brophy students enroll in a multitude of high level math, science, English, foreign language and social studies courses as well as plenty of regular and advanced art classes.
“I think the Fine Art classes have been helpful in helping me be creative and think along the lines of what I want to do and how I can do it and be creative,” said Jordan Bohannon ’12.
Bohannon, who hopes to own a business either in the food or music industries, said the Tablet program and the technological skills that come with it have helped him to be innovative and creative in his future career choices.
Evan Swager ’12, who wants to pursue a career in economics, said that Brophy has helped him by “offering classes that help flesh out my dream.”
Swager credits his Advanced Placement courses for preparing him for the strain of college and eventually, the real world.
Brophy’s guidance in career choices goes beyond the classroom. Service opportunities abound whether it be in conjunction with the Office of Faith and Justice, the Freshman Retreat or Freshman Breakaway, or with mandatory service hours for sophomores and juniors.