About BFC

Bishop Foley Catholic's mission and ministry is to form young minds, get to know and love Christ, while at the same time receiving an excellent academic education. BFC is a warm and welcoming community that offers many opportunities for growth in academic excellence, friendships, teamwork, and faith. In turn, BFC benefits from the many talents and gifts our students bring to the community.

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Join the Foley Family! When you take part in on-campus tours, Venture for a Day experiences, and open houses, you will be able to discover what it means to be part of our extraordinary community and how we can assist you as you venture to become the very best version of yourself.

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Bishop Foley Catholic offers a college preparatory academic program with more than 100 courses and 20 AP and honors classes. In addition to the traditional required high school classes, Foley includes additional course offerings in STEM, performing/visual arts, foreign language, theology, and more.

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Student Life

Ventures at Bishop Foley Catholic can explore a diverse mix of clubs and extracurricular activities that appeal to a variety of interests. Students can participate in clubs that explore music, performing arts, visual arts, community service, faith, science, technology, and much more.

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Bishop Foley Catholic’s mission and ministry is to form young minds, get to know and love Christ, while at the same time receiving an excellent academic education. BFC is a warm and welcoming community that offers many opportunities for growth in academic excellence, friendships, teamwork, and faith.

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Bishop Foley Catholic High school strives to be a Christ-centered school that encourages students and staff to live as missionary disciples. We accomplish this mission by rooting our day in countless opportunities to pray, serve and learn.

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Foley alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends of our beloved school understand the value of a Bishop Foley Catholic education. We are ever grateful to those who support our Mission, which is to provide a Christ-centered environment that emphasizes academic excellence to develop the whole person in mind, body and spirit.

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Media Center

Media Center Resources and Information

Database Vs. Website

There are distinct differences between library databases and websites. Any source can have good information. However, it is important to carefully consider the information sources and if it will be valid and relevant information for the project.
Expand the headings below to explore the differences between a Database and a Website:
Library Databases
Databases generally contain information from published works such as: magazines, newspaper articles, encyclopedias, journals, and other reference books. They are also searchable by keywords, subjects, authors, titles, and dates. Citation information like author, title of article, publication, publisher and date of publication. Often times these databases contain full-text articles that can be printed or emailed.
There are also a variety of types of databases for specific or general topics. The MeL databases are paid for by taxpayer dollars. The advantage of using a library database for research, is that a student can obtain their information from professionals/experts in the field. Plus, published works are easy to cite in a bibliography, facts are checked, publication dates are included, and databases are updated frequently.
Pages can be written by anyone, regardless of their level of expertise. Content is not necessarily checked or indicate when the information was updated. They often don't provide the information necessary to create a complete citation. Websites are often not organized to support the needs of a student's research project. 
When researching for projects, it is important to consider the following:
  • Currency: How recent is the information, and when was it last updated?
  • Organization: Is it easy to find the information you need?
  • Accuracy: How reliable is the information, and are the facts accurate?
  • Bibliography: How easy is the work to cite in a bibliography? Does it give you the author, title, publisher, and date?
  • Unfamiliar Topics: How useful is it when you don’t know where to start?

ACT and AP Test Prep

Taking standardized tests can be challenging for many students. There are several resources available online to prepare students and help with make the test taking experience less stressful.
Practice Tests
Taking practice tests can assist students with better preparing them for the actual test day. Plus, it is an excellent way to determine what topics they may need to spend additional time studying.
The Peterson's Student Edge website is a a good resource for a variety of college prep tests. The Test Prep Review is another site that can be used to practice and review material. Students that plan to take the AP Test, may want to look at the AP Student website for assistance on exam information and practice questions.
ACT and MME Test Preparation
For complete details about the ACT, please visit the ACT Test website. Information about the Michigan Merit Examination can be found on Michigan's Department of Education website. Faculty can reference the College readiness standards by visiting this ACT web page.

MLA Style and Copyright

Bishop Foley Catholic uses the Modern Language Association (MLA) format for writing style. For complete details on format, work citation guidelines, and in-text documentation, visit the MLA Format and Style Guide from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab (OWL). 
The EasyBib website can be used for automatic bibliography maker as well as check papers for citing and unintentional plagiarism. Copyrighting is another topic that students need to be aware of. Learn more by visiting the BYU Copyright Licensing Office web page.
Converting Documents
If students are interested in converting a document, Zamzar and Cloud Convert websites are a good tool to use.
English Standards
The Gale Literary Index is an online index for Gale's print literature criticism, which is available in the Media Center. Please note that Foley does not carry all sets and/or volumes that are listed on their website. The site only indexes materials published by Gale. For additional resources, check the library catalog or databases.

Media Center Staff

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