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Maximizing Academic Potential (MAP)

Elementary School Students Smiling at Bloomfield Hills Schools

Mission Statement

To maximize the academic potential of all students by providing challenging and meaningful learning opportunities.

Philosophy

Bloomfield Hills Schools provides advanced learners with differentiated curricular and co-curricular instruction that is commensurate with their unique abilities. Well-trained teachers guide students in an environment that is academically and intellectually stimulating, fosters creativity, and provides emotional support.

Our Commitment

We are committed to meeting the needs of all students, including those who require advanced learning opportunities. Our administration and staff members have been assessing and discussing a process by which we can identify and meet the needs of the academically talented students.

Bloomfield Hills middle school students at computers.We believe that every child has a unique profile of abilities and is entitled to an education that maximizes their potential. We challenge our students to better themselves in our flexible, small classrooms, and auxiliary learning environments. Our high achievers, advanced learners, and academically gifted students benefit from our goal to provide opportunities for them to reach their potential.

Bloomfield Hills Schools has an open-door communication philosophy. Families are welcome and encouraged to discuss their child's progress. If teachers and families determine that the traditional options are not sufficient, BHS offers a multitude of options for accelerated learners (see Programs and Options).

If you wish to fill out a MAP - Getting to Know Your Child Questionnaire to submit to your child's teacher(s), please click here.

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Elementary

Several options and opportunities can be explored at the elementary level based on the student's needs and interests:


Differentiated InstructionCluster Grouping
Subject AccelerationFlexible Grouping
Grade AccelerationInquiry-Based Instruction
Math PentathlonWord Masters
First Move Chess

Middle School

All three of the BHS middle schools offer options and opportunities for the advanced students, including:

Differentiated Instruction Cluster Grouping
Subject Acceleration Flexible Grouping
Grade Acceleration Inquiry-Based Instruction
Curriculum Compacting Independent Study
Future Problem Solving Math Counts
Science OlympiadForensics
Current Events

High School

Accelerated students have a multitude of options at the high school level:

Bloomfield Hills High School offers:

  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses representing all major academic areas
  • Opportunity for dual enrollment in high school and university courses
  • Independent study is offered to students with a specific and in-depth interest in a subject area
  • Extra curricular academic opportunities in: Mock Trial, Future Problem Solvers, Quiz Bowl, Science Club, Forensics, and Social Studies Olympia

Model Center at Bloomfield Hills High School is designed for self-directed learners with a passion for a particular subject matter.

International Academy

The International Academy offers a rigorous program that culminates with the IBO exam and IB diploma.

Advanced Learner Services

Bloomfield Hills Schools is committed to meeting the needs of all students, including those who require advanced learning opportunities. Every child has a unique profile of abilities and is entitled to an education that maximizes his/her own potential. A committee of administrators, teachers, and parents has assessed and determined a process by which the needs of the academically talented students are appropriately met.

Click here to view the BHS MAP services brochure.

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