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Business

The Business Department is committed to providing an educational experience that is distinguished by personal attention, hands-on-learning, and an emphasis on teamwork. Students will experience personal growth through the acquisition of technical, analytical, interpersonal and decision making skills. The business lab is outfitted with state of the art computers to enable students to use technology to the fullest.

Engineering

The Engineering Department's goal is to provide students opportunities to explore the areas of Engineering, Architecture, Computer Aided Design, and Technology. We offer a variety of courses that introduce basic design skills and manufacturing techniques through hands-on learning experiences. Students are introduced to real world design problems that include: Alternative Energy, Electronics, Robotics, and Rocketry.

Curriculum is centered around industry standards and current trends in technology and design. Students use the Design Cycle to identify problems, design solutions, create working prototypes, and evaluate results. Our Design Lab provides students the opportunities to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to create innovative designs which are then manufactured in our Applications Lab. Students receive hands-on experience with machine use, integrated S.T.E.M. curriculum, and 3-D printing.

English

Summer Reading Lists

9th Grade Summer Reading List
English Summer Reading List

IB Language A Literature Course - Seniors
IB Language A Literature Course - Juniors

The English Department at Bloomfield Hills High School welcomes students of all academic abilities and learning styles to a challenging four years of reading, writing, vocabulary development, language study, and oral communication. The sixteen teachers in our department work together to provide a systematic program of development in the language arts designed to ensure students are prepared for the challenges awaiting them after graduation.

We pride ourselves in our honors program that includes enriching courses like American Literature, British Literature, and Advanced Placement English courses, but we also recognize that many students learn best in a traditionally-paced program offering a steady progression of instruction designed to develop skills and build confidence. We are also proud of the variety of courses that we offer to meet the needs of every student. Creative Writing, Writing through Film, and Literary Studies allow students to step out of the "box" of the traditional English classroom and pursue their unique passion and creativity. The Bloomfield Hills High School English Department truly believes in helping to create the district's vision for our students by making them architects of their own future.

Health/Physical Education

The BHHS Health and Physical Education department offers all students the opportunity to take part in a variety of physical activities and to learn the skills and knowledge needed to develop and sustain an active lifestyle in a supportive, safe environment.

Topics covered include:

  • Physical exercise
  • Fitness
  • Team sports
  • Wellness
  • Proper nutrition
  • Stress management
  • Suicide/bullying/violence prevention
  • Substance use prevention
  • Standard first aid
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation with automated external defibrillation (CPR/AED)







The Heath curriculum additionally engages students to discover an awareness of individual health empowerment towards their physical, emotional/mental and social well-being through discussion about:

  • Healthy Dating Relationships
  • Lifetime Learning of Reproductive Health including:
    - A Healthy Pregnancy
    - Labor and Delivery
    - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    - Contraceptive Information

Math

The Mathematics curriculum at Bloomfield Hills High School provides an opportunity to explore a multitude of challenging courses designed for students of all abilities. We provide students with the opportunity to explore mathematics numerically, graphically and algebraically. In addition to skills, students develop problem solving and critical thinking strategies in a dynamic environment that challenges learners of all levels and abilities. The department offers regular level, honors, advanced placement courses, and diploma program courses.

Performing Arts

Science

The Science Department of Bloomfield Hills High School strives to provide students a broad science education. Bloomfield Hills School District requires three years of sciences to graduate. Biology and Physics or Chemistry are the standard first two courses that students are required to take. The third course can be chosen from a wide range of classes. All the science courses offer students excellent preparation for future college work in science, engineering, and health care. Students are exposed to challenging scientific questions which require thoughtful reasoning and the ability to communicate their thinking. This prepares students for the kinds of problem solving required in the real world.

There is an emphasis on project–based, inquiry oriented learning in many of our science classes. The projects done in the science classes mirror the work of real scientists by encouraging collaboration between schools in the district. Through studying science, students become aware of how scientists work and communicate with each other. In all our science classes there is an emphasis on a practical approach through experimental work.

Social Studies

The Social Studies curriculum at BHHS is designed to help students develop and improve the skills that will be necessary in order for them to compete in an increasingly global society. The faculty members are skilled and experienced in their respective fields making them highly qualified to help students develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills.

The curriculum is designed so that students will have the opportunity to gear their course selection in the way that best suits their educational needs. Advanced Placement courses are offered in each of the major fields, as well as elective courses that appeal to student interests. Along with the traditional curriculum, the department also sponsors a number of clubs and organizations that promote community service, leadership, and cultural awareness.

Summer Reading List:

AP U.S. History Summer Reading
AP Government Summer Reading

Visual Arts

World Languages

The World Languages Department offers all Bloomfield Hills High School students the challenge and the excitement of seeing the world through new eyes. By studying another language and culture, students engage in an especially rewarding preparation for their future as citizens in the world community.

Students have the opportunity to enroll in one or more of the language sequences offered: American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, and Spanish. English Language Learners are also served through ESL (English as a Second Language) courses. In all of these classes students acquire knowledge and develop the skills listed in the National Standards for Foreign Language Education: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparison and Communities.


Skill development occurs in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. But learning a language involves much more than linguistic skills. Foreign language learning contributes to the overall intellectual, social, creative and aesthetic development of our students by introducing them to the ways in which other groups of people view the world and function in it, and by learning how they express themselves. With extended study, practice and experience, our students learn how to communicate with people who live in other cultures throughout the world.

Academic News:

Ananyaa Kumar Earns Perfect ACT Score
Ananyaa Kumar, a junior at Bloomfield Hills High School, has just scored a perfect score on the ACT! Less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earns a 36 composite. Way to go, Ananyaa!
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MYP Personal Project Celebration Night

On March 20, 2017, the Bloomfield Hills High School sophomore class welcomed the Bloomfield community to share their International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme Projects they created throughout the school year. This project allows students to integrate the philosophies of IB into a project that is personally defined and student-driven. Families, friends and faculty enjoyed student projects and celebrated their hard work, dedication and ideas.

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State Solo and Ensemble Festival

Congratulations to all of of the BHHS students who participated in State Solo and Ensemble Festival! Students performed as soloists and in groups in front of a judge. Several first and second division ratings were awarded to the Chamber Winds, Saxophone Quartet, Chamber Strings, Cello Duo, and solo performances. Six students were also selected for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival Honors Band and Honors Orchestra, as well as nominated as outstanding soloists.

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Two BHHS Artists Earn National Recognition

The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers released the national results of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Senior Amber Plemons earned a national Gold Medal award for her ceramic sculpture called "Bones." Junior Elena Marcozzi received a national Silver Medal award for a digital image called "Rooster in the Woods". Congratulations!

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FOUR CORNERSTONES



Still in development, the Four Cornerstones are the foundation upon which our curriculum, scheduling, collaboration, and interactions will be based and important qualities required for successful learning communities.

AMERICAN STUDIES


American Studies blends together the American Literature 1600-present and AP US History courses as well as the American Literature 1800-present and American History courses so that students can truly understand the context of their learning and transfer information from one subject to another.
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Learning Community Blog



The 9A Learning Community has created a blog to share students' explorations in English, Math, Social Studies, and Science! http://bhhslc9a.blogspot.com

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