Bloomfield Hills High School Curriculum
Our Four Cornerstones (relationships, responsibility and ownership, authenticity, and innovation), provide the foundation around which our curriculum, instruction, collaboration, and interactions are developed. We offer 22 Advanced Placement courses, 19 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme courses, state-of-the-art performance and fine art venues, the study of 5 world languages, and a full range of extracurricular and athletic opportunities that reinforce the importance of teamwork and collaboration.
Bloomfield Hills High School offers a fully-authorized Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organization. The MYP encompasses all Bloomfield Hills High School students in grades 9-10 and provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum framework. The curriculum is designed around eight subject areas. The units of study begin with a statement of inquiry, through which students can connect their learning to the world outside the classroom. The Programme requires students to participate actively and responsibly in preparation for their life in an ever-changing world. The capstone experience of the MYP is the Personal Project which is completed through the 10th grade year. This project allows students to integrate the philosophies of IB into a project that is personally defined and student-driven.
Bloomfield Hills High School offers a fully-authorized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. The IB Diploma Programme (DP) is a challenging, two-year program in which students can earn an internationally recognized IB Diploma. This rigorous academic program prepares students for university life and encourages students to ask challenging questions, learn how to learn, develop a strong sense of their own identity and culture, and develop the ability to communicate with and understand people from other cultures.
Many colleges and universities across the world grant college credit for DP courses. Students can potentially enter an institution of higher education at a junior level.
The International Academy is a public, tuition-free high school for 9th – 12th grade students from 11 Oakland County school districts operating in a consortium. The world-recognized International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme is the heart of the IA, providing a blend of rigorous academic standards, practical and career-related learning, and personal development opportunities. The IA is the only full IB public high school in North America. The exclusively college-bound student population is ethnically, religiously and socio-economically diverse, providing the 600 student body a global perspective and thoughtful experience.
Model Center houses a community of learners, providing BHHS students with the opportunity to pursue their passions in student-driven academic courses. Students form strong relationships and think creatively in a personalized, empowering environment.
Bowers Academy develops character, integrity, compassion for others and academic skills in students who thrive in a smaller environment. Founded to address the needs of at-risk students, Bowers Academy balances academic challenges with self-reflection, exceptionally small class sizes, and the unique learning environment of the Historic Bowers Farm. Bowers Academy has a remarkable 90 percent or greater graduation rate, with 91 percent of graduates pursuing higher education.