Class of 2026 Resources

A Message from the Counseling Team

Dear Bloomfield Hills High School Class of 2026 Incoming Students and Families,

As a counseling department, we would like to take the opportunity to welcome you to Bloomfield Hills High School for the 2022-2023 school year.  We know this will be a new experience for everyone returning to school following the recent school closures. Rest assured, the administrative team will have information forthcoming that will answer all your questions in this regard.  

The counseling department is here to help you have a productive and fulfilling high school experience.  Our role as counselors is one that is not only comprehensive but specific to the needs and expectations of our students and families.  Hopefully, you will find new friendships, activities, and relationships over the next four years that make you proud to be a Black Hawk!

It is our hope that you will take the opportunity to become fully acquainted with and involved in all that BHHS has to offer.  Spend some time on the high school website to explore and become familiar with the activities available to you.  Upon exploration, we believe you will find BHHS a very special and unique place that involves students and families in ways that help foster independence, self-esteem, and personal discovery not only through academics but clubs and co-curricular activities.

As always we wish you a safe and restful summer.  We will be ready to greet you in the fall and ensure you the smoothest transition from middle school to high school. 


Brian Fitzgerald (A-C)
Jim Fogle (D-G)
Laura Hollyer-Madis (H-K)
Shayna Klein (L-O)
Melanie Brooks (P-Si)
Tony Midea (Sj-Z)

Class of 2026 Diploma Programme Information

Dear Class of 2026 Parents/Guardians:

Bloomfield Hills High School is a fully-authorized Diploma Programme school of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IB). The IB Diploma Programme is a challenging, optional two-year curriculum that leads to a qualification which is widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. This rigorous academic Programme prepares students for university life and encourages them 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. 

IB Diploma Programme Interest form (for eighth graders)

Counselors and the IB Coordinator can support each student in ninth and tenth grade to ensure they remain on the proper course pathway to begin the IB Diploma Programme in eleventh grade. 

It is recommended that eighth grade students interested in the IB Diploma Programme schedule into the following classes for ninth grade: 

  • Algebra 1, Geometry, or Algebra 2 (honors where appropriate)
  • Any Business, Engineering, or PE class
  • Any Visual Art or Music
  • Biology
  • Spanish, French or Chinese 100/200
  • World History
  • Writing Through World Literature I

If you are interested in the Diploma Programme, please contact:

Amy Merchant
IB/MYP Coordinator
Teacher of IB French
Bloomfield Hills High School

Additional information is also located on the International Baccalaureate webpage.