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Responsible Citizens Take Action

"We are so proud of our 4th grade students at Conant for their hard work and what they accomplished through their PYP learning experiences," says Kelly Hall, fourth grade teacher.  Students personally reflected on global issues to find their passion and collaborated with their team to determine a plan of action that would make a difference in the world.

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Eastover's Michigan Museum

"Our 3rd Grade Exhibition was about the Pioneers in Michigan", says student Katie Conroy. "We did a 'tug a war' on the issue of mining copper. That means that you take a position on whether to mine copper or not.  We go through steps to get all the information, consider the different viewpoints, and then we provide reasons about what side we take based on the evidence."

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Scholarship

  • Only district in Michigan to offer tuition-free K-12 IBO curriculum
  • Visible Thinking based on Harvard research
  • Sustainability education and Michigan-certified Green Schools
  • 90% of high school seniors are accepted to their first choice college or university
  • MAP (Maximizing Academic Potential) Services available throughout district
  • BHS graduation rate: 98%; Graduates who attend college or university: 94%
  • Average of 19 annual National Merit Scholars winners
  • SAT and ACT scores are well-above national averages
  • 22 Advanced Placement programs in high school
  • Five world languages taught: Chinese, German, French, Spanish, and American Sign Language
  • 82% of faculty have masters degrees or higher and all teach in their major field of study
  • Elementary school average class size: 19 in grades K-2; 24 in grades 3-5
  • Middle school average class size: 26

Opportunity

  • Award-winning Fine/Performing Arts and Athletics programs
  • E.L. Johnson Nature Center and Charles L. Bowers School Farm offer extended classroom environments for all grades
  • Award-winning radio and television production stations
  • Many academic clubs and activities in which students can participate

Integrity

  • BHS philosophy of educating the whole child (intellectual, emotional, social)
  • School environments are physically, emotionally and intellectually safe for students
  • Diverse student body supports unity and acceptance
  • Variety of programs offered to constructively resolve conflicts
  • Community service is required for graduation