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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
  • Eight world languages taught: Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Latin, 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

News Archives

BHHS Student Jenny Wins Third Place in Financial Literacy Art Contest

Jenny She, Bloomfield Hills High School student, won the third place award and a $500 scholarship for the Annual Financial Literacy Art Contest! Her piece entitled "Save Money, Live Better" described how money is earned, managed, invested and donated. The contest, sponsored by Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meisner and in partnership with Oakland Schools, featured work from ten public school districts throughout Oakland County.

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13 Reasons Why: What Families Need to Know

Your children may have recently started watching the Netflix series, "13 Reasons Why", which has sparked a national conversation about mental health and suicide. The series also includes graphic themes of bullying, drug abuse, physical abuse, and sexual assault. These are not subjects to be taken lightly. Please read more for a few tips for navigating this new television series.

Suicide is never the answer. If you know or suspect someone needs help, do not hesitate to contact your neighborhood school staff for help. Another resource to utilize is the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK or text: 741741.

Unfortunately, young people lack the perspective of time and permanence. Suicide is permanent and often the struggle young people face is temporary. If we can support them through the life crisis they are experiencing, they are highly unlikely to attempt or commit suicide. Please help us help our students by contacting us with any concerns you have. Thank you for your support!

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2017 Traub Recipients

Congratulations to seniors, Anna Barrera Garza (art) and Miles Eichenhorn (music), for receiving the 2017 Robert C.J. Traub Memorial Scholarship! Also, kudos to our alternate winners Elizabeth Hungerman (art) and Nathan Gittleman (music).

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Bionic Black Hawks & Las Guerillas Win State Championship!

Congratulations to the BHHS Bionic Black Hawks & IA Las Guerillas for taking first place in the 2017 FIRST Michigan State Robotics Championship! The BHHS team additionally won the FIRST Michigan State Chairman's Award. The team is the FIRST in Michigan State Champions on the field and the FIRST Robotics State Champions for Chairman's Award. Outstanding!

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Bionic Black Hawks Win Engineering Inspiration Award at Howell District Competition

"It was so exciting to watch the results of the many months of planning and work that the students and their adult coaches and advisors have dedicated to the FIRST program," says Howard Baron, BHS School Board Member. "It was truly inspirational!"

The BHHS Bionic Black Hawks Robotics Team won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Howell district event. The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team's school and community. The Black Hawks will compete at the FIRST State of Michigan Championship which will be held in Saginaw on April 13-15, 2017.

"I would like to thank Bowers School Farm for being a key contributor to our earning this award," says Andy Raine, Head Coach. "We were able to give students exposure to the field of Agricultural Engineering, a really great experience for our team."

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Bionic Black Hawks Win Engineering Inspiration Award at Howell District Competition

"It was so exciting to watch the results of the many months of planning and work that the students and their adult coaches and advisors have dedicated to the FIRST program," says Howard Baron, BHS School Board Member. "It was truly inspirational!"

The BHHS Bionic Black Hawks Robotics Team won the Engineering Inspiration Award at the Howell district event. The Engineering Inspiration Award celebrates outstanding success in advancing respect and appreciation for engineering within a team's school and community. The Black Hawks will compete at the FIRST State of Michigan Championship which will be held in Saginaw on April 13-15, 2017.

"I would like to thank Bowers School Farm for being a key contributor to our earning this award," says Andy Raine, Head Coach. "We were able to give students exposure to the field of Agricultural Engineering, a really great experience for our team."

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BHMS FIRST Robotics Tech Challenge Team, "No Limits" to compete at FIRST Robotics North Super Regional, Cedar Rapids, IA

Good Luck to the BHMS FIRST FTC team "No Limits" as they travel to the FIRST Robotics North Super Regional event at the US Cellular Center/DoubleTree Convention Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, March 30-April 1. No Limits is one of fifteen teams competing in Iowa advancing from over 300 teams in Michigan. Seventy-two teams from eleven states will compete in the event hoping to advance to the FIRST Robotics World Championship. No Limits will be competing in the Kindig Division.

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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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Sugarbush at the Johnson Nature Center

Students, families and community members enjoyed the annual Sugarbush event at the Johnson Nature Center. Visitors tapped the maple trees, gathered sap, tasted fresh maple syrup and candies, walked the trails, and saw inside the historical log cabin. Guides explained the differences in syrup flavor and color, tree genetics, weather conditions during the maple season, and how sugar is produced in the leaves during photosynthesis and flows down to be stored near the roots during the winter. Read more to view more photos.

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French Festinema

In collaboration with Alliance Française de Détroit, West Hills Middle School students participated in a French film festival called Festinema at Maple Theater in Birmingham. "Students enjoyed "maïs soufflé" and the French film "Ernest et Célestine," Stephanie Potier, WHMS French Teacher says.

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Becky Swain: Educator of the Year

Becky Swain, BHS PREP Program Director, was awarded Educator of the Year by VSA Michigan. "We are so thankful for her continued support of students with disabilities," Pam Schoemer, Special Education Director, says. In addition to Swain's award, many PREP students will be recognized. "Several PREP students were invited to attend the MI Youth Arts Festival in May," Swain shares. "They will be showcasing the short film they are producing through our VSA Artist in Residence Program."

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