All students must pass their English and Math classes as well as state testing (SBAC in English and Math) in order to graduate. This is a hurdle for some BLHS students. Failing classes and/or not passing state testing results in students replacing their Elective courses with remedial courses or courses designed to help them pass state testing. To help students avoid this and pass their courses & state testing, we are instituting a new program. We are calling it EM7, which stands for 7th hour English and Math Support Class. A 7th hour class is held after school, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. EM7 will run from December 16, 2015 though January 28, 2016.
- 7th hour goes from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
- English Support Class will run every Monday and Wednesday
- Math Support Class will run every Tuesday and Thursday.
- There will be two certificated teachers in the program to assist students.
- A letter will be sent home on December 11 notifying students & parents if they are in EM7
- Students will also be notified in class on December 14
- This is not an "optional" program. I, as well as the rest of the BLHS staff, am dedicated to the success of every student. We will do our part. Students need to do theirs. A student is able to earn their way out of EM7 by getting their grade up to a 70% or better.
We have an activity bus, which leaves BLHS at 4:15 p.m. to take students home.
LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTER
The library offers print and 24/7-digital resources and is open daily at posted times on the door. The librarian is here 7:05 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. Students may check out 3 items for 3 weeks at a time and may renew items physically to avoid overdue fines as long as there is no pending hold. Similar to purchasing lunch, a student must know their ID number in order to check out, and if a picture is not available in our system, current photo ID must be presented to verify (students are required to carry their ID/ASB cards daily as a school rule, so those work perfectly). The district fines secondary students 10 cents per day for overdue items after a 10-day grace period. Food and drink must be left at the circulation counter, not consumed in the library or left out on tables or at computers. Students working on research, homework, reading, and other constructive activities are always welcome to visit on their own time before and after school as well as lunch (with a pass from the CIC) or during class (with a pass from the teacher). Students who choose not to abide library & school expectations will be asked to leave. Printing is by permission and never directly from the Internet. Come join our monthly book club!
A weekly time during the school day designed for students to access additional support from teachers. Students will have the opportunity to work independently, 1:1 with a teacher or in a small group. Students may request passes from a teacher or the teacher might request their presence at a study session.
The Writing Center is located in the LRC and is open during posted hours. Theme readers are available by appointment to assist students with writing and/or revision of any assignments. Students who wish to come to the Writing Center during class must have a hall pass.