Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Great Opportunities for BHS Students

We are so excited to inform students of some “new” outstanding opportunities available at Burlington High School for the 2011/2012 school year. Each summer the Guidance Department meets with many students in order to choose available alternate elective courses. Over the years we have been limited to what is listed in our program of studies. However, for the 2011-2012 school year, we have some new and exciting opportunities as part of the course offerings that students need to be aware of. We believe students and parents should strongly consider some of these options. Below are the highlights and details for each unique option. Please don’t hesitate to email or call your son or daughters respective counselor for more details.

This “New” Course just added two weeks ago called “Student Help Desk”. This will be an elective course in the 500-900 range and will be open to students in grades 10-12 to start the year. Students who sign-up for BHS help desk are expected to have an interest in technology and an ability to problem solve and interact with others. Details on registering for this course can be found by clicking here.

A “New” work study program:
CAREER/COMMUNITY SERVICE INTERN PROGRAM!!!!!The Career/Community Service Intern program is a volunteer or paid work experience program offered by Burlington High School for Juniors and Seniors in good academic standing. In this program, students get a chance to gain real-world experience in a career or community service area of interest, assume adult responsibilities, and develop outstanding work habits at volunteer or paid internship sites located in the community. Students will receive quarterly evaluations from their site supervisor and high school coordinator. Students are expected to turn in required paperwork, time sheets and evaluations to the high school coordinator on a regular basis. Students will be expected to complete a resume and cover letter at the completion of the program and will be required to participate in on-line discussion groups. Please see Ms. Robinson in Guidance for more information and program application.

As many know we share a campus with Bay Path College. Bay Path is offering a business course called “Dynamics of Management” available to juniors and seniors. Students can take one less course during the school day and receive college credit. We have been offering this course for the past three years and the benefit here is students leave BHS with 3 college credits. Click here for an application.

Lastly, for juniors and seniors, many students take advantage of the VHS program. The VHS (Virtual High School) Program offers many unique and interesting courses NOT offered at BHS. We have had students take courses such as AP Psychology, criminology, contemporary Irish literature, screenwriting and forensic science. In order to take VHS course students should complete an VHS application by clicking here.

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