Berkley High School Counseling Department

Counselor Appointment Request

BHS Students:

If you need to make an appointment with your counselor, just fill out the Appointment Request Form.  Your counselor will send a pass for you when they are available to meet.

​You can also email your counselor if you have a question or concern that doesn't require you missing class. 

Parents or Guardians:

If you need to make an appointment with your child's counselor, please contact the counselor via phone or email.

MISTAR Student Portal

Log in to your MISTAR Student Portal account to view your schedule or check your grades. 

Use your Berkley email and password to log in. ​​​​
If you are having issues with your Berkley email or password, please contact Mrs. Spear in the LMC

SOPHOMORES: Generation of Promise (due April 6th)

SOPHOMORES: Generation of Promise program

Applications due April 6th

Generation of Promise is a ten-month experiential social justice learning program for students in their juniors year from across metro Detroit. Four to five students are selected from each of our fifteen participating high schools in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties to meet monthly and build relationships across school and other social boundaries, learn about and discuss social and political issues impacting Detroit and Southeast Michigan, and talk about building inclusive communities as young leaders. This year’s program will begin with a weekend-long orientation retreat in late August 2020.  

PDF DocumentGeneration of Promise Overview
PDF DocumentApplication instructions
External LinkApply online here 
OR
PDF DocumentApplication packet (submit to Mrs. Belsky in Counseling Center by April 6th)

After School Credit Recovery for Winter 2020

After School Credit Recovery for Winter 2020

  • January 27th thru June 4th
  • Monday - Thursdays
  • 3:40 PM – 4:40 PM ​​​​​​in Lab 255 (across from LMC)

Additional information on the Credit Recovery Program can be found PDF Documenthere.  To enroll in this program, you must fill out the Credit Recovery Registration Form, which is available PDF Documentonline and in the Counseling Center.  Your counselor will help you decide what course you need to take and will sign the form recommending you attend this program. 

The Credit Recovery Registration Form is due to Mrs. Downer in the Counseling Center.  Enrollment is complete when your application is submitted, all fees are paid, and you attend your first class. The expectation is that a student will attend two lab sessions per week.  Twenty students are allowed to use the program at one time.  NOTE: Students are still able to register after the program starts.  

Students may attempt to complete one semester course per session (2 sessions available during the school year).  Berkley School District allows students to earn up to three credits using online learning.   

Need your Berkley High School Transcript?

Are you a Current BHS Student?

For current Berkley High School students, please log into your Naviance Student Account

Are you a BHS Alum?

For Berkley High School Alumni, please request your transcript via Parchment.

All Parchment requests are filled within 2-3 business days. 

If you graduated prior to 2005, a digital transcript may not be available.  If this is the case, please contact Berkley High School Registrar, Barbara Downer directly so that she can assist. 
barbara.downer@berkleyschools.org or (248) 837-8141.

Need a Work Permit?

Picking up a Blank Work Permit

Work Permits are available in the Counseling Center in the document holder by the counter.  Yellow permits are for students ages 16 and 17 years old .  Pink permits are for students under the age of 16 years old

Completing the Work Permit

You must complete the first section of the work permit and your employer must complete the second section of the work permit.  Once those two sections are completed, then you should bring in the work permit to be signed by one of the secretaries in the Main Office or Counseling Center.

BHS Graduation Requirements, Grading Scale, and Grade Point Average

Graduation Requirements

PDF DocumentBerkley High School and Michigan Merit Curriculum Requirements


Community Service is NOT a requirement for graduation at Berkley High School. However, students are always encouraged to give back through volunteer work.  For students who wish to be recognized at graduation, completing 100 hours of community service over 4 years is required.  Students are responsible for logging and submitting a record of their hours during senior year.  Community Service Log Sample can be found here.

Grade Calculators and Tools

Students share that the GPA Calculator and Final Grade Calculator are helpful tools!

Grading Scale

A = 94-100% A- = 90-93% B+ = 87-89%
B = 83-86% B- = 80-82% C+ = 77-79%
C = 73-76% C- = 70-72% D+ = 67-69%
D =63-66% D- = 60-62% E = 59-0%

 

Community Service Hours

Berkley High School students who complete a minimum of 100 hours of community service while in high school are eligible to receive a community service cord for graduation.  Community Service is not a graduation requirement.   

The PDF DocumentBHS Community Service Record is available online and in the Counseling Center.  Please complete and submit PDF Documentthis form to Ms. Dixon in the Counseling Center by Friday, March 6, 2020. 

Other documentation may be submitted instead of this form as long as it includes the same information.  Other documentation submitted in lieu of the BHS Community Service Record must be submitted to Ms. Dixon by Friday, March 6, 2020.

Please note that hours completed prior to high school do not count towards the 100 hours required.

BHS Counseling Department News

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February 28, 2020
Special Scheduling Edition!
Scheduling for the 2020-2021 School Year

What's Inside...

Everything you need to know about Scheduling for 2020-21 School Year!

February 24, 2020
BHS Counseling Department News
Volume 21

What's Inside...

  • 9th Grade Classroom Presentations
  • AP Exam Registration for AP Macroeconomics is Feb. 28th
  • AP Exam Late Registration Deadline is Feb. 28th
  • OSTC Early College Information Night is March 5th
  • SENIORS: BHS Local Scholarship app due April 3rd
  • SENIORS: Community Service Hours due March 6th
  • JUNIORS: PSAT/NMSQT scores and FREE SAT test prep!
  • SOPHOMORES: Generation of Promise apps due April 6th
  • Metro Detroit National College Fair on April 27th
  • City of Oak Park Job Postings!
  • Visit the BHS Counseling Department webpage!

 

February 10, 2020
BHS Counseling Department News
Volume 20

What's Inside...

  • New After-School Club: Berkley Hack Club
  • After-School Credit Recovery Info for Winter 2020
  • Beaumont Saturday Spring Series opens Feb. 4th
  • Oakland ACE Early College Info Night on Feb. 11th
  • SOPHOMORES: Generation of Promise Info Meeting is Feb. 20th
  • AP Exam Registration for AP Macroeconomics is Feb. 28th
  • AP Exam Late Registration Deadline is Feb. 28th
  • OSTC Early College Information Night is March 5th
  • SENIORS: Community Service Hours due March 6th​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • JUNIORS: PSAT/NMSQT scores and FREE SAT test prep!
  • Metro Detroit National College Fair on April 27th
  • Visit the BHS Counseling Department webpage!
February 3, 2020
BHS Counseling Department News
Volume 19

Happy National School Counselor Week!

What's Inside...

  • After School Credit Recovery Info for Winter 2020
  • Beaumont Saturday Spring Series opens Feb. 4th
  • Oakland ACE Early College Info Night on Feb. 11th
  • OSTC Early College Information Night is March 5th
  • AP Exam Registration Deadline is Feb. 28
  • JUNIORS: PSAT/NMSQT scores and FREE SAT test prep!
  • SOPHOMORES: Generation of Promise Info Meeting is Feb. 20th
  • Metro Detroit National College Fair on April 27th
  • Visit the BHS Counseling Department webpage!
January 27, 2020
BHS Counseling Department News
Volume 18

What's Inside...

  • After School Credit Recovery Info for Winter 2020
  • SENIORS: Semester 1 transcripts are being sent on Jan. 29th
  • SENIORS: Update College Decisions in Naviance
  • JUNIORS: PSAT/NMSQT scores and FREE SAT test prep!
  • SOPHOMORES: Generation of Promise Info Meeting is Feb. 20th
  • Oakland ACE Early College Info Night on Feb. 11th
  • OSTC Early College Information Night is March 5th
  • Metro Detroit National College Fair on April 27th
  • Visit the BHS Counseling Department webpage!