BHS Academic Success Tools + Resources

This is a starting point of things to try.  There are a lot of resources out there and it is easy to get overwhelmed by everything that is available.  Effective study and organizational strategies depend the individual student. 

Berkley NHS Tutors

BHS National Honor Society (NHS) provides free tutoring to BHS students.  Ask your teacher for some names of NHS tutors.  The teacher will also give you the tutors contact information and you can text, email them to set up a time for tutoring!

Adult Tutors

Bloomfield Hills High School has created a comprehensive list of adult tutors available in a variety of subjects.

Tutoring Services

 The Tutoring Center in Birmingham
 MALLY ACT in West Bloomfield

Khan Academy

Students practice at their own pace, first filling in gaps in their understanding and then accelerating their learning.  Created by experts, Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned practice and lessons covers math K-12 through early college, grammar, science, history, AP®, SAT®, and more. It’s all free for learners.  

 

Start with your Email + Chrome Browser

Organize your Gmail (and check it often!)

Bookmark websites you use often

 Too many tabs open?

 

Toby Chrome Extension

Organize your browser tabs and access them quickly anywhere.  Add it here!
 

OneTab Chrome Extension

Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list.  Add it here!

Got Missing Assignments?

Google DocMissing Assignment Tracker

How do you keep track of your Assignments?

Google Calendar

Write in my Planner

App on my Phone

Class Manager 

  • Enter and organize classes
  • Organize homework
  • Get homework help
  • List due dates

Egenda 

  • Manage all of your homework, projects, quizzes, and tests from all of your classes in one place
  • Never forget an assignment with daily reminders about what's due the next day
  • Add notes to remember group members or assignment details
  • Easily sort by class, due date, and completion.

The Homework App

  • Add sub-tasks, a convenient way to organize projects and tasks that have multiple steps
  • Color code your subjects!
  • Dashboard to see what's up
  • Pictures say 1000 words​, take a photo and attach it to your task
  • Add your instructor's details so you can stay in the loop
  • In-app calendar, see your tasks on a daily, monthly or yearly basis
  • Make sure you don't forget your homework with reminders
  • Get help with your homework

MyHomework Student Planner

  • Track assignments, projects, tests and more...
  • Track classes
  • Receive due date reminders
  • Sync between devices
  • Upcoming homework widgets

My Study Life

  • Scheduling/timetabling
  • Reminders
  • Tasks
  • Sync data across devices

Make a Schedule

Google DocWeekly After School Schedule template

Try the "Get Ready, Do, Done" system!

Don't want to use a giant board?  Try this worksheet!

Get Distracted?

Use an Analog Clock for Time Management

  1. Make sure you understand how to read an analog clock (or watch this video!) 
  2. You will need an analog clock with a glass face and a dry erase marker. 
  3. When you sit down to do your work, shade in the time on the clock that you will need to complete your assignment. As the minute hand moves, you will have a clear visual of how much time has passed and how much time you have left.

Add the "Thinking Time Tracker" Chrome Extension

This is a digital version of the analog clock strategy.  Add it here!

Try the "Forest: stay focused, be present" Chrome Extension

This blocks certain websites from being used during work time  Add it here!

Plan for the End of Semester Projects

Google DocFinal Projects Snapshot template
Google DocFinal Project Plan template

Grade Calculators 

External LinkGPA Calculator
External LinkFinal Grade Calculator 

BHS 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%

November 28, 2022
BHS Counseling News

*NEW* OCC Live Admissions Event for BHS seniors!
Scholarship Search Party this week!
OSTC Field Trip

*NEW* College Note-Taking Workshop: Learn how to take notes from College Professors!
and more!!!!

November 14, 2022
BHS Counseling News

HBCU Fair + Alumni Panel this Wednesday!
*NEW* Scholarship Search Party for seniors @lunch
*NEW* Sophomores: Represent BHS at MYLead Conference!
*NEW* AI Fluency Bootcamp - 50% off promo code for BHS
*NEW* Sophomores: Scheduling/Course opportunities for Junior Year!
*NEW* OSTC-SE After School Showcase Nov. 30th!
*NEW* Job Posting
and more!!!!

November 7, 2022
BHS Counseling News

*NEW* Job Postings (x2)!
*NEW* Alexander Muss High School in Israel Info Session - Sign up to attend!
*NEW* Careers in Manufacturing & Technology event
*NEW* Camp Storer Cabin Leader Information
*NEW* Suicide Awareness and Prevention webinar for families - Nov. 15th @4:30 PM
and more!!!!

Upcoming BHS Counseling Dates + Events!

  • 29 Nov
    • Scholarship Search Party (seniors)
      Date: Nov 29
      Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
      Location: College + Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
      Come to the BHS College + Career Center to learn about applying for scholarships! Bring your laptop, lunch and a friend!
  • 6 Dec
  • 7 Dec
    • OCC Live Admissions for Seniors
      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
      Location: BHS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
    • Study Abroad in Israel Info Session
      Date: Dec 7
      Time: 12:40 PM to 1:20 PM
      Location: BHS Career Center
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar

      Alexander Muss High School in Israel Info Session at lunch in BHS Career Center - sign up to attend here!

      Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) is a pluralistic study abroad program with 6-week summer programs, 8-week program during the year and a semester program.

      This is a high school unlike any other, where education is imparted through experience and history is infused into everything you do.  While keeping up with classes from Berkley and gaining important college preparatory skills, you will also be traveling and learning about Israel through first-hand experience. 

      Join us in the BHS Career Center during lunch to learn more about this unique study abroad opportunity or contact Sunny at snayberg@jnf.org.

  • 8 Dec
  • 22 Dec