Scheduling & Course Information for 2020-21 School Year

Information on BHS Courses and Requirements

Information on BHS Courses and Requirements

What classes can I take at BHS?

  • Course Videos:  Brief videos from teachers on every AP, Honors, and elective class (Scroll down all the way to to bottom of this page to view videos!)

What are the requirements you need to take?

Ready to plan?

Applications for Specific Courses

Do any of your classes require an application?

Look for WHEN and WHERE you need to submit your application!

General

PDF DocumentDirected Study Agreement
PDF DocumentReduced Schedule Approval Form

Marketing at BHS

Google DocSports & Entertainment Marketing and Advanced Marketing Application

LINK

PDF DocumentLINK Request

ADVanced Art at BHS

Google DocPortfolio Application
Google DocAP Studio Art Application (taught at BHS)

Journalism & Yearbook

Google DocSpectator (Newspaper) Staff Application
Google DocYearbook Staff Application

Leadership & Diversity

Google FormsDiversity Council Application - UPDATED due date: May 8th!
PDF DocumentStudent Leadership Application  - UPDATED due date: April 24th!

OSTC

External LinkOSTC Enrollment Application 
* Scroll down to OSTC section for more details

CASA

Google FormsCASA online application
* Scroll down to CASA section for more details

DUAL Enrollment

Google DocBHS Dual Enrollment Application ​​
** Must ALSO complete application for admissions at college where dual enrolling

Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC)

Oakland Schools Technical Campus (OSTC)

OSTC information

OSTC helps students find develop their talents, delve into their passions and get prepared for college, trade school or career.  OSTC teachers are industry experts, having worked in their fields for many years before transitioning to the classroom. 

BHS students who attend OSTC will spend half the day at the OSTC-SE (Royal Oak) campus and the other half at BHS.  Students can still participate in sports, theater, band, clubs, and other school activities. 

  • AM OSTC:

    • Students who attend OSTC for the AM session depart BHS at 7:25 AM and return to BHS around 10:45 AM. 
    • They attend BHS classes for hours 4-6.
  • PM OSTC:

    • Students who attend OSTC for the PM session attend BHS for hours 1-3. 
    • Students depart BHS after 3rd hour and return to BHS at 2:50 PM.  

For more information on OSTC programs, visit the links below:
External LinkOSTC Southeast Campus (Royal Oak)
PDF DocumentOSTC Program Brochure 

Applying to OSTC

External LinkOSTC Enrollment Application
OSTC will contact student directly via email with application decision

OSTC Bus information

AM OSTC:

  • Students who attend OSTC for the AM session depart BHS at 7:25 AM and return to BHS around 10:45 AM. 
  • They attend BHS classes for hours 4-6.

PM OSTC:

  • Students who attend OSTC for the PM session attend BHS for hours 1-3. 
  • Students depart BHS after 3rd hour and return to BHS at 2:50 PM.  

Center for Advanced Studies in the Arts (CASA)

Center for Advanced Studies for the Arts (CASA)

CASA information

CASA is a consortium school serving Berkley, Clawson, Ferndale, Lamphere, Madison, Oak Park and Pontiac school districts.  CASA offers sixteen Advanced Placement (AP) courses, a visual arts curriculum and an advanced dance program. 

CASA is located in Oak Park and BHS provides busing for students who attend CASA for hours 5-6 (equivalent to CASA B & C hours).

External LinkCASA website
PDF DocumentCASA Course Catalog

Applying to CASA

Google FormsCASA online application
Google DocCASA Course Offerings & Prerequisites 

CASA Bus information

Bus transports students taking 5-6th hours (B & C hours at CASA) courses

  • Departs from the Sunnyknoll doors at 12:55 PM
  • Returns to BHS Catalpa Main doors at 3:35 PM

Dual Enrollment Information

Dual Enrollment

Who is eligible to Dual Enroll? 

  • Students who are enrolled in at least one course at Berkley High School. 
  • Students who hold a 3.5 GPA or higher.

What kinds of classes can I take? 

  • Any course that is academically or career oriented.  
  • Any course that is not already available at Berkley High School.  
  • Any class that is worth 2 or more college credits. 

Where can I take Dual Enrollment courses? 

  • Any Michigan college or university that will accept you based on your guest student application.
  • Most commonly attended schools for Berkley High School students are: OCC, Lawrence Tech, Wayne State.

What would my schedule look like at BHS if I Dual Enroll?

  • You will need to be enrolled in a minimum of one class per semester and a maximum of five total classes at BHS. In other words, to be dual enrolled you must drop at least one of your BHS classes.
  • You are responsible for your own transportation. Students must follow the college calendar (spring break, winter break, etc. do not always align with Berkley’s calendar).
  • You are expected to attend college classes whenever they are in session. Students must select a college course that meets outside of school hours.

What is the cost associated with Dual Enrollment?

  • Based on State per pupil funding, in 2019-20 Berkley Schools paid $708.25 per college course. This may change from year to year.
  • If the tuition/fees for your class is more costly than this amount, the student is responsible for paying the difference.
  • The student is responsible to pay for books, lab fees or any other needed materials.
  • The student is responsible for their own transportation. 

Will I earn both College and High School Credit?

  • You will earn high school credit at Berkley and your grade will transfer and factor into your high school GPA.
  • You will earn college credit with whatever institution you study with. However, it will be up to your final college choice (that you enroll in after you graduate) as to whether or not they will accept the credit as college credit. 

When do I sign up?

  • If you are interested in Fall Dual Enrollment:
    • Please see your counselor during the month of May during the preceding school year (this is when colleges usually  list their fall schedules). 
  • If you are interested in Spring Dual Enrollment:
    • Please see your counselor during the month of October in the current school year. 

Keep an eye on college admissions & registration deadlines!

How do I sign up? 

Two applications required

 
BHS Application:

Google DocBHS Dual Enrollment application 
* Must complete & submit form to Main Office or email Mrs. Brooks

College Application:

External LinkOakland Community College Dual Enrollment Information
External LinkWayne State University Dual Enrollment Information
External LinkOakland University Dual Enrollment Information
External LinkCollege for Creative Studies Dual Enrollment Information
External LinkLawrence Tech Dual Enrollment Information

 

Early College Information

Early College programs are for current 10th graders only

Oakland ACE Early College

External LinkOakland ACE is an early college program for students enrolled at participating Oakland County high schools.  

To be eligible to apply for the External LinkACE Program, students must:

  • Be a current 10th grade student in a participating high school
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.0, or higher, with all 9th and 10th grade Michigan Merit Curriculum requirements completed
  • Earn qualifying scores on Reading and Writing placement tests administered during the application process.

OSTC Early College

External LinkOakland Technical Early College is a rigorous three-year program offering high school students an early start in post-secondary training to better prepare them for high-skill, high-demand and high-wage careers.

During the 11th and 12th grades, students take high school requirements, an OSTC program and college courses that align with a technical degree. Students attend Oakland Community College full-time during an added 13th year, completing their high school diploma and potentially earning an associate degree.

The cost for college tuition and books are covered for participants in this program. Students and their families are responsible for transportation to Oakland Community College.

Course Videos: Mathematics AP & Elective Courses


AP Computer Science Principles


AP Statistics


AP Calculus AB


Money Matters


Computer Programming

AP Calculus BC

Course Videos: Science AP & Elective Courses

 


AP Environmental Science


Honors Zoology


AP Physics


Environmental Science


Earth Systems


Forensic Science


Organic Chemistry


AP Chemistry


Honors Anatomy & Physiology


Physics


Astronomy


AP Biology

 

Course Videos: English AP & Elective Courses


African American Literature


AP Language & Composition


Writing for Publication (The Spectator)


Film Studies


Project Advance (in Conjunction with
Syracuse University)

AP Literature & Composition

 

Course Videos: Social Studies AP & Elective Courses


Sociology


Psychology


AP Economics


AP Government


AP European History


AP World History


Practical Law

 

Course Videos: Fine & Performing Arts Electives


Orchestra


Choir


Band


Advanced Ceramics


AP Studio Art

 

Course Videos: Family Consumer Science Electives


Food & Culture


Bake Shoppe


Family & Relationships


Intro to Foods

Course Videos: Physical Education Electives


Weight Training


Team Sports

Course Videos: World Language Electives


    World Languages (French & Spanish)

 

Course Videos: Additional Elective Choices


Diversity Council


Marketing Courses


Yearbook


News & Broadcasting

Student Leadership

Experiential Education