Scheduling + Courses for 24-25 School Year!

What do I need to do?

Three simple steps due by March 8th:

  1. You must select classes you want to take next year
  2. You must enter these classes in your MiStar Student Portal
  3. Complete and submit your Grade Level Scheduling Worksheet to the Counseling Center

What if I have questions?

  1. Scroll downand read all of the information about BHS courses, graduation requirements, OSTC, CASA, Dual Enrollment, etc! 
  2. Talk with your current teachers!
  3. Look at your grade level scheduling presentation below!

Google SlideFuture 12th Grader Presentation 
Google SlideFuture 11th Grader Presentation
Google SlideFuture 10th Grader Presentation

  4.  Your counselor will be meeting with you (one-on-one) during English class on:

Current 11th graders: February 28, 2024
Current 10th graders: February 29, 2024
Current 9th graders:  March 1, 2024

  • Counselors review every student schedule request and will contact the student if there are errors or issues following the March 8th deadline.  

What classes can I take at BHS?

Scheduling Presentations

Google SlideFuture 12th Grader Presentation 
Google SlideFuture 11th Grader Presentation
Google SlideFuture 10th Grader Presentation

Course Offerings Lists

Google SheetBHS Course Offerings for 10-12th grade
Google SheetBHS Course Offerings for 9th grade

Course Catalogs with Course Descriptions 

Google DocBHS Curriculum Guide
Google Doc9th Grade Curriculum Guide
Google DocAP Course Catalog

Course Videos

 Check out our brief videos from teachers on every AP, Honors, and elective class
(Scroll down to bottom of this page to view our videos!)


What requirements do I need to take?

PDF DocumentBHS & State of MI Graduation Requirements

Google DocScience Graduation Requirements (for class of 2024, 2025)

PDF DocumentUPDATED Science Graduation Requirements for class 2026 and beyond (also below)

How do I enter the classes I want in MiStar Student Portal?

Log-on to the MiStar Student Portal to begin the scheduling process

 Do this on your Chromebook (not your phone!)

 Your MiStar user name and password is the same as your Schoology user name and password.  Make sure you type in your full BRK email as your user name.

 If you still aren't able to log-in to MiStar, please contact Mrs. Terbrack in the LMC.

Follow these Step by Step instructions for entering course requests in MiStar Student Portal

 If you are requesting a full-year class, enter the A course only (ex. Algebra 1A).  The B course is automatically linked to the A course.


What if I am still not sure how to enter the classes in MiStar Student Portal?

Watch this Video Tutorial Video Documenton entering course requests in MiStar Student Portal.

Complete your Grade Level Scheduling Worksheet

Submit to Counseling Center by March 8th

Complete your worksheet after you entered your course requests in MiStar

Google DocRising 12th grader Scheduling Worksheet
Google DocRising 11th grader Scheduling Worksheet
Google DocRising 10th grader Scheduling Worksheet

Advanced Placement (AP) courses at BHS

External LinkWhat is an AP course?
Google DocBHS AP Course Catalog

AP Exam Overview

External LinkAP Exams structure, practice, schedule, FAQs

BHS AP Exam Registration Process

Exam Registration window: September 26th - October 30th
Late Exam Registration window: October 31st - February 16th

 

Guides to help you decide which classes to take

Art at BHS

English

PDF DocumentEnglish Class Choices 9th Grade
PDF DocumentEnglish Class Choices 12th Grade

Math
Math Course Sequence

Do any of the courses you requested require an application?

Be mindful of application deadlines!


General

Google DocDirected Study Agreement 


Marketing at BHS

Google DocSports & Entertainment Marketing and Advanced Marketing Application


LINK

Google FormsLINK application
PDF DocumentLINK info sheet


Advanced Art at BHS

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


Journalism & Yearbook

Google DocSpectator / Writing for Publication Application
Google FormsYearbook Staff Application


Leadership & Diversity

Google DocDiversity Council Application 
Google FormsStudent Leadership Application


OSTC

External LinkOSTC Enrollment Application
Click for more details


CASA

Google FormsCASA Enrollment Form
Click for more details


DUAL Enrollment

Google DocBHS Dual Enrollment Application 
 Must ALSO complete application for admissions at college where dual enrolling!
Click for more details

Thinking of attending OSTC in 2024-2025?

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 BHS 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. 

Please visit the OSTC-SE website for more information.


Attend OSTC during the 2024-2025 School Year


OSTC/BHS Bus Schedule

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.  
Click here to view the 2023-2024 BHS OSTC Transportation Calendar.

OSTC-NE (Pontiac campus) Cosmetology for 2024-2025

Oakland Schools Technical Campus Northeast (OSTC-NE) has an excellent Cosmetology program for Oakland County high school juniors and seniors. High school students can earn hours toward the state-mandated 1500 hours of instruction, graduate from high school, and pursue post-secondary education opportunities toward their Cosmetology License from the State of Michigan.

Transportation to OSTC-NE

Transportation is provided for first year Cosmetology (AM session) students only. Bus arrives at 7:05 AM in the parking lot across Catalpa from the Main Entrance.

NOTE: Students in their second year of Cosmetology (PM session) must secure their own transportation to OSTC-NE.  The PM session runs from 11:20 AM to 4:20 PM (5 hours per day)

Important Materials + Links

Thinking of attending 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).  Students need their own transportation if they attend A Hour.

Please visit the CASA website for information.


How to attend CASA during the 2024-2025 School Year

Google FormsCASA Enrollment Form
PDF DocumentCASA Enrollment Worksheet 
PDF DocumentCASA Course Catalog 


CASA/BHS Bus Schedule

*New* Location 

CASA has moved for the 2023-24 school year.  The new address for CASA is: Nova Academy, 22180 Parklawn St., Oak Park, MI 48237. 

The phone number for CASA remains the same: 248-586-8860.

CASA Bus Schedule

The CASA bus leaves BHS at TBD PM and picks up students on Sunnyknoll (outside of the senior doors). 

CASA Bell Schedule

  • A Hour - 12:30-1:25 PM
  • B Hour - 1:30-2:25 PM
  • C Hour - 2:30-3:25 PM

 

Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to Dual Enroll? 

Students who are enrolled in at least one course at Berkley High School. 

What kinds of classes can I take? 

Any course that is academically or career oriented and is 2 or more credit hours

Any course that is not already available at Berkley High School.

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?

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

You are responsible for your own transportation.

You will need to be enrolled in a minimum of one class per semester and a maximum of five total BHS classes.

What is the cost associated with Dual Enrollment?

Based on State per pupil funding, in 2022-23 Berkley Schools paid $725.00 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 when those costs surpass the District sponsored amount.

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.

Video DocumentCheck out this brief Dual Enrollment presentation from OCC!


Dual Enrollment Application Process: Two applications required

APP #1) BHS Application:

Google DocBHS Dual Enrollment application 
Must complete & submit form to Counseling Center or email Mrs. Wyatt

APP #2) 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
External LinkUniversity of Detroit-Mercy Dual Enrollment Information
External LinkNorthwood University Dual Enrollment Information


Dual Enrollment Timeline

WATCH FOR college admissions & registration deadlines!

  • 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).
    • Do not wait until August, as deadlines may have passed and classes may be full.
  • / If you are interested in Winter/Spring Dual Enrollment:

    • Please see your counselor during the month of October in the current school year. 
    • Do not wait until December, as deadlines may have passed and classes may be full.

Early College programs
(for current 10th graders only)

Oakland ACE Early College - application opens January 2023

Video DocumentCheck out this brief Oakland ACE presentation!

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

To be eligible to apply for the ACE 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

Video DocumentCheck out this brief OSTC Early College presentation!

Oakland 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.

Personal Curriculum- A Tool for Modifying the Michigan Merit Curriculum

Enrichment

Modifications to Go Beyond Academic Requirements

Students may request a PC to go beyond academic requirements in mathematics, science, English language arts, and/or world languages; or to complete a department-approved formal career and technical education program. If a PC is requested and granted and the student does not achieve proficiency in the substituted credits, the PC is null and void and the student will have to take the required credits to graduate.

Allowable Modifications

The PC must align with the EDP and postsecondary goals, as well as the IEP if applicable.

Social Studies (Michigan Merit Requirement: 3 credits)
  • Substituting credit requirement for one social studies credit for students who have successfully completed two required social studies credits (which must include one-half [0.5] credit in Civics), to earn additional credits in English language arts, mathematics, science, or world languages; or complete a department-approved formal career and technical education program.
Health and Physical Education (Michigan Merit Requirement: 1 credit)
  • Substituting credit requirement for one health and physical education credit to acquire additional credits in English language arts, mathematics, science, or world languages; or to complete a department-approved formal career and technical education program.
  • Consideration: A previous law remains in effect requiring students who are physically fit and capable to take a physical education course.
Visual, Performing, and Applied Arts (Michigan Merit Requirement: 1 credit)
  • Substituting credit requirement for one visual, performing, and applied arts credit to acquire additional credits in English language arts, mathematics, science, or world languages; or to complete a department-approved formal career and technical education program. 

For more information on Personal Curriculum, please check out the PDF DocumentPersonal Curriculum: Parent and Educator Guide.

Course Videos: Mathematics AP & Elective Courses


AP Computer Science Principles


AP Statistics


AP Calculus AB

AP Calculus BC

 


Computer Programming

Course Videos: Science AP & Elective Courses

Advanced Earth & Space

Environmental Science


Honors Zoology


AP Physics 1


AP Environmental Science


Physics of Earth Systems


Forensic Science


Organic Chemistry


AP Chemistry


Honors Anatomy & Physiology

Physics of the Universe

Astronomy


AP Biology

 

Course Videos: English AP & Elective Courses

 


Advanced Podcasting


AP Language & Composition

African American Literature

English 12


Writing for Publication
(The Spectator)


Film Studies
 


Project Advance
(a Syracuse University Course)

AP Literature & Composition

   

Creative Writing

Intro to Podcasting

 

Course Videos: Social Studies AP & Elective Courses


Sociology


AP Psychology


AP Macroeconomics


AP US Government


AP European History


AP World History


Practical Law


Psychology


Positive Psychology

 

Course Videos: Fine & Performing Arts Electives


Encore! & Concert Choir


A Cappella Choir & Belle Tones


Band Programs


AP Music Theory


Symphony Orchestra


Concert Orchestra


Sinfonia Orchestra


AP Studio Art


Advanced Ceramics

 

Course Videos: Family Consumer Science Electives


Food Class Offerings

 

Course Videos: Physical Education Electives


Physical Education

 

Course Videos: World Language Electives


World Language


AP Spanish Language & Culture

Course Videos: Additional Elective Choices


Diversity Council


Marketing


Yearbook


Advanced Marketing


News & Broadcasting

Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Experiential Education

Student Leadership

Sources of Strength

 

 

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