Courses + Requirements + Opportunities at BHS!

Guides to help you decide which classes to take

Art at BHS

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

External LinkWhat is AP?
Google DocBHS AP Course Catalog

English

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

Math

PDF DocumentMath Department Scheduling Recommendations (after Algebra 2)

Thinking of attending OSTC in 2023-2024?

Upcoming Visit + Tours

  • OSTC SE Open House: January 26th from 5:00-7:30 PM
  • OSTC SE After School Showcases:


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.


How to attend OSTC during the 2023-2024 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.  


OSTC-NE (Pontiac campus) Cosmetology for 2023-2024 

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).

Please visit the CASA website for information.


How to attend CASA during the 2022-2023 School Year

Google FormsCASA Online Application for 2022-2023 School Year 
Google DocCASA Application Worksheet for 2022-2023 School Year
Google DocCASA Course Offerings & Prerequisites for 2022-2023 School Year
Google DocCASA Course Catalog for 2022-2023 School Year


CASA/BHS Bus Schedule

The bus to CASA departs BHS at 1:00 PM at the Sunnyknoll doors (next to the Student Services Center and elevator).

Students should pick both a B and C hour courses at CASA if they are taking the bus.

 

Dual Enrollment Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

Video DocumentCheck out this brief Dual Enrollment presentation from OCC!


Dual Enrollment Application Process: Two applications required

APP #1) BHS Application:

PDF DocumentBHS 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


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 April 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.

OCC List of important dates for Winter 2023 semester

  • Web Registration: Oct. 21-Jan. 8
  • Priority Registration: Mar. 28 - 29 
  • Open Registration: Oct. 26-Jan. 3
  • Final Registration: Jan. 4-6
  • Final Registration: Web Only Jan. 7-8
  • College Instruction Begins: Jan. 9
  • Drop/Add: Jan. 9-13
  • Mid-Winter Recess: Feb. 27-Mar. 4
  • College Instruction Ends: May 1

OCC List of important dates for Fall 2023 semester

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

 


Computer Programming

AP Calculus BC

Course Videos: Science AP & Elective Courses

BHS Students Talk
Advanced Earth & Space!


 


Honors Zoology


AP Physics


 


Physics of Earth Systems


Forensic Science


Organic Chemistry


AP Chemistry


Honors Anatomy & Physiology

Physics of the Universe


 


AP Biology

 

Course Videos: English AP & Elective Courses

 


Student Podcast Productions


AP Language & Composition


Writing for Publication
(The Spectator)


Film Studies
 


Project Advance
(in Conjunction with Syracuse University)

AP Literature & Composition

Creative Writing

 

Course Videos: Social Studies AP & Elective Courses


Sociology


AP Psychology


AP Macroeconomics


AP US Government


AP European History


AP World History


Practical Law


 

 

Course Videos: Fine & Performing Arts Electives


 


Choir


Band


Advanced Ceramics


AP Studio Art

 

Course Videos: Family Consumer Science Electives


Food & Culture


Bake Shoppe


Family & Relationships


Intro to Foods

Parenting & Child Development

Advanced Culinary

Course Videos: Physical Education Electives


Physical Education

 

Course Videos: World Language Electives


World Language

 

Course Videos: Additional Elective Choices


Diversity Council


Marketing Courses


Yearbook


News & Broadcasting

Student Leadership

Experiential Education

 

BHS Counseling Department Staff

Upcoming BHS Counseling Dates + Events!

  • 2 Feb
  • 3 Feb
  • 7 Feb
  • 8 Feb
  • 9 Feb
    • Career Talk: Become a Pilot 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Career Talk: Become a Pilot
      Date: Feb 9
      Time: 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
      Let's explore what it's like to have a job in the aviation/pilot field! Connections to real world work can illustrate their relevancy and share why the aviation industry can be a great option for future careers.  Sign up to attend!
  • 14 Feb
    • Michigan Air National Guard Lunch Set-up
      Date: Feb 14
      Time: 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
      Info table located across from the SCAC, near the elevator.
  • 16 Feb
    • Late AP Exam Registration Deadline
      Date: Feb 16
      Calendar: BHS Counseling Department Calendar
      • If you decide to register after October 24th, the late registration fee is $100 per exam.   (Late AP registration will open Oct. 25th through February 17th.)

      • This fee is in addition to the registration cost, regardless of your free/reduced status ($200 per exam regular cost, $140 per exam if you qualify for free/reduced lunch).  

      You will be registering and taking your AP Exam on  the late testing day.   Here is the AP late-testing schedule

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