If you have not fulfilled your fine art credit you may want to get that out of the way this year. It is required for graduation if you are on the University or Dual Path. You may also need to take a 2 nd year of a foreign language if you are on the dual or university path. Or you can sign up for another course you may be interested in. All of the courses offered at BHS can be found along with a description and list of prerequisites on our website at www.wcs.edu/bhs and just click on the Program of Studies. If you want to print off a copy of the Program of Studies you can go to the bottom of the homepage and click Program of Studies and print it off.
One of the most popular questions we get in the counseling office is how do I know if I should take an honors or AP class. There isn’t just one factor to consider. We suggest you consider your teacher recommendations. If you disagree with a recommendation, speak with your teacher about it to make sure you understand why they made that recommendation. We also suggest that you pull out your standardized test results such as the PLAN, PSAT, ACT and SAT. Look at your percentages on your test results. If you fall within the 70-75% range you should be in honors classes. If you fell just below that range, but you’re very motivated, then discuss it with your parents and teachers and you may want to enroll in an honors class. Look and see how successful you were in your previous classes, it’s a good idea to consider your past grades. Finally, consider what your goals are and just how motivated you are. The honors and AP classes are very challenging and you should carefully consider whether or not one of these classes is for you. We encourage all students to take the most challenging courses in which they will be successful. Although the Honors and AP level courses are difficult there are advantages to taking them. It is an opportunity to: Improve your skills Gain admittance to college Prepare for college Improve transcript Improve GPA and rank