Under an organization called the House Plan students work with a team of staff members. There are three houses (House A, B & C), each consisting of counselors and an assistant principal. Each house team has been placed in a single location so that each member can help you in different ways: Role of Counselor Your counselor wants to help you in any areas of concern or interest, including programming and scheduling of classes, college and career information, guidance, graduation requirements, and the transition to Beverly Hills High School. You will be required to meet with your counselor once a year; however, you are welcome to schedule appointments at any time. Students are encouraged to see their counselors before or after school, nutrition & lunch time. Role of Assistant Principal Your assistant principal will monitor your progress and attendance to help you succeed.
HOUSE A HOUSE B HOUSE C COUNSELING CENTERS Kate Marks Guidance Counselor A-Ci Celeste McDonald Guidance Counselor Co-Hen Janice Hart Guidance Counselor Her-L Bridget Reichhart Guidance Counselor M-Pe Diane Hale Guidance Counselor Sol-Z Hanna Zylberberg Guidance Counselor Pi-Sok Ali Norman- Franks Intervention Counselor Room 288 Jill Lewis College Counselor Room 273 Megen Anspach ROP/Career Counselor Room 292 Kelly Tabis Assistant Principal Toni Staser Assistant Principal Amy Golden Assistant Principal
Bell Schedule All classes meet daily Monday through Friday except on block days. Students typically begin their day at approximately 8:00am. (Times will vary for those students who participate on an athletic team and/or those who have an optional 1 st period.) Wed/Thurs/Fri Per 1 7:09 – 8:00 Per 2 8:05 – 8:56 Per 3 9:06 – 9:57 Nut9:57 -10:02 Per 4 10:12 – 11:03 Per 5 11:13 – 12:04 Per 612:14-1:05 Lunch1:05-1:45 Per 71:55-2:46 Per 82:56-3:47 Odd Block (Wed) Per 1 7:10 – 8:40 Per 3 8:45 – 10:15 Nut 10:15 – 10:20 Per 5 10:30 – 12:00 Enrichment 12:10 – 1:05 Lunch 1:05 – 1:45 Per 71:55-2:46 Even Block (Thur) Per 2 8:05 – 9:35 Nut 9:35 – 9:40 Per 49:50 - 11:20 Per 6 11:30 – 1:00 Lunch 1:00 – 1:40 Per 8 1:50 – 3:20 Mon/Tue Per 1 7:05 – 8:00 Per 2 8:05 – 9:10 (HR) Per 3 9:20 – 10:15 Nut10:15 -10:20 Per 4 10:30 – 11:25 Per 5 11:35 – 12:30 Lunch 12:30 – 1:10 Per 6 1:20 – 2:15 Per 7 2:25 – 3:20 Per 8 3:30 – 4:25
BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 230 Credits are required for graduation from BHHS. BHHS graduation requirements are aligned with the UC/CSU A-G requirements. Incoming Seniors: Class of 2013 English 4 years Social Studies 3 years Foreign Language 2 years (of same language) Biology 1 year Physical Science 1 year Mathematics 3 years (through Geometry) Fine Arts 1 year Health 1 semester Physical Education 2 years (and pass fitness exam) Credits Must earn total of 230 credits CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam must be passed to receive diploma Incoming Juniors: Class of 2014 English 4 years Social Studies 3 years Foreign Language 2 years (of same language) Biology 1 year Physical Science 1 year Mathematics 3 years (through Algebra II) Fine Arts 1 year Health 1 semester Physical Education 2 years (and pass fitness exam) Credits Must earn total of 230 credits CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam must be passed to receive diploma Incoming Sophomores: Class of 2015 English 4 years Social Studies 3 years Foreign Language 2 years (of same language) Biology 1 year Physical Science 1 year (including Chem. or Physics) Mathematics 3 years (through Algebra II) Fine Arts 1 year Health 1 semester Physical Education 2 years (and pass fitness exam) Credits Must earn total of 230 credits CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam must be passed to receive diploma Incoming Freshmen: Class of 2016 English 4 years Social Studies 3 years Foreign Language 2 years (of same language) Biology 1 year Physical Science 1 year (including Chem. or Physics) Mathematics 3 years (through Algebra II) Fine Arts 1 year Health 1 semester Physical Education 2 years (and pass fitness exam) Credits Must earn total of 230 credits CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam must be passed to receive diploma
Explanation of Grading System Grades are assigned using letter symbols as follows: A Superior or Advanced Proficient B Above Average or Proficient C Average or Basic D Below Average F Fail (not passing) or Far below basic INC Incomplete work due to absence must be made up by the end of the succeeding quarter or the grade becomes “F” NC (no credit) and NM (no mark) symbols are used also, according to school policy. P Special classes only (lab, tech, tutors, lab. Assistants, pass/fail options) WP Withdraw Pass WF Withdraw Fail Progress Grade Reports are mailed every five weeks throughout the semester.
Grades Conduct Evaluation Your conduct evaluation is a part of your total grade. S – Satisfactory N – Needs to improve U – Unsatisfactory To earn an S grade, you must consistently: 1. Obey rules, respect public and personal property and actively promote the general welfare. 2. Maintain courteous relations with teachers and fellow pupils and work without disturbing others. 3. Assume responsibility for having necessary tools and materials and go to work immediately. 4. Maintain an excellent attendance record by avoiding unnecessary absence or tardiness. 5. Maintain appropriate standards of personal dress and grooming as established by District policy. Grades of N and U indicate degrees of failure to meet the standards in 1-5.
ATTEND CLASS EVERY DAY: Missing school can often mean you will be missing on course lectures, taking notes, participating in class discussions and activities or projects, as well as important dates for assignments, tests, and quizzes. You may be skilled in making up missed work; however, you can never fully make up all that you miss out on when you are absent. In order to get good grades and to be most successful, you must attend school every day. If you are absent, your parent or guardian must contact the Attendance Office (310-551-5125) to excuse your absence. 1 unexcused absence = 3% deduction from your grade! 2 unexcused absence = 6 % deduction from your grade! 3 unexcused absence = 9% deduction from your grade! Tardiness: Students are expected to be in class when the tardy bell rings. Tardy students cause classroom disruption and affect the continuity of instruction. Students are considered tardy if they arrive late to class without a written note from a school official. Tardiness will result in the following progressive penalties. Each tardy shall be counted as 1/5 of an unexcused absence (0.6% deduction from a semester grade)
Business Office The Business Office, located in the Student Store, handles all class and club accounts and ticket sales for special events. Cafeteria The Cafeteria serves a wide variety of foods available at nutrition and lunch. The facility is closed briefly during the morning for maintenance purposes. Students desiring to work for their lunches may apply to the Cafeteria office. The Cafeteria operates under supervision of the Board of Education. Library The mission of the High School Library is to ensure that students acquire a lifelong interest in reading, are effective users of ideas, information, and technology, and have access to a rich diversity of literature and resources. Student Store The Student Store is located on the third floor. The store is open before school, during nutrition and lunch. It serves as the sales headquarters for Associated Student Body Cards, special event tickets, payment for athletics or tests, P.E. apparel purchase, and much more.
Facilities on Campus Career Center The center, located in Room 292, has college and career information available for all students to begin exploring their options for the future. This center is staffed by a credentialed, full time Regional Occupational Program/Career Counselor to provide career guidance and counseling services, assisting students with career planning and college exploration. The ROP Counselor is available to assist students with career interest surveys, career research, information, and goal setting. College Center The center, located in Room 273, is a resource for students inquiring about college opportunities. Students can take advantage of college workshops, college admissions representatives, group presentations, and much more. Students in all grade levels are encouraged to take advantage of the college center.
Facilities on Campus NormanAid Center The NormanAid Center (room 288) is a great place to come if you need to speak with someone about anything. At the NormanAid Center, Mrs. Norman-Franks is available to meet with you, as well as peer counselors, counseling interns, and therapists from the Maple Counseling Center. You can make an appointment to speak with someone or walk in. Topics that the NormanAid Center staff are comfortable talking about include: abuse, alcohol, bullying, death, drugs, LGBTQ support, peer pressure, religion, sex, suicidal thoughts, and more. Students also come to the NormanAid Center to get support in school (academics, study skills, issues with teachers/classes, organization skills, time management, etc.). Because your safety is the number one priority, a staff member may need to consult with colleagues or break confidentiality if they are concerned that a student is harming themselves, someone else, or someone is hurting them. Please stop by the NormanAid Center at any time!
Lockers All new students are assigned a locker which they use while enrolled at BHHS. Students are encouraged not to share lockers or locker combinations. Lockers needing repairs should be reported to the Attendance Office. Lost and Found Articles found on campus should be taken immediately to the Attendance Office. Students must complete a “Loss of Personal Property” slip. Textbooks Textbooks are obtained in the Textbook Room.
BHHS Athletics Fall Sports Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball Boys Water Polo Winter Sports Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Water Polo, Wrestling Spring Sports Baseball, Boys Golf, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Boys Tennis, Track, Softball, Swimming Summer conditioning is offered during summer school in the afternoons. Please contact Jason Newman, Co-Athletic Director with questions at email@example.com
Activities/Clubs/Organizations Being a well-rounded person is important. Our goal is that 100% of the student body will be involved in an activity, club, or organization. Activities outside of class are where you may actually acquire and practice skills like problem solving, communication skills, and teamwork. Experiment with clubs or activities to find out what is right for you; however there should be something you start and stay with for at least a couple of years. This demonstrates commitment. A complete list of available activities, clubs, and organizations is available on the BHHS website. Please contact Loren Newman, Director of Student Activities at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
Upcoming Events Registration Seniors – Aug 14 th Juniors – Aug 15 th Sophomores – Aug 16 th Freshmen – Aug 17 th Appointment Times: Athletes7:45-9:00am A-C9:00-9:45am D-F9:45-10:30am G-M10:30-11:30am N-S1:15-2:15pm T-Z2:15-3:15pm Closed for Lunch 11:30-12:30pm Textbook Rm Closed12:00-1:00pm *August 21st – New Student Orientation (8:00 am – 1:00 pm) (students only) First Day of School – August 27th For more information visit the Beverly Hills High School website and click on Counselors’ Corner.
Tips for Becoming a Successful Norman BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: Students don’t always have the self-confidence they need to achieve their goals because they may worry that they won’t measure up to standards (either their own, someone else’s, or society’s) or because they fear competition. You may be standing in our own way! If you believe in yourself and your abilities, it is much easier to achieve your goals. BE PREPARED: Show up to class every day ready to learn. You need to bring your textbooks, paper, pencils, etc. In order to learn, participate, and to make the most out of every class, you must do your assigned work before each and every class. Being prepared also means that you come to class physically and mentally alert. In order to do this, you need to eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep. This will make it easier for you to focus during class. CHOOSE YOUR SEAT WISELY: It is easier to pay attention in class if you are sitting in an area with limited distractions. Avoid sitting next to someone who may interrupt you or a friend who might distract you. You may also want to avoid sitting near windows or doorways that could draw your attention away from what is going on in the classroom. PEER SUPPORT : Ask at least one person in each class for his or her phone number. That way you can reach out to someone if you have a question about work for the class, find out what you have missed if you were absent, or form a study group. It’s also a good way to stay connected with your peers and to make new friends. USE A NORMAN PLANNER: Students find it helpful to use an assignment notebook to get organized and to better manage their time. Planners are extremely useful in helping you plan your week and get things done in entirely and on time. Norman Planners can be purchased at the Student Store.
Tips for Becoming a Successful Norman Cont… LEARN HOW TO ADAPT: Every teacher is different, just like every student is different. Each teacher will have his or her own set of rules, personality, and teaching style. It does not matter if you agree with these rules; it only matters that you follow and adapt to them. Counselors will not change your class if you are not getting along with a teacher. If you are having difficulty adapting, communicate and work with your teacher or set up a parent meeting to resolve the issue. TIPS FOR APPROACHING A COUNSELOR: If you have a quick question, drop by their office during nutrition, lunch or after school, or you can send an email. If you have a question or issue that will take longer to discuss, set up a meeting with your counselor instead of just dropping in, as counselors are extremely busy. Write an e-mail or note stating that you would like to make an appointment. NORMANAID STUDENT SUPPORT BLOG: Beginning the journey into Beverly Hills High School can be both exciting and anxiety-producing. Students may worry about classes, grades, friends and peer-pressure. If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to anonymously ask, please visit our NormanAid Support Blog. To access the NormanAid Blog, go to www.normanaid.blogspot.com. VISIT OUR LIBRARY: The BHHS Library is a terrific place to study, full of all the materials you need: textbooks, reference books, computers and printers, copier, school supplies (rulers, hole-punch, staples, glue, etc.), and many other resources. It is also the only distraction-free- zone on campus; with guaranteed “quiet zones” for concentrating and a quiet talking area for group projects and tutoring.
Tips for Becoming a Successful Norman Cont… NORMAN GUIDE: Read the Norman Guide to become familiar with Beverly Hills High School’s policies, classes, programs, and activities. BHHS APP: BHHS has an app which is very helpful and easy to use. You can view our daily bulletins, calendar, bell schedule and lots more. Don't forget to check it out! JUPITER GRADES: Jupiter Grades lets students and parents check their current grades and homework online anytime. Everyone has their own password, so grades are always private. It is recommended that you check Jupiter Grades regularly. EMAIL : Teachers and staff send announcements through email. It is recommended that parents and students check their email regularly to not miss important information.