3BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 225 Credits are required for graduation from BHHS. BHHS graduation requirements meet the UC/CSU A-G requirements.History: 3 yearsRequired Courses:1) World History/Geography or Honors World History/Geography2) US History or Advanced Placement (AP) US History3) Government/Economics or AP Government/Economics HonorsAdditional courses offered:AP European HistoryAP Comparative GovernmentEnglish: 4 years*1) English 1/2 or Honors English 1/22) English 3/4 or Honors English 3/43) English 5/6 or AP Language4) English 7/8 or AP Literature* Students whose first language is not English may be assigned to English Learner classes.
4BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS C. Math: 3 yearsRequired Courses:1) Algebra 1/2 (may be completed in 8th grade, but 3 years of math at BHHS are still required)2) Geometry 3/4 (Basic Geometry 3/4 may be taken, but only if Algebra 1/2 is taken at BHHS.)3) Intermediate Algebra/Trigonometry (IAT) orAdvanced Algebra/Trigonometry (AAT)Additional courses offered:Probability/Statistics (Prob/Stat)Functions/Statistics/Trigonometry (FST)Math Analysis or Math Analysis HonorsAP StatisticsAP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC
5BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS D. Science: 2 yearsRequired Courses:Biology or Honors BiologyChemistry, Honors Chemistry, or PhysicsAdditional courses offered:Physiology or Honors PhysiologyAP BiologyAP ChemistryAP Environmental ScienceAP Physics9th grade students may be recommended to take Environmental Science before taking Biology. If a 9th grade student takes Environmental Science, the course will count as elective credit and the student will take Biology in 10th grade.
6BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS E. Foreign Language: 2 years of the same languageCourses offered:Spanish, French, or Hebrew 1/2Spanish, French, or Hebrew 3/4 or Honors 3/4Spanish, French, or Hebrew 5/6 or Honors 5/6Spanish, French, or Hebrew 7/8 or Honors 7/8Spanish 9/10AP Spanish or AP French1 year of credit will be given to students who take eitherSpanish 1/2 or French 1/2 in 8th grade. Students must then complete a second year of the same language in order to fulfill the BHHS graduation requirement. A student may choose to change languages, however two years of the same foreign language must be completed before the end of 12th grade.
7BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS F. Visual/Performing Arts: 1 yearCourses offered:Art Foundation Intro Theater ArtAnimation Drama LabBeg. Ceramics Theater Arts WorkshopDrawing/Painting Modern/Jazz DanceGraphic Design Dance Production AdvancedVisual Communication & Design ArchitecturePhoto Art Advanced ArchitectureHonors Studio Art Commercial Building DesignAP Studio Art Comm. Bldg. Design & UrbanConcert Choir PlanningMinnesingers Intro to Broadcast Comm.Madrigals StudiesPiano Workshop Film and Video ProductionBandSymphonic BandOrchestraAdvanced Orchestra
8BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS College Prep Elective: 1 yearAny course listed in A-F that exceeds the stated graduation requirement can count as a College Prep Elective.Additional courses:Beginning or Advanced JournalismAdvanced Photo ArtEnvironmental SciencePsychology & Counseling PrinciplesSports Medicine
9BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students must pass both the English/Language Arts and Math sections of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). Students take the CAHSEE for the first time in 10th grade.Students must pass 20 credits of PE/Sport and the California Physical Fitness Examination (Students who have not passed 20 credits of PE/Sport and the Fitness Test must remain enrolled in PE/Sport until both parts are met.)Other electives: 45 creditsTotal needed for graduation: 225 credits
10BHHS Graduation Requirements (continued) You will have opportunities to meet with your counselor periodically to plan your classes for each year, and to make sure you are meeting graduation and college entrance requirements.Approximately 95 percent of our graduates go on to further education. During your four years at BHHS, your counselor will review general college admission requirements with you.Grades earned in 9th grade DO count towards your high school GPA and will be seen by admissions officers at colleges to which you apply.Selective colleges and universities may require more than the BHHS/UC/CSU A through G requirements for admittance.
11Animation Concert Choir 9th Grade ElectivesAnimation Concert ChoirArchitecture Graphic DesignArt Foundation Intro to Entrep./RoboticsBand Intro to Theater ArtsBeginning Journalism OrchestraCeramics (Beginning) Photo ArtModern/Jazz DanceAudio Production ** Intro to Coding****These are new additions and are not printed on the Elective Request Form. If you are interested in taking either of these courses, please write them in.If Environmental Science is taken in place of Biology in 9th grade, you will then take Biology in 10th Grade.Students may be recommended for Honors World History, ASB, Service Learning, or General Studies based on current grades, state test scores, and/or teacher recommendation.Please choose your elective based on what you are interested in, as changeswill not be permitted without approval once school begins.Elective Request Forms are due to your homeroom teacher by April 4, 2014.
12Honors and AP ClassesHonors – Classes that are taught at the high school level but provide the greatest challenge and preparation for college. Not all receive weighted credit. Placement is based on teacher recommendation, placement tests, and CST scores.AP (Advanced Placement) – College level courses offered in a high school setting. Students are expected to take AP exams in May. Weighted credit is received on the student’s transcript. Placement is based on teacher recommendation, placement tests, and CST scores.
13Boys Tennis, Track, Boys Volleyball BHHS AthleticsFall SportsCheer, Cross Country, Football, Girls Golf, Girls Tennis, Girls VolleyballBoys Water PoloWinter SportsBoys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Water Polo, WrestlingSpring SportsBaseball, Boys Golf, Boys Lacrosse, Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming,Boys Tennis, Track, Boys VolleyballPlease refer to The Foundation BH Summer Sports Clinic Brochure in your folder for more information regarding summer conditioning, or visit
14Activities/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 Mark Mead, Director of Student Activities at if you have additional questions.
15Your 9th Grade Schedule: As a freshman at BHHS, you will be enrolled in 6 year-long classes. A typical schedule consists of:English (Regular or Honors)*Math (Algebra 1/2 or Geometry)*Biology (Regular or Honors)*Foreign Language (Level 1/2 or Level 3/4 -- Regularor Honors)*PE /SportElective (May include World History Honorsor Environmental Science)** Based on Middle School Teacher recommendations* If you are not currently taking a Foreign Language, or wish to enroll in adifferent Foreign Language for 9th Grade, please see your Middle SchoolCounselor
16Sample 9th Grade Schedules: English 1/2Geometry 3/4BiologySpanish 1/2Art FoundationFootballEnglish Honors1/2Algebra 1/2BiologyFrench 3/4PEBeginning CeramicsEnglish Honors1/2Geometry 3/4Biology HonorsFrench Honors 3/4PEWorld History HonorsBand(This sample includes 7classes)English 1/2Algebra 1/2Environmental ScienceSpanish 3/4Concert ChoirFootball
17Bell Schedule All classes meet daily Monday through Friday. The complete bell schedule is available on the BHHS website.9th grade students typically begin their day at approximately 8:00am with 2nd period/ Homeroom and finish after 7th period at approximately 3:20pm. (Times will vary for those students who participate on an athletic team and/or those who have an optional 1st period.)
18Summer SchoolSummer school is being offered at BHHS by The Foundation BH.Session 1: June 9 – June 24Session 2: June 25 – July 118:00am to 1:20pmPlease check The Foundation BH website at for details and registration information, or call (310)
20FAQ’sWhere can I find useful information regarding Beverly Hills High School?The BHHS website has a wealth of information forparents and students and may be found atHow do I communicate a request for an elective change after I have turned in my Elective Request Form?Requests must be received before the end of theschool year and may be ed directly to yourBHHS counselor.
21Whom do I contact regarding summer school questions? Summer school registration information can be found at or you may call (310)When is Registration and Orientation?Freshman Registration will take place on the morning of Friday, August 8th and you will receive your actual schedule at that time. Orientation (“Norman Training Day”) will also take place on Friday, August 8th, in the afternoon
22Whom do I talk to if I have a question about why I was recommended for a specific class? (For example, I was recommended for regular Biology but I want to take Honors Biology.)Should you have a specific question regardingrecommendations, please see your 8th gradeteachers.What should I do if I have a private question or concern?Please speak with your Middle School Counselorfirst. If you need additional information,please your BHHS counselor directly.
23How do I contact my counselor? Diane Hale, Dept. Chair/Guidance CounselorJanice Hart, Guidance CounselorKate Marks, Guidance CounselorCeleste McDonald, Guidance CounselorAli Norman-Franks, Intervention CounselorBridget Reichhart, Guidance CounselorHanna Zylberberg, Guidance Counselor
24Upcoming Events BHHS Open House – April 3rd Deadline to return Elective Request Form to homeroom teachers – April 4thFreshman Registration and “Norman Training Day”August 8thFirst Day of SchoolMonday, August 11th
25Break-out Meetings by House: House AA – Da Ms. MarksDe – H Ms. McDonaldHouse BI – Lee Mrs. HartLef – N Ms. ReichhartHouse CO – She Ms. ZylberbergShi – Z Mrs. Hale