|BHS Program of Studies Cover (Designed by Jeff Turri)|
Our rationale for the move is that class rank is that the focus on class rank has been a deterrent for some students to take classes that they are most interested in due to a unhealthy focus on class rank. Other local schools that do not rank students include Lexington, Belmont, Concord-Carlisle, Reading, and Winchester. In looking at this change we have also done extensive research with college admissions officers to ensure that our students would not be negatively impacted by the move away from class rank.
In addition we have modified the long-time 500-900 requirement to the BHS Exploratory Requirement.
We feel that students will benefit greatly from taking 10 credits from this broad selection of courses. We anticipate this list of electives will continue to expand from year to year.
As always we look forward to your feedback and questions! Please feel free to e-mail me, call me, or stop in and see me if you have any questions.