Academic Choice Curriculum

Our humanities curriculum invites students to ask questions and draw inferences, to develop techniques for critical reading and expository writing, and to analyze and articulate different points of view. Student preparation for collegiate study is fundamental to our curricular philosophy, with an emphasis on the development of essential research skills (including critical analysis and synthesis, and the construction of persuasive written and verbal arguments). We not only seek to prepare students to be college eligible, but also to assist them in a highly competitive admissions process.

Students enrolled in AC fulfill the learning community’s requirements within AC. All remaining courses needed to fulfill high school graduation and college eligibility requirements are chosen as electives from the following departments: African American Studies, Arts: Visual & Performing, Physical Education, Technology and World Languages.

*Placement into Algebra I, Honors Geometry, or higher level math based on math department assessment.

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    No School- Memorial Day Holiday
    May 29, 2018
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    Trades Fair (Lunch-4th pd)
    May 30, 2018
    11:38 am - 1:22 pm
    CCC D-221
    College Essay Workshop (CCC)
    May 30, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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    Chicano Latino Graduation (M Gym)
    June 2, 2018
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    Biotech Graduation (pds. 3rd, lunch, 4th)
    June 7, 2018
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm
    CCC D-221
    BIHS Graduation
    June 8, 2018
    4:45 pm - 7:30 pm
    Berkeley Community Theater
    Berkeley Athletic Fund Meeting
    June 11, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Berkeley High School Library
    SSC Meeting (Conf Rm B)
    June 12, 2018
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    BHS- Conference Room B
    Last Day of School- Graduation '18
    June 16, 2018
    12:00 am - 12:00 am
    SSC Meeting (Conf Rm B)
    July 10, 2018
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    BHS- Conference Room B
    SSC Meeting (Conf Rm B)
    August 14, 2018
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    BHS- Conference Room B
    9th Grade Freshman Orientation (Donahue Gym + 54 classrooms)
    August 22, 2018
    7:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Donahue Gym + 54 classrooms