Berkeley International HS Overview

Visit the BIHS Web Site: http://bihs.berkeleyschools.net/

Lead Teacher: Matt Meyer and Nick Plescak

Berkeley International High School (BIHS), an authorized International Baccalaureate school, is a program within Berkeley High School, focusing on international studies for grades nine through twelve. The integrated 4-year study of humanities focuses first on the study of geographical regions and elements of culture, including literature, art, history, economics and beliefs.  It then progresses systematically through the study of nations and the dynamics of global relationships, building in complexity each year. Students will graduate with the knowledge and habits of mind to participate confidently in the increasingly interdependent world.

The overarching goals of BIHS are to offer insights into the nature of international education and to build students’ sense of identity and cultural awareness, fostering a spirit of discovery and enjoyment of learning for all BIHS students. Fundamental to the BIHS curriculum is developing the students’ understanding of the nature and value of their own cultures. Students learn to approach academics from a variety of standpoints, and the curriculum furthers students’ recognition and development of universal human values.

BIHS prepares all students to participate in the IB Diploma Programme in 11th and 12th grade. Balancing the richness of Berkeley High School’s elective options with the value and challenge of the IB, BIHS creates a community of support, accessibility, and diversity of perspective. To this end we split the program into two smaller “houses” that allow teachers and students to work together in a more personalized way. Ninth and tenth grade students take three of their classes with the same core of students to provide community and support.

BIHS is ideal for students who want to:

  • Be prepared for a four year college or university
  • Be part of a learning community and still take elective courses within various departments within the high school
  • Study subjects in depth and with perspective
  • Actively participate in their learning through classroom based projects and discussions.
  • Upcoming Events at BHS

    September  2015
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    • CCC Planning

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 2, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Teacher Work Day

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 3:30 pm

    • Golf: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 1, 2015

      Location: Tilden Park

    2
    • First Day of School

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am

    • First Day of School

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 3:30 pm

    3
    • Golf: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 3, 2015

      Location: Metropolitan Golf Course

    • Tennis: Girls Varsity

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 5:30 pm, September 3, 2015

      Location: Albany High School

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    • Grambling State University- 5th

      Starts: 1:30 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, September 4, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Hockey: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 4, 2015

      Location: University of San Francisco

    • Football: Boys JV Game

      Starts: 4:30 pm

      Ends: 4:30 pm, September 4, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    • Hockey: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 4, 2015

      Location: University of San Francisco

    • Football: Boys Varsity Game

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, September 4, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

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    • Labor Day - NO SCHOOL

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am

    8
    • Golf: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 8, 2015

      Location: Claremont Country Club

    • Hockey: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 8, 2015

      Location: Marin Catholic High School

    • Tennis: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 8, 2015

      Location: Berkeley - King Middle School

    • Hockey: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 8, 2015

      Location: Marin Catholic High School

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    • Sarah Lawrence College- 1st pd

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 9, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • University of Nevada Reno- 3rd pd

      Starts: 10:40 am

      Ends: 11:40 am, September 9, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Earlham College- 5th pd

      Starts: 1:30 pm

      Ends: 2:25 pm, September 9, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    10
    • Occidental College- 1st pd

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 10, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Golf: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:30 pm

      Ends: 3:30 pm, September 10, 2015

      Location: Monarch Bay

    • Tennis: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 10, 2015

      Location: Berkeley - King Middle School

    • Football: Boys Freshman Game

      Starts: 4:30 pm

      Ends: 4:30 pm, September 10, 2015

      Location: Irvington High School

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    • Football: Boys JV Game

      Starts: 4:30 pm

      Ends: 4:30 pm, September 11, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    • Football: Boys Varsity Game

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, September 11, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    12
    • Cross Country: All Levels Invitational

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 8:00 am, September 12, 2015

      Location: Ed Sais Invitational; Hidden Valley Park; Martinez

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    • Evergreen State College- 1st pd

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 10:40 am, September 14, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Syracuse University- 2nd pd

      Starts: 10:45 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, September 14, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Soka University of America- 3rd pd.

      Starts: 11:45 am

      Ends: 12:23 pm, September 14, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Kenyon College- 6th pd

      Starts: 2:45 pm

      Ends: 3:30 pm, September 14, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

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    • Go To Tennis Match

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 16, 2015

    • Agnes Scott College- 1st pd

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 15, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Davidson College- 2nd pd.

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 10:30 am, September 15, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • University of Colorado, Boulder-3rd pd

      Starts: 10:40 am

      Ends: 11:40 am, September 15, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Trinity College (CT)- 4th pd

      Starts: 12:30 pm

      Ends: 1:20 pm, September 15, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • University of Puget Sound- 5th pd

      Starts: 1:30 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, September 15, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Golf: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 15, 2015

      Location: Alameda/Chuck Corica

    • Tennis: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:30 pm

      Ends: 3:30 pm, September 15, 2015

      Location: Alameda High School

    • SSC Meeting

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 6:00 pm

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    • Hamilton College- 1st pd

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 16, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Drexel University-2nd pd

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 10:30 am, September 16, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Reed College- 3rd pd

      Starts: 10:40 am

      Ends: 11:40 am, September 16, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • University of Redlands-4th pd

      Starts: 12:20 pm

      Ends: 1:20 pm, September 16, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Hockey: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 16, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    • Hockey: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 16, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

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    • Linfield college- 2nd pd

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 10:30 am, September 17, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Celtd Testing- 4th & 5th

      Starts: 12:24 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, September 17, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Golf: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 17, 2015

      Location: Skywest Golf Course

    • Tennis: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:30 pm

      Ends: 3:30 pm, September 17, 2015

      Location: Piedmont Recreation Courts

    • Cross Country: All Levels Center Meet

      Starts: 3:30 pm

      Ends: 3:30 pm, September 17, 2015

      Location: Garin Regional Park -Hayward

    • Volleyball: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 4:15 pm

      Ends: 4:15 pm, September 17, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High -M Gym

    • Volleyball: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 5:30 pm

      Ends: 5:30 pm, September 17, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High - M Gym

    • Senior Parent/Guardian College Information Night (Library)

      Starts: 6:30 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm

      Location: Library

      Description:

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    • Club Fair

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 12:20 pm

      Location: Campus Green

      Description: This is the annual club fair for all registered student

    • Northwestern University- 4th pd.

      Starts: 12:25 pm

      Ends: 1:20 pm, September 18, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Football: Boys JV Game

      Starts: 4:30 pm

      Ends: 4:30 pm, September 18, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    • Football: Boys Varsity Game

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, September 18, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

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    • Hockey: Girls JV Scrimmage

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 12:00 pm, September 19, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

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    • Georgetown University- 1st pd

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 10:40 am, September 21, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Hockey: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 21, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    • Hockey: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 21, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

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    • Bard College-1st pd

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 22, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Dartmouth - 2nd pd

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 10:30 am, September 22, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Chapman University- 4th pd

      Starts: 12:25 pm

      Ends: 1:20 pm, September 22, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Tennis: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 22, 2015

      Location: Berkeley - King Middle School

    • Volleyball: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 4:15 pm

      Ends: 4:15 pm, September 22, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High - M Gym

    • Volleyball: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 5:30 pm

      Ends: 5:30 pm, September 22, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High - M Gym

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    • Welcome Back Assembly

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am

    • MIT- 3rd pd

      Starts: 10:40 am

      Ends: 11:38 am, September 23, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Hampshire College- 3rd pd

      Starts: 12:00 pm

      Ends: 1:00 pm, September 23, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

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    • Back To School Night

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am

    • UC Riverside- 1st pd.

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 24, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Wellesley College- 3rd pd

      Starts: 10:40 am

      Ends: 11:40 am, September 24, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Mount Holyoke- 4th pd

      Starts: 12:30 pm

      Ends: 1:20 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)- 6th pd.

      Starts: 2:30 pm

      Ends: 3:30 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Golf: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:00 pm

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: Tilden Park

    • Tennis: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: Merritt College

    • Volleyball: Girls Freshman Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 5:30 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School

    • Football: Boys Freshman Game

      Starts: 5:00 pm

      Ends: 5:00 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    • Volleyball: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School

    • Volleyball: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 6:30 pm

      Ends: 8:30 pm, September 24, 2015

      Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School

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    • Scripps College- 1st pd

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 9:30 am, September 25, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Williamette University- 2nd pd

      Starts: 9:30 am

      Ends: 10:30 am, September 25, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Suffolk University-3rd pd

      Starts: 10:40 am

      Ends: 11:40 am, September 25, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Hockey: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 25, 2015

      Location: Marin Catholic High School

    • Football: Boys JV Game

      Starts: 4:30 pm

      Ends: 4:30 pm, September 25, 2015

      Location: Heritage High School

    • Hockey: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 25, 2015

      Location: Marin Catholic High School

    • Football: Boys Varsity Game

      Starts: 7:00 pm

      Ends: 7:00 pm, September 25, 2015

      Location: Heritage High School

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    • Cross Country: All Levels Invitational

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 8:00 am, September 26, 2015

      Location: Ram/Westmoor Invitational

    • Cross Country: All Levels Invitational

      Starts: 8:00 am

      Ends: 8:00 am, September 26, 2015

      Location: Stanford Invitational at Stanford Golf Course

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    • Alma College- 1st pd

      Starts: 10:00 am

      Ends: 10:45 am, September 28, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Washington University (St. Louis)- 2nd pd

      Starts: 10:45 am

      Ends: 11:30 am, September 28, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • University of Washington- 3rd pd

      Starts: 11:40 am

      Ends: 12:23 pm, September 28, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Lesley University-4th pd

      Starts: 1:09 pm

      Ends: 1:52 pm, September 28, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

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    • Gettysburg College- 3rd pd.

      Starts: 10:40 am

      Ends: 11:40 am, September 29, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Tufts University-4th pd

      Starts: 12:30 pm

      Ends: 1:20 pm, September 29, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Tennis: Girls All Levels Match

      Starts: 3:30 pm

      Ends: 3:30 pm, September 29, 2015

      Location: Encinal High School

    • Hockey: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 29, 2015

      Location: Redwood High School

    • Hockey: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 29, 2015

      Location: Redwood High School

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    • Western Washington University- 5th pd

      Starts: 1:30 pm

      Ends: 2:30 pm, September 30, 2015

      Location: BHS College & Career Center

    • Volleyball: Girls Freshman Game

      Starts: 4:00 pm

      Ends: 4:00 pm, September 30, 2015

      Location: Castro Valley High - Main Gym

    • Volleyball: Girls JV Game

      Starts: 5:15 pm

      Ends: 5:15 pm, September 30, 2015

      Location: Castro Valley High - Main Gym

    • Volleyball: Girls Varsity Game

      Starts: 6:30 pm

      Ends: 6:30 pm, September 30, 2015

      Location: Castro Valley High - Main Gym

     
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