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.
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  • Upcoming Events at BHS

    January 28, 2015

    Soccer: Boys JV Game

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    Wrestling: Boys All Levels Three Single Duals

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Albany High School

    Soccer: Girls JV Game

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Burrell Field

    Basketball: Boys F/S Game

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym

    Basketball: Boys JV Game

    Starts: 5:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym

    Basketball: Girls JV Game

    Starts: 5:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Hayward High School

    Soccer: Girls Varsity Game

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Burrell Field

    Soccer: Boys Varsity Game

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    Basketball: Girls Varsity Game

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Hayward High School

    Basketball: Boys Varsity Game

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, January 28, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym

    January 29, 2015

    Guzman's Writing Workshop 2-3

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 11:38 am, January 29, 2015

    Location: College and Career Center

    Cash for College Financial Aid Night

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, January 29, 2015

    January 30, 2015

    STEM Careers (Villavicencio- 4-6)

    Starts: 12:24 pm

    Ends: 3:30 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: College and Career Center

    Soccer: Boys JV Game

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Castro Valley High School, Stadium

    Basketball: Boys F/S Game

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Castro Valley High - Main Gym

    Soccer: Girls JV Game

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 4:00 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    Basketball: Boys JV Game

    Starts: 5:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Castro Valley High - Main Gym

    Basketball: Girls JV Game

    Starts: 5:30 pm

    Ends: 5:30 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym

    Soccer: Girls Varsity Game

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    Soccer: Boys Varsity Game

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Castro Valley High School, Stadium

    Basketball: Girls Varsity Game

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High - Donahue Gym

    Basketball: Boys Varsity Game

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Ends: 7:00 pm, January 30, 2015

    Location: Castro Valley High - Main Gym

    January 31, 2015

    Soccer: Girls Freshman Game

    Starts: 9:00 am

    Ends: 9:00 am, January 31, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    Wrestling: Boys All Levels Tournament

    Starts: 9:30 am

    Ends: 9:30 am, January 31, 2015

    Location: Liberty High School- Brentwood

    Soccer: Boys Freshman Game

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Ends: 11:00 am, January 31, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    Soccer: Girls Freshman Game

    Starts: 2:00 pm

    Ends: 2:00 pm, January 31, 2015

    Location: Berkeley High School - Jacket Stadium

    Soccer: Boys Varsity Game

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 8:00 pm, January 31, 2015

    Location: Piedmont High School - Witter Stadium

    February 2, 2015

    Athletic Packet Clearing

    Starts: 12:00 am

    Ends: 12:00 am, February 7, 2015

    Location: Athletic Director's office J207

    BSEP Meeting

    Starts: 4:30 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, February 2, 2015

    Location: Conference Room B

    Soccer: Girls Freshman Game

    Starts: 5:00 pm

    Ends: 5:00 pm, February 2, 2015

    Location: El Cerrito High School

    Soccer: Boys Varsity

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Ends: 7:30 pm, February 2, 2015

    February 3, 2015

    CAHSEE

    Starts: 8:00 am

    Ends: 4:00 pm, February 3, 2015

    SSC Meeting

    Starts: 4:00 pm

    Ends: 6:00 pm, February 3, 2015

    Location: Conference Room B