Berkeley International HS Curriculum

The BIHS curriculum grades 9–12 is an integrated course of study in the history, culture, literature, artistic expression and political, economic and belief systems of nations across time and across the globe. All courses from BIHS meet the California Content Standards, IB Standards and UC/CSU entrance requirements. Students take three or four courses within BIHS; they select the remainder of their courses from individual departments (World Languages, P.E., African American Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts). BIHS students may choose to earn Certificates or pursue the full IB Diploma in the 11th and 12th grades. All students take IB English and history in the 11th and 12th grades and can earn college credits through these and other courses.

Students enrolled in BIHS fulfill the learning community’s requirements within BIHS. 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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    Northwestern University (pd. 1)
    October 22, 2018
    10:00 am - 10:40 am
    CCC D-221
    Ali Dillon from Northwestern
    Claremont McKenna (pd. 3)
    October 22, 2018
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
    CCC D-221
    Brown University (pd. 5)
    October 22, 2018
    1:58 pm - 2:41 pm
    CCC D-221
    Volleyball: Girls Varsity Postseason Coaches' Meeting vs TBA, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson (Away)
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: October 22, 2018 - 7:00 pm
    Location: Bishop O'Dowd High School
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: TBA, Alameda, Arroyo, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Hayward, Mt. Eden, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Tennyson
    Water Polo: Boys Varsity Championships vs TBA, Alameda, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Lick-Wilmerding, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro (Away)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 24, 2018 - 12:00 am
    Location: TBA
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: TBA, Alameda, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Lick-Wilmerding, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro
    Water Polo: Girls Varsity Championships vs TBA, Alameda, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Lick-Wilmerding, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro (Away)
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: October 24, 2018 - 12:00 am
    Location: TBA
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: TBA, Alameda, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Encinal, Lick-Wilmerding, Bishop O'Dowd, Piedmont, San Leandro
    Marymount Manhattan College (pd. 1)
    October 23, 2018
    8:30 am - 9:30 am
    CCC D-221
    Washington University (pd. 2)
    October 23, 2018
    9:30 am - 10:30 am
    CCC D-221
    Portland State (pd 3)
    October 23, 2018
    10:40 am - 11:38 am
    CCC D-221
    St. John's University (pd. 6)
    October 23, 2018
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
    CCC D-221
    Tennis: Girls All Levels Match vs Piedmont (Home)
    Starts: 3:30 pm
    Ends: October 23, 2018 - 3:30 pm
    Location: Channing Way Courts
    Description: Type: conference Opponent: Piedmont
    Black Girls Rise
    October 23, 2018
    3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
    Room D218