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2015-16 Program of Studies

The 2015-16 Program of Studies provides information on the courses of study available to Burlington High School students.


BHS students take a minimum of 24 required and elective courses to meet school-wide Graduate Learning Expectations in:

  • Effective Communication
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
  • Civic Understanding and Cross-Cultural Understanding
  • Personal Development
  • Curiosity and Creativity

Specifically, the BHS Graduate will be able to:

  • Construct and interpret the English language in a variety of situations and texts;
  • Analyze problems and the role of citizens using perspectives that reflect the differences among cultures and peoples;
  • Use a variety of mathematical methods and appropriate technology to solve problems and function confidently in a mathematically sophisticated world;
  • Understand and apply scientific and technology concepts to explain and demonstrate an understanding of the world;
  • Understand and communicate in at least one language in addition to English;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of cultural and aesthetic differences in a variety of art forms;
  • Meet the demands of the changing employment market by demonstrating skills and knowledge in career preparation and computer literacy;
  • Accept responsibility for personal fitness by demonstrating the relationship between nutrition, physical activity, and personal lifestyles in determining health and life choices.

The 24 credit requirements are as follows:

  • English 4 credits
  • Social Studies 3 credits
  • Mathematics (including Algebra) 3 credits
  • Science 3 credits
  • Physical Education 1 credits
  • Health credit
  • Business and Technology 1 credit
  • Fine Arts 1 credit
  • World Language (Level 2) 1-2 credits
  • Electives 5-6 credits

Information about Academic Departments and Guidance and Counseling, Programs, and Services that support all students in achieving success can be found to the right.

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