To request a transcript or verify graduation, please email a request to Kate Stein at email@example.com.
- your name at the time of attendance,
- your date of birth,
- graduation date, if you have one and
- please provide an email address for where you would like to have your transcript sent.
- A release signed by the graduate is required for all third party requests.
*****Please note that our school building is closed due to air quality issues. Transcripts of people who graduated before 2015 will take 7 – 10 business days to process. We are very sorry for this inconvenience. *****
Minors aged 14 and up are able to seek employment in Vermont without a work permit. The only time a permit is necessary is if the minor is seeking to work during school hours and is under the age of 16. For more information on obtaining a work permit at the age of 14 or 15 to work during school hours, contact the State of Vermont Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, at 802-951-4083. Link to form.
The purpose of a high school education, it is about growth both academically and socially. What BHS offers, perhaps better than any other Vermont school, is the academic and social breadth that comes from having and serving a very diverse community. Teachers have learned to differentiate their instruction and to think deeply about their curriculum in order to represent all of the students in their classrooms. Students hear multiple diverse and varied narratives and perspectives in ways that deepen their understanding of others and the world. In terms of preparing them to live in the larger world outside of Vermont, this is essential. As if that weren’t enough, BHS students have the ability to engage in programs in our technical center without having to lose time traveling. We are able to meet the needs of diverse learners with our comprehensive curriculum while supporting multiple kinds of activities reflective of the interests of our population and community.
Information about clubs may be found here.
Information about athletics may be found here.
At BHS, students are heterogeneously grouped in ninth grade Humanities and can opt for an honors designation by opting in and engaging in additional work. In later years, students can sign up for honors level classes or take AP classes. With regards to math, if students have been recommended by their middle school math teacher for Freshman Geometry they can sometimes take Algebra 2 as well but this is sometimes dependent on availability of space in those classes.
What are the requirements for walking in the ceremony?
Graduation requires 24 credits which must include: 4 English, 3 Math, 3 Social Studies (1 of which is American History), 3 Science, 1.5 PE (up to .5 can be interscholastic sports), .5 Health, 1 Fine Art (music or art), 2 World Language, 6 elective (5.5 electives for the class of 2021 due to .5 YES not running in 2020 & 2021) Note: to walk in 2021 one must be short no more than 1 credit and have a plan in place to finish. Students who have not met the requirements will receive a diploma cover but no diploma.
Is there a World Language credit exemption for students who are proficient in another language?
Students who already speak or demonstrate proficiency in another language may not be required to take a language course. Students who have exited ELL classes by 9th grade should plan to take a World Language in high school to meet college entrance requirements.
Are students allowed to walk in both an alternative ceremony and a BSD ceremony?
Yes, but they can only receive a diploma from one school.
Can alternative program participants walk in the BHS ceremony?
Yes, the ceremony held at BHS is for all BSD students.
May a student wear a cap and gown other than the BHS colors?
No, all students must wear the blue caps and gowns.
Who tells students that they are not walking?
Teachers should be communicating with seniors who are failing classes. Counselors or administrators at alternative programs will tell students they are not walking.
Will a BSD student graduating with an alternative diploma, be included in the program book?
Is the 40 hours of community service a requirement for graduation or an expectation?
Forty hours of community service is a requirement. It may be prorated if a student is enrolled for fewer than four years. (This requirement was waived in 2021.)
Are Personal Learning Plans (PLPs) a requirement for graduation?
Yes, Personal Learning Plans are a requirement for graduation mandated by the State of Vermont.
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Please see this page for community service information.