Birmingham Public Schools serves more than 8,300 students in Birmingham, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms, Franklin and parts of five other suburban communities north of Detroit, Michigan.
The district is guided by a strategic planning process. Each year a team of staff, students, parents and community members renews the vision and assures continuous improvement by assessing progress and updating the plan.
All schools and the district are accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
There are eight elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools (and an alternative high school program) and a unique school of choice with a science and technology emphasis for grades 3-8. Additional facilities include the early childhood center and a center for senior citizen programs and services.
A 1997 bond issue for $98.6 million renewed the high schools, renovated or replaced media centers in the elementary schools and implemented instructional technology districtwide.
A $102.8 million dollar bond approved by voters in September, 2003 renovated and rebuilt elementary and middle schools and a $32 million dollar bond upgraded high school gyms and pools.
Curriculum at all levels stresses the basics while offering enrichment programs, advanced placement courses, integrated instructional technology, engineering design and technology, several modern languages including Chinese and Japanese, and experiences in school/business partnerships, cultural diversity, independent study and community service. Guidance and counseling services are available at all grade levels.
BPS also offers a comprehensive array of interscholastic and intramural sports, career and vocational education, vocal and instrumental music, special education, learning support services, half-day preschools, all-day preschool and child care, half-day kindergarten enrichment programs, before-and after-school care, and extensive local and districtwide community education programs.
Birmingham Public Schools enjoys a reputation for academic excellence which is substantiated by consistently high performance on state and national standardized tests and other measures of achievement.
Colleges and Universities know that Birmingham Public Schools students are skillled and prepared for their rigorous curriculums. Each year Groves and Seaholm students are accepted at top universities throughout the country.
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