High School at BVP

Our High School Model – grades 9­-12

At BVP High School, we take the foundation laid for academic success in elementary and middle school to the next level by providing an innovative, personalized approach focused on both academic knowledge as well as the individual habits and skills every scholar will need to be prepared for the world beyond high school.

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Our high school scholars’ academic experience is driven by the Personalized Learning Model – a structure for learning designed to provide an individualized experience. It provides scholars with both the time they need to be academically successful as well as the support they need to get there.

At BVP, we implement personalized learning with the use of one­-to­-one ChromeBooks assigned to every scholar, a self­-paced personalized learning platform, and a team of dedicated teachers and staff who provide the content expertise and supportive environment necessary for success in this rigorous program.

Shadow a High School Scholar

We welcome prospective high school students to spend a full or half day shadowing a currently enrolled BVP scholar.
We offer this experience in an effort to clarify questions prospective students may have as well as wonderings about whether BVP high school’s program is a good fit for them.

Please check back for available dates during the enrollment window (October – February).

Personalized Learning Plan

At California’s Summit Public Schools, the Personalized Learning Platform (PLP) was created with the help of developers from Facebook allowing students to visibly see the progress they make on their required coursework. Through a partnership with Summit, BVP scholars use an online system which tracks individual progress through lessons, core content areas, and electives. This tool is also a great resource for families and teachers to see how a scholar is doing, where they are getting stuck, and where they are having success.

When guiding our high school scholars, we also take a “restorative” approach, meaning that we proactively help scholars develop interpersonal skills, build community, and resolve conflict.

This is an important tool because:

  1. Data from scholar progress is used to determine what scholars have mastered as well as what habits and skills they are developing that will help prepare them to be independent learners and ultimately skilled professionals.
  2. Providing our scholars with a visual tool like the PLP, empowers them to take initiative and seek available resources as they need.
  3. Personalized Learning suits project-­based learning very well. It allows for opportunities to dig deep into meaningful projects with real world applications, peer collaboration, and hands on learning.

The skills our scholars learn through personalized learning are applicable to the real world and support our restorative approach to resolving conflict and reduce repeated misbehavior. Restorative practices also reinforce our PRIDE Values, especially Respect, Integrity, and Discipline. This approach encourages scholars to respect themselves and their community while teaching them to hold themselves and each other accountable for their actions. Additionally, scholars work to repair, restore, and reconcile when they are unsuccessful in upholding a community value or expectation.

Course Offerings

9th Grade

  • English
  • Modern World History
  • Algebra 1
  • Physics
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Introduction to Coding
  • Music
  • Health

10th Grade

  • English
  • U.S. History 1
  • Geometry
  • Chemistry
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Health
  • Advanced Coding
  • Music

11th Grade

  • English
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • U.S. History 2
  • AP U.S. History
  • Fundamentals of Calculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • Biology
  • Spanish
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Health
  • Art – Portfolio Studio
  • Music

Advanced Course Network

Governor Raimondo, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and stakeholders across our state created the new, innovative Advanced Course Network as a way to better prepare students throughout Rhode Island for success. BVP’s participation provides our scholars with access to a catalog of more than 50 college and career preparatory courses offered by Rhode Island colleges and universities, community-based organizations, and other school districts.

By taking advantage of dual enrollment or advanced placement courses offered, our scholars will be able to earn college credits while attending high school and reduce the time it takes to earn a college degree. Courses BVP scholars are currently taking include:

  • Elements and Issues in Community Development
  • Basic EMT Training
  • AP Psychology
  • Digital Photography

Extracurricular Activities

Our high school scholars have a wide and growing variety of sports, extracurricular activities, and athletic clubs to choose from including:

  • Soccer
  • Robotics
  • Scholar Council
  • Chorus
  • Anime Club
  • Volleyball
  • Drama
  • Cheerleading
  • Jiu-Jitsu Club
  • and more!

All About Time

Time is not a commodity at BVP; time is golden. We have a longer day, a longer year, and we tap into Saturdays and school breaks.

There’s no time to waste, and that is perhaps one of our most deeply held beliefs.

Learn More

  1. See what
    a day in the life of a high school scholar looks like
  2. Learn about our school leadership
  3. Are you a current parent looking for ParentSquare?
  4. Contact us for location and other general information
  5. Schedule a visit to tour our high school and experience our personalized learning platform

Interested in BVP for your child?

Visit our Enroll page for more information about our lottery and enrollment.

So where does all this time go?

At the high school level:

  • 90 minutes of mathematics
  • 65 minutes of English Language Arts
  • 45 minutes of science
  • 45 minutes of history
  • At least 45 minutes of enrichment daily, inclusive of art, physical education and health, world language
  • Daily Extended Learning Opportunities (ELOs) in the topic of the scholar’s choosing
  • Curriculum supports conversations about diversity with supportive texts and content
  • Lunch, office hours, All School Meetings, competitive athletics

Somehow, it isn’t enough. Even with all of this time, we continue to see scholars who need more support. We also see scholars who can be pushed to truly phenomenal heights, and we want that time with them, too.

We want to spend more time analyzing text at deeper levels, supporting writers to better articulate their ideas, offering opportunities to invent new pathways to solving mathematical problems, exploring our scientific experiments further.

We believe in capitalizing on every single moment with scholars and extending the learning when scholars are not with us. That’s where homework comes in. We have big goals for our scholars, and the bar is high in order for our scholars to compete in today’s global economy. Knowing that, we can’t stop the learning when the school bell rings.