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.

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. Contact our school to learn more.

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

Science

Biology
Chemistry
Physics
AP Chemistry
Anatomy

Mathematics

Algebra I
Geometry
Algebra II
Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
Statistics
AP Statistics

Language

Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
AP Spanish Language

Technology

Computer Science Essentials
Graphic Design

History

Modern World
US History I
US History II
AP US History
Government and Civics
AP Government

English

English 9-12
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
Creative Writing

Enrichment

Intro to Music
Keyboard I
Keyboard II
Chorus
Studio Art I
Studio Art II
Portfolio Studio
AP Art History
Physical Education and Health

Advanced Course Network

Governor Gina Raimondo, the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE), and stakeholders across our state created the 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.

CCRI Running Start Program

BVP participates in Running Start, a dual enrollment program for high school seniors who have demonstrated the academic achievement and maturity necessary to enroll in college courses during their senior year of high school.

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.

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. Explore
    a day in the life of a 9th grade scholar.
  2. Learn about our school leadership.
  3. Contact us for location and other general information.

High school scholars observe a rotating schedule of eight classes (six per day), yet, even with all this time, it isn’t enough.

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.

Interested in BVP for your child?

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

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