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.
Please check back for available dates toward the end of year.
- AP Chemistry
- Algebra I
- Algebra II
- Foundations of Advanced Mathematics
- AP Statistics
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Calculus BC
- Spanish I
- Spanish II
- Spanish III
- Advanced Coding
- AP Computer Science Principles
- Modern World
- US History I
- US History II
- AP US History
- AP Government
- English 9-12
- AP English Language and Composition
- AP English Literature and Composition
- Creative Writing
- Music I
- Music II
- Studio Art I
- Studio Art II
- Portfolio Studio
- AP Art History
- Physical Education and Health
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
Our high school scholars have a wide and growing variety of sports, extracurricular activities, and athletic clubs to choose from including:
- Scholar Council
- Anime Club
- 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.
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.