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BHS Student Handbook

For a printable version of our Student Handbook, please view these online documents.

  • 2021-22 BHS Student Handbook: pdf coming soon... 

  • NEW 2021-22 BHS Printed/Condensed Student Handbook: English pdf

Boulder High Athletic & Activities Main Contacts

Questions about any athletics, clubs, activities, or student organizations can be directed to one of the following people at Boulder High School.

  • Athletic Director/Asst. Principal: Ryan Bishop - ryan.bishop@bvsd.org, 720-561-5315
  • Athletic Administrative Asst.: Jenni Bernstein - jenni.bernstein@bvsd.org, 720-561-5747
  • Athletic Trainer: Shannon Aberton - shannon.aberton@bvsd.org, 720-561-2245

BHS Athletics - Coach Contact Information

 

Fall Sports & Head Coaches

Fall Season Start Dates:
-- August 2, 2021: Football and Boys Golf
-- August 9, 2021: All other Fall Sports listed below

Fall Sport Head Coach Contact Email
Cross Country Geo Tam geo.tam@bvsd.org
Football Craig Van Patten craig.vanpatten@bvsd.org
Boys Golf Russell Selnau russell.selnau@bvsd.org
Gymnastics
(Broomfield)
Whitney Parzybok whitney.parzybok@bvsd.org
Boys Soccer Hardy Kalisher hardy.kalisher@bvsd.org
Girls Softball Courtney Geib courtney.geib@bvsd.org
Boys Tennis Nick Salazar nick.salazar@bvsd.org
Girls Volleyball Kyle Rhatigan kyle.rhatigan@bvsd.org
Dance/Poms Nicole Harris nicole.harris@bvsd.org
Cheer Mandy Castro mandy.castro@bvsd.org

Winter Sports & Head Coaches

Winter Season Start Date: November 15, 2021

Winter Sport Head Coach Contact Email
Boys Basketball Matthew Smith matthew.smith@bvsd.org
Girls Basketball Emily Van Patten emily.vanpatten@bvsd.org
Girls Swim & Dive Ailey Ruger ailey.ruger@bvsd.org
Wrestling Will Leboeuf william.leboeuf@bvsd.org
Alpine Ski Team
(Nederland)
Seth Waldman seth.waldman@bvsd.org
Nordic Ski Team
(Nederland)
Janet Turnburke
(Admin)
janet.turnburke@bvsd.org
Dance/Poms Nicole Harris nicole.harris@bvsd.org
Cheer Mandy Castro mandy.castro@bvsd.org

Spring Sports & Head Coaches

Spring Season Start Dates:
-- February 21, 2022: Boys Swimming
-- February 28, 2022: All other Spring Sports listed below

Spring Sport Head Coach Contact Email
Baseball John Whitehead john.whitehead@bvsd.org
Girls Golf John Keady john.keady@bvsd.org
Boys Lacrosse Nick Voigt nicholas.voigt@bvsd.org
Girls Soccer Carlos Real carlos.real@bvsd.org
Boys Swim & Dive Cameron Rasmussen cameron.rasmussen@bvsd.org
Girls Tennis Elizabeth Korevaar elizabeth.korevaar@bvsd.org
Track & Field Carl Worthington carl.worthington@bvsd.org
Girls Lacrosse
(Fairview)
Kelsey Sheridan kelseysheridan32@gmail.com
Dance/Poms Nicole Harris nicole.harris@bvsd.org
Cheer Mandy Castro mandy.castro@bvsd.org

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS 2021-2022

PSAT National Test

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021

SAT (register online at www.collegeboard.com)

See website for registration deadlines.

  • August 28, 2021
  • October 2, 2021
  • November 6, 2021
  • December 4, 2021
  • March 12, 2022
  • May 7, 2022
  • June 4, 2022

ACT (register online at www.actstudent.org)

See website for registration deadlines.

  • September 11, 2021
  • October 23, 2021
  • December 11, 2021
  • February 12, 2022
  • April 2, 2022
  • June 11, 2022
  • July 16, 2022

BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL
2021-2022 STUDENT HANDBOOK


Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year. This handbook explains the Boulder High School (BHS) academic and athletic policies and procedures.  Please review them carefully. If you need clarification on a topic, please don’t hesitate to contact any administrator. Our school website, https://boh.bvsd.org, has a lot of information on it as well. For Spanish translation, please click on the English/Español box in the bottom right corner of the website. The Spanish version of this handbook can be found here.

In addition to this handbook, further information about Boulder High School can be found in the following publications...

More information about school district policies is available on the BVSD website at www.bvsd.org. The Boulder High staff is here to support you in your learning so that you make the most of the incredible opportunity of being a Boulder High School student. To contact our staff, please visit the Boulder High staff directory at https://boh.bvsd.org/about/staff-directory 

Dr. James A. Hill
Principal


Boulder High School is an equal opportunity educational institution and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or violence against anyone based on race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or religion in its activities, program, or employment practices. For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact an Assistant Principal at Boulder High School, 1604 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80302, 720-561-2200 or the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, Colorado 80204, 303-844-5695.

General Information About Boulder High School

Founded in 1875 as part of the Preparatory School for the University of Colorado (CU), Boulder High is the oldest established high school in Colorado. To this day, we maintain a strong and unique partnership with CU. As an Advanced Placement (AP) Focus School, Boulder High offers one of the most comprehensive programs in the state, with nearly 30 AP courses across multiple disciplines and grade levels. Visual and performing arts have an excellent reputation. The pottery, photography and video production studios and science labs are state of the art. Boulder High has one of the district’s largest Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education (CLDE) programs, previously called ELD, serving students from 30 countries who speak dozens of languages with English as their second language. We also offer classes in five world languages: Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Latin.

Our downtown Boulder location provides our students with an enriched, expanded learning environment, where walking field trips allow convenient access to a plethora of learning opportunities, including visiting guest speakers/artists, cultural community activities, and CU’s libraries. Additionally, our proximity to CU benefits many of our juniors and seniors who take classes there. Boulder High is rich in diversity, and our staff and student body embrace, value, and respect the many cultural and social differences present throughout our school. ​

Our student body has a richness in diversity and talent that exemplifies the Boulder community. Our staff is committed to uncovering, sharpening, and supporting the development ​of our students' rich talents. Our aim is to produce graduates who are not only prepared intellectually for their futures but also have been offered every opportunity to find success.

BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL'S MISSION, VISION & VALUES

Boulder High Vision

At Boulder High School innovation, critical thinking, and creativity are cultivated so that individual potential is actualized, and all members of our school community are actively engaged in pursuing their dreams

Boulder High Mission

The mission of Boulder High School is to graduate civically engaged students who are college and career ready.

Boulder High School Values

  • all students, staff, family and community by embracing diversity and respecting individual strengths.
  • high expectations for all students, addressing unique learning needs through differentiated instruction.
  • academic pursuit, creativity, physical health, and the social emotional wellness of students.
  • collaboration based on trust, integrity, listening, compassion, accountability, respect, transparency and presuming positive intent.
  • our school as a place for everyone where societal inequities will not be a barrier to student learning.

COUNSELING

BHS Counseling Department

The counseling office is located in the main east-west hall on the north side of the school, across from the administrative offices.  For more information, visit the BHS Counseling Website at https://boh.bvsd.org/counseling

Appointments

Students and parents may schedule an appointment with their counselor either through the counseling office administrative assistant or by emailing their counselor. View the Counseling Website for contact information.

Counselor On Call

At times, a student or parent may need information or a quick response. For those needs, students are encouraged to speak with the counselor on call. The counselor on call is available to help students and parents every day.

Counselor Change 

With more than 2,100 students, and a focus on maintaining balanced counselor caseloads, we do not allow counselor changes or requests for a specific counselor.

BVSD Counseling Curriculum

The Boulder Valley School District Counseling Curriculum is delivered through:

  • Out-of-State College Night 
  • Colorado College Night      
  • Campus visits by college reps
  • Course selection
  • Junior planning evening
  • Naviance website training  
  • Financial Aid Night
  • Senior planning meeting
  • Classroom presentations
  • ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Planning)

Mental Health Partners: School-based Interventionists

Boulder High School works in partnership with Boulder County Mental Health to provide intervention and prevention services at school.   For more information, please visit www.mhpcolorado.org or contact one of our school-based interventionists:

  • Tracey Black - 720-561-2249; c.tblack@bvsd.org
  • Purnima Jagtap - 720-561-2222; c.pjagtap@bvsd.org

Academic Planning

Course Load

Minimum enrollment for freshmen and sophomores is six classes each semester. Minimum enrollment for juniors and seniors is five classes each semester. Per CHSAA rules, student athletes are required to have a minimum of five classes each semester. Part-time students are required to take a minimum of three classes per semester at Boulder High.

College Before Graduation Program (Previously Concurrent Enrollment) 

The College Before Graduation Program allows students to earn college and high school credits simultaneously. At Boulder High, this often means the opportunity to take courses at the CU Campus just up the road or Front Range Community College. Students may significantly reduce their college expenses, increase the likelihood that they will complete college, and earn marketable workforce skills by taking college credit courses while in high school. BVSD offers a variety of ways for students to earn these free college credits.

Please view the BVSD College Before Graduation Website and BVSD Board Policies IGCD/IGCD-R for more details on the program, deadlines, and enrollment procedures as well as the tuition costs. Another resource is the Colorado Dept. of Education (CDE) Website. All courses must be approved by the student's high school principal and counselor.

Final Culminating Experience/Examination

There will be a final culminating experience in all courses, which shall include an assessment of student achievement. Students are expected to attend all classes held during the week of final exams.

Schedule Changes/Class Drop Policy

Parents must give approval for schedule changes. During the first 15 days of a semester, a student may drop a course and it will not appear on the permanent transcript; however, the minimum number of courses must be maintained. Students may drop a class after the 15th day until the 30th day or the beginning of October Count (fall semester), whichever comes first. A “withdraw/pass” (WP) or a “withdraw/fail” (WF) will be recorded on the official transcript. Students must continue to attend all classes until a change request has been processed and the student has been notified.

Rules For Changing Your Schedule

We build our master schedule according to student course selection in the spring; counselors cannot change class periods, off periods, or make teacher changes, as we strive to balance class sizes before school begins. Classes will not be overloaded to make a schedule change. We appreciate your thoughtful choice of classes for next year! Please see your counselor with questions.

Adding a Course

A new course cannot be added after the third day of the semester.

Class Level Change

The first parent-teacher conferences are the usual level change deadline—normally before the end of the ninth week, first semester. Level changes in core courses are possible as long as there is room in the new class and it does not overload other classes by making the change. This level change should be teacher-initiated. If a student desires to change levels in a yearlong course for the second semester of the course, the student must do this before the second semester begins. Level changes for advanced single-semester courses that start in January (i.e., AP U.S. Government and AP Human Geography) can be made through the second semester parent-teacher conferences. 

If a student thinks that they are in the wrong level of a class, they need to have a discussion with their teacher and a decision must be made before or during parent-teacher conferences. A student cannot change levels after this. Once a change is made, the student will start the new level class with a “clean slate,” meaning their previous grade does not carry over. However, students will be held accountable for all class information on the final exam or culminating experience.  

New Students/Transfer Students

Coursework completed outside the BVSD District will be evaluated and approved for credit and for meeting graduation requirements. In addition, at least two semesters of attendance (a minimum of 50 credits) in a Boulder Valley high school are required to meet district graduation requirements for a diploma.

Transfer of Student Records

As part of the registration process for new students, a Release of Records form is provided. This form is forwarded by BHS to the former school. Upon receipt of the request, high school academic and health information is exchanged. Outstanding fines will delay this process.

Withdrawal From School

When a student moves out of the district or voluntarily withdraws from school, consent from a parent or guardian must be given. The student and parent may start the process by conferring with their counselor and obtaining forms from the Registrar. Arrangements to return all books and pay fines must be made. Failure to complete this procedure will result in a delay in the transfer of a student’s records to other schools.

COMMUNICATION

Keeping Up With Boulder High

Good communications between school and home is important to Boulder High School. View the school website as well as the weekly emailed Panther Post newsletter to find out what's happening at the school.  Note that the Panther Post is sent automatically to email addresses listed in Infinite Campus. Recent and archived editions of the weekly newsletter can also be found on the Boulder High School Panther Post Website.

* For Spanish Translation, please view the above websites and click on “English"/"Español” box in the lower right corner to change the entire website into Spanish. 

Sports Information & Athletic Schedules

Information about athletics, coach contacts and team schedules can be found at https://boh.bvsd.org/athletics. Questions may be referred to Eddie Hartnett, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director (eddie.hartnett@bvsd.org, 720-561-5315).

Parent Advisory Council (PAC)

This parent group is the PTA/PTO of Boulder High School. Check out their website at www.bhspac.org for more information on how they support our school, volunteer opportunities and contacts, meeting schedule and other parent resources.

Communication to Families

Student/Parent Contact Information

Communication from Boulder High School is sent to parents and students using SchoolMessenger. This application gets its contact information directly from Infinite Campus (IC) and will send messages via email, text, or phone. 

Please be sure that parent/guardian contact information, including phone numbers and email addresses, are updated in Infinite Campus (IC). Once all the contact information in IC is correct, parents can set up an account in SchoolMessenger and change their preferences for how they receive communications sent through the system. School staff can help you add or change phone numbers and/or email addresses. Parents of high school students are also encouraged to add their child’s cell phone numbers, so that students can receive notifications by text and phone.

Learn more about SchoolMessenger at www.bvsd.org/parents-students/apps/schoolmessenger-support 

Communication & Safety

District Communication Protocol (lockdowns, lockouts, etc.)

Boulder Valley School District is committed to keeping the school communities safe. We know that before learning is possible, our students and staff must feel secure. As in past years, our Safety and Security team is working with schools to ensure that the Standard Response Protocol is being followed and that schools practice what to do during an emergency. BVSD is committed to informing parents and guardians about a crisis as soon as possible and then providing updates as needed.

Communication During an Emergency

When a school is placed in lockout, lockdown, evacuation or shelter in place, BVSD will send an Emergency Alert via phone, text and email messaging. These alerts will be short, simply letting you know of the situation. BVSD will follow up as soon as possible with additional details or to let you know that everything has returned to normal.  Learn more at www.bvsd.org/parents-students/be-ready  For these alerts to be effective, please be sure your contact information is correctly updated in Infinite Campus.

Online Communication & Learning Tools

Infinite Campus (IC)

Infinite Campus is the student online gradebook system used by BVSD, staff, teachers, students, and parents. Each student has their own account at the IC Student Portal and parents/guardians are able to create an account for themselves separate from the student's account. Students and parents will find IC a valuable tool to track student progress and attendance. If a student needs help with their IC account, contact Michael Serrano in the Library. If a parent needs assistance with the IC Parent Portal, contact the Community Liaison at 720-561-2218 or the BHS Counseling Office at 720-561-5351.  Additional help can be found online at www.bvsd.org/parents-students/apps/infinite-campus-portal-help

BVSD Infinite Campus Student/Parent Portal: 
https://bvsd.infinitecampus.org/campus/portal/boulder.jsp

Schoology

Schoology is an internet cloud-based learning management system (LMS). Students can access Schoology through the BVSD Portal at https://my.bvsd.org/. They can log in to Schoology on any type of device (iOS or android). Teachers use Schoology in their classes for a number of purposes: assigning activities or projects, sending announcements and updates, sharing helpful resources, designing tests and quizzes and creating discussions for students to access in class and at home. An integrated calendar for each course helps students keep track of due dates.

BVSD Portal / Single Sign On (SSO) for Students

Students can access all of their apps including IC, Schoology, etc by logging into their Single Sign On (SSO) at https://my.bvsd.org/

Visitors

To ensure the safety and welfare of students and staff, all visitors are required by state statute to check in at the main office, using the visitor entrance in the front of the school.  Please know that you will not be allowed to roam the building on your own without prior approval from administration.  If you wish to visit a teacher, counselor, or an administrator setting up an appointment prior to arriving is the most successful method.  Visitors will not be allowed to randomly drop in on teachers.  Once a visitor has checked in, they will be escorted to their proper destination.  It is also helpful to have the teacher meet you in the front office for any scheduled appointments. Additional information about visitors to the schools can be found in the BVSD Policy KI and KI-R.

ATTENDANCE POLICY & PROCEDURES

BHS Attendance Policy

Since it is the expectation at Boulder High School that each and every class period consists of high-quality instruction and effective best practice, any absence may negatively impact student learning and academic progress. As such, it is the further expectation of Boulder High School that students are on-time and attend each and every class period.  Please take time to familiarize yourself with the attendance policy below. 

Student Attendance Regulations

As required by Colorado State Law and BVSD Policy, students are expected to attend every day that school is in session. For further information in the District’s Attendance Policies (English JH 6/25/13 and Spanish JH-SP) and Regulations (English JH-R 6/26/13 and Spanish JH-R-SP), please refer to the Student Rights and Responsibilities Guide (English, Spanish) and State Law (C.R.S. 22-33-104), which require attendance at school for all students until the age of seventeen.

After School CLASS/Saturday Community Service

Students who accrue excessive absences can be assigned to an After School CLASS (Collaborate, Learn Attend to Succeed at School) or Saturday Community Service.  Students who accrue excessive tardies in any one class may be assigned to After School CLASS or Saturday Community Service. Failure to attend After School CLASS will result in automatic referral for Saturday Community Service.  A student failing to attend their Saturday Community Service assignment can result in an out-of-school suspension for defiance.

Tardies

Students arriving late to class disrupt the learning environment and compromises student academic progress. Board policy (English JH 6/25/13, Spanish JH-SP) states that because of the disruptive nature of tardiness on the non-tardy students’ right to an uninterrupted learning environment, appropriate penalties may be imposed. If a student is less than 5 minutes late to class, they will be marked tardy in Infinite Campus. Please note, if your student is more than 5 minutes tardy, it is considered an unexcused absence and will be marked as such in Infinite Campus. In order to maintain accurate attendance records, teachers will also make a notation in Infinite Campus indicating the number of minutes that the student was late whether they arrive before or after the 5 minutes.

Tardy Policy

Students with excessive tardies will be referred to the Dean of Students for consequences.

  • 10 unexcused tardies in a class----Detention
  • 20 unexcused tardies in a class---Four hours of Saturday Community Service.
  • 25+ unexcused tardies in a class---8 hours of Saturday Community Service and mandatory parent meeting.

Knowing that tardies and unexcused absences usually go hand in hand, the Administration may impose other penalties as they see fit including, but not limited to, detention, Saturday Community Service and/or suspension. Depending upon the variables driving the tardiness/truancy, an attendance contract may be put into place at any time.

Truancy Procedures

Truancy procedures will be initiated for students under the age of 17 who have excessive absences.  Specifically, the student and their parent/guardian will receive two letters stating that further absences will not be excused unless documentation is provided by a doctor. These processes will also be followed for students 17 and older, with the exception that students at this age are not referred to truancy.  If a student accrues 30 unexcused absences, administration will place the student on an attendance contract. In the rare case that a student continues to accrue unexcused absences after being placed on an attendance contract, he or she will be referred to truancy mediation with the BVSD Engagement Specialist. 

Absence Reporting Procedure

Excusing Single Period Absence 

Per School Board Policy, English JH 6/25/13 and Spanish JH-SP, attendance staff will not excuse single period absences without documentation (Doctor’s note, Dentist note, or court appearance).  If the note is forgotten it can be faxed in to 720-561-5317 within 48 hours of the absence. Notes cannot be written by student’s own parents. If a student needs to leave school due to illness, the student must visit the nurse’s office first to be excused. We cannot interrupt class to pull a student for an appointment; students should leave for appointment at the time needed.

Excusing Full Day(s) Absence(s)

Parents and Guardians must call in to the attendance office (720-561-5300) and provide information excusing the student’s day out of school, up to ten days without documentation.  We strongly recommend parents calling on the day of the absence to excuse their student. If it is not possible to call on the day of absence, a call must be made within two days (48 hours) after the absence or it will remain unexcused. Written notes or emails from parents will not be accepted to excuse an absence.

Excused absences include:

  • Temporary illness or injury
  • Extended absences due to physical, mental, or emotional disability
  • Medical or dental appointments that cannot be scheduled outside of the regular school day (documentation from care provider required)
  • Absences directly related to the primary handicapping condition of an identified handicapped student
  • Emergency, serious illness, or death in the family
  • An absence that occurs when the student is in the custody of court of law enforcement authorities
  • Absences due to suspension (in accordance with state law)
  • An absence resulting from participation in a work/study program, field trip, or athletic competition under the supervision of school
  • Extremely inclement weather
  • Participation in religious observances
  • An absence that is approved by an administrator of the school

Prearranged Absences

Prearranged absences include interviews with college admission officials, interviews with career employer representatives, special family activities, and extenuating circumstances as determined by the principal or their designee. Please have your student see attendance staff for a Prearranged Absence Form before the event. This will be signed by parents, teachers and a school administrator to excuse absences. Prearranged absences may necessitate a parent conference.

The teacher of any class from which a student is absent shall determine what assignments the student shall make up and in what period of time the student shall complete such assignments. Upon satisfactory completion, full credit shall be granted. The tests and assignments shall be equivalent to, but not necessarily identical to, that which the student missed during the absence. 

Missed Work for Absenteeism 

Students with absences must make arrangements with the teacher to make up work for excused absences. The amount of time for completing makeup work is at the teacher’s discretion. Arrangements must be initiated within two school days of the absence. Work assigned prior to the absence is due on the original date or immediately upon return as per the teacher’s expectations. Work assigned while the student is absent will be due as per the arrangement between the teacher and the student. Students with pre-arranged absences are held responsible for all missed class information. All homework or projects that occur during a prearranged absence must be submitted as per the prior arrangement between the teacher and the student. It will be at the discretion of each teacher whether to accept makeup work (including exams) occurring during an unexcused absence.  No student can miss a class in order to make up work for another class.

School Notification Concerning Unexcused Absences

Unless the absence has been excused, the attendance staff will attempt to make a computerized telephone call concerning each class period missed. Parents and students may access attendance records via the Infinite Campus (IC) Portal. In an effort to support regular attendance, an initial letter will be sent home after 10 unexcused class-period absences. Another letter will be sent home at 20 unexcused class-period absences.

If a student wakes up sick in the morning but decides to come to school later that day because the illness has passed, the parent and/or the student must check in with attendance staff. 

Incorrectly marked absences

It is the student’s responsibility to get an attendance correction form, "Oops Slip", from attendance assistant. The student will enter the date of the incorrect absence(s) and have the teacher of the missed class sign it. Students must then turn it back in to the attendance office. All updates will be available on Infinite Campus after the correction is made. Reminder, if your student is more than 20 minutes tardy, it is considered an absence.

Health Appointments

Parents should make every effort to schedule appointments outside of school hours. However, if not possible, parents are urged to consider varying the times of the day during which health appointments are made in order to avoid missing the same class consistently. If a student returns to school the same day, they are required to report to the attendance desk before returning to class to provide documentation of the health visit in the form of a note from the health professional. If the student does not return to school that day, documentation should be provided to attendance the following day.

Family Trips

We realize there are times families need to travel for various reasons during the school year. Families taking these trips must complete a pre-arranged absence form. If your student has accrued more than their ten days absent limit, then the absences will be considered unexcused.  We want parents to understand that classroom instruction and the interactive dynamic of the classroom experience are irreplaceable. A student must complete a Pre-Arranged Absence form at least three days prior to the start of the absence. These forms are available at the attendance desk.

College Visitations

College Visits - On Campus

Many college representatives come to Boulder High School to provide students information about their colleges.  View this schedule on the BHS Counseling College Rep Visits Website. Any junior or senior can attend these college visits and sophomores who have written notice from their parents can attend as well. 

Students must follow these guidelines:

  • Students may choose to participate in a maximum of five visits
  • Students must get a teacher signature 48 hours prior to the visit
  • Students must bring this form to the visits as an admission ticket.

College Visits - Off Campus

Students must complete a pre-arranged absence form prior to visiting a college campus if they want their absence excused. Pre-arranged absence forms can be picked up at the attendance desk. Students must get the required signatures (student, parent, teacher and administrator) and return form to the Attendance Office at least 24 hours before absence.

ACTIVITIES, ATHLETICS, & ATHLETIC BOOSTERS AT BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL

Please visit the following websites for additional information.

2021-22 BHS Club Sports & Coach Contact Information

BHS Mountain Bike Team (Fall) and BHS Ultimate Frisbee Teams (Fall & Spring) are Club Sports not governed by CHSAA. Students interested in participating in these Club Sports should contact the head coaches listed below.

Mountain Bike (Fall)

Contact: Tabitha Brown, help.BoulderHighMTB@gmail.com
Website: https://boulderhighmtb.org

Ultimate Frisbee (Fall & Spring)

Fall: Coed Ultimate Team - Hula
Spring: Girls Ultimate Team - Flower Power
Spring: Boys/Open Ultimate Team - Hula

Contact: Samantha Johnson, samantha.johnson@bvsd.org or Ben Boyer, ben.boyer@bvsd.org
Website: https://sites.google.com/bvsd.org/bhs-ultimate/home

Athletic Participation

Participation in interscholastic activities as a part of Boulder High’s educational program is a privilege, not a right.  To participate, students are required to meet standards of personal behavior and academic performance.  In this regard, the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) and its members may exercise the fullest discretion permitted under the law.  Please refer to the CHSAA Bylaws & Handbook and the BHS Athletic Director for specific clarification in areas of athletic discipline code, age, semester, practices and transfer rules.

Additional CHSSA Information

Athletic Registration

A registration packet must be completed to participate in interscholastic athletics.  It includes a current physical (signed by a doctor/MD) and a participation fee of $185 per sport (not to exceed $405 per family per year - middle and high schools combined).  Registration materials are available on the BHS Athletics Website at https://boh.bvsd.org/athletics one week before registration. Please see the BHS Calendar for registration dates and athletic schedule information.  If a student decides not to participate or is cut from a team, he/she must contact the Athletic department to request a fee refund prior to the first competition or the fee will be forfeited.

Athletic Eligibility

Weekly eligibility will be determined by the following process:

  • A student must not have more than one F grade by noon on Friday to play Monday through Saturday on the following. 
  • If a student has more than one F grade after noon on Friday  they will be ineligible to play the following even if they no longer have two or more F grades during the week.

Academic Sanctions Relating to Athletic Eligibility

Rules to remember in order for students to participate in any athletic program:

  • Every athlete must complete the registration information prior to practicing.  This is available on the BHS Athletic Website at https://boh.bvsd.org/athletics
  • To be academically eligible an athlete must take a minimum of 5 classes (25 credits) and have taken a minimum of 5 classes the prior semester while having failed no more than one of those classes.  An athlete must remain registered for a minimum of 5 classes throughout the semester. Dropping classes and taking less than 5 classes may affect eligibility.
  • For eligibility purposes, a WF (Withdraw/Fail) counts the same as an F as required by Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA)
  • Boulder High School is a member of CHSAA and has agreed to follow its rules.  The complete rules are found in the CHSAA Bylaws & Handbook, which is available online or from the BHS athletic director and coaches.
  • Athletic eligibility may be regained on dates assigned by CHSAA if the student is enrolled in 5 classes and is failing no more than one class (5 credits). This date is approximately nine weeks into the semester.

Summary of BVSD Athletic Code of Conduct

BVSD maintains a strict policy on student athlete violations of the alcohol, drug, vape, and tobacco policy. The sanctions are cumulative over a three-year period and apply to in-and off-season conduct. More information can be found on the BVSD Athletic Code of Conduct Website.

  • The first violation is accompanied by the suspension of participation in 20% of the contests during the season at the highest level an athlete plays. 
  • The second violation is accompanied by the suspension of participation in 50% of the contests. The suspension may carry into another sport season.
  • The third violation results in the suspension of all athletic contests for an entire 12-month period.  An athlete may petition the Athletic Director if they have participated in a pre-approved rehabilitation or treatment program.

Boulder High School Fan Code of Conduct

  • Remember that you are at a contest to support and cheer for your Boulder Panthers and to enjoy the skill and competition; not to intimidate or ridicule the other team and its fans.
  • Remember that school athletics are learning experiences for students and they may make mistakes. Praise student-athletes in their attempt to improve themselves as students, as athletes and as people as you would praise a student working in the classroom.
  • A ticket is a privilege to observe the contest, not a license to verbally assault others and be generally obnoxious.
  • Learn the rules of the game, so that you may understand and appreciate why certain situations take place.
  • Show respect for the opposing players, coaches, spectators and support groups. Treat them as you would treat a guest in your own home.
  • Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials. Understand that they are doing their best to help promote the student/athlete, and admire their willingness to participate in full view of the public.
  • Recognize and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.
  • Refrain from the use of any controlled substances (alcohol, vape, drugs, etc.) before and during games, and afterwards on or near the site of the event (i.e., tailgating.)
  • Use only those cheers that support and uplift the teams involved.
  • Recognize and complement the efforts of school and league administrators for their efforts in emphasizing the benefits of educational athletics and the rule of GOOD SPORTING BEHAVIOR to that end.
  • Be a positive role model through your own actions and by censuring those around you at events whose behavior is unbecoming.

Just by attending an event in which Boulder High School students are involved you agree to adhere to the conduct guidelines as listed above. Fans who violate the BOULDER HIGH SCHOOL FAN CODE OF CONDUCT listed above, may be removed from the event and further discipline consequences might occur.  The additional consequences may include not being permitted to attend other extracurricular events for up to the remainder of the school year.

“WE CHEER FOR OUR TEAM, NOT AGAINST OUR OPPONENTS”

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

BHS Clubs, Activities & Student Organizations

Boulder High School follows the District Student Organization Policy (IGDA & IGDA-R). There are three CATEGORIES of clubs/organizations in BVSD.  To view the BHS Clubs and Activities, visit https://boh.bvsd.org/clubs-activities

CATEGORY 1: School-Sponsored Activity 

These clubs/organizations are established at the discretion of BVSD. You must contact the Superintendent's office to start a Category 1 club.

CATEGORY 2: School-Sponsored Academic Organization 

  1. Find a faculty sponsor (a teacher of a subject closely related to the club) 
  2. Fill out an application (done only once) and submit it to the Assistant Principal (AP) who supervises student activities.  They will forward it to the Superintendent for approval 
  3. AP will advise the faculty sponsor of the final decision.

*CATEGORY 3: Student-Initiated and Led Organizations 

  1. Find a faculty sponsor 
  2. Fill out an application (needs to be done every year) and submit it to the AP for student activities for approval. 
  3. Faculty sponsor will be advised of the final decision. 

*Since Category 3 clubs are renewed/started annually - please check the BHS Clubs website for the very latest list of club and contact information.

CATEGORY 1

  • FBLA-Future Bus Leaders of America
  • FCCLA-Family Career & Comm Leaders of America
  • GSA-Gay Straight Alliance (GSA)
  • Intramural Athletics
  • Junior Class
  • Latino Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Mountain Bike Racing Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Open Studio (Art/Clay Club)
  • Panther Pride
  • Robotics (TSA)
  • Senior Class
  • Theater Guild/Thespian Society
  • Unity Council
  • Yearbook

CATEGORY 2

  • Chemistry Club
  • Environmental Club
  • German Club
  • Japanese Club
  • Latin Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Pep Band (basketball, football)
  • Spanish Club

Dances

Dance Policy

This policy promotes a healthy, safe, enjoyable evening for all students at BHS dances. Dances are school-related activities, therefore all school rules apply. Students must show a BHS I.D. to get into the dance.

Dance Dress Code: See Dress Code section of this handbook.

Guest Passes for Dances

Students in good standing at other schools are welcome to attend with a BHS student. Students from middle school or over the age of 20 are not allowed.

To bring a guest from another school you must:

  • Get an Event Guest Pass from the main office and give it to your guest. Online guest pass form can be found on the BHS Forms Website.
  • Your guest must take the form to an administrator at his/her school to verify, by signature, your guest is a student in good standing
  • Return completed and signed form to office by the due date for that dance
  • Make sure your guest brings their school I.D. with them to the dance
  • You and your guest must enter the dance together

Student Support Programs

Adelante! Program

The Adelante Program offers support to first generation students and their families. Services include tutoring, mentorships, materials and supplies, parent and community outreach, access to ACT and AP preparation, coaching for transition to post-secondary opportunities, and more.

Advisory

Students can get homework/assignment help, make up tests, etc. from teachers at the end of 7th period on Wednesdays and 8th period on Thursdays. 

AVID

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college preparatory program that focuses on students who are academically proficient, yet need support in reaching and succeeding in advanced academic courses. AVID bridges student gaps in the skills, language, habits, and resources of the college-bound student. Additionally, students in AVID receive academic and motivational support. Other aspects of the program include: field trips to places of educational and cultural interest and tutoring by college students.

For additional information about this program, please visit the BHS AVID Website.

Engagement Center

This center provides support for students who would benefit from mentoring and intervention in a structured environment. Students are assigned by period based on need.

Freshman Seminar

Freshman seminar programming is a highly effective research-based practice to support the middle to high school transition for all students. Seminars provide academic and social/emotional support while creating community throughout our student population. Freshman Seminar is primarily led by 360/Panther Pride leaders (Junior and Senior students) with support and guidance from the seminar teacher.  Pride leaders are responsible for delivery of the majority of the content.  Teachers help and facilitate as needed.

I Have a Dream (IHAD)

The “I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County is a dropout prevention and college preparation program dedicated to motivating and empowering youth from low-income communities (Dreamers) to graduate high school, and enroll in and complete college. The organization’s unique, long-term achievement program works with cohorts (classes) of students starting in elementary school and follows them through college graduation providing a year-round academic and socio-emotional and life-skills program during school, after-school, and over the summer. For more information, visit https://bouldercounty.ihdf.org/

Opportunity Zone (O-ZONE)

The O-Zone​ is a multipurpose classroom open to students as a study hall or for online class support. The O-Zone provides the following supports periods 1, 2, 3, 7, and 8 in room 1116. For more information, please contact Jeff Santee at jeff.santee@bvsd.org.

O-Zone Uses

  • Study hall for students needing space, structure, and support to complete their schoolwork
  • Online class support for Boulder Universal classes, BVSD Online classes, and FuelEd (credit recovery) classes
  • Tutor Match Program for connecting O-Zone students with tutors through www.boulderhightutoring.com

Special Education

Students are staffed into special education. Our Special Education Department serves students, according to their needs, in the least restrictive environment. We offer a range of services to meet the individual needs of students, with most students receiving services in the general education classroom.

Student Success Center (SSC)

Boulder High School’s Student Success Center is a place where all students can go to receive educational support from teachers, tutors and peers.  A strong emphasis will be on teaching students the executive functioning skills needed to be successful at BHS.

Student Support Team (SST)

The SST is an interdisciplinary team that works with parents/guardians to support students who are struggling for a variety of reasons: academic, behavioral, medical and/or psychological. The team develops an intervention support plan and monitors the progress of the student.

Tutor Match Program

The Boulder High Tutor Match Program is a free tutoring service based out of Boulder High. The program is run in the O-Zone and it's based on student and tutor availability. Although matches are not guaranteed, we will do our best to find one if available. Please create an account and you will receive an email if you are matched.  If you have questions about the Tutor Match Program, please contact Jeff Santee at jeff.santee@bvsd.org.

Tutor Sign up: BoulderHighTutoring.com

STUDENT INFORMATION

Open Enrollment/School Visits/Shadowing

Boulder High School complies with the Boulder Valley School District Open Enrollment (OE) process to properly place students. Information regarding Open Enrollment can be found on the Boulder High Enrollment Website or BVSD OE Website.  While we provide ample opportunities for potential students to visit our school, we do not allow students to shadow at Boulder High.

If you are interested in participating in Open Enrollment activities, including visiting our school, please view our announcements during the OE period (November through January) on Boulder High School Website at https://boh.bvsd.org.  Additional information regarding Open Enrollment can be found at: https://www.bvsd.org/parents-students/enrollment/open-enrollment

Lockers

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Boulder High School will not be offering lockers to students for the 20-21 school year.

Messages or Items Delivered For Students

When necessary, parents may drop off items for a student in the main office. Please make sure to properly identify the items with students name and grade. Boulder High School is not responsible for valuable left at the drop off location.

Posters/Flyers

Posters which have been approved by the athletic director/activities director may be placed on the multiple designated bulletin boards throughout the building. Flyers can be posted on classroom doors if the teacher approves of the flyer placement. Students must use painter’s tape to hang flyers inside the building. Students  may use a heavier type of tape to hang posters in the courtyard. When Posters are no longer relevant, the students/sponsors who hung the posters must make sure to remove them. Posters and flyers for non school activities are allowed in accordance with BVSD board policies (IGDB and KJA) and can be placed on the community board by the main office.

PARKING

Student Parking

Parking is very limited at Boulder High School. Student parking for seniors only is in the lot between 13th and 14th streets and is available on a first come, first serve basis. Boulder High School sells more parking permits than spaces available to accommodate students coming and going into the lot throughout the course of the day. This means that purchasing a permit does not guarantee that a student will always have a spot in the lot but rather that they have the opportunity to park in the lot if a spot is available. A senior must purchase and display a parking sticker in the correct location on their vehicle in order to park in the lot. Stickers may be purchased from the Treasurer, and the cost is $50.

Students who violate the parking policy are subject to A $25 TICKET ON THE FIRST AND SECOND OFFENSE.  IN THE EVENT OF A THIRD OFFENSE, THE VEHICLE MAY BE BOOTED OR TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE. In order for a boot to be removed from a vehicle, all fines must be paid in full.  Cars will also be towed if blocking fire lanes, driveways, or other vehicles. Cars will also be ticketed if parked in yellow areas or along curbs.

Additional information including parking rules, parking application, and appeal form can be found on the BHS Forms Website.

Scooter or Motorcycle Parking

Students who ride a scooter or motorcycle to school should park their bikes on the east side of the building by the bike racks adjacent to the main gymnasium.   Boulder High School is not responsible for scooters or motorcycles that are left on BHS property overnight. It is highly recommended that students do not leave their scooters or motorcycles on school property overnight.  Scooters or motorcycles that are parked and block the sidewalk may incur a fine.

Bicycle Parking

Bicycle parking is available at several locations around the school. Do not lock bicycles to fences, trees or railings. These too may incur a fine. Boulder High School is not responsible for bicycles that are left on BHS property overnight. It is highly recommended that students do not leave their bicycles on school property overnight.

Neighborhood Parking

Parking in the neighborhoods around Boulder High are limited to two hours per zone.  Vehicles without parking permits may park in an NPP zone up to the posted time restriction one time per day. After parking in a zone for the posted time limit, vehicles must leave the zone and may NOT park in that zone again on the same day.  This means that you cannot park for more than two hours in a zone.  Simply moving your car from one side of the street to the other does not give you two more hours in that zone.  The City of Boulder will be monitoring the neighborhoods with more vigilance during this school year and wanted you to be aware of this rule.  Students will not be permitted to leave a class to move their car.

Visitors & Accessible Parking

Visitors must check in with the receptionist for a visitor’s badge. Visitors are asked to wear their badge while at the school. Accessible parking spaces are located in the 15th and 17th Streets parking lots. Visitor spaces are located only in the 15th Street lot.  If visitor or disabled parking spaces are not available, please contact the receptionist at Boulder High, at 720-561-2200, for assistance with a parking space.

Student Health

Health Room

Boulder High School has a full-time nurse and health room para assisting with the health needs of our students. The clinic is intended for the use of students with serious or unexpected illnesses or injuries. If a student becomes ill and needs to leave school, they must check out with the school nurse or the attendance office first.

School personnel are not allowed to dispense medication without completion of the required BVSD form. In order for a student to carry medications with them during the school hours while on school property the student must obtain a form from the school nurse and return it with the required signatures.

In the event of a medical emergency, parental instructions as indicated during Annual Data Update (ADU) will be followed. If this information is not updated or fully completed during registration, and parents/guardians nor emergency contacts can be reached, and the paramedics must be called, all decisions as to treatments, hospital etc., will be made by the paramedics. It is very important to update contact information annually.

For additional information regarding health room policies, please visit the BHS Health Room Website or contact our health room staff and/or school nurse.  The BVSD Health Services Website and BVSD Policy JLC, JLCC, JLCD, and JLCE, also have information about immunizations, medications, health forms and other district health policies.

Concussions

Boulder High School follows the BVSD Concussion Protocol. If a student becomes concussed either while involved in school activities or outside of school activities, their parent/guardian will need to contact the BHS school nurse, the student’s counselor and the attendance office to notify them of the concussion. The BHS nursing staff will then require documentation from the assessing doctor’s office or the emergency room.

Once BHS receives this information the student will be placed on the concussion protocol. The student will need to discuss their concussion and any academic adjustments that are recommended/required as part of the concussion protocol that is put in place with each teacher. As the effects of concussions vary from student to student it is imperative that the student communicate directly with their teachers.  Also, it is important for students to check in with teachers for attendance. Students are required to attend all classes while on the concussion protocol unless their doctor recommends otherwise and a note is provided from the doctor’s office that confirms this.

More information regarding BVSD Concussion Protocol can be found at: https://www.bvsd.org/departments/health-services/concussion.

Immunizations

Students not up to date on immunizations will have 14 school days from notification to complete the requirements. Please visit the BVSD Health Services Website.  If you have questions, call the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment at 303-692–2000.  For more information, please visit the BVSD Policy JHCB.

ACADEMIC POLICIES & INFORMATION

Boulder High School Academic Integrity Policy

Boulder High School is committed to maintaining intellectual excellence, high standards and expectations for all students while establishing a school climate that promotes ethical and responsible student conduct. Students are expected to adhere to all policies and hold the responsibility to read and understand the academic integrity policy as written.

Definitions of Academic Dishonesty - BVSD Policy JDC (English) or JDC-SP (Spanish)

Academic Integrity: Compliance to accepted ethical standards 

Academic Dishonesty:  Deliberate, unacceptable behaviors that include but are not limited to: misrepresentation, obtaining unauthorized information, and tendering of information

Misrepresentation:  Students misrepresent their work by handing in the work of someone else:

  • Plagiarizing: unacknowledged use of information, ideas, or phrasing of others. This includes copying the exact words of another writer without proper documentation of source, stealing or passing off words, graphics, and artwork that is not one’s own.
  • Purchasing a paper from a service or other sources
  • Reproducing another person’s paper and submitting it as one’s own
  • Having someone else take an exam
  • Inventing of information or citation in an academic exercise and misquoting or quoting  out of context 
  • Submitting a reproduction of another person’s work
  • Signing of another’s name to an official document and/or submission of information known to be false
  • Reproduction of your work that has been previously used for another class.  Must consult with the current teacher prior to turning in the assignment for approval or credit.

Obtaining unauthorized information: Information that is obtained dishonestly: 

  • Copying homework 
  • Working with another student on work that is intended to be done independently
  • Downloading and submitting term papers from online resources 
  • Sharing answers through data storage devices
  • Using cell phones or PDA devices to take electronic pictures of exams
  • Text‐messaging answers of academic work 
  • Stealing materials from teachers or classmates 

Tendering of information: Students giving or selling their work to another person who plans to submit it as their own:

  • Giving work to another student to be copied
  • Giving someone answers to an exam during an exam 
  • Discussing an assessment with students who have not yet been assessed on the material
  • Giving or selling a written assignment to another student

Infractions and Consequences

Boulder High School considers violations of the Academic Integrity policy to be serious offenses and have instituted the following consequences. The consequences apply on a school-wide basis, and are cumulative for all of the years that a student is enrolled at Boulder High School.

Suspected incidents of academic dishonesty must be referred by instructional staff to the school’s administration for investigation. In order to maintain a reasonable level of consistency within Boulder High School, consequences will be applied by school administration after consultation with the appropriate instructional staff. The general magnitude of an infraction and the level of premeditation involved should be considered before consequences are determined. Boulder High School will strive to maintain consistency in consequences from infraction to infraction. In addition to the following consequences, being found guilty of academic dishonesty may impact a student’s ability to participate or be a member of leadership clubs and/or activities (ie. NHS, Panther Pride, Student Council, etc). 

First Offense: Teacher informs administration of allegation immediately after communicating with student about the incident. Admin will confer with the teacher and the student for due process for both individuals. Once academic dishonesty is confirmed:

  1. Teacher/Admin notifies parents. Mandatory meeting with teacher, student, parent and administrator.
  2. Student receives zero on assignment.
  3. Incident is documented in the Frontline Communication Log and in the Infinite Campus Behavior tab (for file only).
  4. Student is assigned 4 hours of community service (Saturday School).
  5. Student is warned by administrator that next offense or any thereafter, in any class during their tenure at Boulder High School will result in the student being placed on academic probation with the incident being reported to colleges and universities during the application process.

Second Offense: Teacher informs administration of allegation immediately after communicating with student about the incident. Admin will confer with the teacher and the student for due process for both individuals. Once academic dishonesty is confirmed:

  1. Teacher/Admin notifies parents. Mandatory meeting with teacher, student, parent and administrator.
  2. Student receives zero on assignment. 
  3. Incident is documented in the Frontline Communication Log and in the Infinite Campus Behavior tab.
  4. Student is placed on academic probation. Student will remain on academic probation for the remainder of their tenure at Boulder High School. 
  5. Incident will be reported to colleges and universities during the application process. 
  6. Student will receive 8 hours of community service (Saturday School).

Third Offense: Teacher informs administration of allegation immediately after communicating with student about the incident. Admin will confer with the teacher and the student for due process for both individuals. Once academic dishonesty is confirmed:

  1. Teacher/Admin notifies parents. Mandatory meeting with teacher, student, parent and administrator.
  2. Student receives zero on assignment. 
  3. Incident is documented in the Frontline Communication Log and in the Infinite Campus Behavior tab.
  4. Incident will be reported to colleges and universities during the application process.
  5. Student will receive a 3 day out-of-school suspension. 

Fourth Offense: Teacher informs administration of allegation immediately after communicating with student about the incident. Admin will confer with the teacher and the student for due process for both individuals. Once academic dishonesty is confirmed:

  1. Teacher/Admin notifies parents. Mandatory meeting with teacher, student, parent and administrator.
  2. Student receives zero on the assignment. Student may also receive an automatic F in the class that this fourth academic dishonesty offense occurs.
  3. Incident is documented in the Frontline Communication Log and in the Infinite Campus Behavior tab.
  4. Incident will be reported to colleges and universities.
  5. Student will receive a 5 day out-of-school suspension.

Classroom Policies

In every course, the teacher is required to distribute to the student, in writing, a class syllabus which includes:

  • A complete course description.
  • The teacher’s individual classroom policies which include information on make-up work, missed assignments, attendance requirements, forms for written work, grading policy, class conduct, individual conferences, field trips, and supplies that may be required.

Final Exams

Boulder High School conforms to and complies with Boulder Valley School District Policy and Regulations (BVSD Policy IKA/IKAA/IKAB and IKA-R/IKAA-R/IKAB-R). Only in the documented circumstances of an emergency can students be excused from Final Exams. 

Grades

Recording Grades

The grade earned for each course must be recorded in the student’s permanent records. A student is permitted to repeat a course to improve a grade. Both grades will appear on the transcript, but only the higher grade will be calculated in the grade point average and credit will be earned only once. The repeated course must be the exact same course, taken at a BVSD school, or a BVSD-approved online course equivalent.

Incomplete Grades

The incomplete must be made up within the first six weeks of the following semester. If the incomplete is not made up within the allotted period of time, the grade will automatically be changed to an F.  Incomplete grades can be assigned at the end of each grading period.

Weighted Grades

The BVSD Board of Education encourages students to challenge themselves academically and to pursue the most rigorous and challenging courses that best promote their academic achievement. It is the intention of the Board to recognize and encourage additional effort and learning required in classes beyond the usual level of difficulty. To accomplish this, the Board has identified certain BVSD courses that are relatively difficult and they have designated these as weighted courses. The weighted grade point scale for these courses is used on transcripts and in determining high school grade point average and eligibility for school sports, academic awards and honors. More information on weighted grades can be found in the BVSD Policy IKC and IKC-R.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

The GPA is derived by multiplying the numerical equivalent of each grade by the corresponding units of credit, adding the totals for all courses taken in a semester and dividing by the total number of credits attempted.

The weighted GPA is calculated using one additional quality point per letter grade in a weighted class. Only the GPA is affected; the grade itself is not changed on the report card or on the transcript.

Regular Courses Weighted Courses
A = 4 points A = 5 points
B = 3 points B = 4 points
C = 2 points C = 3 points
D = 1 point   D = 2 points
F = 0 points F = 0 points

BHS Advanced Placement (AP) Achievement Recognition Cord

To be eligible for a BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Take five yearlong AP courses in four different content areas. The content areas are Art, Computer Science, Language Arts, Math, Music, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages. You can combine two single-semester Social Studies courses to equal one year. These Social Studies courses are AP Psychology, AP Micro, AP Macro, AP Human Geo, and AP US Gov. 
  • Complete all AP courses with no grade lower than a B. (For current courses, students must have a B or higher on May 1.)
  • Have taken or are registered to take the AP test in each AP course that counts as the content area requirement.
  • Complete and submit an application for the BHS AP Achievement Recognition Cord in the year in which they intend to graduate.

Graduation Honors & Cords

Graduation Honors Graduation Cord
AP Cord Recipients Purple cord
Summa cum laude (4.5 GPA and above) Purple & Gold cord
Magna cum laude (4.2 - 4.499 GPA) Gold cord
Cum laude (3.9 - 4.199 GPA) Silver cord
Seal of Biliteracy Green cord
AVID Light Blue cord
AVID with distinction White cord
Business Black cord
FBLA Excellence Blue & Gold cord
Boulder Arts Focus Pathway Brown, Pink, & White cord
National Honor Society Royal Blue & Gold cord
National Art Honor Society Rainbow cord
Tri-M Music Honor Society Pink cord


Selection of Honors and Cords will be made by the registrar following the following guidelines: 

  • All selections will be based on a weighted GPA.
  • Selections are made based on 7th semester GPA.
  • Honor recipients must have completed four semesters at BHS by the time of their selection.

Academic Letters

A student will earn an academic letter the first time they have earned a 4.0 or greater GPA in a semester at BHS or earned a 3.5 or greater GPA each semester for two consecutive semesters at BHS. Thereafter, a student earns an academic honor bar each time they earn a 3.5 or greater GPA in a semester. Juniors and seniors must be enrolled in a minimum of five classes at BHS and sophomores and freshman in a minimum of six classes at BHS.

National Honor Society

To qualify for National Honor Society (NHS), the student must be in the 11th or 12th grade and meet minimum requirements in four areas: scholarship, leadership, character, and service. To be considered for membership at the end of the sophomore year and beyond, students must have a cumulative weighted GPA of 3.750 or above and a strong record of rigorous courses (i.e., Advanced and AP classes). Students without strong course selection in at least two academic areas are not eligible for membership. Eligible students are invited by the NHS sponsors.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICIES & PROCEDURES

At Boulder High School people are treated equally regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or religion and all are welcome here.

Boulder High School Cell Phone and Electronic Devices Policy

In order to develop responsible technological citizens and protect the integrity of the instructional time in the classroom, BHS has a strict cell phone and electronic device policy (including earbuds/headphones, smart watches, etc.). All teachers and staff are expected to uphold this policy without exception. Additional information on student use of cell phone and other personal technology devices can be found in the BVSD Policy JRCT and JRCT-R (Spanish Policy JRCT-SP and JRCT-R-SP)

All cell phones and electronic devices (including earbuds/headphones, smart watches, etc.) must be turned off, put away, and out of sight before entering the classroom. 

  • Cell phones and electronic devices may only be used as an instructional aid for educational purposes if a teacher specifically requests that a student utilize his or her cell phone for that activity.
  • If cell phones are needed in the classroom, the teacher will make it clear to the students to take out their cell phones. Teachers will also instruct students to put their phones away after the conclusion of the activity.
  • Exceptions to the cell phone policy will be made if a student has specific accommodations in place. Even with these accommodations, cell phones may only be used for instructional purposes or for the student’s stated accommodation.

Consequences for Cell Phone Usage

Students caught using a cell phone in an academic area without teacher permission will face the following consequences:

  • First offense: confiscation of phone, student must pick up cell phone from Administration after the official school day (this is always 3:45 PM except for Wednesday and Thursday when school is out at 3:10 PM).
  • Second offense: confiscation of cell phone, parent or guardian must pick up phone from administration after the official school day, or schedule an appointment for a specific time. Phone will not be given to student for any reason without parent or guardian coming in.
  • Third offense: confiscation of cell phone, parent or guardian must pick up phone from administration after the official school day, or schedule an appointment for a specific time. Student will also serve four hours of community service and cell phone/electronic device must be checked into the main office for the entirety of the school day for the rest of the academic school year.
  • Fourth offense: Cell phone is not allowed on school grounds for the rest of the academic school year. Student will serve four hours of community service and will be suspended for two days for insubordination.

Upon request, if a student refuses to relinquish their cell phone to a teacher, staff member or administrator then this will result in an automatic out-of-school suspension and community service.

Student Identification

Every BHS student is required to have a current student ID issued at the beginning of the school year. The ID must be visible at all times and is required for entry into the school on a daily basis, library check-out and to attend school events (i.e. sporting events, dances, etc) at the student rate. Student IDs will allow a student to access the main doors to the building between the hours of 8:00am and 3:45pm.

Lost IDs may be replaced for $10. After paying the fee online at BHS RevTrak (select "Replacement ID-FOB" in left column"), please bring the receipt to the office to receive a replacement.

Student Dress Code

Dress​ ​Code​ ​Philosophy

The Boulder High School student dress code supports equitable educational access and is written in a manner that does not reinforce stereotypes and that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size.

The student dress code supports our goal of inspiring students to learn while leaving primary decisions around student clothing and style to students and their parent(s)/guardian(s). Our expectation is that parents and guardians are responsible for ensuring student compliance with the school’s dress code, and students are responsible for knowing all aspects of the student dress code and for complying during school hours and school activities. 

To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently and in a manner that does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income or body type/size.

Dress​ ​Code Policy

Boulder High School expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school sponsored event. Student dress choices should respect the District’s intent to sustain a community that is inclusive of a diverse range of identities. The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s). The school is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, and that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student. Any restrictions to the way a student dresses must be necessary to support the overall educational goals of the school. 

1. Basic​ ​Principle:​ ​Certain​ ​body​ ​parts​ ​must​ ​be​ ​covered​ ​for​ ​all​ ​students​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.
Clothes must be worn in a way that genitals, buttocks, breasts, and nipples are fully covered with opaque fabric. All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle.

2. Students​ ​Must​ ​Wear*, while following the basic principle listed in Section 1 above:

  • A​ ​Shirt​ (with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND
  • Pants/jeans​ ​or​ ​the​ ​equivalent​ ​(for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND
  • Shoes​

Courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, and job readiness) may include assignment-specific dress. Activity-specific shoes requirements are permitted (for example, shorts, T-shirt and athletic shoes for PE)

3. Students​ ​May​ ​Wear​, as long as these items do not violate the basic principle listed in Section 1 above:

  • Hats: Hats must allow the face to be visible to staff, and not interfere with the line of sight of any student or staff.
  • Religious headwear
  • Hoodie sweatshirts (wearing the hood overhead is allowed, but the face and ears must be visible to school staff).
  • Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants and “skinny jeans”
  • Ripped jeans, as long as underwear and buttocks are not exposed.
  • Tank tops, including spaghetti straps; halter tops
  • Athletic attire
  • Visible waistbands on undergarments or visible straps on undergarments worn under other clothing (as long as this is done in a way that does not violate Section 1 above).

4.​ ​Students​ ​Cannot​ ​Wear:

  • Violent language or images.
  • Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity).
  • Hate speech, profanity, pornography.
  • Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment. 
  • Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments (visible waistbands and visible straps are allowed)
  • Swimsuits (except as required in class or athletic practice).
  • Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon.
  • Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observance).

Dress​ ​Code​ ​Enforcement

To ensure effective and equitable enforcement of this dress code, school staff shall enforce the dress code consistently using the requirements below. School administration and staff shall not have discretion to vary the requirements in ways that lead to discriminatory enforcement.

Students will only be removed from spaces, hallways, or classrooms as a result of a dress code violation as outlined in Sections 1 and 4 above. Students in violation of Section 1 and/or 4 will be provided three (3) options to be dressed more to code during the school day:

  • Students will be asked to put on their own alternative clothing, if already available at school, to be dressed more to code for the remainder of the day.
  • Students will be provided with temporary school clothing to be dressed more to code  for the remainder of the day.
  • If necessary, students’ parents may be called during the school day to bring alternative clothing for the student to wear for the remainder of the day.

These dress code guidelines shall apply to regular school days and summer school days, as well as any school-related events and activities, such as graduation ceremonies, dances, sporting events and prom.

For additional information about the BVSD student dress code policy, see BVSD policy JRDC and JRDC-R.

Campus & Grounds

Grounds

Students are requested to put all litter in the trash cans and empty cans, bottles, containers, and paper in recycling bins. Seniors are not to sit in cars during school hours. Students should not be in classrooms without school personnel Supervision.

Prohibited on Campus

  • Bringing pets, friends, siblings or children without prior approval
  • Disorderly or disruptive conduct of any nature, including: use of obscene or insulting language/gestures; running, yelling, fighting, throwing objects or littering
  • Playing with hacky sacks, balls, or frisbees is confined to the fields only, and is permitted as long as the activity is not disruptive.
  • Students must remain quiet outside of all classrooms while school is in session, or it may be necessary to restrict students gathering in these areas.

DISCIPLINE, ATTENDANCE & SUSPENSION

Boulder High School’s Approach to Discipline, Attendance, and Suspension

Students are to maintain behavior that promotes safety and respect for all.  The BVSD Policies JD/JRJDC, JDC-RJDD, JDHBJDSEJFCH/JFCI, JBB, JDDA, JBB, and KE list specific conduct that shall be maintained by students and activities that will result in disciplinary action. For Spanish version, please see policies JD/JR-SP, JDC-SP, JDC-R-SPJDD-SP, JDHB-SP, and JDSE-SP. Copies of these policies may be obtained from a school administrator or on the BVSD Policy Website at https://www.bvsd.org/about/board-of-education/policies.

Though suspension is a commonly used disciplinary technique, and supported by BVSD Policy JDSE/JDSE-R (Spanish Policy JDSE-SP/JDSE-R-SP), Boulder High School recognizes that although suspending students from school is sometimes necessary, there are other responses to violations of rules that can be implemented as first steps that do not remove a student from school. As part of the discipline procedure, BHS has implemented a range of strategies to increase positive choices from students, reduce misbehavior while maintaining a safe learning environment. Some of these strategies include community service, restorative practices, substance abuse classes, counseling, and conflict resolution. In some suspension cases one of the above listed alternatives may be explored. It is important to note that when BHS implements a suspension alternative to a student, the fidelity of the consequence must be 100% adhered to in order to reach a successful learning outcome for the student. This includes but is not limited to dates, times, and location of community service and/or restorative practices.  For student athletes, additional sanctions will be imposed per the athletic code of conduct.  Suspensions may be reported to college or universities depending on the individual school’s requirements. For specific information, please see your alpha counselor on the BHS Counseling Website.

Our goal is to use an instructional, rather than a punitive approach to addressing discipline. At the same time, our expectation is that all students follow the policies set forth by Boulder High School and the Boulder Valley School District.

School Administration will determine if a student is “under the influence,” in possession of, or has used alcohol or illegal substances by a body of evidence which could include, but not be limited to: smell, eyes, speech, behavior, etc.

Disciplinary action can result from acts outside regular school hours or the regular school year or off school grounds, which embarrass, humiliate, or degrade other students, staff members, or the reputation of Boulder High School, or which interfere with the school’s ability to operate effectively. These undesirable actions may result in suspension from any part, or all, of an activity or athletic season, or from school.

Drug/Alcohol: Possession On School Grounds

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense

Students suspended for the remainder of  the school day which is counted as a one day out-of-school suspension. Referral to law enforcement; Must complete Teen Intervene and 4 hours community service.

Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extracurricular activities until community service is completed.

Students who do not show up or complete community service by assigned due date Will receive additional community service time and are subject to out-of-school suspension.

Second Offense Referral to law enforcement/ three day out-of-school suspension. Eight hours of community service Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Students who do not show up or complete community service by assigned due date will receive additional community service hours and subject to additional  out of school suspension time.
Third Offense Referral to law enforcement/ five day out-of-school suspension. Twelve hours of community service Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Habitual disruptive plan will be explored.

 

Drug/Alcohol Use

View BVSD Policy JDDA and JDDA-R for more information on student abuse of alcohol and other drugs.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Students suspended for the remainder of  the school day which is counted as a one day out-of-school suspension. Referral to law enforcement. Must successfully complete Teen Intervene and four hours of community service Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Students who do not show up or complete community service/Teen Intervene by assigned due date will additional time added to community service and a possible three day out-of- school suspension.
Second Offense

Referral to law enforcement. Three day out-of-school suspension. Eight hours of community service.

Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Students who do not show up or complete community service by assigned due date will receive additional community service hours and a possibility of additional days of out-of-school school suspension.
Third Offense Referral to law enforcement. Five day out-of-school suspension. Twelve hours community service. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Habitual Disruptive plan will be considered

 

Sale/Exchange/Distribution of Drugs

In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Mandatory expulsion, referral to law enforcement, loss of participation in athletics, possible reporting of violation on college/scholarship applications. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities.  

 

Tobacco/Vape Use or Possession

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Students suspended for the remainder of  the school day which is counted as a one day out-of-school suspension. Must complete Teen Intervene. Four hours of community service/restorative work Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Students who do not show up or complete community service by assigned due date will receive additional community service hours and subject to out-of-school suspension.
Second Offense Mandatory two day out of school suspension. Eight hours of community service/restorative work Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Students who do not show up or complete community service by assigned due date will receive additional community service hours and subject to out of school suspension.
Third Offense Mandatory three day suspension. Sixteen hours of community service work. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Students who do not show up or complete community service by assigned due date will receive additional community service hours and be subject to-out-of-school suspension.

 

Drug/Alcohol/Vape Possession During A School Event

In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense One day out of school suspension. Referral to law enforcement/Must successfully complete Teen Intervene and four hours of community service Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service is successfully completed. Students who do not show up or complete community service/Teen Intervene by assigned due date will have additional time added to community service and a possible three day out-of-school suspension.

 

Detrimental Behavior: Assault

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense

Referral to law enforcement. Out-of-school suspension. Possible restorative/community service.

Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: Sexual Harassment

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time. 

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense

Please see the following link for BVSD Board Policy around Sexual Harassment

BVSD Policy JBB

   

 

Detrimental Behavior: Fighting

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense

Out of school suspension. Restorative Justice/ Community Service.

Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: Harassment/Bullying

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time. View BVSD Policy JDHB and JDHB-E (Spanish Policy JDHB-SP and JDHB-E-SP) for more information on bullying.

Violations included but not limited to are the following:

  • Epithets, slurs or negative stereotyping
  • Threatening intimidating or hostile acts
  • Denigrating jokes
  • Written or graphic material that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward an individual or group

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Referral to law enforcement/restorative justice/out-of-school suspension/community service are all possible outcomes depending on nature of harassment/bullying. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: Willful Disobedience/Defiance

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Detention/community service and/or suspension of one-five days depending on the severity and number of occurrences. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: Defacing property

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Referral to law enforcement/out-of-school suspension, restitution.    

 

Detrimental Behavior: Forgery

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Detention/community service and/or out-of-school suspension. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: False Fire Alarm/Bomb Scares

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Expulsion, referral to law enforcement.    

 

Detrimental Behavior: Possession of Knife/Blade

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time. View BVSD Policy JDC-R (Spanish Policy JDC-R-SP) for more information on conduct related to weapons.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Out-of-school suspension.  Referral to law enforcement. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: Possession of Knife/Blade Longer Than 3.5 Inches

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time. View BVSD Policy JDC-R (Spanish Policy JDC-R-SP) for more information on conduct related to weapons.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Expulsion, referral to law enforcement. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: Dangerous Weapon

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time. View BVSD Policy JDC-R (Spanish Policy JDC-R-SP) for more information on conduct related to weapons.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Mandatory expulsion, referral to law enforcement. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities.  

 

Detrimental Behavior: Gang Activity

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Referral to law, out- of-school suspension, referral to law enforcement.    

 

Detrimental Behavior: Theft

All detrimental behavior violations are subject to an out-of-school suspension. In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Referral to law enforcement. Out-of-school suspension, restitution.    

 

Disruptive Behavior: Profanity/Vulgarity/Obscenity

In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Detention, community service and/or out of school suspension. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed  

 

Disruptive Behavior: Interference with School’s Ability to Provide Education

In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Detention, community service and/or out of school suspension. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Disruptive Behavior: Use of Cell Phone, Electronic Devices, and Earbuds

View BVSD Policy JRCT and JRCT-R (Spanish Policy JRCT-SP and JRCT-R-SP) for more information on cell phone use.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Confiscation, student picks up from assistant principal in the main office at the end of the school day (3:45 pm).    
Second Offense Confiscation, parent and student must pick up cell phone from assistant principal after 3:45 pm.        
Third Offense Confiscation, parent and student pick up cell phone from assistant principal at the end of the school day and cell phone/electronic device must be checked in to the main office each day, if brought to school. Four hours of community service.  Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  
Fourth Offense Confiscation, parent and student pick up cell phone from an assistant principal at the end of the school day. This will be considered as insubordination since the student is not following the protocol we have established. Therefore the student will be suspended for two days and receive four hours of community service.      Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Disruptive Behavior: Refusal to Give Cell Phone, Electronic Device, Earbuds to Staff Member

In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time. View BVSD Policy JRCT and JRCT-R (Spanish Policy JRCT-SP and JRCT-R-SP) for more information on cell phone use.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Student is suspended for the day, eight hours of community service, and device must be checked in the main office each day. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Disruptive Behavior: Habitually Disruptive Student

In cases of subsequent violations, progressive discipline will be used based on investigation. Appropriate consequences will be given at this time. View BVSD Policy JDHD and JDHD-R for additional information on the discipline of habitually disruptive students.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense Mandatory expulsion procedures are completed as prescribed by the students Habitually Disruptive Plan. Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed.  

 

Education Related Violations

Copying, Plagiarism or Cheating

View BVSD Policy JDC (Spanish Policy JDC-SP) for more information. Additional information can also be found in the Academic Dishonesty section of the BHS Student Handbook.

VIOLATION CONSEQUENCE DESCRIPTION ADDITIONAL CONSEQUENCE
First Offense

Loss of credit for assignment. Conference with teacher, student and parent(s), eight hours of community service.

Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed. Notification of incident to NHS sponsors and other student leadership groups.
Second Offense

Loss of credit for assignment. Conference with teacher, student and parent(s), eight hours of community service.

Student will not be permitted to attend school activities such as sporting events, plays or extra-curricular activities until community service/restorative piece is successfully completed. Students will be placed on Academic Probation.  Academic Dishonesty will be reported to colleges.
Third Offense

Loss of credit for assignment. Conference with teacher, student and parent(s), three days out-of- school suspension.

  Academic Dishonesty will be reported to colleges.
Fourth Offense

Loss of credit for assignment. Conference with teacher, student and parent(s), five days out-of-school suspension, possible F grade for the class.

  Academic Dishonesty will be reported to colleges.

 

Advanced Placement Exams Spring 2022

AP Test Schedule

  8:00 am 12:00 pm (Noon)
May 2 Japanese Lang & Culture
US Government & Politics
Chemistry
Spanish Lit & Culture
May 3 Environmental Science Psychology
May 4 English Lit & Comp  
May 5 Human Geography
Macroeconomics
Statistics
May 6 European History
US History
Art History
Microeconomics
May 9 Calculus AB
Calculus BC
Computer Science Principles
 
May 10 English Lang & Comp Physics C: Mechanics (12 pm)
Physics C: Electricity & Magnetism (2 pm)
May 11 Spanish Lang & Culture Biology
May 12 French Lang & Culture
World History
 
May 13 German Lang & Culture
Music Theory
Latin

**AP Art & Design Portfolios are due May 6, 2022, 8:00 pm EDT.

COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMS 2020-2021

PSAT National Test

  • Saturday, October 17

SAT (register online at www.collegeboard.com)

See website for registration deadlines.

  • August 29, 2020
  • September 26, 2020
  • October 3, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • December 5, 2020
  • March 13, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 5, 2021

ACT (register online at www.actstudent.org)

See website for registration deadlines.

  • September 12, 2020
  • October 24, 2020
  • December 12, 2020
  • February 6, 2021
  • April 17, 2021
  • June 12, 2021
  • July 17, 2021

Boulder High School Bell Schedules

2020-2021 SCHEDULE OVERVIEW

Class Schedule Summary

Boulder High School is in session every weekday, Monday through Friday, from 8:30am until 4:00pm.  

A modified block schedule is followed with the block days on Wednesday and Thursday. Each block day has four 85 minute blocks plus a 30 minute common lunch.

  • Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays: Students attend all of their classes. There are eight 50 minute class periods plus a 15 minute Advisory period at the end of the day.
  • Wednesdays: Students attend periods 1, 3, 5, 7 followed by...
    • First Semester: Freshman Seminar/Advisory
    • Second Semester: Advisory (55 minutes)
  • Thursdays: Students attend periods 2, 4, 6, 8 followed by a 45 minute Advisory period

Lunch Schedule Summary

Every student will have either all of 4th or all of 5th period off for lunch
with the serving schedule as follows:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday:

  • Students with period 4 off: lunch served 11:10 - 11:45
  • Students with period 5 off: lunch served 12:05 - 12:40

Wednesday & Thursday: 

  • Lunch served 11:30 - 12:00

2020-2021 BHS Bell Schedule

Printable Version: View the 2020-21 BHS Bell Schedule (pdf)

Every student has lunch either period 4 or period 5. 

All students in 9th grade participate in Freshman Seminar at the end of the day on Wednesdays (3:05pm - 3:45pm) for first semester only.

BELL SCHEDULE: MONDAY/TUESDAY/FRIDAY

-- Each class period 1-8 is 50 minutes, including lunch period

Period 1  8:30 - 9:20
Period 2  9:25 - 10:15
Period 3 10:20 - 11:10
Period 4
(Lunch served at 11:10-11:45)
11:15 - 12:05
 
Period 5
(Lunch served at 12:05-12:40)
12:10 - 1:00
 
Period 6  1:05 - 1:55
Period 7  2:00 - 2:50
Period 8  2:55 - 3:45
Advisory                            3:45 - 4:00


BELL SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY (BLOCK)

-- Each class (period 1,3,5,7) is 85 minutes, lunch is 30 minute
-- *For 9th grade students, the Freshman Seminar will meet at 3:05-3:45 for first semester only. Advisory is at 3:45-4:00 for first semester and 3:05-4:00 for second semester

Period 1  8:30 - 9:55
Period 3 10:00 - 11:25
Lunch/Clubs 11:30 - 12:00
Period 5           12:05 - 1:30
Period 7  1:35 - 3:00
*Freshman Seminar/Advisory  3:05 - 4:00

 

BELL SCHEDULE: THURSDAY (BLOCK)

-- Each class (period 2,4,6,8) is 85 minutes, lunch is 30 minutes
-- *Panther TV (PTV) video announcement for school news is 10 minutes during 6th period

Period 2  8:30 - 9:55
Period 4 10:00 - 11:25
Lunch/Clubs 11:30 - 12:00
Period 6 (PTV*) 12:05 - 1:40
Period 8  1:45 - 3:10
Advisory       3:15 - 4:00

 

2020-2021 Two-Hour Delayed Start Schedule

In the event that BVSD is on a "Two-Hour Delayed Start" due to weather, school will begin at 10:30am and the schedule below is followed.  Normal classes (on M/Tu/F) will be 35 minutes long and block classes (on W/Th) will be 65 minutes. There will be no end-of-day Advisory period.

See BVSD Weather Delay & Closures Website for additional information.

TWO-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE:
MONDAY/TUESDAY/FRIDAY

-- Each class period 1-8 is 35 minutes, lunch is also 35 minutes
-- *Period 4 and 5 are moved up to accommodate for the lunch schedule

Period 1 10:30 -11:05
Period 2 11:10 - 11:45
*Period 4  11:50 - 12:25
*Period 5 12:30 - 1:05
Period 3  1:10 - 1:45
Period 6  1:50 - 2:25
Period 7  2:30 - 3:05
Period 8  3:10 - 3:45

 

TWO-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE:
WEDNESDAY (BLOCK)

-- Each class (period 1,3,5,7) is 65 minutes, lunch is 45 minutes

Period 1 10:30 - 11:35
Lunch 11:35 - 12:15
Period 3 12:20 - 1:25
Period 5            1:30 - 2:35
Period 7                2:40 - 3:45

 

TWO-HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE:
THURSDAY (BLOCK)

-- Each class (period 2,4,6,8) is 65 minutes, lunch is 30 minutes
* School News & Announcements occur via Panther TV (PTV)

Period 2 10:30 - 11:35
Lunch 11:35 - 12:05
Period 4 12:10 - 1:15
Period 6 (PTV*)  1:20 - 2:35
Period 8  2:40 - 3:45

 

 

 

Rally Days & Assemblies Schedule

  • A different bell schedule for the day of the Assembly/Rally will be announced one week prior to the event.

BHS Rally Schedule 

On day TBA we will follow the Rally Schedule below.

   
Rally  
   
Lunch  
   
   
Advisory 3:45 - 4:00