WELCOME TO HIGH SCHOOL!
Incoming freshmen will begin their transition process to Bismarck High School during the winter of their 8th grade year.
- January 30th at 6pm in the Knaak gym - There will be a Incoming Freshman Open House for parents/ students. This is an opportunity to get information about the registration process; learn about high school course offerings; get advice about preparing for college.
- Jan/Feb of students' 8th grade year:BHS counselors will assist students in registering for their upcoming high-school courses
- May of students' 8th grade year: students are invited into BHS for a welcome celebration and tour of the school.
- August 15th from 5:30-7:30 in the Karlgaard gym - Freshmen and parents/guardians are invited to Freshman Open House. Get acquanted with Bismarck High School.
- Highlights: an overview of the complete school year, learn about school events and programs, find their lockers and classrooms, receive their schedule (they will not be mailed).
- You will also be able to pay for: Student Planners ($5), Parking Permits ($5), Student Athletic Passes ($30), Sports Fees ($50) and you can put Lunch money into their accounts.
At BHS, all freshmen will have a 20-minute advisory time attached to their lunch. Most days of the week students (groups of 12-15 students) will meet in classroom with their assigned advisor. Other days may meet as a large group in the gym. Topics that may be covered during advisory time include but are not limited to:
- Test Taking Tips/ Study Skills
- High School Requirements/ Opportunities
- Bullying/ Harassment
- Healthy Relationships
- High School Course Opportunities
- Job Search/ Application Process/ Resume Building
- Service Learning
Starting 2nd Quarter, students with all A's, B's, and C's in their classes, will be able to earn the following open-campus times:
2nd Quarter-- Open campus Tuesdays.
3rd Quarter-- Open campus Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
4th Quarter-- Open campus Tuesday-Friday.
ASPIRE Test - Taken during the months of October, January and April(summative)
- Includes academic tests in English, Math, Reading, Science and Writing
- Identifies academic strengths and weaknesses
- Gives students an early indication of their readiness for college-level work
- As a "pre-ACT" test, the ASPIRE is a good predictor of students' performance on the ACT
MAP Test - Taken September and April
- Includes academic tests in Reading and Math
- Identifies academic growth as well as areas of strengths and weaknesses