BHS Profile


The School

Brunswick High School offers a comprehensive program of academic excellence that affords students the opportunity to realize their potential and make a valuable contribution to society.  A full complement of core and extracurricular programs is available to students in grades 9 through 12.

 

The Community

Education, arts and community have always been a trademark of Brunswick, a town of 21,000 residents on Maine’s beautiful seacoast situated on Casco Bay.  It is 30 miles from the state’s largest city, Portland, and the capital, Augusta. Bowdoin College is a mainstay in our community and nearby Bath Iron Works has been national leader in Naval shipbuilding for over 100 years.

 

Accreditation

Brunswick High School is accredited through the State of Maine and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Class of 2017 –  Post Secondary Plans

Percent Continuing Education: 84%

4 year schools: 68 %      2 year schools:  16 %

Military: 3%   Work force: 8% 

Foreign Exchange Students: 1 % Gap Year: 4%

 

Graduation Requirements

A student must earn a minimum of 21 1/2 credits and meet the standards in the district’s comprehensive local assessment system.  Maine Studies is required of all students who have not completed this state requirement.  All students must complete 30 hours of community service, demonstrate computer proficiency and have the following credits to graduate:

English                   4          Mathematics                    3

Science                  2          Social Studies                   3

Fine Arts                1          Physical Education         1

Health                    1/2      Visual/Performing Arts  1

Electives                6

 

Class Rank GPA

The class rank is based on seven semesters using a 100-point system and is weighted.  Grade point average is unweighted. 

Curriculum Levels

Advanced Placement ~ English/Literature, English/Language, US History/Government, European History, Computer Science, Calculus (A-B & B-C), Statistics, Biology, Latin 4, French 4 – 5, Spanish 4 – 5, and Studio Art

Honors ~ English 1, 2, 3, Algebra I, Geometry/Algebra II, Pre-calculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Geophysical Science, Human Anatomy,  Humanities, World Studies I & II, Physics, French 2 – 4, Spanish 2 – 4, Latin I/II, Wind Ensemble        

Advanced/Accelerated ~ Music Theory, Piano, Adv. CAD  

Academic & Preparatory

 

 

Grading System

A+        98-100      D+        67-69

A           93-97        D           63-66

A-         90-92        D-         60-62

B+         87-89        F  Fail  0-59

B           83-86        P           Pass

B-          80-82        AU        Audit

C+         77-79        I            Incomplete

C           73-76        WP        Withdrew Pass

C-          70-72        WF        Withdrew Fail

 

Class of 2017 

SAT I Overall Mean Scores

Critical Reading: 559   Math:  538

National Merit Semi-Finalist: 1

CEEB Code:  200 185

 

Advanced Placement Testing

120 students took 154 exams – 141 exams had a score of three or higher.

 

 

Extracurricular activities

International Club, Environmental Activist Club, Outing Club, Gay Straight Alliance, Civil Rights Team, Brunswick Players, Interact Club, Math Team, Speech & Debate, Student Government, Yearbook, Orchestral Ensembles, Choirs, Science Olympiad, Brunswick Better, Envirothon, National Honor Society, French Honor Society, Latin Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Action Team, BrainSTEM Robotics Club, Broadcasting, Boys a cappella (The Tone Rangers), female a cappella (The Decibels), Crockapella – mixed a cappella group, Jazz, ARTery, Jazz Ensemble 1 & 2, Jazz Combo, Saxophone Quartet, Brass Quintet, Creative Arts Magazine (Through the Looking Glass), Bowdoin Mentoring, Art Honor Society, Ski Club, Book Club, Connecting Communities, Garden Club, Club Volleyball.

Athletic Activities

Football, Boys & Girls Soccer, Field Hockey, Golf, Boys & Girls Cross-Country, Cheerleading, Boys & Girls Basketball, Boys & Girls Swimming/Diving, Coed Indoor Track, Boys & Girls Ice Hockey, Boys & Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Spring Track, Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Volleyball, Unified Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, Nordic Skiing, Alpine Skiing, Wrestling.