Curriculum

Math Intervention

The Discovery Academy offers Tiered Math Instruction Support based on Benchmark and Diagnostic Web-Based Reporting. Students are grouped according to percentile ranks versus National Norms. They are given live instructional support twice a week for forty minutes. Students will be periodically progress monitored throughout the year and data will be tracked to measure growth. Students will receive a scale score based on performance.

 

Graduation Requirements

4 Credits English:

  • English 9 A/B
  • English 10  A/B
  • English 11  A/B
  • English 12  A/B

4 Credits Math:

  • Algebra I  A/B
  • Geometry A/B
  • Algebra II A/B
  • Senior Math  A/B

3 Credits Science:

  • Biology  A/B
  • Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science A/B
  • PLTW, CTE, or other approved science A/B

3 Credits Social Studies:

  • US History A/B
  • Civics A/B
  • Economics
  • World History

1 Credit Physical Education:

  • Physical Education
  • Health

3 Credits VPAA/World Language:

  • Visual, Performing, Applied Arts A/B
  • World Language 1 A/B
  • World Language 2*  A/B

Community Service:

  • Volunteer Hours (40 hrs req.)

In addition to above course requirements, students must also take the Michigan Merit Examination, or a state approved alternate exam, prior to graduation. Typically, the state test is administered in the spring of the student's junior year.

Traditional Berrien Springs High School Diploma

B.S.H.S Class of 2022 Graduation Requirements

​Students enroll in a basic schedule of 8 credits per year. There are a minimum of 29 credits required for graduation.

4 Credits English:

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

4 Credits Math:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Senior Math

3 Credits Science:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science
  • PLTW, CTE, or other approved science

3 Credits Social Studies:

  • US History
  • Civics
  • Economics
  • World History

1 Credit Physical Education:

  • Physical Education
  • Health

3 Credits VPAA/World Language:

  • Visual, Performing, Applied Arts
  • World Language 1
  • World Language 2*

1 Credit Careers:

  • Careers 10
  • Careers 12

.5 Credit Senior Project:

  • Senior Project

Community Service:

  • Volunteer Hours (40 hrs req.)

In addition to above course requirements, students must also take the Michigan Merit Examination, or a state approved alternate exam, prior to graduation. Typically, the state test is administered in the spring of the student's junior year.
 
Minimum Credits Required:
6cr =10thgr; 13cr =11thgr; 21cr =12thgr; 29cr = GRAD

B.S.H.S Class of 2023 Graduation Requirements

​Students enroll in a basic schedule of 8 credits per year. There are a minimum of 29 credits required for graduation.

4 Credits English:

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

4 Credits Math:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Senior Math

3 Credits Science:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science
  • PLTW, CTE, or other approved science

3 Credits Social Studies:

  • US History
  • Civics
  • Economics
  • World History

1 Credit Physical Education:

  • Physical Education
  • Health

3 Credits VPAA/World Language:

  • Visual, Performing, Applied Arts
  • World Language 1
  • World Language 2*

1 Credit Careers:

  • Careers 10
  • Careers 12

.5 Credit Senior Project:

  • Senior Project

Community Service:

  • Volunteer Hours (40 hrs req.)

In addition to above course requirements, students must also take the Michigan Merit Examination, or a state approved alternate exam, prior to graduation. Typically, the state test is administered in the spring of the student's junior year.
 
Minimum Credits Required:
6cr =10thgr; 13cr =11thgr; 21cr =12thgr; 29cr = GRAD

B.S.H.S. Class of 2024 Graduation Requirements

​Students enroll in a basic schedule of 8 credits per year. There are a minimum of 29 credits required for graduation.

​4 Credits English:

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

4 Credits Math:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Senior Math

3 Credits Science:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science
  • PLTW, CTE, or other approved science

3 Credits Social Studies:

  • US History
  • Civics
  • Economics
  • World History

1 Credit Physical Education:

  • Physical Education
  • Health

3 Credits VPAA/World Language:

  • Visual, Performing, Applied Arts
  • World Language 1
  • World Language 2*

.5 Credit Careers:

  • Careers 12
  • Careers 10

.5 Credit Senior Project:

  • Senior Project

Community Service:

  • Volunteer Hours (40 hrs req.)

In addition to above course requirements, students must also take the Michigan Merit Examination, or a state approved alternate exam, prior to graduation. Typically, the state test is administered in the spring of the student's junior year.
 
Minimum Credits Required:
6cr =10thgr; 13cr =11thgr; 21cr =12thgr; 29cr = GRAD

B.S.H.S. Class of 2025 Graduation Requirements

​Students enroll in a basic schedule of 8 credits per year. There are a minimum of 29 credits required for graduation.

​4 Credits English:

  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12

4 Credits Math:

  • Algebra I
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Senior Math

3 Credits Science:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science
  • PLTW, CTE, or other approved science

3 Credits Social Studies:

  • US History
  • Civics
  • Economics
  • World History

1 Credit Physical Education:

  • Physical Education
  • Health

3 Credits VPAA/World Language:

  • Visual, Performing, Applied Arts
  • World Language 1
  • World Language 2*

.5 Credit Careers:

  • Careers 12
  • Careers 10

.5 Credit Senior Project:

  • Senior Project

Community Service:

  • Volunteer Hours (40 hrs req.)

In addition to above course requirements, students must also take the Michigan Merit Examination, or a state approved alternate exam, prior to graduation. Typically, the state test is administered in the spring of the student's junior year.
 
Minimum Credits Required:
6cr =10thgr; 13cr =11thgr; 21cr =12thgr; 29cr = GRAD

 

Students must meet eligibility requirements for C.T.E. and *Dual Enrollment courses.

*College credit courses

Career and Technical Courses

  • Arts and Communication
  • Dance Exploration
  • Graphic Arts/Visual Imaging
  • Media Communications
  • Music Theory
  • Business
  • S Management and Marketing
  • Technology
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Management Support
  • Marketing
  • Network Administration/CISCO
  • Web Design
  • Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial
  • Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Cabinet/Furniture Making
  • Building/Construction Trades
  • Drafting/Design
  • Electronics
  • Green Energy Fabrication
  • Machine Trade and Tool Operations
  • Welding and Cutting
  • Health Science
  • Allied Health
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Pharmacy Tech
  • Professional Health Careers Academy
  • Sports Medicine
  • Human Services
  • Early Childhood
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Firefighting
  • Hospitality and Culinary Arts
  • Teacher Cadet
  • Agriscience and Natural Resources
  • Agriscience