Bend Senior High School

Academics

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High School Instruction

Our students have access to have meaningful, in-depth experiences in service learning and career exploration as well as opportunities to experience and explore science, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts.

We offer core classes as well as a variety of electives. Many classes provide students the opportunity to earn college credits while in high school. Students also have the opportunity to earn an Honors, Advanced Placement, or International Baccalaureate diploma by taking advanced-level courses that demonstrate the ability to succeed in a rigorous curriculum. We also offer a wide range of academic clubs and co-curricular activities from music to drama to sports.

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) programs are known for rigorous college-level curricula and advanced college credit. AP courses help students acquire the skills and habits needed to be successful in college. AP courses improve writing skills, sharpen problem-solving abilities, and develop time management skills, discipline, and study habits.

International Baccalaureate

Bend Senior High School is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers the rigorous IB Diploma Programme. This is a district-wide program that all Bend-La Pine Schools students may complete. For more information about the International Baccalaureate Programme, visit our IB Info page or contact the IB Diploma Coordinator Andria Lindsey at 541-355-3906 or [email protected]

FAQs

IB Pamphlet

IB Testing Schedule May 2016

Career-Readiness

Once called vocational education, Career Technical Education (CTE) is evolving. It incorporates technology, workforce context and relevance into the secondary setting. The district is also committed to offering opportunities for students to explore pathways for college and career, with the purpose of being exposed to as many options as possible.


Individually Focused. Committed to All.

When Bend-La Pine Schools students graduate, they should come equipped to do the following:

  • Persevere when faced with challenges
  • Value and exercise creativity
  • Discover how critical thinking skills are used across disciplines
  • Become a functioning member of a team
  • Exercise effective communication and presentation skills
  • Understand the importance of taking initiative
  • Learn about various aspects of leadership and develop those skills
  • Adapt and problem solve
  • Manage time and create a plan for accomplishing a task or goal
  • Know how to find reliable, accurate information



Resources

Curriculum Guide