At BST, we are committed to providing a vibrant and transformative learning environment where technology plays a central role in shaping middle schoolers' educational journey. Our philosophy centers on equipping young minds with essential digital skills, fostering critical thinking abilities, nurturing creativity, and promoting a balanced and mindful approach to technology usage.
At BST, we believe in fostering a dynamic and enriching learning environment where technology is thoughtfully integrated into every aspect of high school education. Our philosophy revolves around equipping young minds with essential skills, encouraging critical thinking, and nurturing creativity, while maintaining a balanced and mindful approach to technology usage. Explore our special areas to learn more about what sets us apart!
THE ARCH PROGRAM
The ARCH Program is an educational approach that promotes a comprehensive and practical way of learning. It stands for "Applied, Relevant, Collaborative, and Hands-on." This instructional practice aims to engage students by providing them with opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills in real-life scenarios.
The ARCH Program recognizes that students learn best when they can connect their learning to practical applications and real-world situations. Rather than relying solely on traditional classroom lectures and theoretical instruction, the ARCH Program encourages educators to incorporate hands-on experiences into their teaching methods. By simulating real-life situations, students are given the chance to actively participate in the learning process. This can involve activities such as experiments, problem-solving exercises, case studies, role-playing, and projects that require practical application of concepts and skills. These hands-on experiences provide a more engaging and interactive learning environment, allowing students to gain a deeper understanding of the subject matter. In addition to hands-on experiences, the ARCH Program emphasizes collaboration among students. Group work and cooperative learning activities are incorporated to foster teamwork, communication, and critical thinking skills. By working together, students can learn from each other's perspectives, share ideas, and develop their problem-solving abilities. The ARCH Program also places a strong emphasis on relevance. It seeks to make learning meaningful and applicable to students' lives by connecting the curriculum to real-world contexts. This approach helps students see the practical implications of what they are learning, making the subject matter more relatable and increasing their motivation to learn. The ARCH Program provides a holistic instructional practice that combines hands-on experiences, collaboration, and relevance to create a more engaging and effective learning environment. By simulating real-life situations, students are empowered to apply their knowledge and skills, fostering a deeper understanding and preparing them for real-world challenges.
ARCH Entrepreneurship: Become a Savvy Business Leader! In this transformative program, students will simulate roles as employees, managers, and company owners to solve real-world problems and grasp essential business principles. Embrace financial literacy skills and learn how to make smart decisions with money, preparing budgets, understanding favorable loan terms, and comprehending credit impacts. Take charge of your future with ARCH Entrepreneurship.
Airplane Mechanic: Unlock the Secrets of Airplane Maintenance and Repair! Train to maintain and repair airplanes and jets, ensuring they meet FAA standards. As an authorized aircraft inspector, you will supervise maintenance, perform preventative maintenance, and alter aircraft and aircraft systems. Discover the world of airplane mechanics and prepare to take flight in this high-flying career path.
Forensic Science: Unravel Mysteries through the Science of Investigation! In this enthralling course, students will learn the art of examining and analyzing evidence from crime scenes and beyond. Develop the skills needed to produce objective findings that can aid in the investigation and prosecution of perpetrators or absolve the innocent. Embrace the world of forensic science and embark on an exciting journey of criminal investigation.
Aviation Pilot Program: Reach New Heights as a Skilled Aviator! This comprehensive course of study is designed for aspiring pilots, focusing on primary and intermediate flight training to acquire and hone essential airmanship skills. Prepare to take flight and fulfill your dreams of becoming a skilled pilot.
Transportation Technology: Embark on a Journey of Innovations in Transportation! Delve into the captivating world of designing and building rockets, airplanes, cars, motorcycles, and boats. Embrace the rapid innovations in transportation technology and gain insights into the exciting future of transportation.
Spanish 1, 2, & 3: Hola! Explore the Spanish Language and Diverse Cultures! In these engaging courses, students will embark on a journey into the world of Spanish language and culture. Develop proficient communication skills, immerse in diverse cultures, and expand your horizons through the beauty of Spanish language.
Digital Design: Unlock Your Creative Potential in the Digital Realm! This dynamic course allows students to create captivating images and elements destined for screens, such as digital publishing, 3D printing, websites, animation, and video creation. Embrace the art of photography and explore the endless possibilities of digital media. Let your imagination soar as you bring your artistic vision to life in the digital world.
Musical Theatre: Step into the Spotlight with Acting and Singing Skills! In this course, students will learn how to harness the power of acting and singing tools to create mesmerizing and articulate public performances. Unleash your inner performer and captivate audiences with the magic of musical theatre.
Technology Services: Transforming Solutions in the Digital World! Dive into the realm of specialized technology-oriented solutions, where software, hardware, networks, telecommunications, and electronics processes and functions converge. In this course, students will gain invaluable insights into cutting-edge technology and learn how to develop transformative solutions for a rapidly evolving digital landscape.
Art Portfolio Development: A Journey of Artistic Self-Discovery! Immerse yourself in a rigorous and self-directed environment where you will develop an online portfolio showcasing a captivating collection of your artwork and artist statements. Learn about diverse careers in art and explore your creative potential. Successfully completing this course paves the way for an Advanced Placement course in your Senior year. An application and supply fee are required, but scholarships are available. Prerequisite: Pass 2D Art.
JediJill's Droid Lab Competitive Robotics: The Ultimate Robotics Challenge! Join the exclusive Droid Lab and embark on an exciting journey of rebuilding, repairing, customizing, and competing with a robot kit. Secure your spot through the application and interview process, and embrace the thrill of competitive robotics. Whether you're a proud owner of a robot or eager to join as a "House" Bot team member, this engaging opportunity awaits you.
Game & Sim Design: Enter the World of Game Creation and Esports! Unleash your creativity as you learn the art of video game creation, with an introduction to coding, programming, and 3D character modeling. Additionally, this program offers the exciting prospect of Esports team development, where students can explore the competitive side of gaming. Join this captivating course and step into the dynamic world of game design.
Culinary – Principles of Nutrition & Wellness: Delight in the Art of Culinary Cuisine! In this delectable course, students will dive into the world of food preparation, culinary cuisine, recipe modification, and nutrition and healthy cooking. Learn essential food sanitation procedures and prepare for the coveted Serv-Safe certification. Embrace your passion for culinary arts and nourish your culinary skills for a bright future in the culinary world.
Agriscience and Animal Science – FFA: Unearth the Secrets of Agriculture and Animal Science! In this enlightening program, students will apply scientific principles and emerging technologies to solve complex problems related to agriculture, food, and natural resources. The course encompasses Agriscience Foundations, Animal Science & Services, and Agriculture Associate Certification, as well as the Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification. Embrace the diverse world of agriscience and animal science in collaboration with the esteemed FFA organization.
Experimental Science Honors: Embark on a Scientific Journey of Discovery! Learn the ways of a research scientist as you delve into scientific inquiry, measurement, problem-solving, and experimental procedures. Engage in thrilling science competitions and unleash your scientific prowess. Embrace the excitement of experimental science and make your mark in the world of scientific discovery.
Multimedia Journalism: Become a Versatile Journalist Across Multiple Platforms! In this dynamic course, students will hone their journalism skills, spanning traditional, digital, and video platforms. Build a captivating yearbook that captures the essence of school life and events. Embrace the power of multimedia journalism and tell stories that resonate with your audience.
Exercise Science (Weightlifting): Unlock the Science of Health and Wellness! This transformative program equips students with the tools to improve the health and wellness of individuals. Explore the art of designing workout programs and pave the way for personal training certification. Embrace the power of exercise science as you positively impact lives through fitness and well-being.
Educational Science (formerly Teacher Aide): Nurture Minds, Shape Futures! Gain invaluable skills in supporting all students, educational technology, classroom management, student assessment, and effective communication. In this transformative course, students will explore the art of supporting learners and fostering a positive learning environment. Discover the joys of empowering young minds and contributing to their educational journey.
Engineering 1, 2, & 3: Engineer the Future with Scientific Precision! In these comprehensive courses, students will harness scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other innovative items. Lay the foundation for a fulfilling career in either Marine or Aerospace Engineering as you explore the diverse facets of engineering.
Political Debate: Master the Art of Argument and Persuasion! In this empowering course, students will develop formidable argument and debate skills across a variety of formats, including civic/political and law. Strengthen your speech skills for public speaking and discover an array of competitions, contests, and scholarship opportunities.