Belmont High School Named Massachusetts ACT College and Career Transition Exemplar

Belmont High School in Belmont was named Massachusetts ACT College and Career Transition Exemplar for the 2016-2017 ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign.

Established in 2013, the annual ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign celebrates achievement and creates awareness around the goal of college and career readiness for all. ACT developed the campaign to shine a light on the individuals and institutions serving as examples to others working to improve the condition of college and career readiness for all.

The campaign identifies exemplars in each of four categories—students, high schools, postsecondary institutions, and employers—for each participating state.

ACT identified Belmont High School as one of a select group of high schools in Massachusetts for the ACT College and Career Transition Award. High schools were identified based on ACT test data and high school demographics. ACT State Councils—comprised of education and workforce professionals from all 50 states—chose the school for state exemplar designation.

 

“Each year we are proud to recognize exemplary students, high schools, postsecondary institutions and employers working to advance the condition of college and career readiness in their communities,” said Scott Montgomery, ACT senior vice president of public affairs. “The individuals and groups named ACT state exemplars demonstrate perseverance and innovative thinking in the face of adversity, and serve as examples to others working to improve college and career readiness for all.”

 

Belmont High School, received the College and Career Transition Award for their work in achieving high academics, awareness in Social & Emotional Learning, and focusing on the development of student skills – specifically in the area of Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Belmont High School’s commitment to preparing students for College and Career Transition in these areas has earned them this prestigious recognition.

All state exemplars will be considered for National Semifinalist status by an ACT Selection Committee, which will narrow the talented group into four National Semifinalists per category. Finally, a National Selection Committee composed of national education and workforce leaders will choose one semifinalist per category to make up four National Exemplars. These National Exemplars, along with all state exemplars and semifinalists will be honored at an ACT recognition event in late fall 2017 in Iowa City, Iowa.

Learn more about the ACT College & Career Readiness Campaign and view highlights from previous years, here.

2018 National Merit Scholarship Program

Congratulations to the following students who took the 2016 Preliminary SAT/National Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) and met the requirements to enter the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program. With a Selection Index score of 211 or above, these high performers have shown outstanding academic potential. From approximately 1.5 million program entrants, each of these students is among the 50,000 highest-scoring participants who will be recognized in the fall. Congratulations!

  • Benjamin Brody
  • Austin Deng
  • Lydia Fick
  • Bryan Huang
  • Won Young Jang
  • Keven Ji
  • James Kitch
  • Asa Kohn
  • Rachel Laing
  • Elizabeth Lazenby
  • Seungil Lee
  • Kate Lester
  • Emily Logan
  • Julia Logan
  • Brian Miller
  • Jackson Pullman
  • Jiayi Ruan
  • Mohammad Sayeed
  • Sofia Schlozman
  • Max Serrano-Wu
  • Kostas Tingos
  • Zachary Tseng
  • Evan Wagner
  • Jia Jia Zhang
  • Mirilla Zhu

Summer Plans

Dear Belmont High School Parent(s)/Guardian(s) –

With Quarter 4 starting, families may have their sights on summer vacations. When organizing the family calendar, please take in consideration that the scheduled last official day of school is determined by the school committee sometime in April/May. When determined, the date will be posted on the district website and the BHS Principal’s Blog. Students are expected to attend school until the last official day.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Principal Richards

 

Belmont High School Building Committee Community Forum, 4/6

Belmont High School Building Committee Community Forum

 

WHAT IS THIS I HEAR ABOUT A NEW HIGH SCHOOL?

WHY DO WE NEED A NEW HIGH SCHOOL?

WHATS A FEASIBILITY STUDY? WHAT IS THE MSBA?

WHOS MAKING THE DECISIONS ABOUT A NEW HIGH SCHOOL?

WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE?

For answers to these questions and to learn more about the Belmont High School Project, join the Belmont High School Building Committee for a community forum

THURSDAY, APRIL 6TH 7:00 PM BEECH STREET CENTER – 266 BEECH STREET

The Belmont High School Building Committee will give a comprehensive project update, followed by an overview of Belmont’s Educational Plan presented by Superintendent John Phelan. Following the presentations, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and to provide feedback.

Additional information about the Belmont High School Building Project is available here.

Questions? BHS-BC@belmont-ma.gov

2017-2018 Independent Study Deadline, 5-1-17 (current juniors)

Any current BHS junior planning to do a Physical Education Independent Study for the next school year (2017-2018) will need to turn in their independent study form to the Athletic Department by May 1, 2017. PLEASE NOTE: THIS DATE HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM THE PREVIOUS DATE OF JUNE 1, 2017. The change in the due date is needed in order to allocate appropriate staffing. Any current BHS junior who does not turn in a Physical Education independent study form, or inform their guidance counselor they are playing on a BHS Interscholastic Athletic Team by May 1st, will remain scheduled for the Physical Education courses they elected during the scheduling process. Students will NOT be able to drop Physical Education courses from their schedule in the Fall of 2017. Please see your guidance counselor if you have any questions.

Thank you.

BHS Recognized by The Center for Excellence in Education

Dear Mr. Richards,

The Center for Excellence in Education congratulates you and your staff at Belmont High School on having students who qualified as Semifinalists and are part of the top 10% of students nationally who took the USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) Open Exam! Kevin Ji performed extremely well in demonstrating his exceptional knowledge of the biological sciences. We would also like to recognize Mrs. Allison Elfreth, who not only supported these young students who qualified as Semifinalists, but also all of the other students at your school who participated in the 2017 USABO.

 

In 2002, the Center for Excellence in education developed and implemented the first ever USA Biology Olympiad competition to focus on the training of future leaders in the biological sciences. The mission of CEE is to nurture high school and university scholars to careers of excellence and leadership in science, technology engineering and mathematics, and to encourage collaboration between and among leaders in the global community. Almost 86,500 high school students have participated in the annual USA Biology Olympiad competitions. The competitions are designed to select and train the four-member team to represent the U.S. at the International Biology Olympiad in Coventry, United Kingdom from July 23 – 29.

Again, on behalf of CEE, congratulations to you and your school.

Sincerely,

 

Joann P. DiGennaro

President