Staff members are inviting students, families and community members to Burnsville High School (BHS) to discover all that it offers in academics, the arts and activities/athletics by attending a special event on Tuesday, Feb. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.
“We want to provide an opportunity for future students and their families to hear and see what Burnsville High School is all about, how we meet the needs of our students, and how we’ll offer even more if the Vision One91 referendum is approved,” said Principal Dave Helke. “But this is also for community members who have never been to BHS or maybe haven’t been in a long time.”
The event, called Discover BHS Night, kicks off at 6 p.m. with a presentation in the commons area featuring a panel of teachers and students discussing their experiences at the school. Principal Dave Helke and Superintendent Joe Gothard will explain how Vision One91 calls for creating a comprehensive four-year high school that increases access for all students to honors, advanced placement and elective courses.
Beginning at 6:30 p.m., visitors can take a student-led tour or a self-directed tour around the school to see recent updates to the building, and learn about the school’s unique programs and learning spaces.
There will also be three 20-minute informational sessions available on how the school creates a strong community, supports students to be real-world ready, and focuses on college and career readiness. Various activities will be featured and participants will be able to ask questions and gather information.
“There truly is something for everyone at Burnsville High School,” said Helke. “We hope people will attend and Discover BHS,” said Helke.
Some Burnsville High School highlights:
- College credit programs like Advanced Placement, College in the Schools with the University of Minnesota, and dual enrollment in community colleges
- College readiness programs like AVID, Upward Bound, and College Possible
- Engineering, Computer Science, Scientific Research, and Technology curriculum
- Media Arts, Visual Arts, and Performing Arts curriculum
- Automotive Services and Construction Trades curriculum
- Student development opportunities like Youth Service, WeDay, #burnsvillestrong
- Specialized learning spaces like the TV studio, Preschool Lab, and Keyboarding Labs
- Strong partnerships supporting students including Headway Emotional Health Services, 360 Communities, Burnsville Area Learning Center and the Burnsville Police Department
- Approximately 40 athletic teams and over 60 activities and clubs including DECA, Robotics, Environmental Club, Stock Market Club, Theater and much more.