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Academic Programs

Accelerated Programs

Burnsville Senior High School offers a wide variety of course offerings for students who desire to receive college credit or work at an accelerated pace. These courses are offered through Advanced Placement, College-in-the Schools (through the University of Minnesota), or honors distinction. Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program is also available to juniors and seniors who wish to receive collegiate and secondary school credit for a college course. Please note: PSEO grades and credits do apply toward and are calculated into the GPA when determining awards and level of graduation distinction. Contact: Jeff Limke

AVID

AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), is a college readiness program that helps students identify and develop the skills necessary to be successful in high school and college.  The AVID curriculum is driven by WICOR (Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, Organization, and Reading) standards. These will be used in both the AVID elective courses as well as other content specific classes at BHS.   Students chosen to be a part of the program will be supported through their AVID elective course, the AVID site team, and BHS teachers who are committed to the goal of college and career readiness. Contact: Jenna Gomer

Bridges

The Bridges program is designed to support 10th and 11th grade students that meet qualifications for being "at-risk" to not graduate from high school on time.  The Bridges courses offers research based instructional approaches for meeting the core academic course standards inside blocked classes where homework help is embedded in the school day.  Students complete a Continual Learning Plan with an advisor that creates a pathway to academic and social success resulting in post-secondary educational and training opportunities. Students in the Bridges program should mirror the general Burnsville High School population in regards to race/ethnicity, academic skills, and Special Education services. Contact: TBD