Elk Call

January 6th

Burleson High School

Developing productive members of a global community



Loss of Credit Due to Absences

If your child has missed 9 or more class periods for the fall semester, they may have lost credit for their course(s); this includes excused and unexcused absences. Students will be contacted in January to be given information on how to regain credit for their fall semester course(s). If you have any questions, please contact your child's House Office.

Gifted and Talented Referrals

Notice to Parents:

The Burleson Independent School District will be accepting referrals for testing for gifted and talented services January 7-January 31, 2020. Gifted & Talented Services are designed to serve the unique educational needs of academically gifted students. These students perform or have the potential to perform at a remarkably high level, beyond the performance of their peers. Approximately 3-5% of the population is gifted. The full referral notice and parent forms can be found here: BISD Gifted and Talented Education .

Aviso a los padres:

El Distrito Escolar Independiente de Burleson aceptará referencias para pruebas de servicios para dotados y talentosos del 7 de enero al 31 de enero de 2020. Los servicios para alumnos dotados y talentosos están diseñados para satisfacer las necesidades educativas únicas de los estudiantes académicamente dotados. Estos estudiantes se desempeñan o tienen el potencial de desempeñarse a un nivel notablemente alto, más allá del desempeño de sus compañeros. Aproximadamente el 3-5% de la población es superdotada. El aviso de referencia completo y los formularios para padres se pueden encontrar aquí: BISD Educación para Dotados y Talentosos.

Burleson High School Balfour Site

Need to purchase your Senior Ad or yearbook? Click the button and you will be redirected to our BHS Balfour site.

Balfour will be here January 15th and February 19th during all three lunches in the cafeteria to take Class Ring Orders, Senior Announcement Orders and Senior Cap and Gown Orders. Extra Class Ring and Senior Graduation packets are in the front office. If you miss Balfour at school, you need to order at balfour.com ASAP to avoid a late fee.

College & Career Ready Elks


1/23/19 Parent and Student meeting for Juniors

1/30/19 TSI Testing at BHS Sign-up here


College Scorecard that students and families can use to compare college costs and outcomes

College Readiness Website

Go Center Website

SAT/ACT Waiver Request

Apply Texas and Common Application



This link will take you to a pdf of all the scholarships that the district has information on. They are all organized by due date. The ones highlighted in teal are local scholarships.

I know searching for scholarships can get overwhelming. Start by exploring the pdf and to making a list of the ones you potentially qualify for and then make a schedule or set a goal to complete a certain number of applications a week. Some students try to do one a week and some try to do more; it kind of depends on the types of scholarships they are filling out.

Make sure you check the College & Career Twitter page for new scholarships!



  • Complete FAFSA
  • Send SAT/ACT to colleges
  • Apply to at least 3 colleges (most deadlines are before Thanksgiving)
  • Send transcripts to colleges (link here)
  • Begin applying for Scholarships (ideally, 4-5 per week)


  • Sign up to take SAT/ACT in fall 2019 or spring 2020
  • Take SAT/ACT again over summer and/or Aug./Sept. of senior year
  • Identify at least 5 colleges where you’d want to apply and figure out admission requirements
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Dual Credit


Students, make sure you register for the spring semester of your dual credit class!

National Honor Society


  • 2/5/20 February Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library

  • 3/4/20 March Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library
  • 4/1/20 April Meeting at 8:15 in the BHS Library
  • 4/14/20 NHS Induction
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Burleson High School Calendar

Want to stay up-to-date on all #Elk Family events? Click the button to be redirected to the Burleson High School Calendar.