Bedford High School

Home of the Bulldogs - Edies 2013

We're Back...It's BHS 2.0!

The Bumps

The Bumps

  • 2012 9th Highest student to teacher ratio out of all 168 school districts (14:1)
  • 5th Lowest cost per pupil out of 73 high schools $10,807 (State Average $13,101)
  • Four different Principals in six years
  • Staff remaining from the first year - 29 of 56 professional staff (52%) and only 3 of the 7 original administrators (42%)
  • Two of the last three years without teacher contracts



  • 3 Day Event
  • Students choose their path
  • Overnight Trips - Day Trips - Campus Events

Senior Project

  • Required graduation requirement
  • 8 month journey
  • Student chooses their own path
  • Ends with a senior celebration week in May


  • A significant college & career readiness software
  • Ability to closely follow each student's path towards graduation
  • Data collection is key to the success of program

Empowered Educators

PLC Process

  • PLC’s meet on regular basis
  • Develop common Formative and Summative Assessments
  • Share best practice

Summer Curriculum Technology Institute

  • CHEMISTRY - Revised the approach to chemistry, including common laboratory experiments, to increase engagement

  • ALGEBRA AND GEOMETRY - Developed materials to integrate concepts from Algebra PSP and Geometry PSP and address the common core

  • MATH - Developed lessons, online lectures, practice material and protocols for teaching self-paced math courses.

Relevance, Engagement, Community Evaluation

Technology Use

  • Helping student be 21st century learners
  • Utilize wide variety of web 2.0 tools and social media
  • iPad pilot in Life Skills Course

Hybrid/Online Course Development

  • Two courses: In-Writing & Personal Finance
  • Developed by three teachers
  • Google Apps for Education

B.A.S.E Camp!

  • Summer transition program for rising Freshmen
  • BHS 101/high school survival camp
  • Follow-up reunions throughout school year

Challenge Day

  • Day-long workshop to open minds and hearts
  • Celebrate love and connection with diversity, truth and full expression
  • Internal exploration rather than feelings for others

"That was amazing! Best day of my life! I can't wait to go and live out the change now! This experience is one I will never forget! I was able to open up, feel excepted, and smile! I LOVED IT!" ~BHS Junior Student

Rigor and High Standards

Competency Based Education

  • Fully Implemented


College Credit Eligible Scores

  • 145 scores of 4 or above on Higher Level IB Exams
  • 176 scores of 3 or above on Advanced Placement Exams

2012/13 Early Admissions

  • Dartmouth
  • Georgetown
  • University of Chicago
  • Boston College
  • Northeastern
  • University of Washington in St. Louis

Science NECAP

  • Highest percentage of proficiency in the state
  • Second time in three years


  • 2 Division II Championships
  • 2 Division I Championships
  • 5 Runner-ups
  • 2011/12 Sportsmanship Award (second year in a row)


  • Second in the State in the U.S. and Weekly World News Top High Schools
  • Finalist for the Secondary School Of Excellence

Bulldogs In Action

EDies Invite Movie