Becker High School is a vibrant, student centered, comprehensive high school that serves 872 students in grades 9-12. Talented staff delivers challenging curriculum based upon the concepts of rigor, relevance, and relationships. In addition to academics, students are encouraged to participate in the numerous extra and co-curricular activities.
High School Program Description
The high school operates on a block schedule consisting of four classes per quarter. Students must meet certain state requirements and earn thirty credits to graduate. Through the various departments consisting of Art, Business, English, Family and Consumer Science, Industrial Technology, Mathematics, Vocal and Instrumental Music, Physical Education, Science, Special Education, Social Studies, and World Languages, students are encouraged to pursue their interest. In addition to our traditional departments, BHS has an alternative-learning program called BASE (Becker Alternative School of Excellence) to help students succeed in the high school setting.
Freshmen Transition Program
In keeping with the smaller learning communities concept of the middle school, all freshmen will be divided into teams consisting of approximately fifty students and two instructors for one block of their day for the entire school year. During this block of time students will receive integrated instruction in English and Social Studies. The remaining part of their day is spent outside the team in other required and elective courses. The intent of teaming is to ensure that all freshmen experience a successful transition to BHS in their academic, personal, and interpersonal endeavors.
In addition to obtaining a high school diploma, juniors and seniors who have meet certain academic requirements have several opportunities to advance toward a post secondary degree by taking a variety of courses offered at Becker High School through the SCSU Senior to Sophomore Program. Besides this post-secondary education program, Becker High School has partnered with St. Cloud Technical College in the area of Career and Technical Education programs. In addition to these opportunities student can take two advanced placement courses in Calculus to potentially earn college credit.
As well as the many academic choices for students, Becker High School has a counseling department that offers individual counseling to address the needs of the students and provides resources to parents. The counseling department has information on career planning, conducts workshops on financial aid and after high school planning, and schedules representatives from many universities, colleges, and military branches to meet with students. A career center is also available for students to explore their interests. Students are encouraged to get to know their counselor early in their high school career.
If you have any questions about the BHS academic program, please contact the high school office or the counseling department at (763) 261-4501. We want all of our students to be academically challenged, see the relevance in their learning, and establish meaningful relationships during their tenure at Becker High School.