BKW is committed to helping students prepare for higher education and the 21st Century workplace through challenging and engaging academic programs. BKW offers a curriculum designed to nurture student development both inside and outside the classroom.
A dedicated teaching staff
The BKW teaching staff is comprised almost entirely of "highly qualified teachers," or teachers who hold a bachelor's degree or higher and have passed rigorous state teacher certification tests for core teaching subjects. For both schools combined, 99 percent of teachers are highly qualified, with the remaining 1 percent on the proper pace to become highly qualified within time limits set by the state.
Read more information about the new teacher and principal evaluation system.
Click above to read more about the Common Core Learning Standards
The Common Core Learning Standards are state-adopted and federally designed learning standards that ensure students across the country who graduate from high school are prepared to enter two or four year college programs or enter the workforce. The standards are clear and concise to ensure that parents, teachers, and students have a clear understanding of the expectations in reading, writing, speaking and listening, language and mathematics in school.
New York State Report Cards
Each year, the New York State Education Department releases school report cards for every public school and district in the state. Based on some key assessments taken by students in New York public schools, the report cards provide achievement data for districts and schools, as compared to their past years' performances and to other similar schools.
Download this document to view course offerings at the high school level for the 2013-2014 school year.
BKW accesses a number of courses via the Distance Learning Network, powered by the Northeastern Regional Information Center.
Annual Professional Performance Review Plan [PDF] *Updated on 1/17/13
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