Birmingham City Schools

Birmingham City Schools The Birmingham City School System is an urban district located in Birmingham, Ala., the largest city in the state. The city has a population of 212,237 according to the 2010 U.S.

Census. It is the core of metro area of 1.1 million people. The district has 43 schools: 18 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 9 K-8 schools and 7 high schools. Phillips Academy and Ramsay High School have been designated as International Baccalaureate programs with IB curriculum. Phillips offers the primary and middle years programs, while Ramsay provides the diploma program. Birmingham City Schools is the only district in the metropolitan area to offer IB programs for kindergarten through high school. While there are five magnet programs, many schools across the district have well-deserved reputations for high levels of student achievement. Among the award winners is Wilkerson Middle School, which has been named a Torchbearer School several times. Smith Middle School is designated as a High-Flying School. Wenonah High School has several accomplishments, including back-to-back state 5A championships won by its boys basketball team in 2011 and 2012. The girls won state championships in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The school's culinary arts students continue winning competitions, and its FCCLA students are perennial winners in state competitions. Students from all seven high schools are taking Advanced Placement classes as part of a focus on providing AP opportunities across the district and participation in the A-Plus College Ready program. Teachers in middle grades also are being trained to provide pre-AP instruction that will prepare students to be successful in AP classes in high school. All high schools offer Career Academy courses.

Mission: Our core business is teaching and learning and Birmingham City Schools is making strategic decisions focused on improving student achievement and success. As we pursue new, innovative and challenging endeavors to increase academic achievement, we encourage you to become informed, remain engaged and support our efforts to develop tomorrow's leaders

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The UAB School of Medicine presents Dr. Carlton Young, a transplant surgeon & Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversi...
01/14/2021

The UAB School of Medicine presents Dr. Carlton Young, a transplant surgeon & Assistant Dean for Medical Student Diversity and Inclusion, for the surgery category of their career spotlight series. Students interested in surgery are invited to join on Fri., Jan. 15, 2021 from noon - 1 p.m. via zoom here: https://uab.zoom.us/j/969715889

Please visit the district homepage at bhamcityschools.org to view the direct BCS Specialty Schools application portal li...
01/14/2021

Please visit the district homepage at bhamcityschools.org to view the direct BCS Specialty Schools application portal link! The deadline for online applications is Tuesday, January 19, 2021.

The 2021 Parent Technology Virtual Training sessions start today! Students, parents, families, and community members are...
01/13/2021

The 2021 Parent Technology Virtual Training sessions start today! Students, parents, families, and community members are welcome to join either the morning (11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.) or evening session (5:30 pm. - 6:30 p.m.).

BCS is providing parent technology virtual training sessions to students, parents, families and community partners. There will be 3 days with two sessions each, covering topics such as the Internet and Hot Spots, BCS Student Devices, and Classroom platforms and programs. The first day is tomorrow, Jan. 13, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. View the link to register here: https://buff.ly/2JTEnT7.

There is still time to fill out BCS Specialty School applications! Please visit the district homepage at bhamcityschools...
01/13/2021

There is still time to fill out BCS Specialty School applications! Please visit the district homepage at bhamcityschools.org and visit the portal in the slider for the direct link. The deadline for online applications is January 19, 2021.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/13/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

The regularly scheduled BBOE board meeting is today at 5:30 p.m. Visit https://buff.ly/2LACkDT for more information.
01/12/2021

The regularly scheduled BBOE board meeting is today at 5:30 p.m. Visit https://buff.ly/2LACkDT for more information.

The Birmingham Board of Education (BBOE) will hold a regularly scheduled virtual board meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Visit https://buff.ly/2LACkDT for more information.

BCS is providing parent technology virtual training sessions to students, parents, families and community partners. Ther...
01/12/2021

BCS is providing parent technology virtual training sessions to students, parents, families and community partners. There will be 3 days with two sessions each, covering topics such as the Internet and Hot Spots, BCS Student Devices, and Classroom platforms and programs. The first day is tomorrow, Jan. 13, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. View the link to register here: https://buff.ly/2JTEnT7.

Birmingham City Schools is holding virtual technology training sessions to aid in online learning for students and paren...
01/12/2021
Birmingham schools holding virtual training to aid in online learning

Birmingham City Schools is holding virtual technology training sessions to aid in online learning for students and parents. The first training session is Wed., Jan. 13, 2021. View the WVTM 13 story to learn more.

Online learning poses challenges for students and parents. This week Birmingham city schools is offering help.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/12/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/12/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

BCS está proporcionando sesiones de tecnología para padres a estudiantes, padres, familias y socios comunitarios. Habrá ...
01/11/2021

BCS está proporcionando sesiones de tecnología para padres a estudiantes, padres, familias y socios comunitarios. Habrá 3 días con dos sesiones cada uno, cubriendo temas como Internet y Hot Spots, BCS Student Devices y plataformas y programas para el aula. El primer día es el 13 de enero de 2021 a las 11:15 a.m. y nuevamente a las 5:30 p.m. Vea el enlace para registrarse aquí: https://buff.ly/2JTEnT7.

BCS is providing parent technology sessions to students, parents, families and community partners. There will be 3 days ...
01/11/2021

BCS is providing parent technology sessions to students, parents, families and community partners. There will be 3 days with two sessions each, covering topics such as the Internet and Hot Spots, BCS Student Devices, and Classroom platforms and programs. The first day is Jan. 13, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. View the link to register here: https://buff.ly/2JTEnT7.

The Birmingham Board of Education (BBOE) will hold a regularly scheduled virtual board meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Ja...
01/11/2021

The Birmingham Board of Education (BBOE) will hold a regularly scheduled virtual board meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Visit https://buff.ly/2LACkDT for more information.

As part of the district's meal distribution program, Birmingham City Schools is providing students 18 & under with hot m...
01/11/2021

As part of the district's meal distribution program, Birmingham City Schools is providing students 18 & under with hot meals on weekdays from 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. In addition to meal offerings at all 42 school locations in the district, community and church sites have been added to serve students. Parents or person picking up curbside meals must give students' names and ages to the attendant on site. Visit https://buff.ly/2RaSF1E for more information.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/11/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/11/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/10/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/10/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L0YzTJ. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L0YzTJ para obtener más información.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/09/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L0YzTJ. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L0YzTJ para obtener más información.

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/09/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting ...
01/08/2021

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is accepting submissions for the fourth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Word from the Mountain Top” Oratory Contest. The deadline is extended to Jan. 18, 2021. Visit https://buff.ly/3hWgzKM for more info.

GEAR UP Birmingham is offering their Last-Dollar Tuition Waiver for the Class of 2021. Students must complete the items ...
01/08/2021

GEAR UP Birmingham is offering their Last-Dollar Tuition Waiver for the Class of 2021. Students must complete the items listed in the flyer before filling out applications. For more information, visit https://buff.ly/35nVSCy.

Congratulations to Cam'ron Buchannon, Parker High School wide receiver, who was an honorable mention for 5A Team of the ...
01/08/2021

Congratulations to Cam'ron Buchannon, Parker High School wide receiver, who was an honorable mention for 5A Team of the 2020 ASWA All-State football team. Buchannon was one of 8 BCS scholar-athletes to be selected. Keep up the great work! #bcsstrong #WeAreParker #WeAreOneHerd

BCS is providing parent technology sessions to students, parents, families and community partners. There will be 3 days ...
01/08/2021

BCS is providing parent technology sessions to students, parents, families and community partners. There will be 3 days with two sessions each, covering topics such as the Internet and Hot Spots, BCS Student Devices, and Classroom platforms and programs. The first day is Jan. 13, 2021 at 11:15 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. View the link to register here: https://buff.ly/2JTEnT7.

Congratulations to Demarcus Smith, Parker High School defensive lineman, who was selected for 5A Team 2 of the 2020 ASWA...
01/07/2021

Congratulations to Demarcus Smith, Parker High School defensive lineman, who was selected for 5A Team 2 of the 2020 ASWA All-State football team. Smith was one of 8 BCS scholar-athletes to be selected. Keep up the great work! #bcsstrong #WeAreParker #WeAreOneHerd

Reminder: The BBOE virtual public hearing on a proposed aviation and aerospace high school is TODAY at 4 p.m.
01/07/2021

Reminder: The BBOE virtual public hearing on a proposed aviation and aerospace high school is TODAY at 4 p.m.

Birmingham City Schools will have a virtual public hearing on a proposed aviation and aerospace high school at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021. Visit
https://buff.ly/3pFIQrM for more information.

Congratulations to Makhi Hughes, Huffman High School running back, who was an honorable mention for 6A Team 2 of the 202...
01/07/2021

Congratulations to Makhi Hughes, Huffman High School running back, who was an honorable mention for 6A Team 2 of the 2020 ASWA All-State football team. Hughes was one of 8 BCS scholar-athletes to be recognized. Keep up the good work! #bcsstrong #GoViks #BeGreat

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: htt...
01/07/2021

The deadline for the BCS Specialty School applications is January 19, 2021! Visit the NEW link for more information: https://buff.ly/2L8nl44. // ¡El portal de solicitud de escuelas especializadas de BCS está abierto! La fecha limite para inscribirse en linea 2021-2022 es el 19, de Enero, 2021. Visite https://buff.ly/2L8nl44 para obtener más información.

Thank you to everyone that has contributed to providing our students with hot meals on the first day of school and onwar...
01/06/2021

Thank you to everyone that has contributed to providing our students with hot meals on the first day of school and onward during remote learning. As part of the district's meal distribution program, Birmingham City Schools is providing students 18 & under with hot meals on weekdays from 11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. In addition to meal offerings at all 42 school locations in the district, community and church sites have been added to serve students. Parents or person picking up curbside meals must give students' names and ages to the attendant on site. Visit https://buff.ly/2RaSF1E for more information.

Ramsay High School’s senior linebacker Jeremiah Williams was named Alabama Sports Writer Association 5A Lineman of the Y...
01/06/2021

Ramsay High School’s senior linebacker Jeremiah Williams was named Alabama Sports Writer Association 5A Lineman of the Year! The University of Florida signee helped lead the Rams to the 2020 AHSAA 5A Football Semi-finals, and also received All-American and 1st Team All-State Honors. #bcsstrong #ramsaystrong #GoRams

Congratulations to DeMariay Bimbo, Huffman High School defensive back, who was selected for 6A Team 2 of the 2020 ASWA A...
01/06/2021

Congratulations to DeMariay Bimbo, Huffman High School defensive back, who was selected for 6A Team 2 of the 2020 ASWA All-State football team. Bimbo was one of 9 BCS scholar-athletes to be selected. Keep up the great work! #bcsstrong #GoViks #BeGreat

Congratulations to Kason Boston, Jackson-Olin High School defensive lineman, who was selected for 6A Team 2 of the 2020 ...
01/05/2021

Congratulations to Kason Boston, Jackson-Olin High School defensive lineman, who was selected for 6A Team 2 of the 2020 ASWA All-State football team. Boston was one of 9 BCS scholar-athletes to be selected. Keep up the good work! #bcsstrong #stanggang #jopride

Our teachers and scholars have put in the work virtually today as we begin the second half of the school year. BCS schol...
01/05/2021

Our teachers and scholars have put in the work virtually today as we begin the second half of the school year. BCS scholars will continue with remote teaching and learning throughout January. We are #bcsstrong

Birmingham students and children 18 and under will be no more than a mile away from a hot meal on school days during rem...
01/05/2021

Birmingham students and children 18 and under will be no more than a mile away from a hot meal on school days during remote learning, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. In addition to meal offerings at all 42 school locations in the district, community and church sites have been added to serve students from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Parents or person picking up curbside meals must give students' names and ages to the attendant on site. Visit https://buff.ly/2RaSF1E for more information.

Birmingham City Schools will have a virtual public hearing on a proposed aviation and aerospace high school at 4 p.m. Th...
01/04/2021

Birmingham City Schools will have a virtual public hearing on a proposed aviation and aerospace high school at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021. Visit
https://buff.ly/3pFIQrM for more information.

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