Bitburg Middle-High School

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Bitburg Middle-High School
Location
Bitburg Middle-High School is located in Rhineland-Palatinate
Bitburg Middle-High School
Bitburg Middle-High School
Bitburg Airbase
Germany
Coordinates49°56′43″N 6°33′54″E / 49.94528°N 6.56500°E / 49.94528; 6.56500
Information
TypeDoDDS Secondary
Established1956
Closed2017
School districtKaiserslautern district
Color(s)Blue and White
Athletics conferenceDivision II
MascotBarons (Knight)
Website

Bitburg Middle-High School (generally referred to as BMHS), originally opened in 1956, was part of the Kaiserslautern School District and had a student population of approximately 230 with a faculty of thirty. It was situated in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. In the 2013-14 school year, the Bitburg Middle School was integrated into the high school.

Although Bitburg Middle-High School was located at the Bitburg Air Base housing complex, many of the students that attend this school live at the Spangdahlem Air Base or villages in the surrounding areas. Over the course of the next decade, a new middle/high school will be built at the Spangdahlem Air Base.

Bitburg Middle-High School was a member of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools network. It implemented and a Block Scheduling/Seminar schedule during the 1994–1995 school year.

In 2017 Bitburg Middle-High School closed its doors for the last time [1] in preparation for a complete hand over of the Bitburg grounds back to German control in 2018. Students and faculty moved to Spangdahlem.

Accreditation[edit]

Bitburg Middle-High School is fully accredited by AdvancED. Every five years the school is visited to assess the success of the school's individual school improvement plan. The Spring of 2011 was the latest visition in the process. The professional and auxiliary staff members at school complete an in-depth report which addresses one affective and one cognitive area that the school has chosen to address in an outcomes based school improvement plan. This self-study is submitted to AdvancED for their review and evaluation.

Bitburg Middle-High School has been recommended for outcomes-based accreditation and has been commended for its efforts to provide its students a quality program of education and its continued effort for excellence. The process of self-evaluation is continuous. District accedidation will take place in Spring 2016.

Technology[edit]

There are three computer labs and students have access to 12 carrels containing laptop computers. Additionally, there is a fully functional intranet system in which students can save files to their own server partition.

Lastly, a wide variety of Distance Learning courses are offered, including Marine Biology, French, AP Macroeconomics, AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics.

Advanced classes[edit]

Bitburg Middle-High School offers many Advanced Placement courses through the College Board program.

The Honors classes are "combined grades" classes where both the Honors History and Literature grades are averaged together and given as one grade.

The AP classes are also weighted grades on a students GPA.

Athletics[edit]

The Athletic program is continuously improving. There is interscholastic competition for boys and girls during these three seasons. All athletes must abide by the Bitburg HS Athletic code. A physical examination each year is required to tryout, practice or play. All students must maintain academic eligibility in order to participate in the athletics program.[2]

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Bitburg offers a various amount of clubs for students to join. Each club elects at least one position (Senator) and may select up to 6 (Secretary, Vice President, President, etc.)

  • Freshman Class
  • Sophomore Class
  • Junior Class
  • Senior Class
  • National Honor Society *
  • German Honors Society *
  • Spanish Honors Society *
  • German Club
  • Spanish Club
  • Model United Nations
  • National Junior Honor Society
  • Yearbook (also offered as class)
  • Student Council
  • FBLA (Future Business Leader of America)
  • JROTC Drill Team
*: Denotes entrance requirement

Eifel School Systems[edit]

The following schools feed into Bitburg High School either directly or indirectly:

  • Bitburg Elementary School (indir.)
  • Spangdahlem Middle School (dir.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.stripes.com/news/bitburg-high-school-closes-doors-after-60-years-1.472716
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 30, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2011.

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