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The Freshman Academy is on the southeast edge of the campus. Its entrance is at 18th & Shawnee. 

Freshman Academy Staff Members:

Bartlesville High School was reconfigured in August 2015 with a separate but attached Freshman Academy. This school-within-a-school approach helps students transition from middle school to high school. Research shows that the ninth grade year is a critical one in terms of student retention.

The Freshman Academy has its own core classrooms, administrative offices, guidance counselor, library, and computer labs. This allows freshmen to spend most of their day in a smaller academic setting while efficiently sharing with older students large-scale school facilities such as the cafeteria, gymnasia, and fine arts center.

Freshmen also have their own separate lunch period in the new cafeteria, but have access during the school day to the shared fine arts and athletics facilities and an option for some advanced courses in the 10-12 grade classrooms.

The Freshman Academy has its own exterior entrance at the southeast edge of the campus at 18th & Shawnee Avenue, with its own pick-up and drop-off loop along Shawnee and pick-up lane running north along the west edge of Shawnee.

Recent Announcements

  • December 2020 Final Exams
    Posted by Granger Meador
  • Homecoming Week 2020 The Bruins will have their Homecoming Game on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. against the Booker T. Washington Hornets.Homecoming Week 2020 Activities
    Posted Sep 22, 2020, 7:35 AM by Granger Meador
  • BHS closed for students on 8/20 to complete deep cleaning Bartlesville High School will be closed to students on Thursday, August 20, 2020 so that a deep clean can be completed. The students will be in Distance Learning that day ...
    Posted Aug 19, 2020, 1:07 PM by Granger Meador
  • Tours for incoming freshmen Please view this important VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT from Freshman Academy Asst. Principal Eliot Smith:
    Posted Jul 27, 2020, 2:43 PM by Granger Meador
  • Freshmen awards at State Science Fair BHS freshmen won three 2nd place, one 3rd place, and special awards at the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair in late March. Over 30 students from the Bartlesville Public ...
    Posted May 26, 2020, 8:34 AM by Granger Meador
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BHS After School Tutoring

BHS After-School Tutoring

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Math      Room F109

English  Room F104

Science Room F110
(Transportation provided afterwards outside of the Freshman Academy on Shawnee.)

December 2020 Final Exams

posted by Granger Meador   [ updated ]


Homecoming Week 2020

posted Sep 22, 2020, 7:35 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Sep 22, 2020, 7:35 AM ]

Homecoming 2020
The Bruins will have their Homecoming Game on Friday, October 2 at 7 p.m. against the Booker T. Washington Hornets.

BHS closed for students on 8/20 to complete deep cleaning

posted Aug 19, 2020, 1:07 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Aug 19, 2020, 1:07 PM ]

Bartlesville High School will be closed to students on Thursday, August 20, 2020 so that a deep clean can be completed. The students will be in Distance Learning that day as well as on Friday, which was already scheduled as a districtwide Distance Learning day. No other schools in the Bartlesville Public School District will be closed on Thursday. 

When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the district's contact tracing process identifies the person's infectious period, areas that need deep cleaning, and close contacts on campus who will need to quarantine. Sometimes the timing is such that deep cleaning of essential areas, such as lunch facilities, cannot be completed before the next school day, requiring a temporary closure to complete disinfection. Any school vehicles involved in a case are taken out of service until they are deep cleaned.

Any school-related close contacts are identified and notified of quarantines during which they will engage in Distance Learning. Parents of any students who are close contacts are informed about necessary quarantines, including guidance on the quarantine process and its duration, without releasing personally identifiable information about positive cases. 

Classes should resume normally for students on Monday, August 24, except for close contacts who will be quarantined. 

This sort of closure has been anticipated in the district's detailed reopening procedures, which prioritize the safety of students, staff, and community members. The district is transparent about its process and provides a continually updated tally of quarantines and isolations on the COVID-19 Resources page at BPSLEARN.COM. Bartlesville Public Schools is grateful for the patience and cooperation of its patrons and staff in this challenging time.


Tours for incoming freshmen

posted Jul 27, 2020, 2:42 PM by Granger Meador   [ updated Jul 27, 2020, 2:43 PM ]

Please view this important VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT from Freshman Academy Asst. Principal Eliot Smith:

Bruin Camp Postcard

Freshmen awards at State Science Fair

posted May 26, 2020, 8:34 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated May 26, 2020, 8:34 AM ]

BHS freshmen won three 2nd place, one 3rd place, and special awards at the Oklahoma State Science and Engineering Fair in late March. 

Over 30 students from the Bartlesville Public Schools qualified at the district science fair in February to compete at the state competition, which was held virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic.


State Fair Division II (Grades 7-9)

  • Kate Boudreaux, "Pinned in Fire: Effects That Thermal Processing Has on the Working Properties of a Steel Bobby Pin", 2nd in Junior Engineering

  • Isabella Cavaceci, "Sight Reading Difficulties", 2nd in Junior Behavioral & Social Science

  • Zoe Thompson, "A Study of Peripheral Vision: Light eyes vs. Dark eyes", 2nd in Junior Medical and Health Science

  • Catherine Sheffield, "Determining the Best Medicine for Pseudomonas Infected Skin Without Hypersensitivity", 3rd in Junior Medical and Health Science

  • Joyce Yang, "Water Conservation in Soil", EPA Award

Bartlesville Public School District named PLTW Distinguished District

posted May 7, 2020, 12:04 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 7, 2020, 12:04 PM ]

BHS PLTW 2019-20 Logo
All six of the district’s elementary schools, both of its middle schools, and its high school each earned Distinguished School status for 2019-20. Bartlesville is one of just 24 districts across the U.S. to receive the honor of being a
Distinguished District and the only district with that status in Oklahoma. PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides STEM curricula to millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in schools across the U.S.

Bartlesville Public Schools offers PLTW Launch (K-5), PLTW Gateway (6-8), and PLTW Computer Science and Engineering courses at Bartlesville High School, with additional Engineering offerings available for students at Tri-County Tech.

Bartlesville Superintendent Chuck McCauley commented, “We are proud of this recognition for the quality, breadth, and depth of our STEM offerings in Bartlesville. This achievement reflects the hard work of many students and teachers as well as tremendous community support. The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation joined with community partners, including ConocoPhillips, to fund our elementary PLTW Launch program. Our middle school and high school programs are housed in suites provided by a major grant from Phillips 66 and depend on state and federal funding as well as local bond issues. ConocoPhillips has been a continuing partner for the Technology Student Association in our secondary schools. We are truly blessed.”

This is the first year the district’s six elementary schools could qualify as Distinguished Schools, which required that at least two STEM modules be offered at each grade level with 75% or higher participation in the prior year. The district curriculum will expand this next year to four STEM modules in every classroom from kindergarten through fifth grade. Only 14 other elementary schools in the state have received Distinguished School recognition for 2019-20.

This was the third consecutive year that both Central and Madison middle schools were named Distinguished Schools. That recognition requires that Gateway to Technology units be offered at each grade level, that at least 50% of the student body participates, and at least 25% of the students advancing to high school participate in two or more units while in middle school. There are only seven other middle schools in the state which received that recognition for 2019-20.

This is the second consecutive year that Bartlesville High School’s Computer Science program earned Distinguished School status, and the Engineering program at Bartlesville High School and Tri-County Tech also again received that recognition this year. So two of the 11 high school programs in the state receiving Distinguished School recognition are in Bartlesville. They had to provide at least three high school courses in the pathway, have at least 25% of students participate or have 33% of participating students take two or more PLTW courses, and have 95% of PLTW students complete End-of-Course assessments.

Through PLTW programs, students develop in-demand knowledge and skills that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take. As PLTW students progress through grades PreK-12, they are empowered to engage in problem-solving and process thinking, develop technical knowledge and skills, build communication skills, and explore career opportunities. Bartlesville now offers complete computer science and engineering pathways from kindergarten through 12th grade.

“It is a great honor to recognize Bartlesville Public Schools for their commitment to providing students with an excellent educational experience,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, President and CEO of PLTW. “They should be very proud of their work to ensure students have the knowledge and skills to be career-ready and successful on any career path they choose.” 

Bartlesville Public Schools is part of a community of public schools, colleges, universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a passion for providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s recognition program, visit pltw.org/our-programs/program-recognition. 

For more information on the Bartlesville Public Schools’ PLTW programs, contact Dr. Stephanie Curtis, Executive Director of Personnel & School Support, at (918) 336-8600.

Locker Clean-Out and Check-in School Issued Property

posted May 6, 2020, 8:19 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated May 6, 2020, 8:19 AM ]

BHS will be having a drive-thru available for students to pick up items from their locker. Students will not be allowed in the building but items will be available at the drive-thru, based on the student's locker number. Students are not required to get belongings, however belongings may not be available at a later date.

     Monday, May 18th Freshmen 9AM-12PM

     Tuesday, May 19th Sophomores 9AM-12PM

     Wednesday, May 20th Juniors 9AM-12PM

     Thursday, May 21st Seniors 9AM-12PM (Seniors will check in Chromebooks)

     Drive-thru will be set up in front of the FAC off of 18th street between Shawnee and Hillcrest.

     There will be a drop off for textbooks

     Students involved in a Fine Arts program will be able to drop off their concert uniforms (concert dress, concert tux, etc.)

     Information on Athletic/Activity belongings will be sent by the respective coach and/or director.

We are asking that anyone that has potentially been exposed to COVID-19 or showing any symptoms to refrain from coming to the school.

We plan to have a very limited number of staff members working on these days to assist families.  In order to ensure the safety of all, please be prepared to stay in your car and follow all directions given.

     We will ask students and families to wait in their vehicle in the student pick-up/drop-off area.

     Please remain in your car until approached by a staff member.

     All personal items from student lockers will be placed in a bag and brought to the car based on locker number.  Any textbooks, library books, novels, or school owned electronic devices will be turned in for you and will not be in the bag returned to you.

     Please remember to bring any school owned items (textbooks, library books, novels) to the school on this day to be checked-in. Chromebooks will NOT be checked in except for Seniors who must check-in their device. 

BHS Locker Clean Out

Student Chromebook drive-through on Wednesday MORNINGS from 10-11

posted Mar 31, 2020, 10:26 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Apr 29, 2020, 4:31 PM ]

Distance learning for middle and high school students is online with the student's take-home Chromebook. If a middle school or high school student was issued a take-home Chromebook that is damaged or missing, then please take advantage of our Chromebook swap drive-through at Bartlesville High School that will shift in May to each Wednesday MORNINGS from 10-11 a.m.

You can pull up in the loop drive off Hillcrest Drive, but please don't get out of your vehicle unless instructed to do so. Mrs. Meador will address Chromebook issues directly in front of the school, while for hotspots you would pull on around toward the exit for help from Mr. Michel.

Chromebook issues

Mrs. Meador, the Student Technology Support Team teacher, will need to know which school the student attends and his or her name (or ID number, if known). Please maintain proper 6-foot social distancing when dropping off a Chromebook or charger where directed. Mrs. Meador will place any replacement device at a separate spot which you may retrieve when instructed.

Mrs. Meador will not be checking insurance status nor assessing any fees until after the event each week when it is safe for her to evaluate and repair submitted devices.

Cellular hotspots

The new Connected Bruins program can provide, upon request, a cellular hotspot for a middle or high school student who lacks home internet service. Please see the online description of that program.

Hotspots can only provide about an hour of streaming video per day. So if you have no home internet service, please review the following options which can provide better access to streaming video:


Third Quarter Report Cards Issued

posted Mar 11, 2020, 4:13 PM by Tina Steele   [ updated Mar 11, 2020, 4:13 PM ]

Attention all BHS Parents!

Report cards for the third quarter have been shared with your student today. Please review with your student. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's progress please contact the teacher or your student's counselor. 

Thank you,

Mrs. Chancellor

Enrollment Conferences Mar. 12 & 13, 2020

posted Mar 6, 2020, 10:32 AM by Tina Steele   [ updated Mar 6, 2020, 10:32 AM ]

No school for BHS students on Friday, March 13!

Teacher-led enrollment conferences for current 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students will be held on Thursday, March 12 from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 13 from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. Conferences will be 15 minutes in length. 

Your student's advisory teacher will be leading the enrollment conference and has previously shared an invitation for you to schedule your student's conference. Students are encouraged to attend the conference with their parent/guardian to review their plan of study and enrollment selections for next school year. 

If you have questions about your student's enrollment conference please contact their advisory teacher.
Enroll Now!

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