Student Resources

**Attention Students** 

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Relaxation Room

Relaxation Room

Are you finding yourself stressed or overwhelmed with the challenges of school and/or life in general?  Explore our virtual Relaxation Room for peace of mind.  Click on the items in the room to discover ways to reduce your stress and anxiety while enjoying some calming music.  We hope you find these interactive tools useful as you begin to relax and destress. 

Faculty Class Advisors

9th Grade

10th Grade

11th Grade

12th Grade


Safe 2 Say

Dear BCTHS Families:

BCTHS is committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive, coordinated effort to improve the overall safety, security, and well-being of our students and staff. To do this, we have involved community-wide programs and initiatives involving parents, teachers, administrators, local law enforcement, mental health, and wellness professionals and elected officials to take meaningful action to protect our students. One of the most recent initiatives is the Safe2SaySomething (S2SS) system. On January 17 &18, 2019, BCTHS students will be introduced to and trained with the S2SS initiative by S2SS staff.  To see the PowerPoint presentation your child will see, please click 

The “Safe2Say Something” (S2SS) anonymous reporting program, mandated under Pennsylvania’s Act 44, teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and Say Something to a trusted adult OR use its anonymous reporting system. Specifically, the program educates participants to:

Our students often are aware of the problems their peers are facing, so we must empower them to know the danger signs and give them the tools to help each other with the assistance of trained and caring adults. Many of these conversations are taking place on social media. Therefore it is critical that we teach our students to be looking out for one another as these digital conversations are taking place. S2SS teaches them what to look for in the text, video, and photos while empowering them to act quickly to help a fellow student.

The S2SS program is being provided through Sandy Hook Promise (SHP), a nation-wide non-profit organization. SHP’s programs are in 50 states, with 10,000+ schools and over 5.5 million students and adults trained. They have a track record, reputation, and knowledge of how to work effectively with kids, parents, and teachers to improve school safety and culture.  The program is age-appropriate and research-based. They also have funding to provide and sustain the program at no cost to BCTHS (and all PA schools).

We anticipate that S2SS will help reduce school violence, suicides, and threats; it will help reduce bullying and cyberbullying; help intervenes upon cutting, drug use, racial conflicts, and other violent and victimization acts.

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our Principal, Mr. Azar or our Assistant Principal, Ms. Scott. You can also review more information at Pennsylvania’s Safe2Say Something website -

The Parent Brochure, Parent Overview, and PowerPoint Presentation can be viewed by clicking on the requested document.


Leon Poeske, Ed.D.

Administrative Director

Evaluating Your Educational Options

Community Colleges

Provide affordable, career-oriented programs which allow students to begin their careers after two years or less of college.  Students complete short-term programs to receive certificates or diplomas; those completing two year programs earn associate degrees.  Students can also transfer to a four-year college after their first year or two to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Career and Technical Schools

Offer short-term training in a wide variety of career fields.  While some programs last only a few weeks, others take up to two years to complete.

Four-Year Colleges

A bachelor’s degree is earned at four-year colleges.  A bachelor’s degree can open doors, provide status and prepare students for financially rewarding careers.  Colleges vary greatly in their size, costs, admissions policies and in the majors they offer.

The Military

The military trains young men and women to protect the interests of our country.  It offers training in over 2,000 job specialties. The military provides a good salary and free job training as well as opportunities for career advancement and travel.


Students who prefer hands on training may want to consider this approach.  Apprentices learn their trade through a combination of classroom instruction and on-the-job training.

On-the-Job Training

Training is provided by the employer and it can last anywhere from a few hours to several months.  Short term programs are designed to teach employees only what they need to know to perform their job.  Therefore, educational benefits are usually limited.

*Please contact your guidance counselor to discuss any of the above options in further detail or to get more information

Adopted from Career Choices and Educational Options; Woodburn press 1198, Linda O’Brien
Productivity and Stress Management