Braddock Hills High School
1500 Yost Blvd, Suite 2 – Braddock Hills, PA 15221
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- What’s Good?
- Service Learning
We are CREW, NOT PASSENGERS!
The High School has a CREW advisory program that divides students into groups of ten to twelve. The name derives from the idea that students are CREW, not passengers when it comes to the active participation in reaching their goals and ambitions.
Each CREW meets daily with their CREW advisor for team initiatives, group sharing, and academic check-ins. The goal of CREW is to build a community of respectful learners who collaborate successfully and resolve conflicts in a healthy way. The advisor serves as the main point of contact for a family throughout the year.
During the first six (6) weeks of school, CREWS build community and set norms for the year. Some topics of discussion include conflict resolution and social and emotional development which emphasize our community values. Advisories also plan community service projects throughout the year. Through the CREW structure, students are empowered to advocate for themselves and their community. Check out some highlights from our last CREW Olympics here.
The HomeTeam gives students the opportunity to share ideas and opinions about Propel Braddock Hills High School, develop leadership skills, and build a stronger community. The HomeTeam plans school spirit activities and community- building events, participates in leadership training programs, and meets regularly with school leaders. The group will play an important role in developing the High School academic and advisory program.
HomeTeam is divided by grade level level in order to meet with their respective teachers. Students also have the opportunity to collaborate across grade levels on a variety of events. During the 2014-15 year, the HomeTeam played a significant role in changing policies and procedures, advocating for student rights, and developing new annual traditions – such as a Sweethearts Dance.
“What’s Good @ BHHS?” is an opportunity for our students to become familiar with developing story ideas, creating storyboards, and bringing their ideas to life. If a story is approved, the students go out and record their segments, use iMovie and other video editing programs to edit and piece together their segments, adding voice-overs, animations, and soundtracks to their pieces. They develop stories that may update students on what is going on around the school, create highlight reels of school events such as the CREW Olympics, and even offer tips on how to study, be prepared for school, or simple beauty life-hacks! It allows students the chance to be behind the scenes of a video shoot, or an on-camera presence to see themselves “on the big screen,” so to speak! These video segments are put together by our wonderful Video Production teacher, Mr. Morgans, are is played weekly during our CREW periods so all students get a chance to know what really is good at BHHS. To view their website and watch episodes, please click HERE.
For students who attend Propel Braddock Hills High School from 9th of community service is required for graduation. The breakdown by grade level for school year 2015-2016 is below:
- 9th Grade: Must complete 160 hours total and 40 hours per year.
- 10th Grade: Must complete 120 hours total and 40 hours per year.
- 11th Grade: Must complete 80 hours total and 40 hours per year.
- 12th Grade: Must complete 40 hours total
When community service is completed, the contact person of the service completed must sign off on the Propel BHHS Community Service form. There is both a single-use community service form and an on-going community service form. Signed forms must be turned into the student’s Crew Advisor.
Propel BHHS Community Service Log Sheet