USA California, USA
  • Homestay Accommodation
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  • Public

Birmingham Community Charter High School

Established: 1953
City
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School Facts

  • Number of Students
    3700
  • Student Population
    CoEd - School for both genders
  • Accommodation
    Homestay Accommodation
  • Religious Affiliation
    Not religious
  • Program Length Available
    Short-Term, Spring Semester, Spring Year, Fall Semester, Fall Year

School Description

SCHOOL PROFILE
Birmingham Community Charter High School is an independent US public high school accepting international students in grades 10-12. Different from traditional US public schools, charter schools are created by teachers, parents and the community under special terms. Birmingham Community Charter High School aims to prepare students through innovative and academically challenging curriculums including courses in topics like science, health and business technology. International students especially like the school’s personalized “Small Learning Communities.”

FACILITIES
Birmingham Community Charter High School is proud of its outstanding resources and state-of-the-art facilities. The school recently invested over $1 million dollars in technology tools, a medical lab and will soon be adding a new lab designed for classes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

SPORTS AND ARTS
Birmingham Community Charter High School has one of the largest athletics program in the entire San Fernando Valley. As for arts, students have the option to take on subjects like creative and liberal arts, media, and performing and visual arts.

COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Birmingham is located in a suburban area of Los Angeles known as The San Fernando Valley. The “Valley” is centrally situated with easy access to public transportation - students can get to downtown LA in less than 30 minutes. “The City of Angels” (as it is famously known) is a global metropolis with unlimited cultural and recreational opportunities you’d expect from a world-class city.

Famous Alumni

Marc Cohen - Host for ABC talk show;
Sally Field - Actress;
Terry Gilliam - Director, actor;
Jermaine Jackson - Singer, songwriter;
Linda Lingle - Governor of Hawaii;
Michael Milken - Financier and philanthropist;
Tamera Mowry - Actress;
Tia Mowry - Actress;
Robert Newman - Actor;
Michael Ovitz - American businessman and philanthropist;
Daniel Pearl - Journalist for the Wall Street Journal;
Sally Ride - Physicist, former NASA astronaut;
Paul Rodriguez Jr. - Professional skateboarder;
Bobby Sherman - Actor;
Karen Valentine - Actress;
Cindy Williams - Actress;
Jeron Wilson - Professional skateboarder;
Pamela Skaist-Levy - Founder of Juicy Couture;
Mossimo Giannulli - Founder of Mossimo;
Michael Richards - Actor

  • 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
  • 70 acres Campus Size
Diploma Year Offered?
Yes
Student Population
CoEd - School for both genders
Teacher/Student Ratio
1:25
English as Second Language (ESL) Support Available
Yes
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Football, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Wrestling
Arts
Drama, Drawing, Drawing and Painting, Photography, Playwriting, Studio Art
Music
Jazz Band, Marching Band, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Vocal Music and Ensembles
Advanced Courses (AP, A-Levels)
Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Environmental Science, European History, Human Geography, Physics 1, Psychology, Spanish Literature and Culture, Statistics, US Government and Politics, US History
Languages
French, Spanish, Spanish
Clubs and Extracurricular
Anime Club, Asian Student Alliance, Black Student Union, French Club, Knights and Ladies, Latin Club, Math, Mock Trial, Model United Nations (Model UN), Student Senate, Thespian Society
Accepting Students in Grades
No
Ages Accepted
15-17
ELTiS Required
215
Other - Eligibility Requirements?
Require Health & Immunization documents to issue acceptance. Grade 12 students will need to provide course descriptions. Application Fee USD 200. Supplemental Forms Before Acceptance: All EDU Health & Immunizations forms. Require Health & Immunization documents to issue acceptance. Grade 12 students will need to provide course descriptions.

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