High School Programs

Curriculum Handbook | Course Selection Sheet | National Honor Society | AMC Exam

Curriculum Handbook

To view the Bethlehem Central High School Course Curriculum Handbook, please click here.

Course Selection Sheet

Please click here to view the Course Selection Sheet [PDF].

Gladys E. Newell Chapter of the National Honor Society

Membership in the National Honor Society (NHS) is based on a student’s fulfillment of four basic requirements, beginning with “scholarship,” which is reflected by a strong academic record. Students who meet the minimum GPA requirement of 94% are eligible to be nominated during Junior year by the NHS Committee, made up of the district’s academic supervisors. Nominees must be exemplary in all four areas outlined below to be considered. A student must have been at Bethlehem Central High School for at least one semester. Prior records in all categories are reviewed for transfer students. Juniors eligible for consideration for membership in the National Honor Society must meet the GPA requirements.

The four basic requirements for membership are scholarship, character, leadership, and service.

Scholarship

Juniors eligible for consideration for membership in the National Honor Society must have a 94% GPA. A student must have been at Bethlehem Central High School for at least one semester. Prior records in all categories are reviewed for transfer students.

Character

Teachers, coaches, and advisors will make assessments regarding character. Potential NHS members must possess distinctive qualities which include, but are not limited to:

  • Integrity and Ethics – an uncompromising adherence to a code of honesty and sincerity; and
  • Cooperation – a willingness to work in concert with students and faculty toward a common goal which enriches and enhances our school community.

Leadership

Students eligible for membership must demonstrate effective leadership. This may be accomplished not only as an elected official, chairperson, or member of committees, clubs, organizations, and/or athletics, but also in the classroom by exhibiting intellectual curiosity, demonstrating positive behavior and attitudes, and accepting responsibility. The activity form provides space to identify specific leadership roles.

Service

All potential members are asked to complete a Student Activity Information Form [PDF]. A student must have been involved in a high school non-scholastic, service type activity (i.e., sports, chartered clubs, and student government) lasting two consecutive years. A student must also be involved in a second non-scholastic community or high school service lasting one year in duration. Participation in these activities will be verified. Lessons, Participation in Government (P.I.G.) service or salaried jobs do not count as non-scholastic service activities

Application and Membership

Selected juniors will receive invitations to attend an informational meeting in April. They are responsible for completing an application and documenting their service/activity hours.

The Faculty Council may dismiss any member failing to fulfill these obligations. Dismissal will result in the removal of the NHS designation from school records.

National Honor Society Selection Process

  • Students must have a 94% GPA to be considered for NHS
    • GPA will be calculated at the midterm of Junior year
  • Teachers will be given a list of qualified students who will contact the NHS advisor if there are any concerns regarding a student meeting the character requirement.
  • The NHS committee, consisting of District Supervisors, will rate evaluations and invite qualified candidates to submit the NHS student application form. (documenting their service/activity hours)
  • Successful candidates will be invited to the NHS induction Ceremony
  • NHS students must remain in good standing throughout their Junior and Senior years.
  • Appeal Process – Students must see the NHS advisor to appeal the committee’s decision.

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American Mathematics Competition (AMC)

What are the AMCs?

The American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students.

The AMC program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society.

Want to know more about the AMC?

Visit the Mathematical Association of America’s website for more information.

Want to participate in the AMC exam this year?

If you are interested in participating in the AMC exam this year please fill out this Google Form with your information.

AMC 8 Information

The AMC 8 is a 25-question, 40-minute, multiple choice examination in middle school mathematics designed to promote the development of problem-solving skills.

The AMC 8 provides an opportunity for middle school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. Students apply classroom skills to unique problem-solving challenges in a low-stress and friendly environment.

AMC 10/12 Information

The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills.

The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10.

The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

The AMC 10/12 provide opportunities for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 are also the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad.

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