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Panther Prep 2016

Panther Prep 2016 is coming!

At Panther Prep Days (formerly called "Registration"), you will be able to take care of the following getting-ready-for-school business:

  • Turn in your signed Code of Conduct Form

  • Turn in Athletic and Health Forms

  • Join PAL/ASB - and have it printed right on your ID card!

  • Order your Yearbook, Senior Ads, and Burlingame B Subscription

  • Support BHS Booster Groups with Donation Stations

  • Take your School Picture and get your new School ID Card

  • Get your 2016-17 Class Schedule & check-out your textbooks

Panther Prep Days 2016 Schedule:

The event will be held in the BHS Small Gym - students will enter through the breezeway located near the parking lot.

  • 9th Grade: August 11 from 9:30-11:30am (Orientation immediately follows)

  • 10th Grade: August 12 from 8:30-10:00am

  • 11th Grade: August 12 from 10:30-12:00pm

  • 12th Grade: August 12 from 1:00-2:30pm

To Participate in Panther Prep Days:

A Special Note for Parents:

Parents are welcome to come to Panther Prep Days to take care of submitting forms or returning books.  However, students must be present to take their photos and get their new BHS Student ID Card; new ID cards are required to get a student class schedule and to check out textbooks.  This allows us to ensure that we have current photos of all students on file early in the year for school safety purposes.

Summer AP assignments

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Dear 2016-2017 AP Biology students,

Please pick up an AP Biology textbook from the library. Over the summer you will need to read the 1st four chapters. There will be an open notes exam on this material during the first week of the 2016-2017 school year.

Additionally, please spend some time over the summer exploring Mr. Dunn’s AP Biology website https://sites.google.com/a/burlingamehighschool.org/mr-dunn-s-ap-bio-site/ to familiarize yourself with the numerous resources available to help support your success in the course. Particularly important is the Getting Ready for AP Biology subpage, which describes required and suggested materials for the course.

I look forward to seeing you in August. Have a great summer.



BHS Summer Reading 2016

ATHLETICS PACKETS 2016-2017 (including Summer 2016)

SportsNet is now available for the 2016-2017 school year (which includes summer practices)!

All Athletic Packets from this school year will be expiring on the last day of school. However, starting 5.2.16, parents/guardians must now complete Athletic Packets online by going to  https://sportsnethost.com/burlingame/index.php?page=sign-in (link can also be found by clicking on "Student Health" on BHS's homepage). First time users will need to set-up an account. Returning users should enter their previously selected username & password to log-in. After the packet is completed & submitted, a confirmation email should be received. 

Physicals that have not yet expired (were completed within the last year) and are on file in the BHS Health Office, can be used until they expire and do not need to be resubmitted. Physicals must be completed ​by an MD, DO, PA or NP &​ must be fully completed in order for their clearance to be renewed. You may log back in at anytime during the year to upload a new physical or complete the Adult/Student Driver portion.

Any questions about medical clearance, please see Ms. Herold in the Health Office. Any other questions about sports, please see Coach Phil in the Boys PE locker room.


Summer hours begin: Tuesday, 6/14

Summer hours: Tue/Thur 10:30-1:30pm

Last day for summer clearance: Thursday, 7/7

Health Office will reopen on Thursday, 8/4 (regular hours)

BHS BAND 2016-17

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BHS leads the district in state and national rankings

San Mateo Union Schools Again Rank High in State, U.S.

The schools of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) regarded as some of the best high schools in the state and country by US News and World Report and the Washington Post.


San Mateo, Calif. – Schools of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD) have again been ranked among the most outstanding public high schools in the U.S. in 2016. Two media rating systems that regularly analyze the top public secondary schools in the nation using their own specialized calculations – one is produced by U.S. News and World Report and the other by the Washington Post – provided the results.


In the former listing by U.S. News and World Report, Burlingame High School secured a California ranking of No.80 and a national rating of No.490; Mills High School was ranked No.152 in the state and No.946 nationally.


In the latter analysis by the Washington Post, dubbed “America’s Most Challenging Schools,” five of the District’s schools received notice of laudable academic achievement. In order of national ranking, they were: Burlingame High School, No.622; Aragon High School, No.686; San Mateo High School, No.712; Mills High School, No. 904; Hillsdale High School, No.1,438. Burlingame, Aragon and San Mateo were the highest-rated public high schools in San Mateo County, according to the Washington Post.


"Ranking schools is, at best, an inexact science,” explains Superintendent Skelly.  “That said, I believe our schools are outstanding by virtually every measure.  I am proud to be part of a school system that puts a high priority on student success and distinctive opportunities for students to thrive and grow."


According to US News and World Report online, the publication’s rankings include data on more than 21,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Rankings were based on schools’ performance on state assessments, their graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.


The Washington Post issued rankings on just over 2,300 of the best U.S. public and private high schools. According to its website, the Post determined rankings by a host of factors including: the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school, percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each school’s average scores on the SAT, a common college entrance exam. The rankings prioritize college test participation over test scores, which the Post notes largely reflect parental income.


To learn more, call Sheri Costa-Batis, Communications Manager, at 650-558-2202.

Suspension of CAHSEE graduation requirement

On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed SB 172 suspending the administration of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE).

CLICK HERE for further details...



Please check that you have returned all of your textbooks!  Any students with outstanding books will NOT be allowed to completed Registration during the week prior to the start of the next school year.


If you still have books out, please bring them to the main office or A134 and we will check them in for you.


Thank you!


Valerie Arbizu


"The San Mateo Union High School District believes - all students have the right to participate fully in the educational process, free from discrimination and harassment.  These rights are assured to students by CA Education Code Section 200 and Penal Code Section 422.55."

Elective Videos

Need more information before you choose your classes for the 2016-17 school year?  Check out our video overviews of many elective courses online here.

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Common Core Info

The Common Core Standards are being implemented by the State of California learn more by visiting the Department of Education Website or clicking any of the links below:

Common Core English & Lang Arts

Common Core Resources for Parents

Common Core Math Info

Spanish CCS English and Lang Arts