About Belleview High School
Belleview High School is located in a rural area just west of US Highway 441, ten miles south of Ocala. Currently, it serves 1450 students. The racial composition of the community is predominantly white (77%), with approximately 14% African American, 11% Hispanic, 1% Asian, and 1% Multiracial. The school’s population includes 24% students with disabilities, 5% ESOL and 35% low-income students.
Our Mission and Beliefs
The Faculty and Staff of Belleview High School are committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment as a foundation for the academic, social and ethical development necessary for each student to become a successful citizen in tomorrow’s society.
The Faculty and Staff of Belleview High School are committed to the following ideals:
Each student is treated as a valued individual.
Learning is the primary focus of the school.
Communication among staff, parents and students fosters positive relationships.
Staff, parents, students and community members share the responsibility for providing a safe and supportive learning environment within the school.
Staff, parents, students and community members share the responsibility for providing a safe, healthy, and supportive learning enivironment within the school.
Staff, parents, students, and community members share the responsibility for student success on state and nationally-driven tests.
Clear goals and high expectations are essential to student success.
A variety of instructional opportunities must be provided to ensure student success.
Attendance and readiness to learn are the responsibility of students, parents and the school community.
Documents about our school:
Belleview High School
10400 SE 36th Avenue
Belleview, Florida 34420
BHS operates on an alternating day schedule, with three 100-minute classes each day, which address CIM strategies by department developed plans and assess the skills by the district calendar. Additionally, BHS will continue to offer an optional “Period Zero” before the first period. This will offer students behind on credits the opportunity to receive additional credits and graduate on time. It will also allow students flexibility in scheduling their academic and elective classes.
Belleview High continues to foster the academy approach to learning. In 2006, BHS was awarded an Innovation Fair Grant to be used to plan for the expansion our academies to include all BHS students. A high school academy is a center within an existing high school that offers advanced technical and specialized courses that successfully integrate career and academic preparation. The purpose of academies is to focus students’ awareness on career areas, to provide rigor and relevance to academic skills, to enhance multi-disciplinary learning, and to build student-teacher relationships in the smaller learning community. In addition to academies, BHS offers dual enrollment programs, Advanced International Certificate of Education (AICE) courses, and a General Educational Development (GED) program. We offer credit recovery opportunities using the Marion county franchise of Florida Virtual School, and maintain a full-time computer lab during all periods for virtual students' use.
The academies emphasize multi-disciplinary projects, project-based assessments and real life applications. In the coming year, we plan to continue and expand on these projects. BHS will have three career-cluster academies in which several related vocational fields are combined into small learning communities with core academic teachers working with vocational teachers to integrate curricula. A fourth academy will be multifunctional, with courses necessary for all students regardless of academy, such as physical education, ESOL, ESE, and AICE courses.