Welcome Back Coyotes,
I am excited each and every year to welcome our students and families to Buena Park High School. While last year seemed like a big transition year, this year will be an amazing experience for you as: Together We RISE! For many students, this will be your first time on the Buena Park High School campus. Whether you’re an incoming freshman, or part of an increasingly large number of students transferring to BPHS from either within or outside our district, we hope you feel the welcoming spirit that is found here, and have already chosen one or more of our many wonderful programs in which to participate.
While you may have once been Broncos, Stallions, Knights, or Panthers, or recently called another school home, once you get to BPHS you transform into a Coyote and join our Pack! When you join our Pack, you take on our Pack’s high expectations. When you join our Pack, you choose to operate at a higher level than other high school students. Because when you join our Pack, you know that as a Pack we RISE UP together, and after four years, when you leave the Pack, you graduate a better student, citizen, and young adult, ready to not only tackle higher education and a career, but excel in all facets of life! For we are a Pack, and we develop the core values of Respect, Integrity, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do, so we can RISE UP to meet all challenges...and you will be challenged while here at BP!
Our high expectations start with the bottom line of: Everyone, in-class, on-time, every period, every day! It continues with the expectation that students learn true engagement, free from the outside distractions that are present due to constant connectivity through devices. We want students to learn how to #Unplug while in class, by removing their devices from their immediate vicinity, so they can Connect and Engage with their peers, with their instructor, and with the curriculum. Overall, we expect each and every student to find their connection to BPHS through the multitude of programs offered at the school.
One of the attributes that makes BPHS a Destination School for All students are the award-winning and high-caliber programs that foster unique learning opportunities and develop well-rounded students. In addition, Buena Park High School continues to offer a complete Honors/AP and college prep program that has a history of providing students with the necessary foundation to attend our nation’s finest educational institutions. We have recent graduates currently studying at multiple Ivy League schools to include Princeton, Brown, and Columbia, Private Universities around the country to include Stanford, USC, Northwestern University, Scripps, The Claremont Colleges, and more, not to mention hundreds of students at every UC and CSU in the state of California. We boast National Merit Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and Questbridge Scholars, in addition to many more incredible accomplishments from our entire Coyote Family. The multitude of amazing specialized academic programs make BPHS a “Destination High School” for all students.
As partners in the educational process, parents and guardians provide the crucial encouragement, monitoring, and support to our children that are vital to their success. Every BPHS student’s four-year plan is designed to provide a solid foundation to earn not only a high school diploma, but to proceed on to a 2- to 4-year post high school education (8 Year Educational/Career Plan). We appreciate you and your support, as your role cannot be underestimated nor duplicated by any institution. I have an unwavering belief in the greatness of Buena Park High School, and in each and every one of our students and staff. I want to thank you in advance for your support. Welcome again to the 2022-2023 school year.Sonje Berg, Ed.D.PrincipalBuena Park High SchoolR.I.S.E UP COYOTES!Respect ~ Integrity ~ Service ~ ExcellenceSonje Berg Ed.D.