CORE VALUES of BUSD
- Provide an educational program to all students which results in students becoming competent, self-assured learners, with academic excellence as high priority.
- Provide a professional staff which is knowledgeable and supportive of meeting the academic, emotional, social, physical and cultural needs of our students.
- Provide effective communication to staff members, parents, and community regarding the challenges and successes of our educational institution.
- Foster a professional work environment in which all staff members are mutually respected and supported in their endeavors.
- Provide safe, functional, and technologically current facilities.
- Meaningfully involve parents in the education of their children.
- Provide services to our clients, the children and parents of this community in a manner which generates confidence and support for public education.
Hi and welcome to the Bellflower Unified School District, where “Standard of Excellence; Nothing Less”drives the teaching and educational knowledge for our students. As your superintendent I look forward to enriching the daily learning experiences for your student(s).
The 2012-13 school year promises to be one that is exciting, motivating, and strengthening of the educational environments for the children and young adults of Bellflower-Cerritos-Lakewood. The enthusiasm begins with Learning Pathways that have been created to ensure that every student is "growing smarter" each and every day. The District continues to offer a rigorous and relevant curriculum that allows for each student to master the grade level content standards and find high levels of success with the California Standards Test. Each elementary school offers Accelerated Learning Pathways to ensure that our gifted and talented students are being academically challenged on a day to day basis. In the secondary schools the continuing expansion of Honors and AP course work guarantee a highly thorough pathway for the student looking for additional academic challenges. With programs like these and continuing the efforts of the prior year accomplishments, Bellflower Unified School District (BUSD) is well on the way to daily attaining the mantra of "Standard of Excellence; Nothing Less."
BUSD is an outstanding educational organization with a commitment to develop the partnership between schools, the student, home, and the community. When this partnership is established, students, families, and the community share the overall satisfaction and pride that comes from honest work, shared commitment, and success. Whether you are a parent, a business owner, or a community member in the Bellflower-Cerritos-Lakewood area, I encourage you to contact our schools to learn how you can participate in helping the youth of our community become leaders and active citizens.
The mission for Team BUSD is clear and succinct—to develop critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens who actively participate in their individual learning and are fully prepared to embrace the future. We strive to accomplish this important work by attracting and retaining highly qualified staff, by initiating and sustaining important partnerships with other agencies and organizations, and by engaging the entire community in providing a rich and challenging curriculum in a safe and nurturing environment.
As a District, we offer a Pre-school Head Start through twelfth grade education program comprised of ten elementary school sites, two compensatory middle/high schools, a continuation high school, and a new Home Education/Independent Study Program. All of the schools and programs offered within the BUSD do an outstanding job in preparing our students for the rigors of course work at any Cal State, UC, or private post high school experience. The students leaving BUSD are also fully prepared to pursue a career in the technical work force arena, the military/armed forces, or other civic jobs available for well rounded and educated young adults.
BUSD also offers a well supported Educational Options Program that allows parents and students the support necessary to continue their child’s educational pathway. The Educational Options Programs created within the BUSD are created to assist the student with meeting their educational goals outside of the traditional high school experience, yet still provides them with a quality educational experience from our school District.
A key objective of our District is to ensure that every student meets or exceeds State and BUSD academic standards. We accomplish this target by hiring teachers that are motivating and engaging, innovative site principals, and experienced support staff to design and deliver rich and thorough instructional programs. Academic achievement is a top priority at all of our sites.
I look forward to another exceptional year, and remember that together we can ensure that BUSD will be the school district where, “Standard of Excellence; Nothing Less” is seen in everything we do each and every day.