• Welcome to the Berkmar High School Parent Center!

    Parent Center Contact Information

    The Parent Center is located in the first hallway to the right, off the Main Lobby.  The Parent Center is a place where all Berkmar High School parents are welcomed.  Here, parents can receive Title I information, review Title I documents, explore parenting resources, and gain information about ways to become more involved in their child’s education.  All Title I documents are located in the Parent Center for review.  In addition, the Parent Instructional Coordinator (PIC) works closely with Gwinnett County Public Schools, BHS teachers and administrators to promote parent involvement and ways to communicate better with the school.  The Parent Instructional Coordinator/Assistant Principal of Title I, plans workshops and meetings throughout the year to continually support our parents.

    Mariela Medina
    Parent Instructional Coordinator
    Parent Center, Main Hallway
    Phone: 770-806-3774
    Email: Mariela Medina

    In-Person Parent Center Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 8 AM - 3 PM 

    Title I documents may be accessed on this website or in the Parent Center.

    Parents' Right to Know/El derecho de los padres a saber

    Parents have the right to request information about the degree and qualifications of their child's teacher(s) and paraprofessional(s), if applicable.  Please refer to the GCPS Student-Parent Handbook or contact your school's principal for more information. 

    Los padres tienen derecho a solicitar información sobre el título y las calificaciones del maestro(s) y paraprofessional(es) de su hijo, si corresponde.  Consulte el Manual para Padres y Estudiantes de GCPS o comuníquese con el Director de su escuela para obtener más información.

     

    Please sign up for the Parent Portal!  You can access your student's grades, attendance and much more.  The registration forms are attached below.

    Parent Portal Registration, English

    Parent Portal Registration, Spanish

    Parent Portal Registration, Vietnamese

     

     

     

  • Empowering Conversations: Let's Discuss Youth Mental Health and Drug Abuse, May 1, 2024 @ 5:30-7:00 PM

    Join us for a powerful and informational session with district and community leaders that will discuss the importance of mental health and drug abuse awareness. We will also share how families can find help and support for both concerns. Click here to register.

    Flyer in multiple languages

  • Family-School Partnership Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting, March 28, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

    Families are invited to join us in person at the GCPS Instructional Support Center (Grayson Room).  During this in-person meeting, GCPS families will receive information about Title III Multilingual Learners, Early Learning and School Readiness, Homeless Education Program, Migratory Students, and the Foster Care Program

    Families will have the opportunity to provide input on how these funds are utilized to support students, staff, and our schools.

    Spring Family-School Partnership (PAC) Meeting, March Flyer, Multiple Languages

  • Title I Draft Document Review, March 11 - 29, 2024

    Please join us Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 7:00 PM for our annual Title I Draft Document Review.  This is a great opportunity for parents, community stakeholders, and faculty and staff to provide input for the upcoming school year.  It is also an opportunity to provide input on the Needs Assessment, The Plan ... The Promise ..., and Budgets.  

    Please review and provide input on the following documents, which will be presented at the Title Draft Document Review.  These documents are available on our website below as well as The Parent/Family Center.  The survey link will be available through March 29, 2024 at 3:00 PM.  We value your input!  Thank you.

    Title I - Planning Meeting/Input Form - English and Spanish

  • Title I Planning Meeting, March 21, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

    We invite Parents, family members, members of the community, and school staff to join our Title I Planning meeting on March 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM (In-Person) to review and provide input and jointly develop the following documents:

    • Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI) goals, Title I Family Engagement Plan and Promise, and Title I Budget allocation for our school.
    • District Improvement Plan (DIP), District Family and Community Engagement Plan, and the District’s Title I Budget.

    We seek your input as we plan the implementation of the Title I program for the upcoming year.

    Title I Planning Meeting Video - English

    Title I Planning Meeting Video - Spanish

  • Family Engagement: Georgia Milestones Assessment Family Night, February 6, 2024 @ 5:30 PM

    The Office of Family Engagement in the Department of Federal Programs invites all families of students in grades 3 – 12 to join the “Georgia Milestones Assessment (GMAS) Family Night” led by the Executive Director of the Accountability & Assessment Office on February 6th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.   

    During this family night, GCPS families will receive information about the Georgia Milestones assessment (GMAS), sample questions, and tips to help your child at home.   

    Flyer

    Registration link:  https://gcpsk12-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqd-mvqj4uG9f24joxA_vL8Rv7muKJnJqC 

  • Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council, January 23, 2024 @ 5:30 PM

    The Office of Family Engagement in the Department of Federal Programs invites all families to attend the Family-School Partnership Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting.

    During the Family-School Partnership Advisory Council, GCPS families will receive information about the GCPS Family and Community Engagement Plan and will have the opportunity to provide input on the plan.

    Click here to RSVP for the Family-School Partnership Advisory Council Meeting (PAC)

  • In-Person Rising 9th Grade Orientation, January 22, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

    Rising 9th Grade Orientation

    The Administration and Staff of Berkmar High School are excited to meet our rising ninth graders and provide you with important information as we begin the registration process.  Sessions in English and Spanish will be available during the presentation. 

  • English Learners Program ACCESS Testing Information, January 11, 2024 @ 6:00 PM

    Information about ACCESS Testing can be found on GCPS' Assessment website

  • Virtual Attendance Awareness Campaign 2024, January 4, 2024 @ 6:30 PM

    Addressing chronic absence is a key component of improving graduation rates, increasing academic achievement and giving students the best chance at success in their adult life. Please join us on Thursday, January 4th at 6:30 PM for a Virtual Meeting to review Berkmar Attendance requirements for parents and students. A link will be sent via ParentSquare before the event.

    *The meeting will take place in Spanish with English interpretation.

  • Virtual Counseling, College, & Career Family Night, December 7, 2023 @ 5:30 PM

    Join us to learn how the Office of Counseling, College and Career Services coordinates the critical work of counselors in each school as they remove barriers to academic achievement through data-driven, comprehensive programming to meet the needs of all students. Learn information about counseling, college and career for students, and family resources.

    Counseling, College, & Career Family Night Flyer, Mulitple Languages

  • Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council, November 13, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

    Families are invited to join us in person at the GCPS Instructional Support Center (Grayson Room) to provide input regarding Federal Programs funding and how these funds support GCPS students, staff, and schools.

    Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council, November Flyer, Multiple Languages

  • Virtual Purpose and Goals For English Language Learners Program (ESOL), October 19, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

  • In-Person Parent Technology Workshop, September 21, 2023 @ 6:00, English and Spanish

    Thursday, September 21 ~ 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Media Center (Located in the Main Hallway)

    Learn how to use: 

    • ParentSquare, Parent Portal, ParentVUE, MyPaymentsplus, etc.

    • Help to fill out the Educational Benefits form (Free and Reduced Lunch Form) will be available

    If you have any questions, please contact Mariela Medina, Parent Instructional Coordinator

    770-806-3774 or Mariela.medina@gcpsk12.org

  • Virtual Annual Title I Parent Meeting, September 7, 2023 @ 6:00 (English & Spanish)

    Family and Community Engagement Plan, English


    Family and Community Engagement Plan, Spanish

  • Senior Parent Night, August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 PM (English) / August 31, 2023 @ 7:00 PM (Spanish)

    English - In-Person

    Spanish - Virtual

    Senior Parent Night Flyer, English and Spanish

  • News You Can Use!!!!

    Social Media

    8 Parent Tips To Help Your Student

     

    Free Credit Recovery

    Credit recovery courses are being offered throughout the school year. Direct any questions to your student's assigned counselor via email or by calling 770-806-8922.

    Los cursos de recuperación de créditos (Credit recovery) se ofrecen durante todo el año escolar. Dirija cualquier pregunta al consejero asignado a su estudiante por correo electrónico o llamando al 770-806-8922.

    Attention Parents!  Your child can earn college credit in high school!

    The new Dual Enrollment dual-credit program provides assistance for postsecondary tuition, mandatory fees, and books.  Eligible students may participate part-time or full-time at multiple postsecondary institutions, but applications for Dual Enrollment must be completed every term.  The eligible student and parent/guardian should schedule the required Dual Enrollment advisement session with the school counselor to discuss the dual-credit program options.  More information can be found on our main web page under the tab 'Home'.

     

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