Please register all your children for the new school year!
Here is the link to Skyward’s Family Access.
Here is a link to videos and resources for getting the most out of your Family Access portal.
Online registration video and directions to print
Students be ready! On Friday, September 2nd we have picture day!
Just a reminder that this year’s laptop handout and open house is scheduled as follows:
Tuesday, August 30th – 2:30 – 5:30 – all returning HS students (Sophomores – Seniors) – come any time before 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, August 30th – 5:30 – 6:30 – all freshmen and new students – please be in the commons promptly by 5:30 p.m.
Please remember that a parent or guardian must accompany each student.
At Black River Falls High School, we offer a wide variety of educational opportunities for all students. For our college-bound students, we are able to offer Advanced Placement (AP) coursework which allows students in high school to learn college-level material and then have an opportunity to take a national test to earn college credit for mastery of their subject matter.
For a smaller rural school, we offer 6 different AP courses, including:
- AP Psychology,
- AP US History,
- AP Biology,
- AP English Literature and Composition,
- AP Calculus, and
- AP Spanish.
This year, we are also adding a new course,
- AP Environmental Science.
Our students have benefited greatly from these courses as they are introduced to challenging college-level reading and writing expectations as well as the possibility to earn credit at a reduced cost before entering their freshmen year. It is both a time and a cost savings for our students.
In May of 2016, we had 53 students take 76 AP Exams. Of those 53 students, 24 earned college credit by scoring a 3, 4, or 5 (on a 5 point scale) on the national exams. College Board exams are extremely difficult and although not all students will earn credit, our school equally values the experience as well as the credit earning option.
We also had numerous students earn special recognition through the AP program by achieving above average excellence.
AP Scholar with Distinction: This award is granted to students who score a 3 or higher on FIVE or more AP Exams. This means these students will earn a minimum of 15 college credits before walking on their college campus.
AP Scholar with Honor: This award is granted to students who score a 3 or higher on FOUR or more AP Exams. This means these students will earn a minimum of 12 college credits before walking on their college campus.
- Matt Bronsdon
- Kacey Koenigs
AP Scholar: This award is granted to students who score a 3 or higher on THREE or more AP Exams. This means these students will earn a minimum of 9 college credits before walking on their college campus.
- Keoinia Dobson
- Daniel Forman
- Mariah Gaier
- Tyler Leadholm
- Noah Matousek
We are very proud of our students and also appreciative of the extra time and hard work our AP teachers give to offer these challenging courses. Many AP teachers provide extra study sessions, tutoring, and additional course activities to prepare these students for the exams. Obviously, our teachers and students are working hard and we honor all of them!
Social studies teacher Paul Rykken was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading in AP US History. Each June, AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP Exams.
AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged. “The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, Senior Vice President, AP and Instruction at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Paul Rykken.”