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Services for Parents & Students

Family Involvement
The Family Involvement Program's goal is to bridge the gap between school and home while extending the learning process for all children   <more>


The Department of Attendance exists to monitor and maintain attendance of students who reside within the boundaries of the Birmingham City School System.  <more>


Guidance and Counseling
A balanced comprehensive school counseling program provides services to promote student success.  It involves school counselors working in conjunction with parents, teachers and other school personnel and community agencies.    <more>


Prevention, Recovery, and Alternative Programs

Dropout Recovery Program, Promotion Coaches, (John Hopkins Research Program), Act Programs, Dropout Prevention, Course Recovery Program, Alternative Education Programs <more>

BCS Child Health  

Child Health

Your child’s health and safety are important to us. Acute and chronic health conditions may significantly impact your child’s ability to learn. Our goal is that all children will enjoy optimal health and thus be able to gain the most from their education. <more>


English as a Second Language Program

The ESL program offers a combination of self-contained services, push-in services and pull-out services for all limited-English Learners. In addition, support services are provided to all classroom teachers by means of professional development within and outside the school. Students are placed in the ESL program as a result of their performance on an English language proficiency test that evaluates their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.  <more>


Educational Programs

Academies of Birmingham are Birmingham City Schools’ innovative approach to preparing today’s students for career and college success. The mission of the Academies of Birmingham is to provide students with a safe learning environment that promotes intellectual growth and career exploration. Academy students are presented with a rigorous academic curriculum and provided access to business networks that will prepare them now to compete in a global economy.  Our excitements and commitment to this program is exemplified in the campange  I'm Ready To Lead.
  The Academies Of Birmingham
The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is an academically challenging and balanced course of study, that prepares students for success in college and life beyond. The mission of the program is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better, more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Learn More   ib
Dropping out of high school does not have to be the end of your education. If you are age 17-21 and need to complete your high school diploma, call or visit our office to see if the Dropout Recovery Program is right for you. There are three (3) locations and three (3) sessions that are available to you.  Read more about the Dropout Recovery Opportunity.   dr

Woodlawn Innovation Network .. is a Birmingham City Schools initiative to transform education as we know it in the five schools in the Woodlawn High School feeder pattern. The transformative approach, supported by Woodlawn Foundation and A+ Education Partnership, focuses on teaching children not only what to know, but how to think and how to apply that thinking to real-world problems. <Learn More>