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.
Parent Instructional Coordinator
Parent Center, Main Hallway
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.
Family-School Partnership Advisory Council (PAC) Meeting, TBD
Title I Draft Document Review, March 11 - 22, 2024
Please join us Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 6:00 PM for our annual Title I Planning Meeting. 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 I Planning Meeting. The survey links will be available through March 22, 2024 at 3:00 PM. We value your input! Thank you.
Local School Plan For Improvement (LSPI Summary)
The School Family Plan and The Promise - English
The School Family Plan and The Promise - Spanish
Budget, including Prioritized Wish List
Title I - Planning Meeting/Input Form - English
Title I - Planning Meeting/Input Form - 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.
Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council, TBD
Families are encouraged to join the meeting for the spring Federal Programs Family-School Partnership Advisory Council. This meeting is a great opportunity for all parents and families to receive information about the federal programs and provide input to help their continued improvement.
English Learners Program ACCESS Testing Information, January 11, 2024 @ 6:00 PM
In-Person Rising 9th Grade Orientation, TBD
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.
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.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Parent Night, August 24, 2023 @ 6:00 PM (English) / August 31, 2023 @ 7:00 PM (Spanish)
English - In-Person
Spanish - Virtual
Title I Budget, 2023-2024
Local School Plan for Improvement, 2023-2024
GCPS Title I Family and Community Engagement Plan, 2023-2024, English and Spanish
The Plan / The Promise, 2023-2024
Parent Survey, 2023 - 2024, English and Spanish
Parent Survey, English (Coming Soon)
Parent Survey, Spanish (Coming Soon)
News You Can Use!!!!
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'.