Ask a Charger

We are so excited to launch our first ever Ask a Charger project! We know that the transition to Jr. High can be a little nerve-racking for both you and your child, and we wanted to help make this transition as smooth as possible. After hearing from some of our 5th & 6th grade parents, we put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions and had some of our very own BFHS parents give their best answers. 

Frequently Asked Questions: Ask a Charger Project

  1. If you could give one piece of advice to a parent of a 7th grader, what would it be?
    • "Be patient and understanding the first year. The newness of seventh grade takes about a month to adjust to." 
  2. What can I do to help my child succeed in their first year at BFHS?
    • "Utilize and become familiar with the BFHS FamilyLink website to stay on top of your students’ grades. FamilyLink is a great way to communicate with the teachers (they’ve always replied quickly to my questions or comments)."
  3. What was the biggest challenge your child faced, and how did they overcome it?
    • "My child's biggest challenge in seventh grade was the new format/schedule of seventh grade compared to elementary school. She overcame this by becoming acclimated to her new environment, and she learned to communicate with the teachers about her academic challenges."
  4. How accepting are the students and teachers of new students, especially students from different backgrounds? Is it a welcoming environment?
    • "The BFHS staff is very considerate and accepting of new students. They are trained to recognize the diverse dynamics of seventh grade. What I loved about seventh grade was the opportunity for my students to meet other children from three other campuses as well as new students from other schools. It was comforting to know they all are experiencing the same seventh-grade anxieties." 
  5. I know that BFHS has a lot of sports and fine/performing arts programs and opportunities - how can my child get involved in those? What has your child's experience been like in these programs?
    • "My advice to other parents who are looking to get their child involved in a sport or arts program would be to attend a game or performance of interest. Encourage your child to reach out to a teacher/coach or student that is familiar with that activity and get advice on how to pursue their interest. Our family’s experience to sports and the performing arts program has been nothing but positive. Even when they didn’t make the team or didn’t get first chair in orchestra it's always been a great learning experience for them. As far as coaches and performing art teachers are concerned, they have been professional, thoughtful, kind, and encouraging. Best experience ever!"


Have a Question that we didn't answer? Reach out to other Charger families you may know, or get in touch with our office staff, they are always more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

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