Beverly High School is a four-year comprehensive senior high school. Through its subject matter offerings and its activity programs, it seeks to meet as many of the educational needs of its students as possible. The school is concerned with its responsibility for all youth of the city whatever their backgrounds, abilities, interests or ambitions.


In the ninth grade, students will develop a four-year academic plan using the Naviance Program with their counselor. This academic/career plan will be developed and revised throughout their four years. Parents will continue to review the course selections. Parents should consult with guidance counselors when necessary. There are five fulltime guidance counselors, two fulltime adjustment counselors and one half time adjustment counselor, and a student resources/registration secretary. The counselors provide academic planning and college, career, personal, and crisis counseling. Each student is assigned to a counselor and is seen individually and in groups to address academic, social and emotional issues and to create plans for careers and post-secondary education. In addition, parents and students are encouraged to access the services of the guidance staff.


In planning a program of studies, a student must annually enroll and be fully scheduled each year. (40 credits) No student may elect courses for credit that are above his or her grade level without the approval of an academic division leader or director. Students in grades 10, 11, and 12 may not elect subjects intended for grade 9 students without similar approval. Permission to initiate such requests should be secured by a student through his or her counselor. Any student failing a required subject should attend summer school in order to meet graduation requirements.