|Weather Update - Tuesday, March 3, 2015 |
Weather advisories are calling for a potentially dangerous mix of snow and freezing rain this afternoon. PWCS is monitoring the situation and will announce as early as possible any potential changes to afternoon dismissal times and/or cancellation or postponement of afternoon and evening activities, if needed to ensure safety. Please check pwcs.edu, news media, and PWCS text and email announcements frequently.
The food show scheduled for tonight at Patriot HS has been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
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Battlefield High School
15000 Graduation Drive
Haymarket, VA 20169
Battlefield High School Web Site
Battlefield High School Profile (pdf)
Battlefield High School School Data Profile (pdf)
Principal: Amy Ethridge-Conti
Christopher Hintosh, Judith Lester, Christopher McMillan, Julia Renberg, and Administrative Intern, James Smith
Specialty Program: Center for Information Technology
Specialty Program Coordinator: Joseph Huddle
Date Opened: September 2004
Number of Students: 2,488
Students Who Go on to Higher Education: 88%
Number of Teachers: 140
School Colors: Purple, Black, and Silver
School Mascot: The Bobcat
|ABOUT BATTLEFIELD HIGH SCHOOL|
Battlefield High School opened in 2004 in the Dominion Valley area of Haymarket to serve the rapidly expanding northwestern part of Prince William County, known as the Gainesville District.
Broad Run, Bull Run Mountain Estates, Carterwood, Catharpin, Crossroads, Dominion Valley, Evergreen, Gainesville, Heritage Hunt, Hopewell's Landing, Piedmont, Parks at Piedmont, Town of Haymarket, and West Market.
Battlefield hosts the Center for Information and Technology (one of two in Prince William County Public Schools), providing concentrated coursework for participating students in networking, computer systems, and the multidisciplinary use of advanced digital technology.
|ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS & EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES|
Battlefield's committed teachers regularly provide on-demand after-school enrichment, tutoring, and remediation and formalized, targeted intervention programs to meet the academic needs of identified or referred learners. Formal groups ranging from professional organizations and honor societies to impromptu teacher-student work sessions regularly provide support, scaffolding, and additional content. Our robust special and gifted education programs ensure support for the full spectrum of students.
From business groups to community service programs, Battlefield High School offers a rich tapestry of opportunities to get involved in something meaningful. Bobcat Athletics provide a full range of competitive sporting activities; our renowned arts programs afford outstanding music, art, and drama performance and participation experiences; and our IT program, robotics, debate, and service organizations have been regionally, nationally, and internationally competitive and recognized.
|OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENT & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT|
Parent-Teacher Organizations (PTO), Marching Band Boosters, Choral Boosters, Athletic Boosters Club, Robotics support, and the Principal's Advisory Committee, provide community members with the opportunity to integrally support and promote learning in northwestern Prince William County.
|WHAT MAKES OUR SCHOOL UNIQUE?|
Battlefield High School ranks 61 in Virginia and 901 in the nation, according to The Washington Post's list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools (Challenge Index), putting it in the top 5%. Click
here for information from PWCS and here for a complete listing of the school rankings along with a description of how the Challenge Index is determined.
Last updated September 23, 2014. Title changed April 27, 2011.