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Berkeley Technology Academy

BTA logo with SLOsPhone 510-644-6159       Fax 510-644-4597
Attendance & Student Welfare 510-644-6215



12/18/17 – 1/1/2018  Winter Break (No School)

1/2/18 – WELCOME BACK (School in Session 8:45am)
1/15/18        NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
1/18/18        Sign up for Black College Expo (deadline is 2/1/18)
1/25 & 1/26  FINALS SCHEDULE (release time at 1:20pm)
1/29/18        NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)
1/31/18        Semester 2 Begins
2/3/18           Quarter 2 Report cards mailed home
2/17/18        Black College Expo – Oakland Marriott

Recruitment Letter OPEN ENROLLMENT  Please call 510.644.6504

Receive your Diploma if you did not pass the CAHSEE

You are eligible to receive your high school diploma if you met all other BUSD graduation requirements. Read this letter awarding high school diplomas due to the CAHSEE being suspended as a requirement for high school graduation.

Click to view the BUSD  2017-18  Calendar

Regular Bell Schedule

Minimum Day Schedule

Block 1 8:45 – 10:10 Block 1 8:45 – 9:40
Advisory 10:15 – 10:30 Block 2 9:45 – 10:40
 Block 2  10:35 – 12:00 Block 3 10:45 – 11:40
 Lunch 12:00 – 12:30

Lunch 11:40 – 12:20

Block 3 12:35 – 2:00 Block 4 12:25 – 1:20pm
Block 4 2:05 – 3:30 Release  1:20pm
Release 3:30pm    


 Thursday  January 25, 2018  Friday January 26, 2018
Block 1 8:45 – 10:45 Block 3 8:45 – 10:45
Lunch 10:45 – 11:25 Lunch 10:45 – 11:25
Block 2 11:30 – 1:20 Block 4 11:30 – 1:20


BTA Little Caeser’s Pizza Fundraiser

Enter our Fundraiser ID #343256 when you order.



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BIS Orientations every Thursday in January at 12noon.  Call (510) 644-8592  or email independentstudies@berkeley. net to sign up for an orientation.

This is the first step to enroll at Berkeley Independent Studies for 9th-12th grade.
To inquire about the K-8 Homeschool  program email kamalaasher@berkeley.net.
For the Home Hospital program fill out an application found on our BIS Website at https:// berkeleyindependentstudy. wordpress.com or call (510) 644-8592 or email independentstudies@berkeley. net

Kick Butts Day @ BTA  3/15/2017… 20170315_114937 20170315_114951_001 KICK BUTTS DAY

Garden Project Day … click to view photos

Garden Project Day
Garden Project Day

Mad City Money … click to view photos

Mad City Money


Senior Upcoming Events

Its that time again!! Register for Senior Portraits at the link below:

Senior Picture Appointment

TRANSCRIPT REQUEST:  To request records please click the link below. Please be sure to include a signature  and allow  2 business days to process your request.  Send all inquiries to  ericajohnson@berkeley.net        

Records and Transcript Request Form 


Please contact Achievers @ 408.441.7200 or  Graduation Info Pick up brochures located in the main office. Loaner Cap & Gown Available


Are you interested in Donating your slightly used Cap & Gown? Please submit any gently worn cap and gowns to BHS room D-173 or the Leadership Office anytime before June 2018. Make sure to specify that it is a DONATION. Thanks!

ORDER 2017 DIPLOMA PHOTOS – courtesy of Grad Images

Visit https://www.gradimages.com to view and purchase photos from backstage and with diploma on stage.

CLASS OF 2017 GRAD PHOTOS – courtesy of Mark Coplan

BHS Jazz at Berkeley High 2017 Graduation Video Sampler: https://vimeo.com/222271558

Photo Albums

To download the photos you want, click on the photo to open it, then look for the download option and click that. You’ll see size options, select “Original size” and download it to your computer.

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Getting Ready (23 photos):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157685135962716

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Procession (53 photos):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157682261431514

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Program 141 photos):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157682359758083

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Friends and Family 100 photos):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157685235868555

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Diplomas Part One (301 photos):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157685241169825

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Diplomas Part Two (350 photos): https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157682226187242

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Diplomas Part Three (202 photos): https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157685272931815

Berkeley High School Graduation 2017 Finale (17 photos):  https://www.flickr.com/photos/53901376@N04/albums/72157682398463253


  • Return all textbooks or pay for damaged or missing books.
  • Has your mailing address changed?  If so, inform the Main Office of a new mailing address for your diploma to be sent in September
  • Earned college credit from AP or IB tests?  If so, remember to send your AP or IB scores to your college.  BTA does not send test scores

U-N-I-T-Y, WE FLY HIGHER AS A TEAM!!! —————————————————— johnvillavicencio@berkeley.net


Parents Corner

BTA School Governance Council Meeting

Contact the Front Office for information on 2017-2018 Meetings.

PTSA and School Governance is usually held on the 3rd Thursday of each month.

Next Meeting October 19, 2017 at 5pm in the MPR


PTSA – Parent Teacher Student Association

Contact the Front Office for information on 2017-2018 Meetings

PTSA General Meeting & SGC Meeting 10/19/17 at 5pm

**We encourage parents and students to become a part of BTA’s Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA). Participation forms are available in the office. ($10.00 membership fee covers the entire year) 

Other Announcements

Low fee/medicaid covered mental health services in Alameda County:


Imperfect Produce: about 50% discount from grocery store prices!
Imperfect Produce, reduced produce delivery to East Bay homes

Berkeley Rent Board



Senior Information

Senior Portraits

  • Order your Graduation Announcement Package at www.graduationorder.com password is bhs950 , the telephone number for Achievers is 1-877-GRAD-HELP (1-877-472-3435)
  • ABC Harrell also offers Senior Portraits you can sign up online at www.abcschoolportraits.com.


SAT and Subject Tests

Register online  at www.collegeboard.org. Check website for complete listing of test dates.

View SAT Test Dates

ACT Tests:

Register online at www.acstudent.org. Check website for complete listing of test dates.

View ACT Test Dates

Graduation Errata

  • Recently, you may have received a letter/information regarding the Grad Nite event with USA Student Travel. This event is NOT SPONSORED by any member of the faculty or administration of Berkeley Technology Academy. All questions should be directed towards USA Student Travel at 1-800-234-4723.


2701 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94703 Phone (510) 644-6159              Fax (510) 644-4597              Attendance (510) 644-6215