Link Crew

The Link Leaders consist of a pair junior and/or senior mentors for a small group of freshman. We currently have over 120 Link Leaders serving for our inaugural 2017-18 group. Link Leaders receive training and support from staff supervisors of the program.

Staff Supervisors of the Link Crew program:

From the website,, here are its main aspects:

Link Crew is a year long transition program with four components that contribute to its success:

  • High School Orientation – Link Leaders and freshmen start building the mentor relationship and freshmen receive information about how to be successful in high school
  • Academic Follow Ups – Link Leaders support freshman academic success and character development through structured classroom visits
  • Social Follow Ups – Link Leaders and freshmen connect outside the classroom at social events to increase student engagement, and promote positive school climate
  • Leader Initiated Contacts – Link Leaders connect with their freshmen on a more individual basis

Two natural by-products of Link Crew are a strong sense of character development and the emergence of an anti-bullying environment. Because students are more connected to each other, involved in their school and empowered to make a difference, they develop empathy, a respect for others and the courage to stand up for and take care of fellow students.


Berkeley High School Orientation Information for SY 17-18

Seniors – Monday, Aug. 21

Juniors – Tuesday, Aug. 22

Sophomores – Wednesday, Aug. 23


Registration hours:

Last Name A – G        8:30 to 10:00 am

Last Name H – O        10:00 to 11:30 am

Last Name P – Z         1:00 to 2:30 pm

10th, 11th, 12th graders are to report to the Jacket Gym. Please note that doors will be closed from 11:30 – 1:00


Freshmen Orientation and Registration

Last Names A – K       Thursday, August 24, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Last Names L – Z       Friday, August 25, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Incoming 9th graders should report to the Donahue Gym by 8:00 am for the start of their orientation. Each orientation will consist of an assembly, small group sessions facilitated by Link Leaders, and a campus tour, in addition to students receiving their schedule, photo ID, textbooks and locker assignment. Link Leaders are trained upperclassmen who will guide a group of 9th graders through orientation until the end of the school year.  Students should bring a lock to place on their locker.


Make-Up Registration Session       Thursday, August 241:30-3:00 pm

Doors will open at 1:30 and close at 3:00

New to BHS 10-12th grades — Mini-orientation on Friday, August 25

Please contact Student Activities Director “Mr V.” for more info on how to sign up.

First Day of School, Tuesday, August 29, 8:27 a.m. There is no “0” period on this day only.