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ASB Leadership

Who is needed on the school wide Berkeley High ASB Student Leadership Team?

We are building a team of students with diverse backgrounds and talents. We need YOU.

Why should you consider running for a leadership position?

  1. It looks good on your college resume, and work closely with the principal & vice principals (great for rec letters)!
  2. It can be used to meet community service hour requirements and gets you 5-10 elective credits.
  3. Make a lot of new friends here at Berkeley High and other schools when you go to super fun camps and conferences.
  4. You are going to learn skills that you’ll find yourself using right away and later in life to great benefit.
  5. Gain the power to do something fun or serious or both to change the school, the city, and the world.
  6. Attain the confidence to take control of your destiny and make change through the rest of your life.

What is the school wide Berkeley High ASB Student Leadership Team?

The team is made up of three groups:

  • The executive team: This group will get really tight with many of its members going to retreats, leadership camps, and conferences. This is the core team of the school that makes things happen – the team that executes!! Homecoming Week, Relief Campaigns, Month of Service, Holiday Meal, Graduation, big-money fundraisers, blood drives, concerts, carnivals, fairs, holiday activities, guest speakers, panel discussions – the sky is the limit for what this group can bring to the school if they work well together.
  • The student senate: The School Board, School Site Council (SSC), the Berkeley Schools Excellence Project (BSEP), and the Development Group are the four most important decision-making groups on campus. Want a say on school design, the bell schedule, teacher evaluations, major school policies or where millions of dollars are distributed every year? Then run to be on one of these groups.
  • The class leadership teams: Each class (9th-12th grade) has a leadership group that plans one major event such as Prom, homecoming week activities, and fundraisers throughout the year. The members of these groups also serve as the volunteer core of most major events like Holiday Meal and can take on other exciting roles and activities if they are well organized.

ASB  Leadership Course Information (subject to change)

Events for 2023-2024 Leadership Positions (subject to change)

  • January 3 – Elected & Appointed Candidate Applications Become Available
  • January 3 – February 14 – ASB Leadership Promotions
  • February 2 – Club Fair ASB Leadership Promotions
  • January 23 + February 6 – Leadership Open House office hours
  • February 14 – Due date for 2021-2022 Elected Candidate Applications
  • February 16 – Elected Candidate Meeting – mandatory participation
  • February 21 – March 27 Digital Campaigning Open
  • February 28 – Election Convention 1st – 3rd
  • March 1-24 – Classroom Presentations are allowed
  • March 7 – Candidate Meet & Greet
  • March 25 – 28 ASB Online Voting
  • March 29 – Announce Results
  • April 11 or 13 TBD – 2023-24 winning Elected Candidate Boot Camp
  • April 18 – Due date for Appointed Candidate Application
  • April 18 – May 6 ASB Interviews
  • May 8 – 12 ASB Decision Week
  • May 17 – Begin Announcing 2023-24 ASB team decisions
  • May 22 – TBD First 2023-24 ASB Team meeting
  • May 23 – Link Leaders App Due Date
  • ?June 6 TBD – 2023-24 ASB Team meeting/planning
  • Fall 2022 – Meetings typically take place Monday mornings at 8:30 am. This may change due to any updated bell schedules.
  • Sep.  2023 – Class of 2027 Freshman Class Leadership Applications Due

Elected Leadership Position Applications due by midnight of February 14, 2023

Elected leader positions include ASB President, ASB Vice President, School Board Student Representative, , Chief of Publicity (3), Chief of Service, Class President, Class Vice President.

>>>UPDATED 1.6.2023>>> The position of BSEP/SSC Student Representative will have an unknown # of elected candidates & voting will take place in the fall. This is based on changing guidelines for the site councils of California schools. Also, the number of student reps is correlated to the number of staff and parent reps. That voting takes place in the fall.

Appointed Leadership Position Applications due by midnight of April 18, 2023

BHS Development Group Student Representative (2), SLC Representatives (1 per SLC), Executive Team commissioners (10+), Class deputy (8 per class), Class secretary.

9th Grade Link Leader Interest Form due by midnight of May 23, 2023

If in the 2022-23 school year you will be a SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR or SENIOR and wish to work with freshman class, consider applying to become a ORIENTATION DAY LEADER:

Class of 2027 Leadership Positions due by midnight of September TBD, 2023

This form will be updated and opened in August 2023 for all interested students who would like to join the Class of 2027 student leadership team.

Please contact Mr. V if you need assistance completing your application.

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing a hostile-free working and learning environment. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding/lactation status (related medical conditions), religion, color, national origin (including language restrictions and possession of a driver’s license (issued under Vehicle Code), ancestry, immigration status, physical or mental disability (including clinical depression and bipolar disorder, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, epilepsy, seizure disorder, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and heart attack), medical condition (cancer-related and genetic characteristics), military and veteran status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (unless union related), a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance.

Discrimination is different treatment based on a protected characteristic in the context of an educational program, work or activity without a legitimate, nondiscriminatory reason that interferes with or limits the individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or privileges provided by the District or includes an adverse employment action.

Hostile environment harassment occurs when a target is subjected to unwelcome conduct based on a protected characteristic, which is both subjectively offensive to the target and would be offensive to a reasonable person of similar circumstances/characteristics and is sufficiently so severe, and so pervasive to interfere with or limit an individual’s ability to effectively work or to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered by the District. Harassment may take many forms, including but not limited to, verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or any conduct that may be threatening or humiliating. Harassment based on any of the above protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by the District and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or employee.

Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and retaliation, based on actual or perceived protected characteristics, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Once a school/office has expressed notice or reason to know of such conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate, determine what occurred, take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one has been created and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken regardless of whether an individual makes a complaint or asks the school/office to take action. Complaints are protected from retaliation. The District prohibits retaliation against any person who files a complaint or an appeal, reports instances of noncompliance, discrimination, harassment, bullying, and intimidation, or who participates in the complaint-filing or investigation process. This nondiscriminatory policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school/office under the jurisdiction of the Berkeley Unified School District. 

For more information, or to file a complaint please contact:

District Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer Berkeley Unified School District, 2020 Bonar Street, Room 117, Berkeley CA 94702 Phone: (510) 486-9338; Email: complaints@berkeley.net