Freshman Class Leadership

Freshman Class Leadership at Berkeley High School is a ten-week program that allows ninth grade students an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and learn about how things operate at Berkeley High. Freshman Leaders will learn about their level of leadership, taking initiative, delegation, developing a mission, marketing, event planning, setting priorities, gathering feedback, celebrating and recognizing others, as well as about their core values. The Freshman Class Leadership team will create at least one event and one fundraiser during the fall and winter portions of the school year. This session will include 12-20  team members from any of the small learning communities at BHS (AC, AHA, AMPS, BIHS, CAS, ISP, NEWCOMER). This is a good program for students who have yet to get involved in school leadership and also for those students who have been participating for many years in middle school. Our objective is to create a strong set of skills during this first year at BHS so that this team can effect positive change for their entire high school career and beyond.

Please click below to download the application.

BHS Application for Freshman Positions

FALL/WINTER SESSION: October 1 – January 24

Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Berkeley Unified School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. Accordingly, BUSD programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression; nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. (Board Policy 0410, Board Policy 1311, Board Policy 4030, Board Policy 5145.3, Board Policy 5145.7)

The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district’s complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. (Board Policy 4030)
Complaint forms are available at school sites and on the district webpage at

For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:
Chelsea Yogerst, Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator
2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510.486.9338     Email:

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