Welcome to the
BREMERTON SCHOOL DISTRICT!
Our District includes:
The District also hosts a 1,300 seat Performing Arts Center and the West Sound Technical Skills Center, a regional cooperative career-technical educational program for high school students.
Three elementary schools (grades K-5)
- One elementary arts academy (grades K-5)
One Early Learning Center (grades PS-3)
One STEM academy (grades PS-8)
One middle school (grades 6-8)
One high school (grades 9-12)
One alternative high school (grades 9-12)
- One Career & Academic reengagement program (grades 9-12)
Bremerton Home Link (a K-8 home school partnership program)
- Drawbridge Program
- West Sound Technical Skills Center: Bremerton School District also hosts the West Sound Technical Skills Center, a regional cooperative career-technical educational program for high school students from surrounding school districts.
- Running Start Program
- Social-Emotional Learning
- West Hills Restorative School
Recent District Initiatives
Here are some highlights of recent District initiaives:
1:1 Initiative: Every student in the Bremerton School District has been assigned a Chromebook for home and school use. This “1:1” initiative is funded with the 2018 Technology Levy and a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) grant. Students are also learning about good “Digital Citizenship” in all grades. Learn more at www.BremertonSchools.org/Technology.
Districtwide AVID: AVID stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination. The mission of the AVID organization is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society.
We’ve offered the AVID elective in our District at Bremerton High School and Mountain View Middle Schools for many years - and those programs will continue. But, we are now implementing AVID in all grade levels at all schools. With Districtwide AVID, we are committing to all students having access to and success with engaging, rigorous, and student-centered learning environments. We want all students to develop critical thinking, literacy, and math skills using AVID’s research-based strategies and curriculum. It is hard to describe how excited I am about this initiative. Learn more at www.BremertonSchools.org/AVID
Raptor - new visitor management system: As a part of the District’s efforts to improve school safety and security, we have implemented a new visitor management system in all of our schools called Raptor. Visitors will be required to show a valid, government-issued ID when visiting our schools if they wish to go past the main office. We will be sharing additional information with families as we begin using the system in our schools. Learn more at www.BremertonSchools.org/Raptor
New school-based health clinic: As you may have seen in the Kitsap Sun, Peninsula Community Health Services is operating a school-based health clinic on our Mountain View Middle School campus. The clinic will provide medical, mental health and chemical dependency services for all students and staff in our District. We hope this on-site clinic will make it easier for students to get the healthcare they need. We’ll be sending out more information on this clinic in the very near future. Learn more at www.BremertonSchools.org/Clinic
Jumpstart to Kindergarten: As a part of our community-wide plan to increase kindergarten readiness, we are offering a new tuition-free preschool program called Jumpstart to Kindergarten. The program, held at View Ridge Elementary Arts Academy, is open to any child residing in our District who will enter kindergarten in our District in 2021-22. Learn more at www.BremertonSchools.org/Jumpstart.