Birmingham Covington School (BCS)

BCS inspires students to lead in the global community through a passion for learning, innovating, and inquiry and design.

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  • Link: How to Apply to BCS

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  • BCS Lottery for 2018-2019 School Year

    The BCS Lottery for the 2018-2019 school year took place on Wednesday, January 17 at the BPS Education and Administration Center. Families have been notified, by mail, of the enrollment status of their child(ren).

    Enrollment Guidelines and more information can be found under the Why BCS tab/How to Apply

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  • BCS Theatre Presents - Once Upon a Mattress, Jan. 24-26

    If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of beguiling songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are, you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. The show, including intermission, runs about 1.5 hours. We hope to see you there!

    • Show Dates: Jan. 24 at 4:30pm - Tickets are buy one, get one free for all students, $10.
    • Jan. 25 & Jan. 26 at 7pm - Tickets are $10 each.
    • Tickets will be sold Wednesday, January 17 thru Tuesday, January 23 from 7:45-8:15am AND 3:20-4:20pm in front of the Media Center
    • Cash or checks (made payable to BCS) will be accepted! 
    • Questions? Email
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  • Delayed Start - Thursday 2/8/18

    On Thursday, February 8, school will begin at 9:48am.  Because staff will be participating in professional development that morning, the building will not be open until 9:30am.  Please do not drop your child off before 9:30am.  For those of you who need child care from 8:18-9:48am, please print a delayed start form and turn it in to the office. Registration is $5/child. Registration forms are due by Wednesday, February 7. Busses run on a 90 minute delay.

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  • Quarter III Choice Hour - New Classes Start Mon. Jan. 29

    Choice Hour Selections forms are now available online. Forms are due back by 4pm on Friday, January 5th. 

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  • BCS Movie Nights

    This year with our theme of empathy and our community read, Save Me a Seat, our BCS Diversity Committee will be hosting monthly Movie Nights on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 PM in the BCS media center based on our theme.  Parents and students, feel free to dress comfortably (PJs allowed) and bring a blanket or sleeping bag for extra comfort. Be sure to save the dates for this fun, monthly, family event!

    • February 15 – Trolls PG (empathy habit keeping your cool)
    • March 15 – The BFG PG (empathy habit practicing kindness)
    • April 19 – Freaky Friday PG (empathy habit thinking “us” not “them”)
    • May 17 – Zootopia PG (empathy habit is sticking your neck out)
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  • Outdoor Recess in the Cold Weather

    Now that the cold weather is settling in, please remember to send warm coats, boots, hats and gloves to school with your children. We will go outside for recess every day unless the temperature (real or real-feel) is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

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  • Optional 7/8 Band/Orchestra and Spanish Trip to Chicago

    7/8 students will have the opportunity to go to Chicago April 27 – 28, 2018 for either a Spanish exposure trip or a band/orchestra enrichment trip. There is a wait list for the Spanish trip but there are still openings for the band/orchestra trip. Click Chicago Registration for additional trip information and registration instructions. 

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  • Yearbooks Are On Sale 

    Purchase your 2017-18 BCS Yearbook Now! More information on ordering your yearbook may be found on the Jostens Yearbook Flyer. Purchase your yearbook online by following this link to 8th Grade Parents: Make sure to think about ordering an ad (Yearbook Ad Flyer) for your graduate! Questions? Contact Michelle D'Orazio at

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  • Saturday School @ Berkshire

    In partnership with the Birmingham African American Family Network, Birmingham Public Schools provides tutoring for students who need help in any grade level, and in any academic area. It is hosted in the media center at Berkshire Middle School from 9am - 11am. All K-12 BPS student and parents are welcome to join. 
    Saturday School sessions for the 2017-18 school year:
    January: 6, 20, 27
    February: 3, 10
    March: 3, 10, 17, 24
    April: 14, 21, 28
    May: 5, 12, 19
    For more information see their website @:
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  • Link:  2017-2018 Elective Information Packets

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  • Welcome to Birmingham Covington School

    The Birmingham Covington Districtwide 3-8 School (BCS) is a 3-8 districtwide school of choice for families residing in the Birmingham Public School District. It is designed to offer a clear choice in educational structure and philosophy to parents/guardians and children seeking a rigorous academic challenge. BCS has a special emphasis on comprehensive science and technology instruction based on the Association for the Advancement of Science report, Project 2061, and enGauge: 21st Century Skills.

    To better understand BCS, please review:

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