Drama is integrated into the elementary curriculum at several schools and plays are staged each school year. The middle schools have vibrant theater programs, presenting two or more plays, some student written. Some middle school productions are a collaboration between the drama, dance and music departments. There are levels of high school theater classes for the beginning through advanced student. Both plays and musicals are staged along with student written and produced drama.
Arts on the Run
Each January, three busloads of Berkeley High School students representing the Dance, Drama and Music Departments travel to all three middle schools for a one hour performance. Designed to present the eighth graders (who will be entering BHS in the fall) with the variety of artist involvement available at BHS, Arts on the Run MCs encourage students to not only be open to the many options for artistic expression at the high school, but also share the pride and sense of family students find when they become a member of a performing arts group at Berkeley High.
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)
For inquiries or concerns regarding BUSD nondiscrimination policy 5145.3 or the filing of discrimination complaints please contact:
Jasmina Viteskic, Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
2020 Bonar Street Room 116, Berkeley, CA 94702
Phone: 510.486.9338 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org