Throughout the school year, the houses will compete in a unique competition every quarter as well as earn points for attending special events, academic performance, athletics participation, and good behavior.
Every quarter, houses will earn points for a variety of activities listed here:
Attending Special Events
Students who attend a specified event (Back to School Bash, concerts, sporting events) will receive points for their house. Not every event is eligible for points--these will be announced well ahead of time.
Students who participate in certain BCS programs like sports, choir, MACS competitions, etc. will earn points for their house. For athletics, the points will be awarded as follows: Fall Sports for 1st quarter; Winter Sports for 2nd quarter; Spring Sports for 3rd quarter. For year-long programs like choir, points will be awarded quarterly (but at a reduced fraction to be spread out). Houses who have low participation in these programs are able to “make up” the points by attending the relevant events in which their classmates are earning points by participating.
Each quarter, houses will be alloted a certain amount of points. For every conduct problem or uniform violation, points will be deducted from this allocation. Faculty will be responsible for reporting violations or conduct problems to the Headmaster for evaluation and deductions.
Students will earn points for their house for the first three quarters based on their quarter GPA.
Special Quarterly Competitions
Each quarter special competitions will be held to allow for houses to earn points:
First Quarter: Upper School Retreat
Second Quarter: Speech Meet
Third Quarter: Quiz Bowl
Fourth Quarter: Race for Education