Bayhill High School, Berkeley, CA – January 18, 2022 via video

by George J Elbaum

Bayhill High School serves students with learning differences who are entering grades 9 – 12, and its current enrollment is ?????.   Eligible students have an average to above average intelligence, yet struggle to excel in a traditional classroom or school setting due to a learning difference or a need for a small, personalized setting.  Bayhill accepts students who can benefit from its unique approach to teaching students who thrive when given personalized instruction in a supportive environment.  This is accomplished through individualized curriculum including more time to complete assignments, tests, and projects, and lessons taught using auditory, visual, and hands-on modalities.

Bayhill’s mission is therefore to educate students with learning differences by focusing on their strength, talents, and individual learning needs, and with the goal of maximizing their inherent abilities and their potential to succeed.  For example, many Bayhill students have gifts in the arts and sciences, so the school’s visual & performing arts program allows students to develop their natural abilities in fine art, digital media, music and creative writing.

My presentation to two dozen 10th grade students was organized by Social Studies teacher Osiah Carbonneau, who had prepared his students by studying World War II topics including Hitler, Mussolini, Brownshirts, Kristallnacht, Yellow Star, Nuremberg Laws, Ghettos, Concentration Camps, and readings of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Night, and Maus.

My presentation was arranged by Penny Savryn, Education & Marketing Manager of JFCS Holocaust Center.

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