Academic Support Services

Robust support services are key to student success at BHSEC DC.

Learning Commons

The Learning Commons promotes college readiness by providing individual tutorial help in all subject areas, with a special focus on the critical areas of writing and math. The Learning Commons provides a common learning space for students to collaborate with each other through small group work and study groups. Students may sign up for tutoring sessions with a professor or a student mentor, or they may use the Commons to work in small peer study groups.

Faculty Office Hours

All faculty members at BHSEC DC offer office hours—dedicated time in which they work individually with students. Students are encouraged to meet with their faculty members. Faculty members also offer organized group study for students who appear to be struggling in their classes.


All BHSEC students meet with a faculty advisor each week for one period.  There is also time built into the weekly schedule for individual meetings between students and advisors.  Students are assigned to advisories by grade level.  The goal of advisory is to provide a safe space where students can build trusting relationships with each other and with a BHSEC faculty member.  The advisor facilitates group discussions and activities that provide character building and academic support for students.