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Senior Info: SAT and ACT

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Sober Grad Night

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Senior Information

Senior Information

UC application currently available, submission Nov 1- 30th 

For information and tips on completing the application visit "Presenting Your Self on the UC Application"


CSU applications open October 1st.  Deadline to apply is Nov. 30th.


Register to take your SAT ( and/or ACT ( if you haven't done so already.


If you are thinking about going out of state and want to stay in the west look at WUE (Western University Exchange)

2018-2019 Senior Grad Information

Admission Application News & Updates


The Fall 2018 application window for California State University system will open on October 1 for Fall 2018 admission.  Students planning to apply to a CSU campus should apply online at  The application window will open on October 1 and closes November 30, 2015.  Fee application waivers for up to four campuses are available for qualifying students.


The Fall 2018 application is now available.  Students can start filling out the application online here and must submit it Nov. 1–30.  Students should check the top right hand corner of the page, next to their name, to confirm the application is for Fall 2018.

  • As a reminder, the UC required writing exercise is not an essay.  Here are some useful tips to share:
    •  Students should focus on themselves; they should use “I” statements
    •  Students should tell everything they want us to know, including what opportunities they had or didn’t have; what they made of the opportunities and resources available to them; what did they choose to do and why; what did they learn as result of what they choose to do; and, how did they take what they learned and applied it to other aspects of their life.

Application fee waivers:

UC will continue to waive application fees (for up to four campuses) for qualified students as a feature of the online application.  If a student is denied a fee waiver on the application, the student should indicate that he wants to pay by mail and submit a College Board/NACAC fee waiver or a letter, which includes the family income and the number of people supported by that income, to the UC Application Center address provided on the receipt.

Senior Timeline

Senior Requirements


Why does BCMHS have a Senior Portfolio?

Buckingham Charter Magnet High School values active and self-reflective learning, as a prospective graduate, you are required to assemble a Senior Portfolio to demonstrate your academic achievement and to engage in self-reflection and self-evaluation.  Components of the portfolio include commentary, self-assessment, and carefully chosen work samples completed during your high school experience. The primary focus of the portfolio is academic work, but you may include material created in a work setting or community organization.  Content of individual portfolios will vary, but these guidelines should help you create an effective representation of your learning.  The faculty and staff hope the portfolio process gives you a meaningful way to reflect on and further integrate your learning experiences.  In turn, we look forward to learning from your work.

The portfolio melds two important foundations of Buckingham’s educational philosophy: the Student Learning Outcomes(SLOs) which drive accreditation and the Learner Outcomes which lie at the heart of the charter.  


The charter’s Learner Outcomes express our stake-holders’ vision of what a Buckingham graduate should be.  We believe our graduates:

 Master a University Prep, STEAM and/or Digital Media Pathway.

 Apply technology skills necessary for the 21st century.

Reach a solid foundation of lifelong learning through personal accountability.

Know how to reach academic success in post-secondary education.


Through the components of the Senior Portfolio, you will bring these skills together and demonstrate through your work samples how you have achieved these skills.