BELL MULTICULTURAL HS - Columbia Heights Educational Campus

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Welcome to Bell Multicultural High School
Gain a competitive
edge at Bell MHS
Edilberto Galvan, Assistant Principal
9th Grade
Taylor West, Assistant Principal
10th Grade
School of Excellence
Oliver Jones, Assistant Principal
Multilingual, Communications & Arts Academy (MCA)
Adrian Thweatt, Assistant Principal
Math, Science & Business Academy (MSB)
Why Bell Multicultural High School?

CHEC is a unique globally-themed 6-12 dual language campus that blends rigorous instruction with personalized education, driven by technology, bilingualism and social justice. All students in middle school have their own Surface Tablets and all 9th and 10th grade students have their own laptops. On April 17, 2016, CHEC was once again named by The Washington Post Challenge Index as one of the top high schools for students in the Washington area. CHEC is also a Restorative Justice and Empowerment of Young Men of Color school. All students interested in grades 9-12 must apply through the My School DC lottery to be considered for admission.
What great courses can I take?
Advanced Placement Courses
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP French Language & Culture
  • AP Human Geography
  • AP Italian Language & Culture
  • AP Music Theory
  • AP Physics 1 Algebra-Based
  • AP Spanish Language & Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature & Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art/2-D Design
  • AP Studio Art/3-D Design
  • AP U.S. Government
  • AP U.S. History

Career Education Pathways

  • Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Chinese Language & Culture
  • AP Comparative Government
  • AP Computer Science Level Ill
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP English Language & Composition
What programs can prepare me for college and career?
  • Career Bridge
  • Career Field Trips
  • College and Career Coordinator
  • College Summit
  • College Visits
  • DC-CAP
  • Dual Enrollment
  • Dual Language
  • JROTC
  • Naviance
  • Paid Career Bridge School Year Internships
  • Paid Career Ready Summer Internships
  • SATTest Prep
  • Tenacity Employability Skills Training
What extra-curricular activities can I join?
  • Book Club
  • Build and DC-CAP STEM Clubs
  • CHEC Robotics Team
  • Flamenco Dance Club
  • IT Club/Internship
  • Jazz Band Music Club
  • Robotics & Engineering Clubs
  • Study Abroad
  • Video Gaming Clubs
  • Weightlifting & Fitness Club
  • World Cultures Academy & International Travel Program (CHEC students traveled to 19 countries last year)
  • Afterschool Japanese Club
  • Athletic Department with more than 30 different sports including High School & Middle School (Boys & Girls) Football, Soccer. Swimming, Rugby, Softball. Volleyball and Basketball
DEAN KATHRINE AVILA
DEAN LEALA BOWENS
DEAN DEWAYNE BOONE
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