Blackford County Schools

Electives

At BHS we want our students to explore their world and the options they have available. One way we do this is by offering students a variety of elective courses to enjoy new experiences or to develop career-oriented skills so they can be prepared to become self-sufficient individuals.

Career Centers

Students interested in pursuing a career in the trades can get a jump start in high school by enrolling in one of the Muncie Area Career Center or Jay County High School programs:

Muncie Area

  • Automotive Services
  • Bio Technology
  • Construction Trades
  • Cosmetology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Dental Careers
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Welding Technology

Jay County

  • Graphics
  • Agriculture
  • Radio & TV

World Languages

Learn a new language and discover the wonders of another culture. We offer Japanese, French, and Spanish to our students. Be sure to visit the World Languages website.

JROTC

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) develops citizenship and patriotism, physical fitness, leadership, decision-making, communication, and problem-solving skills. Students learn military history and the role of military support in our nation. Visit our JROTC website to learn more.

Health Science Education

Students can learn the vocabulary, skills, and requirements common to health career topics such as nursing, dental care, animal care, public health, etc. Those with an interest in nursing may go on to participate in an “extended laboratory” experience and gain valuable hands-on experience.

Physical Education

In addition to traditional physical education, students may take specialized courses in life guarding, weight training, or substitute participation in athletics (team sports and/or track and field) for PE credits.

Family and Consumer Sciences

Students gain valuable knowledge in child development, nutrition, health and wellness, and interpersonal relationships by following the family and consumer sciences elective track.

Engineering and Technology Education

Our world needs people who understand how things work and how to fix them when they don’t. Our Engineering and Technology elective track provides students with educational and hands-on learning opportunities to explore manufacturing processes, engineering, computer design, construction, transportation, and industrial repair and maintenance.

Business, Marketing, and Information Technology Education

Prepare for college and careers and learn the basics of business management by taking one of these informative and practical courses. We also offer courses in computer tech support, interactive media, and personal financial responsibility.