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Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
Public high school in Bethesda, Maryland, United States
In addition to courses such as Algebra and Geometry, which are required by many colleges as well as by Montgomery County, B-CC offers a variety of upper-level math courses. The Mathematics department is one of the strongest at B-CC, mainly because of the faculty which includes highly educated professors and award-winning teachers. The Mathematics department offers the following courses:
AP and IB courses are also offered by the Theater, Art, Music, and Technology Departments.
B-CC's Music Department has earned two Grammy Foundation awards for their ensembles.
Led by Marshall White, the department boasts a Symphonic and Concert Orchestra and Band, Advanced Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Drumline, and a number of chamber groups such as a string quartet, brass group, string ensemble, pit orchestra (for the theatre program), and jazz combo. It also has several choral groups, led by Lisa Itkin, and individual instrument courses such as guitar and piano. The department also offers a rigorous IB Music course as a regular period during the day.
Begun as a two-story, 14-room facility on Wilson Lane in 1926, B-CC High School opened at its current location on East-West Highway in 1935 at 44,995 ft² in a building designed by Howard Wright Cutler. New buildings or additions to existing buildings were constructed over the years:
1936 – 36,515 ft² added
1950 – 49,616 ft² added
1952 – 22,396 ft² added
1959 – 32,408 ft² added
1966 – 29,023 ft² added
1970 – 20,295 ft² added
1975 – 8,378 ft² added
1976 – 9,616 ft² added
These additions made the total school area 253,242 ft².
In the summer of 1994, parents, teachers, administrators, business people and other supporters of B-CC High School formed the Community Coalition for Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Its charge was to re-engineer and refocus the high school in an increasingly urbanized and cosmopolitan area. CC-B-CC representatives were encouraged to think broadly and innovatively to create programs that would lead B-CC High School and Montgomery County Public Schools into the next century.
Because of this effort, in February 2002, B-CC High School re-opened its doors after a two-and-a-half year, multimillion-dollar, comprehensive modernization that, among other things, combined the historic 1935 and 1936 structures into one building. It had a 213,499 sq ft (19,834.7 m2) addition, 94,716 sq ft (8,799.4 m2) of renovations of the original 1935, 1936 and part of the 1950 buildings, and 158,526 sq ft (14,727.5 m2) of demolitions of most of the 1950 building, 1952, 1959, 1966, 1970, 1975, and 1976 buildings. The building now encompasses 308,215 sq ft (28,634.1 m2).
In Fall 2018, B-CC opened a 94,407 sq ft (8,770.7 m2) addition with 34 new classrooms, a new dance studio, and more offices.
Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School television studio in 1972
The school has 80 classrooms, a media center with 30 computer workstations and TV studio and media production facilities, a greenhouse, a music laboratory and choral room, two gymnasiums and a weight training room, a 900-seat auditorium, and a cafeteria that serves breakfast and lunch. B-CC also has two "firsts" among Montgomery County Public Schools - a Cyber Café, opened in March 2003, and a Language Lab, installed in the summer of 2004.
In 2008, B-CC High School was equipped with 80 digital classroom Promethean boards.
B-CC fields more than 25 athletic teams, known as the Battlin' Barons.
Cheerleading (2nd place in the county '09, 1st place in the county '11, Varsity - Division 1)
Cross country (girls') (2011 and 2012 Maryland 4A Girls' State Champions)
Cross country (boys') (2007 Maryland 3A Boys' State Champions)
Field hockey (State Champions 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2004; State Finalists 1987, 1989, 1991, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2011, and 2014)
Poms (2008 and 2011 County Champions, 2013 Mid-Atlantic Champions, 2018 3rd place in county, 2019 2nd place in county)
Rowing (boys') (club sport)
Rowing (girls') (club sport)
Soccer (boys') (State Champions 1980, 1982, 1984, 2001, 2007, 2017)
Soccer (girls') (State Champions 2001, 2004, State 2008, 2009; 48 place in the Nation; State Champions 2010, 2011; State Finalists 2012)
Tennis (girls') (County Division 1 Champions '09)
Basketball (boys') (State Champions: 1959, 1984)
Bocce (2014, 2015, 2016 Division 4 Champions; 2014, 2015 Montgomery County Champions; 2013, 2015, 2016 Maryland State Champions)
B-CC High School offers more than 80 clubs and student organizations.
B-CC High School has a state championship varsity physics team.
Music and Theatre
B-CC is a Grammy Foundation signature school. In 2005, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School won the Maryland State Theatre Society's award for best musical for its production of Urinetown.
In April 2008, B-CC attended the Boston Heritage Festival. All of its music groups received golds as well as several trophies and plaques. They also received soloist awards for a number of their musicians. The 2010 music department went to New York City, where B-CC won multiple awards, including the "Heritage Sweepstakes" award (for being the overall best competing music department) and the "Best Individual Ensemble" Award, which went to the Symphonic Orchestra.
Previous music department trips have taken students to Montreal, Chicago, New Orleans, Boston, and Orlando. Each trip has seen B-CC's ensembles participate in the Heritage Festival, with the notable exception of the 2013 trip to New York, in which groups attended clinics and were coached by professional musicians.
^Beekman, Jennifer (March 28, 2007). "Taekwondo honors for Holloway". The Gazette. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved 2020. ''This is really great," said Bobrow, who graduated Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in 1967.