Faculty Advisors: D. Corsetti/ E. Elrod/ L. Kay/ A. Moody/ S. Griffith/ C. Saunders
CAPS Camp is a weekend-long retreat usually held each fall. The purpose of CAPS Camp is to break down boundaries between different groups of students and to help them learn team-building skills. Students in all grades are eligible but must fill out an application in September or October. There is a fee for CAPS Camp, and scholarships are available. Due to the popularity of CAPS Camp, a lottery-type process is often used to determine which students may attend. For the 2011-2012 School year; CAPS Camp will be held at Camp Kanata from September 30 through October 2, 2011.
Girls' State and Boys' State
Faculty Advisors: A. Harrington
During the month of February, there will be announcements for juniors to apply for these one-week summer residential programs, which are usually held in early June. Both the Boys' State and Girls' State programs are held at Catwba College in Salisbury, NC. Girls are required to be in the top third of their class, be U.S. Citizens, and to have lived in NC for at least one year. Initially, six girls will be chosen; however, more places sometimes become available in late April. BHS may send 8-12 young men to Boys' State. All who are chosen are expected to have high standards of character, scholarship and service. Requirements include a "B" average, an interest in government and politics, and a desire to represent BHS. Cost is approximately $300. During the week, mock governments are set up, and students organize campaigns, run for office, and learn about parliamentary procedure and Robert's Rules of Order. This is a great opportunity to develop leadership skills and to meet other student leaders from all parts of NC.
Faculty Advisor: E. Newton
Governor's School is an exciting summer residential experience for academically gifted students and is partially paid for by the State of NC. The program lasts for six weeks and is held at Meredith College and Salem College. Areas of study include English, mathematics, natural science, social science, French, Spanish, dance, choral music, instrumental music, visual art, and drama. The academic programs are limited to current juniors; the performing arts programs may include sophomores as well. Broughton may nominate 7 students in academics and more in the performing arts. The rigorous screening process begins in September. Teachers nominate students, and students may nominate themselves. Students must have high grades on achievement tests plus a high GPA and class rank. Students who are eligible may apply and then the Broughton Scholarship Committee chooses the applications sent to Wake County Public Schools for consideration. WCPSS sends its list to the state selection committee and can send only 18 academic nominees from Wake County. Being chosen to attend Governor's School is one of the highest academic opportunities a student may receive.