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Bear Creek High School is a comprehensive high school located in Lakewood, Colo. Nestled along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, BCHS is approximately 12 miles southwest of Denver. BCHS is one of 18 high schools in Jeffco Public Schools.

In 2016, Bear Creek was awarded the Colorado Governor's Distinguished Improvement Award for schools that exceed expectations for academic growth. BCHS is a silver medal school in US News and World Report's Top 50 High Schools in Colorado and ranks among the Washington Post's Most Challenging High Schools.

image of Bear Creek High School building with moon

Bear Facts

  • Founded in 1894
  • Rebuilt in 1952, 1962 and 2009
  • District: Jeffco Public Schools 
  • School colors: Green and Gold
  • Mascot: Bear
  • Enrollment: 1,400
  • Grades: 9 to 12
  • Average class size: 26 students
  • Number of teachers: 105 (70% with advanced degrees)
  • Student-to-teacher ratio: 16:1
  • Modified block schedule:
    • Monday, Tuesday and Friday: 50-minute periods
    • Wednesday and Thursday: 90-minute periods

Bear Creek Fight Song

Oh, we’re from the ol’ Bear Creek High
And we’ll cheer as our team passes by,
We’re loyal, steadfast, and true
To our colors of green and gold

We’ll stand by our high school as one.
And then when the victory is won,
We’ll shout and we’ll cheer, “Bear Creek High”
Our hearts will ring, our voices sing
For dear ol’ Bear Creek

Mission and Vision

History of Bear Creek

Bear Creek Articulation Area

Jeffco Public Schools is divided into 17 articulation areas that provide assigned schools for each neighborhood.

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A to Z Guide

View Bear Creek High School programs and other offerings listed A through Z.

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Regular attendance is crucial to student success. Review Jeffco’s attendance policies and procedures.

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Bell Schedule

Access the Bear Creek daily bell schedule.

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Stay up to date on Bear Creek High School events, activities and other happenings. Plus, view the school year calendar.

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Get contact information for Bear Creek faculty and staff.

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Dress Code

Bear Creek High School follows Jeffco’s guidelines for appropriate student dress.

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Inclement Weather

Weather can impact school-day operations. View Jeffco’s inclement weather policies and procedures.

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Meet the Office Staff

Get to know Bear Creek’s principal and office staff.

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The safety and well-being of students and staff is Bear Creek’s top priority.

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Student and Family Handbook

The student & family handbook outlines policies, procedures and student expectations.

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Why Should You Attend Bear Creek?

Learn more about what Bear Creek offers and why you should attend.

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